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UNION Kitchen & Tap

1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #25 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $50
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: J Street
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.
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Union is a casual bar and restaurant. Sat in the restaurant, a smaller room on the opposite side of the bar lounge. It was made up of wood and wine barrels. Decor was cozy, casual, and loved the fact it had two large big screen televisions. The food was a southern style of flavor and was good. Service was... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner and we loved the place, nice service and great food. We ordered a flatbread that was delicious and they have great range of wine and beer.

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We came here while they were serving brunch. It is not the place for a quiet bite to eat, it is pretty loud even when it isn't packed. The food was your very average breakfast fare. The waitstaff struck us as very aloof. The service was fairly sparse. We had to wait a while for our check because our waitress... More

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Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There were four in our party, we had reservations for 8 PM on Saturday night. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and helpful. We were seated in the Oak Room which is smaller and more quiet. One of our party ordered Pan Roasted Yellowtail for $18. It was okay but cooked a bit more than he would have liked and was... More

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Auburn, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We started out in the bar while waiting for the rest of our group. Service was great drinks were fun..Blueberry Mojitos for some of us. Great beer choices for others enjoyed the flatbreads while waiting. Then moved to our table where the group of 9 enjoyed a variety of entrees. The Shrimp and Grits were deemed to be yummy enough... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had to wait for a table and not all menu items were available so we didn't get our first choice but flatbreads were good as was the beer. Friendly waitress, fast service when we did finally get seated.

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On the Coast Highway which poses some parking problems off the bat. The place was packed and registering off the scale noise. Hardly the place for an intimate conversation. In fact, you can hear the "conversations" of at least two or three tables near you if you want. The windows were open to the road so adding to the patrons'... More

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went ate here our first night in San Diego. The food was okay....i liked the open-air feeling of the place....We didn't feel rushed which was really nice - as it was a pretty busy place...i had been concerned that they would want to turn the table over, but we never felt that way which was great. Place was a... More

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Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Union Tap has a fun loud atmosphere but an option is the Oak Room where the air is much more relaxed. We have eaten here at least once a week since it has opened. The food has ALWAYS been excellent. We usually order the 'Shrimp and Grits" off the lunch menu and it is definitely one of our favorites! On... More

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Vaughan, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our meal! Great burger! Friendly staff. It's really more a bar, tons of young people drinking and very noisy! Having said the, I would go back again.

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