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“Don't Waste Your $$”

Sandy's Purple Palace
Ranked #80 of 104 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Don't Waste Your $$”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Our waitress was wonderful, besides that everything was low quality and expensive.
The one thing that drove me to write this review was how totally unprofessional and off balance, Deborah aka "cook-owner" was. I asked our waitress to sample there so called Award Winning Chilli and literally the woman goes NOPE!! $3 for a bowl. Outloud!! Can you believe her after I just dropped $25 on a tasteless breakfast for two. It was the rudest gesture I've ever seen. But I made sure to ask her her name and then thank her for being so kind and generous to her customers. On principal alone I will never return and I won't support a business who treats customers like this.

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5 Thank wesoc
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English first
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not good food :(”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

We ate there on our getaway because it was the only place open early for breakfast and the food was sooooo bland it was gross! The maple syrup was fake and seemed watered down, the french toast had no taste at all and the toast was very dry

Visited June 2011
2 Thank familygirl30
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New Hampshire
1 review
“Sandy's Purple Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2009

When we went here for breakfast we were the only ones there. We sat and ate our delicious meal and had a lovely conversation with Sandy herself! The service couldn't have been faster, and when one of us realized that we forgot to order our bacon she gave us a side order for free. The atmosphere is cozy- it's like eating breakfast in your own home!

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Thank victorialynne90
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Brookfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Impersonal rushed service, unpleasant food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2009

We've been traveling to Southeast Maine for nearly a decade, but have often stayed at Bed&Breakfasts, so haven't had as many opportunities to sample the area's breakfast restaurants. We recently had breakfast at the Purple Palace in York and don't plan to go back.

The decor and the story are great and pull you in. The menu is varied and affordable (though the lack of pancakes is a real knock against it), but that's where the praise ends. We were sat quickly, our orders taken almost abruptly, and our food delivered hurriedly and impersonally. You might expect this in a crowded restaurant but we were one of three full tables on an early weekday morning. A little smile or conversation would go a long way.

The food was mediocre; my dish had dry home fries, soft bacon, raw onions, and soggy green peppers. My wife's was no better. Our server dropped off our check and didn't even ask how our food was, and never checked if we needed more coffee or tea.

For a business that has been in operation for over 6 decades, I'm a little confused over what this place is doing right. It isn't the food or the service ... must be the location and the decor.

(Oh, and for those with small children, there are no high chairs, just booster seats.)

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1 Thank NewEnglandDave
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“Purple Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2005

Just around the corner from the Goldenrod; Sandy's Purple Palace, specializing in breakfasts - is absolutely wonderful. It's got an interesting history, the atmosphere is small but cozy (and purple)and the service is friendly and down-home. The food is also great, served quick and hot and delicious. We were in and out of there in about 35 minutes, (with two 5 yr olds in tow) and never once felt rushed. The word is that locals love the Purple Palace - there's almost always a line outside the door! But it's worth the wait for a fantastic breakfast.

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