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Elephant Bar

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105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
760 736-2200
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the French Onion Soup

This place is good for the 30's crowd.....too noisy for me in the dining area. Nice bar and appetizers, nice atmosphere and good service with a smile. Typical chain restaurant food with too many preservatives....good French Onion soup...Restaurant Row in San Marcos is a couple of blocks away.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
waterwoman1
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san marcos
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san marcos
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is good for the 30's crowd.....too noisy for me in the dining area. Nice bar and appetizers, nice atmosphere and good service with a smile. Typical chain restaurant food with too many preservatives....good French Onion soup...Restaurant Row in San Marcos is a couple of blocks away.

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New York City, New York
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232 reviews 232 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our daughter selected this chain restaurant, but I'll never submit to going there again. CA law requires that chains post calorie count for their food, and looking at this place's menu, there's barely an entree under 1,000 calories. One of the lowest was pot roast with mashed potatoes at just under 700 calories, and we didn't believe that. We think... More 

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Ramona, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a fun place with great food. Really noisy. It looks a little tired, but food was outstanding and the bloody Mary's were the best.

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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Elephant Bar is a fun place with great food and drinks! I nice roomy restaurant to meet friends for lunch, dinner or just drinks!

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Vancouver, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The atmosphere and location of this restaurant lends itself to tremendous potential, unfortunately, there is a lot to be desired here. The food was not bad, but just okay. Service was lackluster at best, with very little concern as to the experience of the customer. I would give it another shot, as there seems to be plenty of potential, but... More 

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Vista, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have heard so much about the Elephant Bar Restaurants and finally decided to check it out! We were pleasantly surprised and the great food and attentive staff. We enjoyed our evening and would recommend it to anyone looking for a NICE meal in a very pleasant environment, as mentioned above.

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San Marcos, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been here a couple of times. The most recent occasion I had an ahi salad. It wasn't very good. Service was slow. It took quite awhile for someone to come over and even longer to receive our drinks.

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san marcos, ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wow, Beer AND @1/3 lb. burger w/fries or salad FOR CHEAP! $6.00 ?! How do they even make money on this? Delish too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband took me here for a date night. He has been to the Elephant Bar before and swears that its good. The ambience was great. We came early on a Sunday night so fortunately we didn't wait to be seated (we didn't call for reservation). The ambience was perfect. They have great menu selection. So we ordered the garlic... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I like the Mongolian Beef. Tell the server to have them make it tender. I like the strawberry Lemonaide.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 South Las Posas Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760 736-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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