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“No Green Flash - But Great Food and Service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Green Flash
701 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3939 (Pacific Beach)
858-270-7715
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Price range: $22 - $35
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“No Green Flash - But Great Food and Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My wife and I sat outside at the Green Flash and were talking about the menu. Not our waiter, but a different one heard us commenting on some of the appetizers. He took it upon himself to bring some out, on the house, so we'd try it. That was the beginning of a pair of great dining experiences.

We had several different things -- all of them great! The server was attentive, but not overbearing or interrupting often.

We went back a couple days later and the server remembered us, what we liked, and did a great job of making the second experience every bit as good as the first.

Highly recommended if you're in the Pacific Beach area. Wonderful people watching from the boardwalk tables. On cool nights they have heaters. It was very comfortable.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good breakfast & great view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I arrived before the crowd and got a window seat for breakfast. The scrambled eggs with chorizo were very good, spicy without too much heat but a bit greasy. The early-morning view of the beach and ocean was incredible. There were a large number of "unique individuals: wandering up & down the beach which made people watching a treat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Food and View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a good place for breakfast (served all day.) Also great seafood and burgers. On the beach it's a cozy cafe with a view.

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Clive, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Seafood on the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had both lunch and dinner at this restaurant during our trip to San Diego in September. We really enjoyed crab legs at dinner time. The menu was much better at dinner time. The lunch menu was more oriented toward the beachcomber during the day. But it is fun to watch the beachgoers from the patio dining. At dinner time, if you are lucky, you can see the sunset.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“GREAT DINING VIEWS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Good food right on the boardwalk. You can enjoy passers by white dining in a friendly atmosphere. We were there for breakfast and had very good omelettes!

Visited December 2012
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