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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
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Kid-friendly (12)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The country fried chicken was so dry, it was inedible. The sides seemed like they were sitting a long time. The management was very nice. He asked how we were doing and when I complained, he comped my meal which was very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was the first time we ate at Eddie Papas. We met friends at Eddie Papas for dinner and requested a quiet table because we have not seen each other for a year and wanted to talk. We were seated and realized that the location was not going to work for us and requested to move. We sat at another table which was away from others but as the evening progressed (Sunday) the tables around us filled up. We are all seniors (except my wife) and even though we can still get lively, our hearing is not as good as years ago and with other people talking near us the noise level at times was high. A lot of restaurants these days have acoustic issues due to the architecture. The waitress (or server) was fabulous and the food was good. I would recommend for a birthday party or a large group of friends for a celebration, but I would not recommend for a date night, anniversary or reconnecting with old friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good dinner, the Artichoke Soup was very good and my husband enjoyed his sandwitch and fries. The service was just ok, a little slow. Then when we had finished dinner the waiter left the check and pretty much ran off, we had to call him back to inform him we would like to see the dessert menu.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Going to Eddie papas is like family. Everyone knows us and our pet Nessarose. It’s a comfortable environment and love to eat here. Hunter our waiter is cute and very sweet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I always like coming here. The food is good with a wide variety to appeal to a wide range of taste buds. The servers are always good.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food. Timely service. It’s rude for wait staff to assume that you’ll leave all your change for their tip. Just bring the change back to the customer. Don’t ask, “Do you need change?” This always leave a bad aftertaste. You can say, “I’ll be right right back with your change,” and leave it to your customer to tell you if they want any change. But it always shows a lack of the decorum to ask, “Do you need change?” This has to stop.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was good and price was reasonable. Pretty noisy for Sunday night even though there were not too many patrons. Will be back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner with 3 kids. Service was attentive. Food was delicious, just don't count the calories. Desert was decadent. And ginormous cotton candy for every table?

Will definitely return to Eddie Papa's after working off this great meal.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Pleasanton. Always great food and terrific service! Fantastic montly regional cuisine with stories about the food choices and EVERY meal is served with cotton candy!!! GO HERE AND EAT ALL THE THINGS

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Met with friends that I have not seen for many years and
We had such a nice visit and everyone thought it was a good choice for a get together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for lunch. Excellent service.
Had our 4 year old Granddaughter with us she loved the plain grilled chicken breast. She is a very picky eater. Her favorite part was the huge pile of pink cotton candy that came at the end of the meal. It’s there signature ending.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This wasn't our first time here, but unfortunately we did not have good service experience this time.

The timing was off - appetizers and 2/3 kids meals came out at the same time, then the 3rd kids meal later. By the time the rest of the adult's meals came out, the kids were done and had to wait for the adults to finish. Constantly had to flag our server down to get anything - if we could even find him. His service area was huge - from one corner to the next.

We came with visiting family members and the cotton candy was supposed to be the highlight of the meal for the kids. However, we had to ask for it, then wait for it and when it finally came, it was a small portion for a table of 7.

Disappointing experience. We've had inconsistent service me experiences here and will need to think again about bringing visitors for a special meal here.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great service and food! Our new "go to" restaurant for our family.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 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 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 1, 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 24, 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 14, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 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 28, 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 27, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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 12, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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 23, 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 5, 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 13, 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 11, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 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 29, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 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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vip
 (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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