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Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94304
+1 650-461-4450
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place specializes in the most unappetizing, thin, cheese sandwiches within a radius of at least 20 miles. The saving grace is that the sandwiches are small.

Thank LouiePaloAlto
palo alto, ca
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

A hamburger fast food restaurant similar to Shake Shack but more technology oriented since it is in the Silicon Valley. Place your order on the iPad as if you are placing an online order - select/customize your burgers, add fries and drink, swipe your card, hold on the beeper which will ring when your burger is ready So even if... More 

Thank bijou2006
Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was a Saturday full of people but people lined up. The grilled classic cheese sandwich uses sharp cheese and another was provolone and mushroom. The tomato soup was good tasted real not canned.

Thank Maria S
Fairfield, California, United States
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Looking for a place to grab a quick bite at the Stanford Mall. You can order at the "Fast Take" kiosk inside the restaurant if you don't need to give a complicated order. You can order any of the menu items, and customize them (like no cheese, or cooked well done), and pay with a credit card at the kiosk.... More 

Thank Margaret W
Pasadena, California
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145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Located at the edge of the Stanford Shopping Center, this eatery uses all natural ingredients for burgers and other sandwiches. My family enjoyed a quick lunch with the grilled cheese and salads. Good fries and non-standard soft drinks (made with cane sugars) are served. This is a walk-up counter, not a table service, kind of restaurant. I wished they had... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reno, Nevada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had been to The Melt once before, years ago. Our memories let us down a bit. First off, it took a VERY long time to get our order. My son and I had a Mac Daddy sandwich. The Mac & cheese inside the sandwich was like warm at best and the bread was so tough it was difficult to... More 

Thank Wayne M
Palo Alto, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you like "gooy" delicious sanwhichs and easy to eat either sitting or walking, this is your place . . . I really liked it!

Thank PlaneLar
Burlingame, California
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Came to mall for a dining and watching Soccer EuroFinal. This place looks like fastfood, and I would say IT IS a fastfood place BUT really delicious and good quality food. We ordered burgers, and they were amazing. Try Caesar salad with chicken and avocado! And they had a big screen so we could enjoy soccer! Stroller friendly (and they... More 

Thank mizaika
san francisco
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

There are not that many quick and inexpensive places to eat at the Stanford shopping mall (surprise!). This is one of them and we usually make a stop here while at the mall. They used to only have grilled cheese sandwiches but then added burgers to the menu. Still, the menu is limited but reasonably priced and reasonable quality. I... More 

Thank aatimes2
Iowa City, Iowa
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183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We just happened upon this place for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. Good sandwiches and salads. Everything seemed very fresh. A step above normal fast food.

Thank Dan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-461-4450

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