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Alpine Inn

American, Bar, Pub
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3915 Alpine Rd, at Arastradero Rd., Portola Valley, CA 94028-8001
+1 650-854-4004
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Portola Hills is great for cycling, and my husband and I were thrilled when out cycling one day to stumble across this local joint. It is rustic and no frills, with picnic tables out back. The beer is cold and the atmosphere relaxing. We loved it! Food is average. We stop for the beer and ambience, as well as a... More 

Thank Catc1966
Walworth, Wisconsin
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164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place is a fun tradition for locals. Easy to spread out and enjoy friends in the beautiful CA weather out back.

Thank Kathy S
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Zott's has barely changed in decades and the local's couldn't be more pleased. It is a great stopping off place on a bike ride from the Bay to the Pacific Coast or just any other warm sunny day where you want to sit outside at picnic tables and drink beer. They have upgraded the draft beer selection and the hamburgers... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

According to history, this beer joint, with burgers, has been around in one form or the other for 160 years. Having been there, I can believe it, as some of the furnishings have obviously been in service for at least 90. We had a little time left before we had to go to the airport, and I insisted that we... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Holly R
Duluth, Minnesota
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank kraye-1
Sunnyvale, California
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364 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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: +1 650-854-4004

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