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“Very, very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cheese Shop

Cheese Shop
2165 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 459-3921
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Ranked #27 of 1,263 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
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Chino, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very, very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I ate here twice. I tried a bit of about 6 different sandwiches and my favorite was the pork loin one. It is DELICIOUS. The staff is great.They are friendly and inviting.

The reason they are short of the coveted 5 stars is because they do not have a very organized system for handling customers, especially during the busy lunch rush. You have to literally ask everyone standing around if they're in line to order, to pick up/pay or just browsing. It is a little hectic.

But because their food and service is so great, they get the 4 star mark .

Visited April 2012
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New Cumberland, PA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall, but Great Sandwiches and Old-Fashioned Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I don't know how long The Cheese Shop has been around , but it looks like a long time, which attests to their popularity. They have a varied list of items - we were there for lunch, so we ordered sandwiches. Mine was delicious pork, but we passed all of them around and there wasn't a bad one in the bunch. They have an interesting selection of beverages and candy, with dining on the sidewalk. Since it was a beautiful day, it was perfect for dining al fresco. Of course, when isn't it a beautiful day in La Jolla?

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Sandwiches are very FRESH!!! Prices are high but you get lots for your $$$$...sandwiches are HUGE. Get there before the lunch rush otherwise your choice of fresh breads may not be available. One of our fav spots while in La Jolla. One plus....only two blocks from the beach. :-)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poplarville
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Best Oatmeal Cookies!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

The sandwiches were pretty good. They were over priced for just getting meat and cheese on bread. I had the turkey jack avocado sandwich. It was pretty dry. Do not get their homemade honey mustard. It is not sweet and is spicy hot. The best thing to get at the Cheese Shop is their OATMEAL COOKIES! They are the best cookies I have ever eaten. Make sure you get several b/c after you try one you will want another.

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“really cute place, sandwitches are yummy, and cool cheese haha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

really cute place, sandwitches are yummy, and cool cheese haha

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