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“Food good but be prepared to wait” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Parkside Cafe

Parkside Cafe
43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
415.868.1272
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food good but be prepared to wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Food was good but the service was slow and they seemed to have quite a few inexperienced staff. It is popular during the day with day trippers so be prepared on popular days to have to wait to be seated.

Visited July 2012
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Phoenix, AZ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We sat outside on a summer evening. Service was poor as there was 1 waitperson for all tables. Food was good & fresh, but highly priced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laval
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Poor service and very small portion”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

If you go to stinson Beach bring your own lunch. This place abuse their priviledge position by boosting their prices and minimizing their portions. 5,50$ for a burger less than an inch...what more to say?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great location, good food, bad service, small portions ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Can't beat the location nestled against one of the nicest beaches we've ever visited. Not cheap, but you're trapped at Stinson Beach and you'd be a poor businessman if you didn't charge a premium given that fact. Food (fish tacos, burgers, pulled pork) was good, but portions were small. Service was poor. The young lady was pleasant enough but had no interest in being a waitress or in ensuring that we were waited on. Probably a product of the fact that the guests have few other options, none as convenient, and that owner/operators are printing money in such situations.

As an aside, their neighboring Parkside Grill was reasonably priced, good, and fast.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bern
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33 reviews 33 reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Nice cafe - indoor and outdoor seating available, plus a takeaway service. Great.

Visited July 2012
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