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“Poor attitudes” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Crest Cafe

Crest Cafe
425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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Ranked #177 of 4,168 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poor attitudes”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was there on a Sunday after church. Waiters all seemed like they resented being there and serving their guests.

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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Home Style Meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This place looks like a little hole in the wall in Hillcrest but once your inside it's bigger then it looks and the smell of their home cooked meals will make you glad you came! We've eaten here several times and everything has been fantastic. The service has been fast and friendly and the food hot and tasty with a wide selection of items to choose from.

If your looking for just plain great food and in a comfortable but nothing fancy setting, this is the place for you.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Paso, Texas
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168 reviews 168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“cool diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great little diner in the Hillcrest neighvorhood. They've got a very wide selection of burgers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and other diner fare.Service was good and the desserts (especially the croissant bread pudding) were awesome!

Visited July 2012
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Healthy tasty choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

I had breakfast today in this restaurant, the food was excellent I order the angus beef hash OMG, it was delicious !! I am into a really healthy lifestyle and this dish did not make me feel guilty at all, it was the right serving size and the side was fresh fruit. I really enjoy it! And I'll be coming back.

    • 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poor PR”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Tried to use an online coupon from a thrid party. The waiter refused to honor it - said it was not authorized by them and was very rude to us! It was the same as a special that was to start 2 hours later than we arrived. We posted comments on their website and they were instantly deleted. The owner contacted us via email and was very nasty. There are so many other choices in San Diego that we took our hard-earned money to a restaurant that was very welcoming. Crest Cafe has been permanently crossed off our list!

Visited April 2012
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