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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lucky to Get a Table on A Busy Friday Night

The day after Christmas as a busy one for us and so post errands and time spent relaxing, we walked down a couple of blocks to Pacific Coast Highway and J Street to Union Kitchen & Tap. It was quite crowded by the time we got there and so we were lucky to secure a long table in the bar,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jerry M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had to try the shrimp and grits. Fabulous. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Also loved the roasted brussels sprouts with bacon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The day after Christmas as a busy one for us and so post errands and time spent relaxing, we walked down a couple of blocks to Pacific Coast Highway and J Street to Union Kitchen & Tap. It was quite crowded by the time we got there and so we were lucky to secure a long table in the bar,... More 

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Lowell, MA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch on a warm spring Cali afternoon. Our party of four was seated quickly and congenially by our hostess but we didn't score one of the coveted open window seats. Nonetheless our table in the middle of the dining room was comfortable, if a bit noisy. Our waitress had a lovely manner, was attentive... More 

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New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My family and I ate here this past weekend on a long weekend trip to San Diego. This place was excellent to both get a drink and have some really tasty, good food. We had the fresh catch of the day and the pan roasted scallops we had were both cooked well and were very flavorful. The risotto served with... More 

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Encinitas, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It wasn't as crowded as usual which was nice as we were able to get a table against the open window. Nice atmosphere to hang out, talk & take in the sights. Had a nice bottle of wine, burgers which were big & delicious and a few veg side dishes. Devin our waitress was so nice personable & sincere. Its... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our first time to visit this very casual and vibrant place. A great stop for anyone looking for a good Pub style atmosphere that can serve up good beer and quality food. Not too pricey, yet the menu was quite varied and everything at our table was enjoyable. Definitely worth another visit.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had brunch here last weekend. Lovely place, friendly staff and great food and beer. It's lively here so not a place to relax for a romantic date. Get a table by the window if you can to enjoy the breeze and to people watch. I had the green omelette which I enjoyed, one of our group did have to... More 

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Sacramento
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We liked the cool vibe of this place. The windows are open air so asked to sit by the windows for a nice breeze & good people watching. I had their homemade beignets which were yummy. Large selection of beers.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Whenever my husband, Tom, and I go to Encinitas we meet up with friends here because it's centrally located and right next to the Self Realization Fellowship and Swami's Beach. This is a quaint surfer and hippie-artist community that caters to upscale locals and tourists alike. We ordered their Flatbread with Figs, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Onions and Fried Sage ($13),... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We enjoyed lunch off the brunch menu at this lively restaurant with a cool, casul atmosphere. This is not a place for an intimate date - the packed bar area especially gets very loud. There are some seats by windows that open to the street. This time, we asked to be seated in the restaurant area. We shared a salad... More 

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