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3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 234-5789
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Ranked #642 of 4,094 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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1 review
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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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So I live a block from here and my boyfriend and I come about once a month on week days. It's always so so when we come because it's close and they have a good coffee cake. Today it was busy because its Saturday and we were asked to write our name on the wait sheet. We saw a few... More 

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San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We live in San Diego and rarely get out of the bubble of our neighborhood. We decided to bust out and spend the weekend at the Hotel Del Coronado and ended our adventure with breakfast at the Big Kitchen. YOU MUST GO HERE. The food is completely solid, coffee is strong but not bitter and the attitude and smile that... More 

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Groningen, Nederland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast 5 times in a row and we chose everytime something different. We ordered salsa as well which is the best. The owner Judy the Beauty was very friendly and helpfull. The placd is packed with personal pictures so never a dull moment there.

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Binghamton, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If the owner is in she will give you the biggest welcome you have ever had. It is a fun an exciting place to have breakfast in a cute part of town. Whoopi Goldberg use to wash dish here! food taste like it is from your mammas kitchen. it is a place that is super casual, but don't be fooled... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Take a ride to South Park/Golden Hill for a breakfast or lunch treat you will not forget. If you are lucky you will find Lucy...The Beauty on Duty. If she does not find you for some strange reason, ask if she is in. Once you meet her you will not forget her. She has been treating customers to special joys... More 

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San Diego, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Went recently for lunch and was very disappointed. Not only was the food not good but the service was nothing to write home about. Our waiter was not friendly, did not come back to check on us and seemed put out when I asked for a refill on my iced tea. My hamburger was so-so and had a funny chemical... More 

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Chula Vista
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This place has one of the best breakfast menus in town! Lots of art and pics on the walls. Some really cool outdoor seating as well as the old fashioned stools if you are alone or with one person and both like to chit chat with locals! Judy is infamous for helping bring that area (now called North Park) up... More 

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Del Mar
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

As a Former South Park resident before it was a hipster enclave, this was one of my favorite places for breakfast and lunch. Judy the Beauty still remains loving and a big supporter of her hood. However, her employees must play her like a fiddle, that's the only reason I can think of for the sub-par service we received when... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've dined here many times and the food is always great. Judi the owner is usually there and very friendly. The place is tiny and really busy on weekends. Worth the wait for some down home comfort food. Huge portions and freshly made breakfast items. Come for lunch and try the veggie lasagne, its' great.

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Additional Information about Big Kitchen

Address: 3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102
Phone Number: (619) 234-5789
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Café, Sandwiches

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