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Sand Dollar Pancake House & Restaurant

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1905 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2517
+1 732-830-8600
07:00 - 16:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Within walking distance to our hotel, where it was recommended. First day ate outside, great food, quantity and service. Decided to go back next day since we were happy with it, at inside because of the heat. Food was good and enough. But we never got asked if we wanted a second cup of coffee, felt a little rushed and... More 

Thank Lm196
Montgomery, New York
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The daily special were awesome. The bacon was paper thin and never had back so thin and tasted so good. Had the cinnamon raisin french toast that was very good. Food came out in a timely manner and service was friendly. Will return.

Thank Lou R
Monroe, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were there yesterday. Food is very basic. We had three meals, two had pancakes and one omlet. Nothing special at all and portions were minimal. Price was over $40 for the three meals. Too expensive for what we received. Service was very good, but expected more for our money. Would have been just as happy going to Dunkin or... More 

Thank rosemarykocis
Fort Collins, Colorado
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I just got back from a trip to the Jersey Shore and wanted to review the Sand Dollar. This place has a great location right on the strip, with plenty of parking near by. The breakfast was nothing fancy, but everyone really enjoyed all of their food. We had great pancakes, terrific omelettes, and of course Taylor Ham, egg, and... More 

Thank flyingfish362
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were a party of 6 for breakfast. It was very good and right across the street from our hotel. Even the coffee was good & I usually don't have coffee.

Thank BuffetGirl28
New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Family owned, very clean gem of a breakfast place. Fresh food served up with a smile. Can't go wrong. Be forewarned - they are VERY busy.

Thank dhaurey
Brooklyn, NY
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place has all the standards - pancakes, omelets, waffles and they're made fresh. Beyond the basics it's a little hit and miss. I especially like the pancakes and eggs combination and the extra crispy bacon is as advertised. Reasonably priced, it's our go to place for breakfast with the family

Thank OldBull95
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Many restaurants are not open yet because the season hasn't quite started at the Jersey shore. The Sand Dollar is open year round so we were happy to find it ready for lunch. They add cranberries and walnuts to the tuna salad, which I enjoyed immensely. The restaurant is very clean and enjoyable.

Thank Zumi2013
Portland, Maine
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228 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a step up from IHOP as far as menu innovation. I loved the choices. We had a group of 5 and we all chose something different from the menu and everyone loved their choice -- can't beat that. I highly recommend a stop here! A framed article about the owners hangs on the wall by the register. I... More 

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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

a lot of food places were not open early, so we drove down the strip and found this place. it was very clean nice staff and the breakfast was really good worth the money. it was pretty close to the boardwalk where we were staying so that was nice also.

Thank loree k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2517
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: +1 732-830-8600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?