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Alpine Inn

American, Bar, Pub
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3915 Alpine Rd, at Arastradero Rd., Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Alpine Inn has been in the same place for many generations. I remember it from my days at Stanford in the late 1970's. We stopped here for a group graduation celebration and I found it to be less of a dive and quite a bit more pleasant. The back area has expanded, there is more shade, more tables -- but... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My sons and I stopped here for lunch since it was close to our grad school destination. The food was really good, and plenty of it. The 3 of us ate our fill for $30! The atmosphere reminds me of a cross between an old Irish pub, and the old west! I would stop here again.

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Sunnyvale, California
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288 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Looked for a place to eat after a hike, stumbled on Alpine Inn - looks nothing like the name would connote ;). Very divey, benches, but also a nice garden to eat outside. Menu is basically burgers, a few sandwiches and sides. We had a burger, a grilled cheese, onion rings (super) and fries. Everything was very good and with... More 

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Mountain View, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Needs Up Grade "New Blood on the Owner Level" In times passed you could get a good burger, dog or sandwich and meet up with good friends and other interesting people from all walks of life. Some of us are holding on because of our memories. I fear if the quality of the food does not change the next generation... More 

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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I met up with some old friends for a 20 year work reunion. Super duper fun. There was plenty of room out in the back and everyone had a great time. Several folks ate too but I just had a nice glass of wine and enjoyed talking to folks I hadn't see in years.

Hermosa Beach, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This used to be great place - could ride your bike along great roads up into the redwoods, just above Stanford and over the hill from the coast. Has at times been a biker stop, Silicon Valley yuppie and bicyclist favorite. Was grest place to watch ballgame, shoot the breeze and have a few cold beers on a hot day... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

An Iconic dive bar and hamburger joint tucked away in Portola Valley. Not kept up well, which may be part of the charm. The food is a good as any diner, though the selection of beers on tap (negra modelo), though not crafted is great.

San Francisco Bay Area
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I have been going for at least 40 years and I couldn't resist giving it one more chance. I won't go back. I have so many great memories eating and drinking here. It used to be a friendly place, how could it be bad. Good burgers, LA hots, ice cold beer, a truly eclectic crowd of bicycles, Motorcycles, Car clubs,... More 

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Piedmont, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This wild west-style (and perhaps -era) road house has graced the hills above Stanford for well over 100 years. Tripadvisor calls is the "Alpine Inn". Its facade calls it the Alpine Beer Garden. But for generations upon untold generations of Californians and Stanford students, it'll forever be just "Rossotti's" -- or Zott's -- a colorful place of deeply carved picnic... More 

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Woodside, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been coming here for several years. Recent changes have been made in the menu, taking credit cards and having disks that notify you when your order is ready, I had the teriyaki chicken sandwich and it was very good. Of course, the beer that goes along with it is always good. The atmosphere is pretty much the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3915 Alpine Rd, at Arastradero Rd., Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Portola Valley
  • Phone Number: 650-854-4004

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