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The 3rd Corner

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897 South Coast Hwy, Suite F-104, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 942 2104
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • 74
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  • 41
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a Great Experience

We are very sad that 3rd Corner is moving out of Palm Desert, but we discovered it right here in Encinitas. The owner truly cares about one's dining experience and has a fantastic selection of wines to buy and have with one's dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Offthebeatenpath011
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Palm Desert,CA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palm Desert,CA
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We are very sad that 3rd Corner is moving out of Palm Desert, but we discovered it right here in Encinitas. The owner truly cares about one's dining experience and has a fantastic selection of wines to buy and have with one's dinner.

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San Diego
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A dinner with two friends was a great experience. We arrived early-ish (5:45) on a weekday night and we were seated immediately. While the outside seating faces the parking lot, it's set back just a enough to be comfortable. The menu has a good variety of "small plates" along with salads and entrees. The wine list is also varied in... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here once for lunch and it was average not great. But the dinner reviews were fantastic so we wanted to try it again. I called on a Saturday night and spoke to the hostess at 6:00 and she said for a party of five it would be a 15 minute wait. I said we would be there in... More 

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Aurora
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were visiting Encinitas and had this place recommended to us. We made reservations and were seated at a very nice table. Staff are super friendly, yet casual. We got to browse the entire wine store inside the restaurant (which had a fabulous variety - price wise as well as single varietals and blends). We chose a mid-priced Cali white... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While I feel frustrated with the slower service, mainly because it's so busy, the food and wine selection is wonderful! I wish it was easier to get a spot and I wish it was more affordable, alas still a great experience when you finally get a seat!

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Healdsburg, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many times you want a "simple fare" that just "tastes good". Other times you want to try "something new" that just "tastes good"....and that includes what your companions are eating. First, so many items to select. Second, they are "items" you love with a "twist" and third - you wonder if you can finish it (which I didn't AND I... More 

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Vermont
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

All six of us had one of the finest dining experiences I've had in a long time. In a nutshell, the food was superb and the service, or I should say our server, Antonio, was excellent. The salads were all interesting combinations. Even my usually boring Caesar salad was very tasty. The farro risotto had wonderful flavors and my shrimp... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sit in the bar. 5$ corkage fee for any wine is a great value. Food prices and quality is excellent. Mexican shrimp cocktail is like ceviche with chips and really really good. Scallops are great too.

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Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A group of 17 business people enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. As it was arranged by the convention we were attending, when we arrived, they had us sitting at 4 different tables. After speaking to the lovely hostess, she arranged for us to be all together on the side porch. We loved that we could pick wine from... More 

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Encinitas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly and efficient staff; excellent selection of meals; from great appetizers to juicy burgers to outstanding salads to full steak dinners. All wines are out and on display for individual bottle purchase or to buy by the case. Their brunch Bloody Mary is served with a slice of bacon!...my favorite. We often dine there a couple of times a week.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 897 South Coast Hwy, Suite F-104, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760 942 2104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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