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Big Kitchen

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American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 234-5789
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I met the owner and she is incredible!!

We at breakfast outside on a beautiful day. The food is fresh and plentiful and the server good. I enjoyed the owner of 35 years, who still works with all aspects, including serving!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We at breakfast outside on a beautiful day. The food is fresh and plentiful and the server good. I enjoyed the owner of 35 years, who still works with all aspects, including serving!!!

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A visit to Judy the Beauty at Big Kitchen is a must when visiting San Diego. Judy and her staff are attentive and generous as are the portions!! Don't leave without trying the coffee cake.

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jusserchn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We decided to visit the Big Kitchen with our 2 boys. Boy the place was packed! After a 20 minute wait we were seated. The dinning room isn't very large, but the staff accommodated us the best they could. The potatoes are very tasty and the orange juice was freshly squeezed. Prices are on the high side for breakfast. The... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Judy the beauty on duty owns this unique restaurant. Lot's of actors/actresses have worked here including Woopie Goldberg. They have large breakfasts such as egg dishes, pancakes, most delicious oatmeal, and much more. Lots of variety, fun place to visit, not fast food, more for relaxing, people watching, and chatting with friends and family.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We found this place by chance while we were staying in nearby Sherman Heights. Sitting out on the sidewalk, we enjoyed the fresh selections provided here for breakfast. The service was good and very friendly. The real joy of going here however is meeting Judy (The Beauty), who owns the restaurant. She greets everyone with a smile and engaging conversation.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Good good, well seasoned potatoes. Condiment containers made me think twice about putting ketchup on my food (so i didn't) updated tableware/tablecloths would definitely make it feel a little cleaner. Food wise though it was great!

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Found this unique cafe through Trip Advisor search. It has an old school decor of photos, many autographed, pinned to the walls. The photos have yellowed and curled with age. Being an old guy, I can appreciate the 70's style photography. Brings back great memories. They even have a foot tall stuffed Opus wearing a blue and orange striped tie...just... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place has been around for a long time and continues to serve up a decent breakfast. Not sure the food is the draw here as much as funkiness of it. Definitely give it a try when in the area. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a special experience you'll have here! We were looking for "something local" while waiting for Costco a few miles away to open. Thank you, Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed!!! Judy "the Beauty" was there, charming the customers and running around with more energy than I can hope to muster any day of my life (and I ran a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I took my girlfriend and her mom to get some breakfast. We ordered and waited for the food. When it arrived, the server was missing more then half my order and had forgot to give us silverware. Just before the sever was going to leave, my girlfriends mom asked for the silverware and I asked about the rest of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 234-5789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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