Eddie Papa's American Hangout
Eddie Papa's American Hangout

Eddie Papa's American Hangout

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eddiepapas.com/
  • Phone: 9254696266x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00PM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stoneridge
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Eddie Papa's American Hangout
Regional American Cuisine. Hand-Crafted Artisan Cocktails. Old World Hospitality
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Eddie Papa's American Hangout reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (16)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (6)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Gluten Free
    Negoti8tor
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My son is gluten intolerant and this is his favorite go to dining experience. He can pretty much get anything he wants from the menu as a gluten free option so he doesn't feel disadvantaged or having to compromise for the sake of others. I had the Sonoran Chipotle Pasta and that was terrific, very spicy and vibrant. My son had the All-American Hamburger with Gluten Free bread which he thoroughly enjoyed. Having reserved through Open Table we turned up on time and were immediately shown to our table. Service was friendly but unobtrusive. Good family atmosphere thoroughly recommend Eddie Papa's for a great night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best experience
    WomanOfSubstanceVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sadly this was not a good night. The food came out very out of order, wine never arrived, the bill arrived twice before we ordered dessert, wait person pulled a disappearing act and no one could find her. We tried to find a manager to talk to and couldn't find one. We will try again because it's usually our casual dining favorites but that is it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as always
    Crashcaddy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our favorite place for special occasions and my son's first choice for his 15th birthday dinner. The service and food were great like they always are. I appreciate the way they handle birthdays bringing out a small dessert with a candle and a birthday card and letting the family sing as they choose. My son is shy and the big loud hoopla in most restaurants is a bit much sometimes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a keeper
    BobSorryMyNameIsTooShortVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A restaurant shouldn't be themed on classic comfort food and cocktails if it doesn't know how to make them. My wife's Reuben sandwich was made with shredded corned beef, making it a spongy mess. My prime rib was a bit overcooked but edible; the mashed potatoes had been whipped into a froth and the vegetables were so overcooked the broccoli had turned purple. I ordered a Sidecar which was truly vile. The manager came by and noticed I wasn't drinking it, so I ordered a Stinger to replace it. Undrinkable. I have no idea how they messed up a drink with two ingredients, but I suspect one of them came out of a hose.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had not been back since we had a very bad experience last year. Thought we would give it another try. The food and the service was excellent. You can tell there must be a new manager.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papa's on a Sunday
    Joel
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There is no question this restaurant is fairly solid. The dishes are well thought out. Some dishes work better than others which would be true at almost every restaurants. This past Sunday we started with deep fried raviolis with a marinara sauce but unfortunately it didn't turn out very well. The deep fried crust seems to over power the entire dish. As for the main courses, my 13 year old liked the crab and avocado sandwich which was stuffed with crab. I enjoyed the fish tacos but the pineapple relish needed a little more kick. The bill for 2 with tip but without drinks was close to $50 with tip which makes it an expensive alternative to nearby Sweet Tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for everyone
    DominicVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    With a broad and diverse menu my first impression was "too many items, how can they do all this". Not only do they manage the menu but they do it very well. On my various trips I have tried all kinds of items and have been pleased every time. A fun spot with knowledgeable, personal and friendly service all under the watchful eye of the owner. This is an old fashion homey and local restaurant with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoy Eddie Papa's
    SansReview
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I continue to return to Eddie Papa's. They have a fun menu and good food. This time, we brought my brother and his wife. It was their first time to Eddie Papa's. They loved it. I would highly recommend the crab/artichoke sandwich. It's outstanding. We also shared the seasonal pumpkin egg rolls and would definitely order them again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need AC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the AC was broken in big dining area. which made us sweat the entire lunch. service was slow, tables dirty, but food was fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Norm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Over the past year since we discovered Eddie Papa's we enjoyed several birthday celebrations at Eddie Papa's. Great family place, always treat the birthday guest special, and always treat the kids big and small special with special menu options and cotton candy and pixie sticks. Great fun for all ages. They have a great menu selection with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 224 reviews are from the Eddie Papa's American Hangout reviews archive.
