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631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Ranked #60 of 322 Restaurants in Oceanside
Price range: $8 - $15
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: This is the 85th year the 101 Café has conducted business along the Historic US Highway 101 in Oceanside. One reason for our longevity is that we have adapted to our customer’s needs since 1928. Hours from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM every day. Our goal is happy satisfied Guest.
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English first
Carlsbad, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Down home cooking, pleasant atmosphere. Always go to O'side just for 101 Cafe. Way better than a chain restaurant. Reminds me of the good 'ole days.

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Elbert, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Chandra is great waitress, attentive and helpful with ideas to visit in the area. Burgers hand pressed and cooked to order.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

3 Years ago on vacation in Carlsbad we ate at the '101' & enjoyed Breakfast & Milk Shakes. We went back again that year & again the past 2 Holiday's from our Solana Beach condo. They have fun names for your Breakfast. We've always enjoyed our food, we start by ordering house made Chocolate Malts. Bob's usual is the 'Deep... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Gave this a try hoping it would be one of those "hole-in-the-wall" diners we all discover once in a blue moon. Sadly, 😩 that was not the expectation. The food disappointed. The pancakes were rubbery. The spinach omelette was lukewarm. The cheese inside the omelette was not fully melted. Hash browns were 👎. The reason for the two stars? The... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just a little corner hole in the wall that allows you to remembers days gone by. The menu is limited but it is worth a stop

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Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ate here for lunch and had the burger plate. The burger was average, the fries had a mealy texture and the service was bad, I had to keep popping up to get service. The onion rings were the best part of the experience. I don't think I have ever had fries that I left on the plate.

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Escondido, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good down home cooking, lots of comfort food, cool pics on the walls & info on local history. Blocks from the beach

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Husband and I went in for Breakfast on Sunday..it was busy, and only one waitress for the whole place till 9 a.m...ok, she did a good job and was friendly and the food was good. However, we went back a second time on Monday morning..7:30 a.m. not a soul in the place, and a different women was the waitress and... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was ok, service started out good but did not last long. We are visiting our time share and I kind of got the feeling if you were a local fine but tourists, are second fiddle.

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have eaten here on and off for years and the food is always good and the service always friendly. Great place to grab breakfast or lunch with friends.

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Additional Information about 101 Cafe

Address: 631 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: 760-722-5220
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian

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