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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
760-471-0155
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Watch out for the Seafood !

My wife and I stopped by for lunch. I had the Chicken Parmesan and my wife had the shrimp salad.All was fine until we got home, my wife started to complain about her stomach and soon after that she was in the bathroom for most of the night. I woke up in the morning and had to take her to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Ed C
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Bonsall, California, United States
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Bonsall, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for lunch. I had the Chicken Parmesan and my wife had the shrimp salad.All was fine until we got home, my wife started to complain about her stomach and soon after that she was in the bathroom for most of the night. I woke up in the morning and had to take her to... More 

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Toronto
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188 reviews 188 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good was average but great value Found soup to be a tad salty but bread and butter really good Alfredo was a little too creamy

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate here our first night in town...the service was..ehhhh O.K. , we had a young waiter who may have been a bit inexperienced...but no worries, what ever we needed,we asked for and it was taken care of promptly. Good menu, very reasonably priced so all in all it was a good visit, and I do recommend it.So bon appetit... More 

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Bonita, California
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27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating at the Spaghetti Factory since. The 70s. The branch hasn't been open as long as the one in downtown SD. The food is consistent in all their restaurant. They have call ahead sitting which is good because you don't have to wait. When I call ahead I never wait more than 10 minutes. All. The restaurants are... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we have medical appointments in the area, we stop for a really nice dinner of the Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine and try to eat it all or bring it home for lunch. Nice touch of bread, a small salad and dessert included for a very reasonable price. Good service as well.

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San Marcos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i have been coming to TOSF for what seems like 40 years, first the downtown san diego location, and now here. Great food and a good time NEVER go out of style. Perfect for couples, families, dates and parties. A tremendous value with the quality of the dishes you will find here. It isn't Bussalacis, but it is not bad... More 

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Murrieta, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good atmosphere and lively vibe. We've been here with business colleagues and family over the years. Great salads, speghetti and lasagna. If you like veggies try the broccoli with special cheese (it starts with a M). It's soooo good!

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San Marcos, California
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248 reviews 248 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The atmosphere is noisy and in my opinion the food is mediocre at best. Kids love the Spaghetti because it is bland. I would classify it as institutional food.

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San Marcos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been to the San Marcos Spaghetti Factory many times over the past 5 years and enjoy the atmosphere and food. It is priced fairly, in my opinion. On the weekends it is very popular with hungry locals.

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Escondido, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was packed, with people standing outside the door waiting to be seated - obviously a popular place to eat for many, but not to my taste and not the place to go if you are used to made from scratch, flavorful food. Like the name of the restaurant implies - it's a factory, and the food taste like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-471-0155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?