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Wine Steals

1243 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92147
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Ranked #1,486 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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English first
San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's rare that I can enjoy an evening out and feel that I should have paid more. The food is great, the wines are excellent, and the staff is welcoming and efficient. The happy hour is a steal (the pizzas, at $2 a slice, have never disappointed) and the weekend specials make it way too tempting to stay home. Dog... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wine Steals is terrible! Dont waste your time or money. Dont get me wrong.. Its an ok bar.. as far as scenery.. but the staff sucks so much its not worth it. Particularly Clayton the manager! He is not worth going there. He will ruin your night! He ruined mine! Been there.. done that.. cya!

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Carlsbad, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My family (uncle, aunt, and her husband) and I were looking for a place to stop for a late lunch/early dinner when we happened to walk by Wine Steals. We popped in to see if they had food and found out that we could do wine tastings as well (they only do wine tasting a couple days a week and... More

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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

A hot Saturday afternoon, and you need a cool glass of Chardonnay to set the world straight. So we parked ourselves at Wine Steals on University Ave. Well informed and helpul staff, the lady serving us was great. So was the unofficial entertainment. A group of housewives on a Saturday Afternoon. They were viscious to their absent comrades, highly indiscreet... More

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San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Dunno why but every time I leave that place, I have the feeling of been ripped off... especially when I ordered the cheese tray.. I mean, there are few tiny cheesy bites and five slices of bread and the price is kinda expensive considering that there is also nothing cooked. One of the bartender once told me that those are... More

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Oceanside, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We like to go to Wine Steals for several glasses of wine during their happy hour. The prices are great and even better during happy hour. They have a huge selection of bottled wine that you can shop from in the back. You can then pay a corkage fee and drink it there. They also have a large selection of... More

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San Diego, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We went to the Wine Steals in Cardiff on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was fun. We love that it is dog friendly. Our dog, Brady, was not the only dog there. There were mostly adults and some kids and babies. We has such a nice time. The service was very good but the food was great.... More

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San Diego
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6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

A group of us frequent wine steals quite often. They have quite a few wines to choose from- often we get a bottle and the prices are very good- no huge mark ups. Pizza slices are yummy- and so are the regular pizzas- ordered one with a cabernet sauce> so so good. Staff is friendly and they know about their... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Head into Wine Steals on a night when they waive the corkage fees for an excellent deal. Bottles range from $10+, but you won't find any of the usual bargain brands you might from CVS. All the wines I have had here I've liked. The mood is geared around enjoying a bottle of wine with friends and sharing a snack.... More

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38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This could also be a "snacky-type" meal and that would be great too. Wonderful assortment of wines, cheeses and other nibblies. The flatbreads are more along the line of a meal. The cardiff location is a great place to sit on the patio, have some wine, cheese and meats while watching the sunset. The staff is also great with wine... More

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