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Malone's Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4516
+1 831-438-2244
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I have eaten here new owners as of Thanksgiving 2016. I will definitely be back again. Dinner was great, service was awesome. The sandwiches look awesome and the others in our party agreed that they were great. Good Beer Menu . Can not wait to go back in the summer and see the new patio that they are... More 

Santa Cruz, CA
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just tried Malones after new owners took over. While they have kept some former favorites, they have have expanded the menu with new creative dishes. Hamburgers are still great. More nightly specials. We will return.

Thank PVBuddy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We decided to give the "new" Malone's a try last night. It is much brighter and the bar area is a huge improvement. We were greeted with a smile and seated immediately. We placed our drink order and waited and waited and waited - at least 20 minutes later our server went over to the bar and stood there while... More 

Thank Pamela A
Palo Alto, CA
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

First time in Scotts Valley. Malone's Grille was suggested by a local as the best burger in town. Right on. Had the Malone's Burger, 12 ounces of great burger. Try the truffle fries as a side. Service was excellent, truly neighborly. Restaurant recently went through ownership change and some remodeling - use doors by the bar area. Partner had the... More 

Thank Luka302
Bangkok, Thailand
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469 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a burger with friends at Malones. The burger lacked taste and the truffle fries left a horrible aftertaste. In the end it was the draft beer which really stood out to me. The pale ale and IPA selections were all good. To me the beer saved the rating for me. I was surprised with the lack of taste and... More 

Thank jazsacher
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Management has recently changed and the restaurant which I feel has been a little seedy got a much needed "makeover." Nice improvement since last visit. I had a burger and fries and was not disappointed. They serve one of the top burgers in the county but criteria for me includes fries as well - no burger, no fries. If blowing... More 

Thank Buzzard100
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner here from an extensive menu. In fact we liked it so much we returned a couple of nights later.There is a friendly bar and waitress service.A separate dining area is available as are seating outside.The food was served quickly and was delicious.

Thank Mervyn E
Patti M, Owner at Malone's Grille, responded to this review

Mervyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate your business and very happy you enjoyed your meal and our service...more that once! Thank you again and we hope to see you again! Patti More 

Santa Cruz, California
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

They have a special beef blend in their burger which is amazing. I'm a burger expert and this one is it. You can choose from many toppings but my favorite is the Cobb burger with bacon, avocado and Bleu cheese. Their Ultimate burger has grilled onions, swiss cheese and mushrooms which is also excellent. Comes with fries, onion rings or... More 

Thank Julie T
Patti M, Owner at Malone's Grille, responded to this review

Julie, thank you so much for the kind comment. We are truly proud of our signature burgers and certainly love hearing from someone who is an expert and enjoyed one. Thank you again! Patti More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I've been eating at Malones off and on for over 20 years and the food is always delicious. The service however never seems to be up to the same standard.They have a nice outdoor patio but beware it is in the shade and can be cold at times.

Thank Kurt S
Patti M, Owner at Malone's Grille, responded to this review

Hi Kurt, thank you for visiting Malone's for 20 years. We strive to keep our food fresh and tasty. Your comment on the service was appreciated and we are on it to please our customers. Thanks again, Kurt! Patti More 

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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

THE BURGERS ARE AMAZING! I got the Italian and my husband got the gorgonzola burger. The pesto was so good, i had never had it on a burger before. The service was nice, but good luck getting a refill on drinks. They have a beautiful patio and some one was setting up on their outdoor stage so they must have... More 

Thank Christy W
Patti M, Owner at Malone's Grille, responded to this review

Dear Christy, Thank you for visiting Malone's and we are so happy you enjoyed our burgers. We hope you may stay next visit for our entertainment. Thank you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4402 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-438-2244

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