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Adamson's French Dip

806 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1153
408-830-9024
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Ranked #22 of 319 restaurants in Sunnyvale
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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- Apr 12, 2014
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Pahrump, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

So much better than the large fast food chains. I had the French Dip, Onion Rings and a Root beer. All were excellent!

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Sunnyvale, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I go here quite a bit, and the sandwiches are very good. I would give them 4 or even 5 stars if not for 2 things. First, they run out of items on a regular basis. I know it is a small, family run restaurant and they can't make/stock everything, but I have been here at least 8 times when... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This little place appears cute from the street and since my husband likes French Dips we tried it. I RARELY eat red meat but, no fooling, this is the best beef I have had in years. You have a choice of sirloin or prime rib so we chose prime rib. It is extremely tender, very tasty and absolutely no fat,... More

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Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Reasonably priced, limited seating, fast food restaurant atmosphere. But the French dip, fries , and onion rings were all very good. Terrific for a fast meal.

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sacrameto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I'm a french dip snob, I love them. For $8.95 I got a pretty good sized beef sandwich with very disapointing fake au jus. Really,, give me good stuff please. I really wanted a root beer but they wanted $3.00 for a mug with $1.00 refills. Not worth the money, I'd go to the cheesesteak place across the parking lot... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I'm from the Midwest so I've had a lot of great brewed root beer and great meats. Adamson's delivers both for a great price in a very small location (outside seating is nice but hectic in a parking lot). This is a "must try" for lunch if you like smoked BBQ chicken, beef, or pork and the root beer is... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

My wife, Gale, and I used to live in Sunnyvale and we ate there once a week. It was sooooooo good. Sandwiches and onion rings to die for. The owners are really cool and love to talk to their guests and make us feel like family members. We moved to Cameron Park last year and miss the place sooooo much.... More

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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you like French dip - then this is a good place. The menu options are pretty limited, and everything tastes pretty similar, but what they do well is done very right. Furthermore, the portion size is sizeable. It's still not a cheap lunch, but you should be full by the end of it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This is a very small place, but I've never been there around a meal time that they didn't have a line. I haven't tried much, but the prime rib dip is fantastic. I thought that going plain with no extra toppings was good, but tried with the added toppings (not free) and they were worth it. The flavor just gets... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

First a word of warning - service is SLOW and this will blow any diet. Great french dip sandwiches. I like the sirloin that is less greasy than the prime rib. French rolls are slathered in butter and then warmed on the grill before the sliced meat is pilled on. Au jus is hot and not too salty. Fries are... More

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