I've been using Brite N Clean to get my shirts laundered and to do my occasional dry cleaning for many years. They do a great job on the shirts, including any focus on spots and stains. They're always ready on time, and their prices are very reasonable.
The Cardinal Bike shop is a great place to go for a bicycle tune-up. I've used them the last couple of times and my bike has come out so much better, and their prices are much lower than the other bike shops around Stanford.
I've been getting my hair cut by Bobbie for years here, and despite the inconvenience of going into downtown Menlo Park I wouldn't change. She always provides a good haircut and friendly conversation.
What a wonderful place to be able to go to practice and learn all sorts of art! My son has taken cartooning classes there a couple of years, and it has really enabled him to learn different techniques and give him something he really enjoys and is often complimented for.
I take my Honda S2000 to this shop and get very reliable and well-priced service there. They can do routine maintenance and factory warranty work - I trust them as much as a Honda delaer and they cost less money (and are more convenient, too).
Gryphon is a guitarist's heaven, with a wide selection of instruments and a very low-key, knowledgeable staff to provide just the right amount of help and advice.
We have first rented and then purchased pianos from Carnes. The rental agreement was quite reasonable, and could be credited towards the purchase of a piano from them. We also received a reasonable discount from them on the piano we purchased, and later upgraded to a nicer model with full credit. They have a good selection of both rentals and new pianos in the store, and are helpful in selecting the right model for your needs.
Arnoldi's has a reasonably good selection of jewelry, from watches to all different stones in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. I find their taste more glitter than artistic, and they are generally unyielding on what I perceive to be higher prices.
Dr Lui has provided my eye care pre- and post-LASIK surgery, and I've been happy with her friendly service and manner, She has performed my annual check-ups, and has provided me with good advice about what I was experiencing as my reading vision has started to get worse. I trust her advice and will continue to use her for my eye care.
PROS: Friendly service
Pet food Depot is a great local business, providing all sorts of pet supplies in a convenient and competitive way. We alwys buy our pet food there (usually finding a sale price), and can't leave without picking up a few treats or new pet toys. The staff is helpful and they have a complete inventory for your pet needs.