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101 Diner

552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Ranked #8 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have to confess that I cannot write a fair review of Diner 101 because I made the mistake of going there when I wasn't hungry. We were with friends, they wanted breakfast, so we stopped in at Diner 101. They ordered huge breakfasts, I ordered Huevos Rancheros, and the few bites of it that I had were great. If... More

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Imperial, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pretty much the best breakfast you can get in Encintas ( besides a breakfast burrito) everything is made fresh and is delicious. There are so many scrumptious looking items to choose from that it's hard to decide. One of my favorites is the Greek omelet. The restaurant in true diner style so expect to wait, but it will be worth... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

And they get an A! We sat at a nice table outside and loved the people watching. Coffee was great and breakfasts came out fast. We were both very happy with our plates and would certainly recommend a stop here.

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Top Contributor
374 reviews 374 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

An Encinitas classic ... family still goes there until this day ... the German Apple Pancake is superb ... as are almost all breakfast items ... I am not sure how the dinner/lunch fare is as I always went for breakfast.

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Illinois US
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you're in for a stay or maybe just visiting the Botanical Gardens (5 min away) this is a great stop with wonderful staff. We had lunch and the sour dough bread is really good, especially with Albacore Tuna, cheese and avocado in the middle! Staff is helpful and not rushed. seating outside if you want. If the sidewalk is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you are traveling to San Diego, the 101 diner is a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. Located in the heart of Encinitas, it is on a scenic part on the pacific coast highway, has a great local atmosphere with great food and service. Bring your dog, they have several outside pet friendly tables. Enjoy. The only... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is cute with local mural scenes and artwork displayed from the past and today. The breakfasts are nice and waitstaff friendly. It has a nice neighborhood feel and ideally located to shops to stroll around after eating.

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