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“Crowded, noisy, crazy but still fun” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dutch Goose

Dutch Goose
Ranked #12 of 121 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Menlo Park, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Crowded, noisy, crazy but still fun”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

The Dutch Goose is one of the few remaining "neighborhood" burger joints remaining in the area. Feeding hundreds or so a night on hamburgers, cheeseburgers and (more recently) turkey burgers and salads, this institution truly packs 'em in during Stanford games and little league and soccer seasons. The food is OK and not outrageously priced, though they load up their burgers with so much you can barely distinguish the presence of meat, in my opinion. A major, life-changing event occurred a few years ago when they spruced up the interior (a little) and added French fries in lieu of tiny packets of potato chips. The fries are good, too. My personal recommendation for seating if you're a party of just one or two) is just inside the front door. You have the best view of the sports channels that are always on and you can also see first-hand a top short order cook at work--a remarkable feat that incorporates keeping 20-30 separate plates a-spinning. The "Goose" now has a full bar on the back deck, in all kinds of weather. I've sat next to celebrities, watched chugging contests, observed baseball and soccer kids get awards--it's an ever-changing confusion of a restaurant, but somehow, about 9-10 times a year, I find myself going there. They sell steamed clams as well as burgers, but I have yet to put my mark on those. And in fairness, they've added a lot to the menu that not surprisingly is directed right at soccer dads and moms.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Great burgers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Grew up eating their burgers, Louisiana hot sausage, daily specials and deviled eggs. They've added a few things including a bar in the back outside. A Menlo Park classic!

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Bucharest, Romania
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Locals love it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

You know a place is good when is full of local people, well, this time I can't share their opinion.
The place is always full, it is not easy to get a parking place even if they have their own parking space. The place is loud, very loud, so forget about coming here if you don't like this kind of places. In my opinion food is not outstanding and neither cheap, besides, the place looks filthy... but as I said, locals love this place, maybe you should try yourself?? I don't know :)))

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eva P
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Redwood City, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Burgers and beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Beer, burgers, fries, peanuts, pool, sports, neighborhood, this is the kind of place everyone should visit at least once.

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Thank Eric H
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San Francisco, California
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431 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Very greasy food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

I'm not sure why this place is so popular because it is just an average place. The parking is challenging. And the food is very greasy. My boyfriend and I shared their fish and chips and tri tip sandwich. The trip tip was tough. The fish and chis were very greasy. We also ordered a side of sweet potato fries and it was soggy, greasy and didn't taste good. I will not come back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ToniLuvsScuba
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