Pluto-Fast, good and somewhat easy on the wallet--at either location you won't go home hungry. I have been to both locations and find either location identical. A nice alternative to restaurants with wait staff. The salads are really great, as you have a large variety of veggies to chooze from plus you can prevent the "drowning" of the salad by asking the preparer to "go easy" on the dressing or ask for it on the side. Two sizes of salads, small variety of bread to choose from to go to with salad. You may also add meat or chicken to the salads. sandwiches are also good, nice variety with contemporary combinations to round out. (hello pesto, peppers, horseradish, & varietal cheeses) Soups vary daily and can be overly cooked tasting, but still better than anything out of a can. Servings are generous sized. Vegetarian or Carvnivore will find something good to eat. Great for families as the noise level tends to be high if crowded, so one more crooning kid won't make a difference. Well priced for the city, two adults tend to be able to knock off dinner for around $12 but we don't buy into the high priced bottled drinks. Everything is ala carte, so you can mix whatever you want and come out happy. It's fun to get "thanksgving" any day of the week, turkey, mashed spuds, gravy and even a side of crannies! Staff is very friendly, seating area pretty clean, easy access to silverware, water etc.
Best place for salads since all made to order and can get everything one wants ? even topped with meat! Narcissists go crazy! Everything is fresh.
The sandwiches are hearty & filling. Beware of the onion rings & fried potatoes, which prove addicting.
Bummer the frequent dining card disappeared.
Great cheap eat!. Yummy cheap eat! Fresh and healthy salads, soup, sandwiches, and sides make this place a goldmine. Custom-made salads are nothing less than a delicious bargain. Don't be intimidated by the staff's fast-paced cafeteria-style routine. They are quick, efficient, and accomodating...and they know how to move the bustling line of people. I crave this place at least once a week, something that is hard to do in a city with its great list of eateries. Don't miss out on this neighborhood must-have!
Great Salad, Sandwich and Sides. Been to both Pluto's in SF. I like the grilled chicken on foccacia and my wife gets a big salad with grilled steak customized to her tastes. (Inside tip: the one on Irving seems to more generous with the salad fixings.) It's no frills dining in a comfortable (a bit loud at times) atmosphere. Like a sports bar for heathy people. Garlic curly fries. Yummo. The desserts at the end of the line are very tempting but control yourself and you'll feel better for the rest of the day. We can all use a bit more ruffage in our diet.
Great salads/sandwiches/sides, no frills.
I'm not sure where all the complaints about the service are coming from. You don't go to Pluto's to be swept off your feet - it's cafeteria-style, after all. I think if you're clear with the people behind the counter they will accomodate your requests - but you have to be able to jive with the fast pace and sometimes hectic atmosphere to get your request across quickly and loudly.
Pluto's is a great place to go to get a customized big salad, an offbeat and delicious sandwich, and possibly a side dish or two. It's not a place to take a first date or to expect to be pampered.
If you want to skip the huge line in peak hours, phone in your order. Due to the nature of cafeteria-style ordering, you can jump the line and go right to the register, even if you plan to eat there.
Earth-shatteringly healthy food goes for reasonable prices at this funky, low-key favorite..
No waiters or white linens here--Pluto's is cafeteria-style. This, combined with the uncomplicated food, creates a relaxed atmosphere. Patrons can sit at outdoor tables under colorful space oddities, or inside, looking out from huge glass windows. The down-to-earth staff will custom make salads from a wide-ranging list of ingredients, so diners can be as healthy as they want to be. Heartier dishes include herb-roasted Sonoma turkey, with smashed spuds, Neptune Stuffing and cranberries.
Perfect & Cheap. I'm surprised anyone has service complaints here - I find all the service folks great. Food is cheap, generally healthy, tastes great, and I get it in a hurry. LOVE it. A city gem.
Fab Food.... Pluto's has great food - salads, mashed potatoes and stuffing are all delicious. It's very cheap and if you make good choices can be very healthy. Admittedly it's not big on service but when you stand in line to get your food I'm not sure how much service you can ask for. Overall is a GREAT value for the money.
Salad store. Good salad and decent sized portions. It is pretty straight-forward. Seems like it gets large after-gym crowd. The line is long and seating is limited.
Good food, bad service. You'll have to put up with the bad service (and rudeness) for the cheap and fresh food at Pluto. Salads are always great (with a variety of ingredients even like walnut). Take your chances if you want to put chicken on your salad though because I had always got rubbery chicken. Oh btw just stick with the menus and don't ask for substitution or extras or refill because they will ignore you.
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