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“Wouldn't miss it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of S D Chicken Pie Shop

S D Chicken Pie Shop
2633 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 295-0156
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Ranked #557 of 3,683 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: American
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Wouldn't miss it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I've been eating at the Chicken Pie Shop since I was a kid. I'm over 50 now, live in Pittsburgh and miss the place like it was part of my family. We just visited San Diego and returned to the Chicken Pie Shop and I think the food got better if that's possible. What a great product for a great price. We filled up and left with frozen pies to take home to Pittsburgh. If you have time, GO! You won't be sorry.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hickory Creek, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Dinner Meals, for the price in San Diego.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This diner has without a doubt, the best dinner meals available, for the price, in all of San Diego. Their specialty is the chicken pie dinner. This is the meal I usually eat when I go there. I always try to go at least once whenever I'm in town. They have other menu items available as well. An example of the prices on my last visit for lunch was about $8.00 per meal (Chicken Pot Pie meal) which included dessert and side dishes and soft drink. Don't let the appearance of this restuarant fool you. Great food, great prices and great service. Do yourselves a huge favor, and make it a point of eating at The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“It's all about the Chicken & the best Chicken Pot Pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Even after all these years.. This is still one of my favorite restraunts. They have the best Chicken Pot Pie bar none. Be warned .. If you order a chicken fried steak it will be fried chicken and not beef.
You can not beat the value here when A pot pie dinner still comes with a slice of homemade pie for desert!
Like the cows say "eat more chicken"! Mooo

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Encinitas, CA
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67 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Absolutely one of my favorite places to eat chicken pot pie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Is it sad that I actually have the phone # and address for this place programmed into my phone?!?!

As some other reviewers have mentioned, this place has been around for a LOOOOOONG time. I first heard about it over 10 years ago when it was a featured tv news story on local SD businesses (with Aloha Taylor presenting!). Yes, the prices were not what they used to be (you can actually see a sign hanging on one of the walls that shows how "cheap" the pies used to be!), but you still will not find a better deal for a FULL meal, including a drink and a slice of one of their delicious fruit or cream pies! Their chicken pot pies are true comfort food at its best for a great deal!

You can even purchase frozen chicken pies (and fixin's) to take home with you and heat up when you're ready to eat them. I used to do that all the time!

Service is great, decorations on the wall add to the classic style of this classic diner, and the value can't be beat! I don't live close by, so we have to plan special trips just to come down to eat here. And it's so worth it! (Menu with prices at this URL: http://sdpieshop.menutoeat.com/index.cfm)

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Maarten
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Just like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This dine is a relic of times long past. It hasn't changed since it opened in what, the 50's (my guess). The Chicken Pot Pie dinner is to die for...and the price is so great you will about pass out.

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