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Sand Dollar Cafe

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2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
+44 1224 572288
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Kent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impromptu lunch by the seaside and wow what a surprise! Fabulous warm salads and coffee! Good outside seating with a great view.

Thank ratnoir
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recently introduced to this 'little gem' by a friend, the food is brilliant, lovely and fresh I've tried the full breakfast, omelette's meals of the specials board all have been great! Always ready to go back😀😀😀😀

Thank bumgirl60
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here on a summer afternoon. Restaurant was busy, sadly this meant that the food took quite some time to get to us. On the bright side, service was friendly. Food was average, I had the fish and chips which was quite greasy (the greasiest one we had this holiday), and Hubby's burger was pretty mediocre. Prices are high... More 

Thank baby_sumo
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just been for dinner at Sand Dollar and, as usual, it was very good. I had the Scampi which was lovely with nice chips and peas. Great service from the friendly staff.

Thank LynnSS_10
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for brunch earlier this week and weren't quite sure what we fancied eating. Such a lovely range to choose from- standard breakfast and lunch snacks and some super specials. I had the spicy chicken Caesar salad and would wholeheartedly recommend it. Thanks for once again giving us such homely service YVonne

Thank neilyvo
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a big brunch and got exactly what we wanted! Was really tasty and good staff! Coffee was brilliant! A bit expensive but definitely worth it!

Thank Therese A
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sand Dollar for lunch with my daughter. The place was busy which I would normally associate with being popular. Having taken our seats and placed our order we were asked to relocate to a different table so they could accommodate a party of seven. Not an unreasonable request which we complied with, only to be shoe horned... More 

Thank Mark M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best quality breakfast I have ever had, simply faultless and a great quality seafront location with very up market feel, can't wait to go back, highly recommend this place, staff were really good as well.

Thank Harvoz
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our daughters have been into the cafe during the day. It has always been excellent. I recently decided to try it for dinner with friends. It In short, the food was outstanding and the service immaculate.

Thank george s
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pretty little beach front cafe is always busy so we were glad to walk in and be seated immediately. Service was superb and the quality of the food and coffee was excellent.

Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 572288
The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?