About Eddie Papa's American Hangout

Regional American Cuisine. Hand-Crafted Artisan Cocktails. Old World Hospitality

4889 Hopyard Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Stoneridge

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 469-6266

Website:
http://www.eddiepapas.com/

Eddie Papa's American Hangout Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
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Good for Groups (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service and the food was amazing. Great menu, selections for everyone. They have a full bar and beer on tap from local breweries. Not much you can ask for. We will be back soon!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service is great. We had the Buffalo Wings and the Ruben with garlic fries. Plus loved the vanilla cotton candy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love this place! I have tried many things here, and each item is tasty. It is a good place for a date, but it is also very family friendly!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Friends in from out of town and they had their little doggie with them. We sat outside on a chilly night, but it was all good under the heater. Food was good, service was excellent, wine good and after dinner hot drinks yummy too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and food! Very enjoyable family meal out on a Saturday night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Atmosphere was fun, lively and energetic. Food was only okay. Others (including server) praised the fish and chips so that's what I ordered. Fries were cold, and the fish was just okay. Watching neighboring table enjoy table-side s'mores was a highlight, as was seeing everyone else get cotton candy at the end of the meal. We were told this was for everyone, but we were not served any. When asked about it, our server comped our beignets (although this could be because we pointed out that they were under-cooked and doughy). Overall, good comfort food, great for a group, large menu of items.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I LOVE Eddie Papas, always friendly service and FANTASTIC food. This has regional specials and each item on the menu has a little story attached. Every meal ends with cotton candy, even if you just had dessert.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place. Good food. Awesome service. We had a large group and they accommodated us easily. We had a nice large round table for 10 people. The service was great and our waitress was really nice and helpful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A litte loud for a business meeting but good food and nice encvironment

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

very casual and comfortable. Meatloaf was dry, loved my green goddess wedge salad. very friendly wait staff. We were there early on a Sun evening. Not at all busy. Best bonus, free gotten candy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Super friend staff, welcoming but not overbearing. Service was timely and everything we ordered was served hot and all at once. Server checked in ok us. But did hover. We talked and hung out and we're never pressured to move on . Great place

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience, however I had added a note in my reservations that is was my daughter’s 7th bday. Our waiter was excellent but wish the host informed our waiter that it was her bday.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Visited twice, this time it was really great. Excellent service and the food was very good. I’m vegan and I was able to customize some of vegetarian options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fun, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I was in town looking for something and this was right next to my hotel. I decided to eat at the bar. I like the general conversation when dining alone.

The wait staff and bar tender were extremely nice and the manager thanked me for my business. Nice touch

The two whiskey sours I drank were hand crafted with Jamison, another nice touch.

I had the fish and chips and again crafted perfectly. Crisp Frits and a thin breading on the fish.

Overall a great experience

Thanks for making me feel welcome

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

First time here. Sat at the Bar, good service, very friendly. Great local craft beer selections. Food served hot and fresh and good portions. Definitely will return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This must have been a bad night...
We arrived on time for a 545 p.m. reservation, were seated in an almost empty dining room, and then proceeded to wait 10-15 minutes before anyone paid attention to us. When the waiter finally approached, we ordered drinks and dinner at the same time. Drinks came back via another server followed by the entrees. Our waiter then returned to present the check as we began eating. I indicated that we might want dessert and needed more water. My mother had the Delmonico steak and it was fatty, connected by gristle--simply a bad cut of meat. Unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to seek a replacement as we never saw the waiter again!
After another long wait, another server took pity upon us and brought the check (again no dessert). It was probably a mistake but we forced the issue and requested the dessert menu, ordered a sundae and got the check. All in all, a terrible experience and my first bad one at Eddie Papa's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I ordered an omelette, one if the worst I’ve ever had, flat as a pancake with fried veggies on top. My husband got the smallest pieces I’ve seen in a full order of fish and chips. I should have known something was up when I smelled the bathroom when I walked in. Not the cleanest place I’ve eaten at. But the receptionist and servers were pleasant. Won’t be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love eating here. The food is always good. I especially appreciate that the menu gets changed up regularly with the Seasonal Favorites section. It is very noisy in the dining room, but that is because it is always packed! The servers are always very friendly. I have had a couple incidents where they did not get our order special requests correct (no onions on the salad, etc.). Nothing that's a big deal or that would make me not want to go back. Best part - fresh cotton candy with the check!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I've started to use Eddie Papa's much more often of late and have not been disappointed. This visit was for dinner with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. Meal choices were extensive, as were the beer and wine selections and the kids had the choice of kids or bigger kids meals. We all enjoyed our meals, and, for the kids, the highlight was the cotton candy presented at the end of the meal.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was ok. We liked the ambiance. The waitress Heather is not so attentive to the patrons. Didn't come by to get take our payment. We had to ask another waiter attending to another table to take care our guest check. We ended up taking a two hours lunch. Don't do at your lunch time, unless you are not planning on going back to work after lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Have eaten at this restuarant many times.
It appears that food an service decline with each visit.
Don't plan to go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent all-American food. Friendly and professional wait staff. Can be noisy during happy hour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great happy hour-fun food and drink. Cassie and Spencer were great. I missed Alex and Toby. One of our favorite places for a quick dinner. Love the fish tacos.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Dinner tonight was great as usual. Our out of town guests loved their meal and the kids enjoyed the complimentary cotton candy. Try the sparkling Sangria that is being featured this month. Delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

