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Lunch at/near SLAC

On Site/Near SLAC

The SLAC cafetera (SLACafé) is located on the 2nd floor of the new Science User Support Building (#53) Cafeteria. It is open for breakfast and lunch on week days. Other alternatives and online options:

Stanford Campus Options
Once in a while it may be a good option to take the free Marguerite Shuttle to Stanford campus for the various dining options there combined with a campus stroll. The SLAC line operates between week days ~7am-9pm (see schedule). The various Stanford dining place are described at the Stanford Dining page, and also shown on a special version of the SLAC Line map. Among the large Dining Halls with many stations, only the Lakeside and Arrillaga Family Dining Commons are open for the summer but the lunch opening hours doesn't seem to work with SSI lecture schedule. However, the opening hours for Arbuckle Pavilion looks to be more workable.
Off Site Options

Below are some suggestions for nearby places for a simple lunch (plus a few places a bit further out). Click on the full screen mark on top right corner to view larger map. Click on individual places for more info.

Disclaimer: While the relatively few places near SLAC are easy to point out, there are 200+ restaurants in Palo Alto and Menlo Park area which are within 15min of drive, and many are good lunch places. The list above is therefore from a rather limited sampling knowledge to just point out a few more commonly known around SLAC, while you should consult more general guides such as Google Maps, or yelp which have more reviews for many places (also check Palo Alto, Portola Valley). If you are really interested in the broad range of restaurants but challenged by transportation, delivery by Waiters On Wheels for a collective order may be another option.

Extending topic to dinners, the above disclaimer applies even more strongly as it becomes a rather subjective choice. For  those who really don't want to think about it, there are some specific recommendation lists you are welcome to consider:

which maybe not all up to date, as some places such as Round Table Pizza, Hunan Gardens and Zibibbo are now closed.

Note that US restaurants (and shops) list item price before tax and a 9% sales tax will charged on top of the listing price. In addition, tips to services are not included in the price in most cases and you are expected to "voluntarily" add roughly 18% of the total cost before tax as a tip in case of sit-in dining at restaurant served by a waiter/waitress (their wage largely come from that), which can be cash left on the table or written in to credit card bill.