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UNION Kitchen & Tap

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1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (J Street)
760-230-2337
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and...
UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Encinitas "social hour" hangout from 3:00pm-6:00pm daily with killer prices!

Got to love the open airy dining room at Union Kitchen, yummy food and amazing craft beer list. My go to is the roasted beet salad with candied pecans, fennel, mint, rocket, shaft blue cheese, kumquats and chipotle maple vinaigrette but I also like the flatbreads. And you can't beat the "social... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
CoastalCruiser27
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Encinitas, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently moved to Encintas from Vegas. My first dining experience at this establishment was not impressive, I had the Chicken Wings, totally mediocre, chewy and unappetizing. The staff here are superb, the waitress was concerned that I had not eaten them and immediately asked me if I would like something else. I asked for the Ribs... Ok, but not... More 

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San Diego
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Union Kitchen & Tap is an airy space with a wide bar area at the front and dining rooms on either side. We chose a table in one of the dining areas rather than seats at the large communal table in the bar. The menu is terrific. Small plates, entrees, salads, sandwiches and, of course, beers of all kinds (and... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Got to love the open airy dining room at Union Kitchen, yummy food and amazing craft beer list. My go to is the roasted beet salad with candied pecans, fennel, mint, rocket, shaft blue cheese, kumquats and chipotle maple vinaigrette but I also like the flatbreads. And you can't beat the "social hour" prices from 3:00pm-6:00pm daily.

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I had been here a couple times before and all three dinners have been over the top. Last night I ordered the seafood stew, which was AMAZING and my husband ordered the wild boar ragu. I thought his dinner would be good, but I was not prepared for it to taste better than the ragu we had... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had Father's Day supper here. The service and food were quite goos. We left happy with our entire experience. We had a small child in our group., who they offered crayons and paper to. The place is loud, with an upbeat youthful ambiance.

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San Diego, California
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Considering it was Father's Day, we only had to wait 15 minutes. We shared three plates, fig flatbread, burger and chicken and waffles. All were good but I have had better chicken & waffles.

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Vista, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Made reservaions for 10 of my family to enjoy this restaurent. We were seatted in the oak room- chairs and table plus location was great.. Place was jumping as it's also a beach area and has a great menue for local beers and variety of food items- Overall food was great loved the waffles and chicken- wanted biscuits and gravey... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I went for our 45 year wedding anniversary. The quality food restruants abound in the beach area of Encinitas. The service was at best marginal. The seating options in the dining area are not very comfortable. Truck stop like. The quality and presintation of the food was good. The noise level was very high. This made it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Love this place. I've been here a few times on my trips from Australia and always felt extra comfortable and relaxed. The food on offer is of wide variety and comes out nice and fast. They've a great drinks list and offer table service for drinks too. The overall service is absolutely top notch for a pub. It does get... More 

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is lots of fun. Great beers on draught. We had a party of 12 and they did an excellent job accommodating our group. Great appetizer recommendations of mussels, crab claws, and a cheese board got us started. Sides included brussels spouts, bacon mac & cheese and sweet potato fries. I had the pan roasted scallops which were excellent.... More 

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Additional Information about UNION Kitchen & Tap

Address: 1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: 760-230-2337
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (J Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-230-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?