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American, Diner
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Airport Boulevard | Noreast corner of Juan Santamaria Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2431 5050
00:00 - 23:59
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Springfield, Virginia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Expectations were low since it was a chain restaurant. However the service was excellent and the food fresh and good. Location is very convenient for a couple airport hotels so we were able to walk and avoid the traffic. Never thought I would return to a Denny's on the same trip but I did!

Thank Diane J
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the Caribe bus stops from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo. Standard Denny's food (good!), free WiFi and they let us hang out with our bags. Was our servers first day and he was great.

Thank HarrietBP
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mains were nice enough and there was a good choice on the menu. The service was very good. Our bill came to 25,000 colones (45USD) for a main each, a soft drink each (which is refillable) and a shared dessert which is on the pricey side.

Thank hollyb888
Shepparton, Australia
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432 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I opted for the Fish and Chips which was the worst meal I have had in a long time. My Granddaughters meal was little better. To make matters worse the place is overpriced.

Thank Robert H
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not my favourite. Steak was like rubber, but the service was excellent and price was just like home.

Thank Frank B
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Checked into hotel late. Looking for a light, quick meal. Hadn't been to Denny's in the USA for 25 years. Kind of thought it was funny I was eating in Denny's during a Costa Rican trip. The place was filled with locals so I thought let's give it try. The food was very good. The chicken soup and milkshakes were... More 

Thank Dan M
Yakima, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very convenient as it's close to the hotel, thought I would get a meal and no fuss when ordering... not so. You can't change the dish to please your taste, you have to order the meal and if you want something else, you have to buy it separately... the price for a "build your own" grand slam, goes for about... More 

Thank zumbadiva1
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 ate here because it was within walking distance of our hotel. We don’t have a Denny's where we live so it's hard to compare. It was an extremely expensive meal considering it's fast food. However, besides the price we were very happy with everything. Our kids loved their food and so did we. Service was great... More 

Thank SavoieFamily
Plymouth, Minnesota
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216 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Our waiter Edwin recommended their new skillet specials. I had the pollo with cheese,rice and broccoli. It did not disappoint but the portions are big enough to share. Our friend had the salmon skillet and he ate virtually the whole thing! Husband had a club sandwich and he too was a member of the clean plate club. A few adult... More 

Thank Dickson0202
Pensacola, Florida
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you are looking for a restaurant near the SJO airport, this is a good option. Much more expensive than the US Denny's so beware of "sticker shock". However, food is tasty, service is prompt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Airport Boulevard | Noreast corner of Juan Santamaria Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
  • Phone Number: +506 2431 5050
Los restaurantes Denny's ofrecen un ambiente casual y un menú variado servido 24 horas al día. Denny’s es conocido por sus desayunos servidos a toda hora, incluyendo el popular Original Grand Slam Breakfast®. El menú de Denny’s también incluye una variedad de platillos especiales, opciones con pollo, carne, pescado y mariscos, hamburguesas, ensaladas y postres.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?