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Apple Alley Bakery

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2122 Main, Julian, CA 92036
760-765-2532
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best apple pie in town.

One of the locals told us to go here. Delicious! You can't possibly be disappointed! Go to the Birdwatchers store too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
lindaruc
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the locals told us to go here. Delicious! You can't possibly be disappointed! Go to the Birdwatchers store too.

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El Cajon, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for pie on a Sunday afternoon. I had apple and my wife, who is a fan of tartness, had the strawberry rhubarb. Both were very good. This is a small place on Main Street. In addition to pie, they also serve lunch. Having had lunch here in the past, I can recommend that as well.

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Thank Don C
San Diego
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought the Apple Boysenberry pie to take home to San Diego ... Wow, it was delicious! The Crumble topping made it perfect. Try it!

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Thank Beverlitza
Claremont, California
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here on the recommendations of friends. The have an assortment of apple pies to choose from. I had warm apple caramel with vanilla ice cream. Delicious!!!

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Thank Alison S
Carlsbad, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a weekday between Christmas and New Year when everyone else in SoCal decided to drive to Julian too. An hour wait for lunch in most restaurants until we found this little place. Not fancy, but get in line and order your sandwich and pie and you'll be very happy. You'll get your sandwich in a hurry and... More 

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Thank Karen W
Vail, Arizona
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

On the recommendation of our server from another restaurant, we decided to try the pies at Apple Alley Bakery. We like to visit businesses suggested by the locals. Of the two pieces of pies we tried, the apple-cherry crumble was by far the best. The crust was very good. We also had the strawberry-rhubarb with a regular double pie crust.... More 

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Thank desertrose52
Julian, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Too bad more people don't know about this fantastic pie shop. They have the BEST cookies in town and their caramel pecan apple pie is so pretty that I always purchase them for special occasions and gifts. I'm a local and would never wait in the long lines across the street when this one is so good!

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Thank TravelinNancy
Julian, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I love going here! The bakery items are fantastic and the lunch specials are one of the best deals in town. You can get a half sandwich, soup or salad and a piece of one of their wonderful pies for less than $10. The servers are always welcoming and friendly. If you go on the weekends, look for local musician... More 

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Thank Cheryl E
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

September 5, 2015. This was our third visit to the Apple Alley Bakery, this time we visited with friends. This was by far the busiest it has ever been but it was smack dab in the middle of the apple picking season. We got wraps and our friend got the vegetarian sandwich with fresh lemonade. We didn't get ice cream... More 

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Thank Kevin B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The best apple streudel in Julian! Hubby and I both had this and loved it. They also have a sweet patio area tucked away from the hustle bustle of the tourist areas and is also pet friendly, while being shaded by Granny Smith apple trees. How charming is that!?! They have an apple-cherry pie that is to die for...it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2122 Main, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: 760-765-2532

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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