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UNION Kitchen & Tap

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1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003 (J Street)
+1 760-230-2337
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An open air restaurant and bar alongside Coast Highway in Encinitas. Great people watching for both young and old. The food is more of an adjunct than a total focus here. Although the servings are hearty and show some creativity. The bar has an extensive capability to whip up the concoction that you desire, and if you can't think of... More 

Thank Garey C
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our breakfast & bloody Mary's. I enjoyed the green omelette and my husband had the chicken and waffles. Great tasting, good service and fun vibe.

Thank Susan A
Herndon, Virginia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Flatbreads as appetizers. The Tuna Poke was multidimensional and delicious. The Oak Room is very nice for quite conversation.

Thank Denise B
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the flatbread pizza but felt it was overpriced. All I got was flatbread and still felt hungry after I finished the meal. A small salad or some sort of side would have made this meal complete.

Thank Fiddling4ag
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try goat cheese and dog flatbread and shrimp and grits will surprise you. The bartender mixes a mean margarita. You have several tequilas to choose from. Would love to come back for brunch

Thank Kathy T
Mississauga, Canada
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This was actually my first meal in Cali during my trip and it was not a disappointment! Ordered a Moscow mule for my bevvie which was excellent and got the fish tacos for lunch. So fresh, so tasty and so reasonably priced. This place made me happy.

Thank Slavik84
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Go for brunch! We loved everything we had. Try the chicken and waffles...the batter on the chicken was addicting! The service was quick and on point. I'd recommend this place.

Thank Nicole S
San Diego, California
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249 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Lots of high tables and a few low ones in back. Big bar area and lots of big screen TVs. Mostly younger crowd and kind of noisy. Food was good....Kale salad was great! Service was great!

Thank Claudia M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is like a reverse Mullet. Here the party is in the front and business is in the back. The business is a seriously great menu and top notch preparation. Do yourself a favor and move past the burgers. They are good but there is much more here. You might even have the good fortune of having Devon as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxed bar / restaurant. We went on Presidents' Day when they were only serving the brunch menu. We'd gone in excited about the posted sandwhich menu and had to decide if we were going to leave or not. So glad we didn't. Gumbo, shrimp and grits and for the kids the beignets ! Nicely stocked bar too though I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003
    (J Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2337
UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.

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