8 of us had dinner here the other night. Two families of four with kids age 6, 7, 8 and 9. They had a great kids menu and all of the kids enjoyed their food and the wiki stix toy the restaurant gave to them. The adults were happy with the food too and the drinks were very good. We celebrated our son's 8th birthday and the staff was very sweet and accommodating. We were one of 3 birthdays there that night and the crowd was cheerful and fun. We were staying next door at the Courtyard while passing through town on our vacation, but we wish we had a place like this near our home.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always a fun place and a great place for the kids to get a sugar high! Free pixie sticks at the counter and free cotton candy at the end of the meal. They also give the kids twisty sticks to twist into shapes to occupy their time while waiting. Wide variety of food. Every month they have a different theme. The day we went it was Hawaiian theme food but they also have other things to choose from. I had the lanai pineapple fish which was good. We also ate the New Orleans shrimp and crawfish po'boy which other than being served on a soft roll (in Louisiana they use French bread) was very good too. Kids had pasta with red sauce which eh, is pasta for kids. Nothing exciting there. However the kids did order the Smore's dessert which comes with a small fire pot in which you were able to roast your marshmallows then dip it in chocolate sauce and put it between graham crackers. Remember that sugar high I told you about?! This was followed by the cotton candy! This place is always a good place to have a casual eats, which the kids also find fun!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The air conditioning was out so it was HOT but overall good fun place. A little pricey

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I love this restaurant! Every time I'm visiting from Europe I'm eating here.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great menu of American comfort food. Excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day. Screaming (really little) children everywhere at a 7:00 reservation. It never let up, and there was no attempt to keep parties with kids in one area and parties without in another. I also specifically requested a quieter table because my mother and I are both hard of hearing. Food was lukewarm to cold when it came out. None of it tasted really bad, but nothing tasted particularly good, either. The bright spot was our server. It was obvious she was extremely busy, but she was always nice and always had a smile. Order came out correctly, and our drinks were always full. I wouldn't come back though. The food just wasn't good enough.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was just awful, the brisket was tasteless and it was obviously warmed up in Microwave! Will never go back!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We've been to Eddie Papas many times, and have always had a great time. This time, we went for Mother's Day, and the service wasn't all that great. But I tend to think that it was because the staff was overwhelmed due to the holiday and/or that our server might have been new? She messed up my sister's order, and our fries were delivered about 10 minutes AFTER the entrees were served. And they didn't bring ketchup and mustard for awhile either. The food itself was really tasty, so all was good with the actual food, but our server was just confused / forgetful, and didn't really take responsibility for that. Overall, I still recommend Eddie Papas, and we will come back, but it wasn't the best Mother's Day experience, which is unfortunate.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

ALWAYS A GO TO RESTAURANT! I LOVE THIS PLACE. THEY GIVE YOU INFORMATION ON WHERE AND WHEN A DISH WAS MADE POPULAR. ALSO COTTON CANDY WITH EVERY MEAL IS PRETTY AWESOME

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

It's a fun restaurant with an interesting, eclectic menu with monthly changes.
The service is great. One of our party asked for honey mustard dressing. The restaurant doesn't normally have it, but one of the staff mixed some up on the spot.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 30, 2017

This is a great place! The food, the wait staff and the casual and relaxing environment were all spectacular!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Place is ok. I guess I was expecting more. Loaded fries basic. Tacos cold and nachos were a mess.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Eddie Papa's is everything you expect for an American Hangout. The food is always delicious good portions and every server that I've had there has been Pleasant. Eddie Papa's has become our regular go-to for an American Hangout although is pretty diverse.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great food! Loved the crab and artichoke sandwich!!! Wonderful to be on Open Table! So convenient!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Servers - excellent!
Food- super- well presented, good quality & taste.
Coffee was poor and cold- it took a few rounds to finally get a decent cup of coffee to go with our dessert. Not realizing that at the onset is disappointing but a minor point. We didn't get cotton candy offered- wanted to show our first time guest this unique aspect of EP...didn't know why it wasn't offered.
Still a reliable go to restaurant.

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