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Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe

Certificate of Excellence
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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Conroe, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Pie Shop, as it's known by locals, is a great place to go for comfort food. The breakfasts are especially delicious, and the homemade pies are scrumptious. The variety of both pies and meals is very wide, and there's something here for everyone.

Thank agalleno
Carlsbad, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family run coffee shop/restaurant. My family has been coming here for 15 years because of the great food, fast and friendly service, plus the pies are cooked fresh on the premises. It has an old fashioned feel serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer senior discounted meals plus a complete children's menu. Wine and beer is... More 

Thank LaCostaKeith
Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Had breakfast here one morning, food was great, I had the Chorizo scramble and it was delicious. The pancakes were really big and tasty too! Staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Keith U
St. Louis
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Comfy restaurant that looks like it hasn't changed in 40 years. Excellent staff and a good breakfast - they know their niche and are good at it. Really large menu, beautiful pies of all varieties. We were hesitant to try it, and were glad we did.

Thank Deborah M
San Diego, California
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181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The food came out pretty quick the service was also very fast I would ask for real butter if I go again and the food was pretty good

Thank joseph d
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Visiting from Michigan and family in CA recommended Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe for breakfast. The place was busy, but we were seated right away. Immediate service to the table and a short time later a great breakfast served. We had everything from waffles and pancakes to eggs and sausage and omelettes. Both the food and service was nothing short... More 

Thank Andrew V
Appleton, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Location is good of highway and staff friendly, quantity plentiful but kids chicken nuggets dry and beef sandwich was tough. Was disappointed with the higher TA rating. Maybe caught on bad day.

Thank TravelerG8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?