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“Beachfront beauty”

Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Welcome to Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge! We offer a wide variety of traditional American fare with a fine European twist. Prepared with fresh, local ingredients, our food will please even the most sophisticated pallets. We create everything in our kitchen, including our breads, desserts, burger buns, dinner rolls, sauces... Our establishment can accommodate families with children, adults that are looking for a fine cocktail or a good bottle of wine, parties of any kind. Our restaurant and patio provide for magnificent views of Pacific Ocean, Twin Rocks and fabulous sunsets! Come for the food and enjoy the view!
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice little restaurant and bar. Great and I mean great calamari and shrimp cocktail. Bloody Mary's are big and tasty. Service is very good. Great view of the beach and a good view of the mountains. People are friendly - both the staff and the patrons.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here for dinner and had the salmon & cream with seafood risotto. The salmon was ok though my wife's was a bit under done. The risotto was very dry and underwhelming. It was turned out from a form and was more like sticky rice than a risotto. It was also fairly flavorless. The rolls were clearly defrosted in the microwave. Very chewy and wrinkled. Definitely not worth the $25 price tag.

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Thank Tony T
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just visited for lunch with a party of 5 and we ordered fish & chips (well cooked, tasty, seasoned fries and a delicious, fresh tarter sauce!) the 1/2 order Chicken salad sandwich s/ green salad (scrumptiously seasoned chicken salad on a very fresh marble rye with lettuce & tomato... the half was MORE than enough! The green salad was a healthy portion with delicious, homemade dressing.) The Sand Dollar Salad, 1/2 portion (very healthy portion of fresh greens & vegies with delicious homemade ranch dressing.) and Iced tea with honey.

The service was wonderful (Yay Shannon!) with smiles and good nature and even the extraordinary offer to go above and beyond the call when one of my dining partners thought she might have left something expensive wrapped in a napkin on her plate and Shannon offered to root through the garbage for it.

The cocktails and burgers are a little more than we would care to spend but we were able to find plenty else to make us happy and sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view.

The restaurant is clean, sparsely though well-appointed and comfortable with one of the FEW actual OCEAN VIEWS on the Northern Oregon Coast. This little place has been sitting empty for many years just waiting for the right folks to come along and breathe new life into it and I think this might be it.

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1  Thank Klouri
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Service: friendly, fast, efficient
Setting: beautiful view with inside and outside seating and a good sized bar
Food: very disappointing and downright strange. It looked good, but all our meals had very little to no flavor. The fries supposedly have a seasoning of salt, pepper, and paprika, but they tasted like they were coated with flour (after being cooked). To top it off, they weren't cooked completely (I'm not sure how you mess up on shoestring fries, but they did).
I hope they revisit their meal prep process and taste what they're serving people. The place has so much potential, but you can't serve tasteless, substandard food for the price they're charging and expect people to return.

1  Thank Luceylulu
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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a good bowl of clam chowder since our first one on this trip was such a disappointment. This newly opened, cute little place right on the beach served up a great chowder! A manager (?) came over to check on us and explained that it was homemade...as is all their breads, dressings and desserts. Real food made right. The server was very outgoing and helpful. And the view was icing on the cake. Highly recommend Sand Dollar restaurant and lounge if you are in the area.

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Thank mlstewart65
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