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101 Diner

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552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
760-753-2123
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best breakfast in encinitas!

This is my favorite place to go in encinitas! They have so many amazing specials… and they just added a few new things to the board! They recently added a home made biscuits and sausage gravy plate with eggs and potatoes, and my personal favorite… chicken and waffles!! The savory fried, boneless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
inga730
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Encinitas, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Encinitas, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is my favorite place to go in encinitas! They have so many amazing specials… and they just added a few new things to the board! They recently added a home made biscuits and sausage gravy plate with eggs and potatoes, and my personal favorite… chicken and waffles!! The savory fried, boneless chicken on the waffle drizzled in sweet maple... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wandered in on New Years Day, there were only 2 seats left at the counter. The dining room was fairly full as well. We opted to sit at the counter, to watch as our food was being prepared. On of the others at the counter told us we didn't look like we'd ever been there. We hadn't. She told us... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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163 reviews 163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I stopped here after checking out of our hotel. I saw it got pretty good ratings and we gave it a try. I had the eggs, bacon and potatoes with some pancakes. The pancakes were a little rubbery, but had good flavor. Everything else was delicious. I would recommend this place. It's right on the main drag... More 

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Encinitas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Mine and my husband's go to place what seems almost every weekend. Consistently good, reasonably priced breakfasts. The servers are always friendly and prompt. My only criticism is that because the building is very old, the place does not have air conditioning. There is one or two big floor fans but it still does get a bit warm, but I... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place has some breakfast menu --so much to choose from plus some very creative specials. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend trying this place for a great breakfast. Great Service too!

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San Marcos, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Breakfast here has always been great have had great sausage, pancakes, and there Greek omelet were all worth trying. They have outside seating that was nice . Looks clean whenever we have been here

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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I hade the greek omelet, which was very good. Feta, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, spinach tasted so good together. Potatoes were a bit greasy but very tasty. Also came with rye toast, which I liked but could not finish. Cute diner and friendly service. I saw an order of eggs benedict go by and I will be back to try those... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We just had breakfast at the 101 diner and loved it. The restaurant is reminiscent of times gone by with old booths and great food. Although we had a short wait we passed the time quickly until seated. Large menu, quick service, and great focus. The restaurant is decorated with vintage surfboards and California style posters.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After reading the reviews our party of five went to the diner for Sunday breakfast. The menu has lots of variety and the specials were well thought out.The service was perfect, the food was prepared flawlessand the prices were good.

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Designed like an old school diner with booths, counter seating and outdoor seating as well. Friendly service and good diner food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-753-2123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?