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168 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
+1 650-323-7688
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the food. Good for lunch or a light dinner. Service was ok. The choices they have are different than your typical sandwiches. I had a grilled cheese with bacon and avocado and a side with a quinoa salad with almonds, dried cranberries, and edamame. Both were very good.

Thank Barbara L
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We come here whenever we're in Palo Alto. I love the salads & my husband always gets the steak sandwich. Outside seating & dog friendly, which is why we tried it the first time. Never disappointed with our food selection!

Thank erdo2000
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Its a great place for healthy salads, I love being able to customize everything. Great spot if you're watching what you eat.

Thank Tiffine W
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

To my surprise, the salad is amazing! They have a wide selection and highly customizable. Can be a daunting task if you're in a rush but love it!

Thank Tiffine W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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241 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It was the service that prevented me from giving this establishment 5/5. I understand this place is located in a college town (Stanford U) and is popular with students and local residents but we waited 20 minutes for salads. My advice...hire more staff, very simple. The food here is great which was a saving grace.

Thank Coder
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I finally lunched here a few days ago and had their pastrami sandwich - very tasty, accompanied with a side salad. The atmosphere was the usual mid-day lunch bustle; despite that, my order was prepared very promptly. I would certainly lunch here again.

Thank Rajan M
Los Altos, California
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We've been here a handful of times and I think I've figured out what to order. I enjoyed the Osaka salad - the ahi tuna was perfectly seared and seasoned but was confused why there's brown rice in my salad. My boyfriend loved his Southwestern salad. Another time, I tried the pistachio rack of lamb and loved it, especially with... More 

Thank Monkeyed
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great food! Made a salad with everything I love. A little expensive but everything was fresh and it was worth it! You can sit in or outside or take food to go. I believe you can order online as well as when you get there. Cheaper options are on the menu and I didn't realize that was an option until... More 

Thank Alexandra S
Vail, Colorado
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Sprout offers a lot of great salad options that are all really interesting and all are delicious. They have a ton of ingredients to make your own as well, and everything is pretty reasonably priced.

Thank lcoconut
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I love this place! I love that I can build my own salad and that it has fresh ingredients! I went for date night and it was a great find. It came as a recommendation by another vegetarian coworker. I enjoy the options in toppings and the fact that they focus on salads--yes they are different from Plutos. I think... More 

Thank Samantha C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-7688

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