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Adamson's French Dip

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806 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1153
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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McDonough, Georgia
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590 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I have been here before and love to visit when we come back to visit our daughter in Sunnyvale. The French dip prime rib is to die for! A must try!

Thank karenapardue1234
Penang Island, Malaysia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Tasted this last year on my trip to the area. It still taste good this year. Prime rib french dip and glass of root beer is all you need. Advice is avoid the lunch crowd.

Thank YuHeeT
San Jose, California
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This Sunnyvale institution gets busy, so plan ahead. Food: Prime rib sandwich was delicious. Meat had a smokey flavor and was very tender. Fries were tasty. Adamson’s house root beer is sweet but very good. Ambiance: Their building was a fast-food place. Dining area is tiny and always packed. There is a small outdoor patio as well. Place your order... More 

Thank MrGaucho1987
San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

$7 and this would be very good. Meat was good quality although could use more. Toasted bun good. Au jus had some secret ingredient I found boring so that was very disappointing because the bun/au jus experience is the whole reason to get a French Dip. At least au jus didn't have horrible burnt taste you find in a lot... More 

Thank Cubecritter
Martinez, California, Usa
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great place for a delicious prime rib dip sandwich! The sandwich shop is small, with only a few tables inside and a few outside on the patio. It gets VERY busy at lunch time, so it's best to go early.

Thank Patrick Y
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23 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Today I went in and tried the prime rib dip with sauteed onions. It was well presented and and the service was good. Once I tucked into the sandwich is when things went bad. The meat was scarce,dry, lacked any seasoning and the au jus which I figured would have a rich flavor as indicated by the scores of reviews... More 

Thank Sierra N
San Jose, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Before writing a place off , I will try it twice. Steady stream of customers, place is clean & fast and friendly service but that is where the good ends. I really wanted to like the tri tip but the meat was mushy, and the sauce left a funny taste in my mouth hours later. And they have limited hours... More 

1 Thank shermansj
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had heard many things about this place, and we have a family of French dip lovers. The meat just wasn't that great both times we ate there. Sorry to say we found it chewy both times.

Thank ArizonaCaryn
Sunnyvale, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am a big fan of the prime rib dip and the seasoned fries. The bread is soft, rich and buttery. The prime rib is smokey and delicious. For the first time in my life I started drinking the au jus remnants (one of the best parts). The fries are seasoned well and dip well in the au jus too.... More 

Thank Brian P
Sunnyvale, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great Prime French Dip. Will go back again. Not much seating, but worth the wait. They also offer a nice selection of other menu items.

Thank Cheryl H

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1153
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-830-9024

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