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The 3rd Corner

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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
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897 South Coast Hwy, Suite F-104, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 942 2104
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Carlsbad, CA
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your in the mood for wine and something special to eat, this is the place for you. There are tables inside or outside and seating in the bar area. Many different wines in the many areas of this unique restaurant. Pick out what you want and take it with you or drink at your table. We did both. I... More 

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PA
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160 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

But often eat at sister restaurant in OB. House cab was very good and inexpensive.. Salad and shrimp were fine, but Brussel sprouts were deep fried. Not good for late night.

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Thank NLtravels
Encinitas, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Under new management, 3rd Corner, formerly one of our favorite restaurants, has lost a significant number of its experienced and knowledgable waitstaff. Our last waiter was inexperienced and unprofessional in every way. Now we've heard that Chef Lincoln, who was absolutely brilliant, especially at wine pairings for their wine dinners, has left. This is just too much! We don't plan... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had heard about the good food here for quite some time and decided to try it on a weekday happy hour. Stepped inside to three young men discussing something at the front reception area. After more discussion and taking the time to look us up and down, one of them decided to ask how many in our party. Turn-off... More 

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Thank love2dineout11
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We've been going to 3rd corner for years. New restaurants always pop up in and around Encinitas but we always end up coming back to 3rd corner on the weekends as its one of the few places you can make reservations, always get a good meal, with great service and reasonable prices. I've never been disappointed. Not to mention the... More 

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salt lake city
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Exceptionally deliciously chicken liver pate along with excellent wine selections. This being a wine store is a plus when needing to grab wine to take home.

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San Marcos, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We recently had an opportunity to visit twice within two weeks. Both occasions two couples for dinner , quality on both occasions, food , service staff excellent selections , short ribs best ever. Our only issue minor, the tables at the far end of the bar area a bit noisy part of the issue some folks very proud of themselves... More 

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Thank Dave A
San Marcos, California
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661 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Well this is a tough review to write. Because the place is very cool and the service was excellent less one major error. My wife ordered the prefix dinner, there were two choices red snapper or pork loin. She ordered the fish because she wants to eat more fish. Anyway, after the order we had our server change. The new... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant always has delicious food and great wine. The decor is all about wine. Wine corks and barrels everywhere. It can get crowded and noisy so conversation may be difficult. Sitting outside may solve that problem. Service is usually good.

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Thank 419Kathy
San Marcos, California
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Have had dinner many times - overall enjoyable. If it was our first time dining, the rating would be 3 since service was slow and one of the fish entrées arrived overcooked and lukewarm. You can choose your bottle of wine from their wine selections (also a wine store). Whether having wine with your meal or just purchasing a bottle,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 897 South Coast Hwy, Suite F-104, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760 942 2104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?