  • BAD VERY BAD
    YUKKKKK
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was average nothing special. Food was awful 6 different orders 2 orders return 1 order not available. Not a good place to go. Thanks for my Father's Day Dinner. Won't be back!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love that cotton candy..!
    loves2eatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We like to come here for the well-crafted hamburgers..haven't yet tried anything else. My husband especially likes the cotton candy that comes with the bill! There are some imaginative desserts also, which we haven't tried, but have seen at the next table, notably the s'mores that include a small stove (?) to roast the marshmallows on. Kids welcome, but there is also a large cocktail menu. Fun place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EnjoyFood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great old fashioned home cooked meals. The service is good. The food is always fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Variety of Diverse Food
    BestMexicanFood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We really enjoyed being able to pick from a wide range of foods from different cultures, etc. All food we ordered was cooked exceptionally well and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Promotion & Graduation Celebration
    Ptownbrit
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was a great spot to celebrate the promotion and graduation of our sons - and so felt lots of other families on this night. Food was good (I personally was not a huge fan of what I selected - Ahi Tuna in Macadamia nut crus (a little too sweet, needed in my opinion some green veggies) but that was my choice). Otherwise my kids were very happy with their burgers and mac and cheese and my husband had the Jambalaya which they spiced up a little more for him. One child is Gluten free and they accommodate that really well which makes it a very easy spot for him to eat without fear.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two thumbs way up
    sebysusan
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Have loved Eddie Papa's from the month they opened. Their service is outstanding and food superb. I believe I've eaten there several dozen times at this point, and have been consistently satisfied. One note, my experiences have been almost always on the patio. (Lunch with the pups after hiking being typical. Love the fact that well behaved dogs are welcome outside.) When dining inside, I have noticed during busy times the noise level gets fairly high. A minor complaint. PS the child in me adores the cotton-candy that comes with the bill
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • robemer
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Someone informed the manager that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary so he gave us a desert absolutely free. The air-conditioning seemed to be broken in spite of that it was a great place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sntabby
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Cocktails were excellent. Good selections of beers on tap. Food was good, but two of the four dinners had to be sent back because they were not hot. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the visit.
    JoenJanet
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Disappointed! My wife ordered a crab and artichoke sandwich on an open faced chiabate bread. She got a luke warm sandwich with avocado and unknown if it had crab as she could not taste it. It was served as a sandwich between two slices of sourdough bread. My fish and chips were also luke warm, considering that the fish is breaded, I would have thought it would have been very hot. French fries were the only things that were hot. Very disappointing. Service was excellent however! Treated our grandkids very well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun menu
    Ace1
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Eddie Papa's offers a creative spin on "normal" menu items. Presentation is also refreshingly different. Oh yeah, the food tastes great as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a burger joint
    TigerVirgo
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I've driven by this place a number of times and thought it offered little more than burgers (ie Johhny Rockets, Red Robins). Was I ever wrong! The menu reflects regional foods of the U.S.A. Our table enjoyed Alaskan Fish and Chips, Fisherman's Wharf Crab & Lobster Bisque, San Francisco Crab & Artichoke Sandwich, New Mexican Taquitos (Specials menu) and Monterey Crab & Artichoke Dip. We finished with S'mores with homemade marshmallows, the best homemade Bread Pudding and complimentary Cotton Candy! The servers were all very nice and accommodating (our group was celebrating several occasions) and the owner visited each table. I already have plans on going back next week! Conveniently located not far off 580 on Hopyard in Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite family meeting place
    martie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have family all over the East Bay area, and Eddie Papa's is a favorite meeting place. We love the varied menu, and the seasonal selections for something new and different. We always have a good time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Mother's Day buffet
    QuietDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mother's Day and were disappointed to see that it was a buffet. Not only was it ludicrously expensive, it was loud and chaotic, with long lines for food. We were very unhappy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    Dick83
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Menu can cover all the food requests of our party of four! Salads, corn cakes, ruebens, vegetarian sandwiches, and great tea.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    Dinner
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great food and service. Our server, Ryan went above normal service. There was 10 of us including a 2 year old. He paid special attention to her which was great to keep a 2 year old busy. Drinks were good. We have never been there before, but will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for families
    Sfovisit
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was ok, rather too fat for my taste. Very spacious and freat for kids. Cotton candy and smores are definately highlights for the kids.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notorious service
    OccassionalDiner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    While the food and preparation is interesting and quite good, the service is so bad that it ruins the meal. Virtually all of the servers, while friendly, are exceptionally slow and unprofessionally. They seem to spend a lot of time out of site and visiting with each other while patrons wait for food that eventually comes ... cold. Don't expect anyone to ask how you meal is after it's eventually served. Don't bother if you want a water, coffee, or lemon aid refill. Don't anticipate that promised famous cotton candy to necessarily come with your bill. If going out for dinner's supposed to be special, too many other places offer both good food and good service to endure this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Nice place to have lunch. Many choices on the menu and the service is always good. Complimentary cotton candy- Bonus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Evening at the Pop's.
