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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
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Good way to start the day!

My husband & I were visiting our family and went out for breakfast with our 4-year old granddaughter after a walk on the beach. On a Saturday about 9:00 am, we only had a 15-minute wait although the restaurant was crowded. Our granddaughter ordered chocolate raspberry pancakes and she devoured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Dayville, Connecticut
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Dayville, Connecticut
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband & I were visiting our family and went out for breakfast with our 4-year old granddaughter after a walk on the beach. On a Saturday about 9:00 am, we only had a 15-minute wait although the restaurant was crowded. Our granddaughter ordered chocolate raspberry pancakes and she devoured the plate-sized pancakes. I had the German pancake with lemon,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

came to this place because of the great reviews and we weren't disappointed. its a small restaurant and it wasnt busy that day so we got seated immediately. we chose the table by the back open area. we had the California (avocado and tomatoes) eggs benedict, chorizo scramble with guacamole, sour cream and hash browns plus a 3pc banana nut... More 

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Lebanon, Indiana
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food was good and plentiful, service was very friendly and fast. I would definitely go back again, except it took forever to find a parking spot. Clearly, the locals know this and are very aggressive in diving for a spot....I'd call it competitive parking.

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Scottsdale
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A true diner just like in the "good ole days". One of the best we've ever enjoyed in the U.S. Unbelievably fast service with six people and six different orders. Everyone enjoyed eggs in a variety of ways. Sides or Food was the best and the prices are almost unbelievable, especially in California. I would drive to this diner staying... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We lived in Encinitas for almost 20 years and would occasionally stop by. Now that we live a few miles to the north in Carlsbad, we still stop by. A few simple things to note. It's great tasting food, with a huge selection. When you think breakfast at a diner, you think eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, potatoes, orange juice. They've... More 

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Orange, California
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Popped in for breakfast yesterday... Weren't too busy, we got seated immediately... Great coffee! Wonderful specials and lots of them! Many different Benedict's... Wanted to try a couple but settled on Crab-cake Benedict, very good, eggs poached perfectly! My wife had the same reaction to her Benedict with Maple Bacon & Avocado! Service was good, the kids are very friendly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm from Philadelphia where diners are a dime a dozen, and this place ranks up with the best. I've been there at least 10xs and I make it a must whenever I'm in BEAUTIFUL Encinitas. There's always a wait but it's quick. The place is extremely clean and the entire staff is friendly. The chicken macchacca omelette is a must... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The 101 is a classic dinner on the main drag of the best place in the U.S.. Surfers, regulars and visitors sit at the counter and in booths. The menu is loaded with more choices that you shake a stick at. Excellent crepes and benedicts along with good healthy choices and some nice mexican breakfast options due to the staff.... More 

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Encinitas, California
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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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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