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Don's Country Kitchen

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American, International, Diner
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2885 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1620
760-729-2274
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great way to start your day

Small restaurant with a waiting line, that told us something. After a 20 minute wait we were seated and the waitress got us our coffee and drinks quickly. We order our food and were very surprised at the portions and how good it was. Will be back our next trip to Carlsbad,

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Small restaurant with a waiting line, that told us something. After a 20 minute wait we were seated and the waitress got us our coffee and drinks quickly. We order our food and were very surprised at the portions and how good it was. Will be back our next trip to Carlsbad,

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Sylmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love an establishment that knows how to treat patrons. A warm, humorous greeting, speedy outdoor seating, great traditional and inventive breakfast menu options and attentive service make this a place were visitors and locals are not disappointed.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had just hiked Mt Calavera and what a great treat to go to this Home cooked restaurant and they had such a great selection and good prices and a very good wait staff that were quick and very friendly. It was very and will go back next time Im in town...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I'm recommending this cute, informal diner for a great, fresh, hot, yummy breakfast at completely affordable prices. Not only do they have weekday special discounts, they have them for children and Seniors as well. Delicious French toast and egg and bacon/sausage combos...or pancakes. It's just simple, great tasting food, hot off the griddle. Why go to Denny's or have an... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Excellent! A large group of us showed up unannounced for breakfast. The staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. I could not believe how fast they were at getting all of our orders! This is a great place to get a hot, tasty, home style breakfast. This is just a small corner cafe that I highly recommend!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Delicious breakfasts. Fantastic omelets, home fries, biscuits, pancakes, etc. on weekends be prepared to wait, but it is worth it.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were en route from Los Angeles to San Diego. I looked on Trip Advisor to find somewhere suitable in the area that we'd decided to break up the journey for breakfast and this ticked all the boxes. The portions were very generous and my husband said his corned beef hash was some of the best he'd ever tasted. Service... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Best eggs I've ever had at a restaurant! Biscuits and gravy were to die for! Small and quaint with great service! Will definitely be back on our next trip!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We'd been to Don's years ago & I remembered it as great. This time we were super disappointed. Our breakfast was dry - sausage over cooked & biscuits with gravy ho hum. Not very welcoming from the wait staff-1 waitress for breakfast? ? As we were eating, they were unloading frozen oj &Bisquick, etc, from costco - so much for... More 

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Landers, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

"Good food", but nothing to rave about. Great place for those with pets. Outside seating was full of friendly folks with dogs. Very nice staff, quick service.

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Additional Information about Don's Country Kitchen

Address: 2885 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1620
Phone Number: 760-729-2274
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $8
Cuisine: American, International, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2885 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-729-2274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $8
  • Cuisine: American, International, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?