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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I stopped in for dinner just a short walk down from the Econolodge. The waiter was exceptionally nice and informative. The food was excellent and very well priced. I had the Turkey dinner and a glass of wine. Can't wait to go back. Would love to try their breakfast.

Thank davei943
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. We were looking for something that was nice, not too expensive but not fast food. This was perfect! Good food, good service, good pies!

Thank Ruth M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast with our 2 year old grandson.. I had the corn beef hash with two eggs and potatoes... The hash was very good, eggs cooked perfectly, potatoes were very salty and had a strange coating of grease... My grandson had a quesadilla and the cheese was gross... He ate the applesauce... All in all the experience was... More 

Thank Sherry A

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?