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552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Ranked #11 of 255 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: 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 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Additional Information about 101 Diner

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

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