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Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe

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American, Diner
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950 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3413
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again we had dinner at the Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe in Carlsbad. Once again we were not disappointed. We had the Senior Meal. Ground Round Steak with grilled onions and mushrooms; the entree included soup or salad and dessert. The soups of the day were chicken tortilla and beef barley, both of them delicious. The ground round steak... More 

Thank helena a
Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Village Kitchen has been around forever. Food is consistently good and very reasonably priced. Well worth stopping in for breakfast!

Thank USNAsponsormom
San Marcos, California, United States
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is always my family's go to place to eat. They have a wide variety of items on their menu for every one. From hamburgers to prime rib. They even have beer and wine.

Thank Dara M
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263 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go once a week for breakfast and occasionally for dinner. No atmosphere but good food and very good pie, especially the lemon merangue. I like an oatmeal breakfast with blueberries. One of few place one can find liver and onions, a personal favorite.

Thank Alan K
Forest Falls, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went for a late breakfast, late lunch. I ordered the 1/2 sandwich, salad and Pie. It was amazing. You have to try the pecan pull-aparts. This is one of our favorite coffee shops when we are on vacation in Carlsbad. The breakfast specials during the week before 11 are outstanding. We love the old-time coffee shop atmosphere, booths, malts,... More 

Thank Debbie J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

A friend told us about this place. Their pies are baked fresh daily. This time we tried their fresh peach pie since it is in season. It was so delicious. Call in advance to make sure they have one available.

Thank shar888
Friendswood, Texas
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Our son introduced us to this place when we came to a nephew's wedding several years ago. We always stop in when we are in the area. There is a wide selection of pies and we have tried several and they are always great. We have had breakfast and lunch here too. The portions are generous. The breakfast was good,... More 

Thank Buck W
Conroe, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ate here on a Monday evening. Fast service, very friendly wait staff, way too much food for a "senior plate," in my opinion. I could not eat half of mine, and my husband couldn't quite finish his! The senior plate includes freshly made sourdough bread with your appetizer (soup or salad), a healthy sized serving of food, and a... More 

Thank Msbuni
San Jose, CA
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had dinner, and the spinach salad was very good. There are a lot of specials and choices, including 1/2 sandwich, soup and slice of pie for $11. The pie is to die for. Fresh peach pie and coconut cream were really good.

Thank kizosj
Dallas, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

So many people liked this place, so we (2 couples) decided to revisit after many years. Waitress seemed overbooked and a little dittsy but also nice. She did take almost 8 minutes to ask if I could get all white meat if I ordered the fried chicken. Answer was no. My dh ordered the chicken fried steak and it was... More 

Thank Janice F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-729-6414
Combination full service restaurant and bakery. Northeast Corner of Tamarack and Pio Pico Drove, right beside entrance to I-5 northbound.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?