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The Mission Restaurant

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3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-9060
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mission Beach...what's not to like

Great food as always. Went during prime time, had about a 30 minute wait. Very well worth it. All the dishes look delicious. I don't think you can find a bad meal here and you won't leave hungry. Parking isn't easy but you find it if you try. Mission Beach is just behind you and the Pacific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I wanted to love this place as I had done nothing but talk it up after reading many reviews and talked to a few locals. So, when my family and I made the decision to eat here, I was kinda disappointed in the food. The service was good, the ambiance is nice but the food was just so-so. My meal... More 

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LaGrange
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37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great food as always. Went during prime time, had about a 30 minute wait. Very well worth it. All the dishes look delicious. I don't think you can find a bad meal here and you won't leave hungry. Parking isn't easy but you find it if you try. Mission Beach is just behind you and the Pacific ocean just a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have the internet to thank for this delicious breakfast place. We had to wait close to 25 minutes to get a table, which I was loathe to do (I get hangry quickly in the morning) but it took so long to find a place to park and every other restaurant in the area seemed just as busy so we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to both locations several times. The lines at the original Mission Beach location are definitely much worse. They start at 8:30am. We got there at 9:30. They told us 45 min, took maybe 35. The french toast is probably one of the best I've ever had. I also love their chicken apple sausage, pan fried potatoes. The huevos... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

well, I'm used to small breakfasts in Europe, actually we have no breakfast culture in the Netherlands. Maybe we need some of these "Mission" restaurants in holland!? For very first time I went to this cafe and loved the food! At the door, when I saw the long line waiting to have seat, I doubted if I really want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visited on a Sat morning, which is an expected busy time. Had to wait for a bit but it was definitely worth it. Best house coffee I've ever had and the French toast is second to none. Friendly staff. Great environment.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We got seated very quickly (on a wednesday) for breakfast. This place can get packed. Good Service. Good food selection and also to note, good coffee selection. Be cautious however food is very expensive. French Toast, Pancakes, 2 OJ's and 2 House Coffee's. $47.00

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were seated quickly, waited on quickly and let to sit to enjoy our breakfast and coffee. Granola and fruit was good as was the cinnamon toast with fresh fruit - all very fresh. Would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Have been for breakfast numerous times and will continue going back. The food is great. Only downside is that it is noisy. Besides that it is a gem.

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San Rafael, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Breakfasts are amazing, espcially the Mexican specialties. The size of the plates is stupendous, so maybe share - if you have kids, they should definitely share. The service and quality are worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Mission Beach
  • Neighborhood: Mission Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 488-9060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?