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“overpriced and mediocre”

Sand Dollar Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
california
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“overpriced and mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2009

We'd heard good things about this restaurant, so we went for dinner, but we were very disappointed by the food. My wife's pasta with pesto was swimming in oil, and my chicken pot pie was incredibly bland. Perhaps their lunch menu is better, but this is not the best place in town for dinner.

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Sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fine Dining with Entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2009

Barely made dinner here before the kitchen closed at 9. Jazz music dominated, but it was nice. Service was excellent. Customers who arrived after the kitchen closed were offered what was available (not on menu) and they were grateful.

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Washington State
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“everything was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2009

We read the reviews and found that Sand Dollar was the best of the three restaurants at Stinson Beach. As our anniversary dinner we wanted the best, and we got it! We started with the garlic fries, which were very good. Then we had the lamb and Thai mussels, both of which were excellent. For dessert we had the cobbler a la mode which was awesome. There was live jazz playing (on a Tuesday!!) and the service was very welcoming, prompt and friendly. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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1 Thank thalfacre
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a delight...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2008

After running the 12k in todays race, we went to the Sand Dollar for the "free beer when wearing your race shirt" special..the menu enticed us to stay and eat and we are so glad we did. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the mac and cheese and we were both so pleased. The service was excellent and the wait staff paid full attention to when our glasses were empty. This place is a highlight to a wonderful day at Stinson.

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Thank sbelle50
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Everywhere you wanna be
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“World Traveler World Eater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

The perfect companion to our weekend beach rental.
I must say when we first booked our weekend in the small beach town of Stinson the last thing I thought we would be doing is enjoying great meals at a friendly restaurant. But that's exactly what we did. The Sand Dollar is highly recommended. First night we headed there after unpacking I ordered the ribs which were fantastic and a cesar salad also perfect. My friends ordered the chipino and filet which were also highlights of the meal. The mudpie is a must. They had a live jazz band and the staff was super friendly. We hung out at the bar after the meal and the place got quite lively and eventually turned into a party with locals and tourists all drinking togethor and having a great time we ended up staying until about 1 am then walking back to our beach house.
The next day we went there for brunch great eggs blackstone and bloody mary's.
The sand dollar is great!

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1 Thank highlife4me
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