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101 Diner

552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“potatoes” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a treat, sit at the counter and watch the magic as three people use an assembly line process to make your meal. Everything I have tried has been incredible! The food is well priced and comes quickly. Waitresses have all been nice and friendly....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for late breakfast/early lunch on a Thursday. The 101 Diner is a 50s type place with inside booths, a counter, back yard patio and tables along the street. It was too warm for dining in the sunshine so we opted for an...More

Thank gordonc11
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We came for brunch, great mix of traditional favourites, big portions, nice service and relaxed environment in the heart of this smart beach town.

Thank Marklound
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a kind of place that I love so much... good food, amazing service and not too high pricing. Tasty juices, all the coffee you can drink and the best options for having a good breakfast and lunch. Highly recommended!

Thank RamiMcTersse
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The previous the great reviews all are spot on with the great compliments on the food. I sat at the counter where I could watch and interact with the cooks. The location is great and the diner is simply what it states. A diner. I...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty over/medium eggs, and homemade breakfast potatoes with a hint of garlic and good rye bread. My wife ordered crispy bacon and it came out just right. Pleasant cafe to sit outside and people watch although outside seating is limited. There is a back...More

Thank Jawdet A
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We stopped for breakfast and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly and warm and the food came out quickly. Everything was really good, from the cornbeef hash to the banana pancakes. It was a perfect kick off to the morning!

Thank LauLeePop3545
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

One of the best breakfasts ever!Cozy place. Great service. Prices are fantastic. I highly recommend this place.

Thank susie b
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the mood for a diner breakfast, this will be exactly what you expect. The small bar is full of single diners reading newspapers; while the booths hold families visiting the nearby beach. Our food was great (especially the crepes) and the service...More

Thank laurak022
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My Husband and I went for a Wednesday breakfast and all the tables were full and so we sat at the counter. It reminds me of the places that are in Penna. Scott the owner is also the chef and he is fun ,fast and...More

Thank PeggyChism
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sharon p
July 14, 2017|
Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Give them a call, but I'm pretty sure it's "first cone, first served"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-2123
  • E-mail
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