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“Great beachside location but very average beyond that” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zipper's

Zipper's
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
portland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great beachside location but very average beyond that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I was staying up the road and went here a couple of times... fun vibe with live music and right on the sand. The food was passable and service was poor even by Mexico standards - had to go begging to get a second cocktail! Both times I went the crowd was mainly over 55 so it really wasn't my thing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pdxlovetotravel
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Philadelphia
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fun beach restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had fun at Zippers during our trip to San Jose. We walked from our resort to this beachfront restaurant, which was a combination of US style bar meets laid back beach vibe. The service was fast....all of the servers run around taking care of everyone, so there is a lot of variety and very little wait. There was live music that evening (I think most evenings) which was great. However, the servers dance with the customers (and most customers were up dancing!) which is festive, but definitely slows ups service a bit. If you have time to kill, it is a great spot. The burgers were monstrous, and everything we had was delicious!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JandJ468
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Chilliwack, Canada
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“better for lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

awesome location on the beach, average food and service, great place to watch surfers in the afternoon, pass on dinner

Visited January 2013
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Thank rodnglo
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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We were excited to return to Zipper's after an absence of two years, but were vey disappointed in the food, the service and the atmosphere. The waiter took our order and never approached our table again.
When the (confused) bus boy delivered our food the hamburger buns were literally rock hard. The guys who ordered them pulled them off and put them to the side and ate the contents of the burgers alone. The tortilla soup was "fine" but my steak was very tough and disappointing.
We asked for la cuenta and then waited over 15 minutes. Finally we went up to the bar to pay and the bill had not even been made up yet! We expressed our concerns to the Manager and they said "sorry" but no other offers were made, no discount or coupon offered.
The waiter did ask that we give them another chance but by that time my husband was so upset that we declined to come back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marilyn S
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MN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“tucked away quietly on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

love the atmosphere of this place tucked away back on the beach..... good food. you can sit there and look out over the ocean and just listen to the waves wash in!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 323Trish
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