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UNION Kitchen & Tap

1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #17 of 224 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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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83% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
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270 reviews 270 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A local spot in our home town in Leucadia! Very relaxed atmosphere and a friendly wait staff! A very popular place for us locals. There brunch is wonderful with sooo much variety in the menu. Their Bloody Mary's are perfect with the entries for brunch! Been for lunch time and you can not go wrong with their burgers! Love sitting... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have had brunch here twice. Good both times. Had French toast. Delectable. Drinks are top notch. Atmosphere is fun.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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143 reviews 143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This really is two different places in the same place. I'm a little older, and this was a great place to come to have great beer, well made drinks, and good food. However, I came back here after 11 PM and the place totally change. They move table out of the bar to make a big dance floor and the... More

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157 reviews 157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Do yourself a favor and choose another place to eat. The only thing that was really good was the beer. The Bacon Mac and Cheese was floating in a creamy base (not good), the ribs were very basic and the crab claws, in just a horrible bar-b-que sauce, destroyed a very expensive shellfish. Our server, Tiffany, said that our order... More

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Encinitas, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great atmosphere but the food was very spotty. Waffle and quail appetizer above average. Mac n cheese was good. Corn side was by far the best thing our party of four had. My steak was way over cooked. Medium rare was well done and the quality of the meat was subpar. The rest of the food was ok. Service was... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stopped in on a Sunday around noon and I was hoping to get the crabcakes I had seen on a yelp review. We were handed a menu that had lunch on the back and brunch on the front. The crabcakes were nowhere to be found so they must be a dinner item. I didn't see any brunch items I... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This spot is right on the corner going into Encinitas. It has a great HH and amazing flat breads. It fills up quick so the earlier the better, we went at 5 and found parking in the back. If you are looking for a quiet diner this is not the place it is load and entertaining

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Leucadia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a great place for a beer with lunch. They have a nice selection of local beers with rotating taps. The menu has a decent variety and most of it is quite good. The Shrimp & Grits and Gumbo are both delicious and ample. The Fish and Chips is good, but not really what you would expect from the... More

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San Diego, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have been to Union Kitchen & Tap once during their lunch once at dinner (two nights ago). I personally prefer going there at lunch. Their food is really good... I have had their flat bread, their burger and poutine (an appetizer). Everything was very tasty (although Friday night the service was a tad bit slow, but it was the... More

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San Diego, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Came here on a Saturday night. The bar area was packed with couples and groups of all sizes. It was lively and fun. We opted to eat dinner in the dining room, which was much quieter and muted. Our waiter was awesome and gave really genuinely helpful advice on what to order. The prosciutto flatbread was a highlight but everything... More

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