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2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
619-298-8440
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Neighborhood Casual Eatery

They do a nice job here! If you are in the mood to eat out, don't want to have to dress up and want some home cooked comfort type food - head to Adams Avenue Grill. It is a great go-to place that has been around a long time. They have an extensive menu with items to please everyone (even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Vikki K
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San Diego, California
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Excellent food and service. This restaurant is a jewel. Fabulous French Onion soup, Cobb salad and an incredible chocolate cake dessert with a Shamrock on top. I can honestly say that everything that came out of the kitchen looked scrumptious... Definitely somewhere I will return to!

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were staying right around the corner from this restaurant but didn't notice it until we needed a place to eat before heading to the airport. Last San Diego restaurant of our vacation but definitely not the least. Our server Kelly was very good, great at suggesting menu items and honest about portions. Chop chop salad was fresh and tasty,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very enjoyable decor and atmosphere when we walked in. Wait staff very helpful, offering options, asking about our tastes. Thanks Luke! Good coffee! The French Toast is outstanding. Pancakes are mouthwatering delicious! Will be return soon.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went to Adams on a recommendation of some family. Located in a small neighborhood we went with 5 people for lunch one afternoon. We found the menu eclectic, but with good choices for everyone. Had the onion rings as a starter they were good not great which would describe most items we had. The only thing not enjoyed was the... More 

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They do a nice job here! If you are in the mood to eat out, don't want to have to dress up and want some home cooked comfort type food - head to Adams Avenue Grill. It is a great go-to place that has been around a long time. They have an extensive menu with items to please everyone (even... More 

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IPSWICH SUFFOLK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Another of our regular San Diego eateries , had dinner here as it's just at the end of the block from where we stay , had a great dinner , menu is very good and often varied , the food is plentiful and of a very high standard , our server was very friendly , attentive, and helpful and we... More 

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Nipomo, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A very diverse menu and beautiful presentation. I got the eggs caprese so two over easy eggs with polenta, fresh basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic reduction. Outstanding. My friend ordered the creme brulee soaked french toast with berry compote and fresh chantilly cream. His was also amazing!!

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san diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not in your main tourist area, this neighborhood charmer rates a visit. Locals and business folks frequent the small restaurant. You have class in the service and ambiance and sass in the meals offered. They know their regulars, but treat newcomers like long last family. Breakfast and lunch overlap in time available - so for those that like breakfast at... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Had breakfast at the grill this morning with a friend. The seating service was prompt and super friendly. We had a corner table which had a window and comfy pillows! Our server was very friendly and attentive but not overbearing. I had the Texas cinnamon french toast and my friend had the lavender infused french toast. Both meals were very... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have eaten at this Grill several times during visits to San Diego. We have never been disappointed, their food is consistently good. The Pot Roast is always a favorite. The prices are reasonable. It is off the tourist track, so it serves mostly locals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-298-8440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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