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$8 - $8
American, Cafe, Diner, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 3, 2021

We were looking for a classic Carlsbad breakfast place and found it at Don's. Great food, excellent service even with the Covid restrictions. The staff was very nice and eager to help. They have several options for eggs benedict, and their food was fresh and...delicious. We highly recommend Don's Country Kitchen.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Slightly off the main drag but easy to find. A place where the locals go to eat. Busy but not too long a wait. ...about 15 minutes. Great friendly service. Huge plate full of food.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

I eat here every time I come to Carlsbad. Get the chiliquiles the green chili ones. And the staff is uber nice.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 29, 2019

The title for the “Best biscuit/gravy” was a TKO, for Frank’s in BRLA! I decided... Keep partying, we’re here all week!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Sausage gravy yumminess?check. huge portions? Check. Nice area where you can walk for a little while to use up some of those calories you just ingurgitate.check. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Basic breakfast and lunch diner with plenty of choices at very reasonable prices including daily specials and senior specials. Fluffy pancakes, large slices of bacon, and eggs done the way we like em. Bottomless coffee. Place is old and could use a deep cleaning. Parking...can be problematic at times. Old donut shop next store has the best donuts in town!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Wow...bring your appetite or a friend to help. The food was great, service was friendly and the portions are huge. You have to love a place that has home-fries AND hash browns!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 7, 2019

This place has lots and lots to choose from and it all looks good! One of the “bread” choices to go with eggs and meat is a biscuit and gravy rather than toast. It comes on a salad plate heaping with very tasty sausage gravy...a...meal in itself. It also came with hash browns or country fries which are skin-on red potatoes with onions and green peppers. Coffee was great and never empty. Good service from the moment we walked in.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Great coffee with continuous refills is only the beginning of a great breakfast at Don's. Nothing exciting, just good eggs, pancakes, and omletts to choose from and choice of indoor or outside settings.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2019

We received such a nice warm welcome as soon as we walked into Don's country kitchen. Our waiter was efficient and provided us with excellent service? She was very knowledgable in regards to the menu and any allergy questions I had. All of our food...was delicious and the portions were very generous which they let us know before we ordered. Overall great breakfast fast service and attentive wait staff. If we are in the area again we will be visiting Don't Country Kitchen.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Nice to have a home cooked breakfast away from home. Located on a main drive, diner appeal to a couple of East coast folks. Folks were friendly with a good full menu that did not disappoint. Outside seating as well. They us feel at home...glad we stopped and started our day here. Nothing fancy just a good local place to have a meal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2019

This is your typical diner type place with great quality breakfast as that's all I have ever eaten here. Never had a bad experience which says a lot. Eggs, toast, turkey sausage all the favorites including pancakes.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a fine diner that served me a basic breakfast just as I ordered it. Nothing fancy but everything right. For that I rate it thumbs up!

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Good food and the prices were very reasonable. Good American comfort food. If I am in the area again I would stop by again. Breakfast served all day. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We were on vacation in Carlsbad and found this place on TripAdvisor and had planned on going here. We met up with some friends and they actually took us here before we had a chance to go because they loved it so much. We all...loved our dishes. I had the special and it was so good. The servers were wonderful. We ate outside and they were still very attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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March 27, 2017|
Response from 980victorl | Reviewed this property |
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November 22, 2016|
Response from 980victorl | Reviewed this property |
It is a tradition there. But I think it's early like for breakfast. Call on Wednesday to confirm.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Don's Country Kitchen

Yes, Don's Country Kitchen offers takeout services.

Don's Country Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5