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148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
760-753-6707
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun and Casual

Best Wan is a great place for a weekend breakfast...they have a sizable menu and I love many of their dishes. Add a ManMosa (super-sized Mimosa) to start your Saturday or Sunday right. Be advised that there are lots of dogs and kids on the weekend....adds to the flavor...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2012
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Encinitas, California
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escondido, ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Try this pizza place for breakfast if you can get in. Loved by the locals. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Pro's: Best pizza in the area, good pizza alternatives (Bob Sandwhich is highly recomended), good beer selction w/local craft brews, fun/casual atmosphere, family friendly, great local by beach Con's: Can get busy & service can be slow (but worth it), limited sitting on busy nights

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Had a couple meals there. Both very good. Great service. Fun quirky place off the beaten place. Dog friendly. Hula hoop pad out front for the kids (adults?). Really enjoyed this place.

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Phoenix
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

So great ... The kraut blends so nicely with the rest of the pizza. Never would have put it on my pizza but glad these guys did. The other pizzas are great too. Also, my relative is a local there and highly recommends the mimosa. Long day at the beach is perfectly finished by a pitcher of beer and a... More 

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Encinitas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Best Wan is a great place for a weekend breakfast...they have a sizable menu and I love many of their dishes. Add a ManMosa (super-sized Mimosa) to start your Saturday or Sunday right. Be advised that there are lots of dogs and kids on the weekend....adds to the flavor...

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

It's a local's favorite. Funky decor and music on the juke box is always entertaining. A relaxed place for friends and families with scores of kids running around enjoying the Cardiff weather. Pizza, pasta, great salads and a good variety of sandwiches. Prepare for a wait on weekends and many week nights. The atmosphere more than makes up for it... More 

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Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Fun local place with average food and ice cold beer served in overflowing pint jars. The owners like dogs so the porch area is dog-friendly and highly entertaining if you are a dog lover. The place is ALWAYS busy so don't go if you are in a hurry and expect fast service. They do not deliver anything fast. If you... More 

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Encinitas, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

This place is AMAZING. I've gone here a few times with my sister, brother-in-law and friends. It's always great to sit outside and we can bring our dog. The outdoor space is great to relax with friends, eat great food and drink a few pitchers of beer. The staff is so friendly they even brought over dog treats and pepperoni... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Local hangout, crowded with the mid-20s crowd and older regulars. Remarkable menu that is incredibly diverse for a local "pizza" place. Lots of different beers--obviously their focus-- but the wine is so-so. The pizza is really terrific, as are the pork and pasta dishes. The basic salad looks like what you got in Junior High--lettuce, maybe a couple of tomatoes,... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Stopped here after visiting the San Diego Zoo. The outdoor seating was very charming and comfortable. The menu had a lot of variety, both in food choices and beverages. The pizza was terrific - one of the best I've ever had. Service was very good. The restaurant was not crowded when we went at 3:30 on a Monday afternoon. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-753-6707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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