    Anniefannie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have been here a few times and I have never been disappointed. The food always tastes fresh and homemade. There is an endless variety of items to choose from. The servers are friendly too. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Any Time Any Occasion
    eslaa33
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    You can't go wrong with Eddie Papa's. It's a great way to treat yourself for any occasion. The food is incredible, the service is friendly and they bend over backwards to accommodate your every need/want. You can't help but feel spoiled here. It's fancy and fun; without being pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch out
    Truelife
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I ordered a Lobster rolls and requested a small side strawberry salad to replace fries. They charged an extra $4 for the replacement salad, it was good and the Lobster roll tasty. They also have a nice touch of cotton candy at the meals end. The manager said hi and remembered my name as I left. Over all a great tasty food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This place was busy, as it often is. Good energy, good food and good times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, OK service, VERY loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Double dated with friends for dinner Friday night and dining here was a first for all of us. The appetizer was great (pulled pork quesadilla), the crab bisque was excellent, and entrees were also all very well prepared. The service lacked maturity (water brought to two not four, drink orders taken from the other two not all four, wine uncorked and set on the table with the cork in it, mismatching dinners with diners) and the room was very noisy and warm. I think I would choose this place for lunch over dinner, certainly would not return here for a special dinner. Overall I rate this three stars. This place could be great with a little server training and sound dampening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wait service.
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Arturo was quick and attentive. Food continues to be consistently good. Had the gumbo for which was good. Only thing that was a disappoint was the initial greeting from the host which I later found out was she was the manager. Just didn't give us the welcome that we have received in the past.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    ukgal
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This was not my first time at Eddie's, but every time the service has always been so friendly and attentive. Would recommend this as a local favourite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Gluten-Free Friendly!
    amcgirl1VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This was my sister and my first time dining at Eddie Papa's. One of the things that drew me to the restaurant was their website stated they could accommodate many of their menu items to be gluten-free. My sister, who is gluten intolerant, was visiting from out of town and I've been wanting to take her here to check out their gluten-free menu. The waiter, Jake, was very knowledgeable about substitutions and provided excellent service from beginning to end! The food was very good and the gluten-free mac & cheese (made with rice noodles) was sooooo yummy (I tasted it too!) We will definitely be going back every time she visits - and I want to go back, even without her, to try some other delicious sounding food I saw on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want it to be THAT place but....
    ash88
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Consistency!!! I want it to be that comfortable place that I can go back to get that same dish/plate/meal... especially when I really liked it. I had that dish... and have ordered it 3 times in the past recent chunk of time, and each time it's been different... mostly smaller. This is really disappointing. Especially when you have a good dish, and you think of it, crave it, and then order it and .... are left wanting and bummed. The good thing is that they have dishes that are like this, the bad thing is sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the family
    TGrove
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great place to take the kids! The food and service is geared towards children. The food is fresh and menu is creative with a great variety. Full bar with great choices of beer/wine. Enjoyed our evening and will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take your out-of-towners
    Dick83
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    For lite eaters...half-size portions was terrifici. Food was creative. Try the Artichoke soup..delish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorite thing about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    one of my favorite thing about this restaurant is the cotton candy they bring at the end of the meal. the day we went the machine was broken, so no cotton candy. no big deal - just disappointment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic