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Cheese Shop

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2165 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
(858) 459-3921
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Dallas, TX
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a takeaway sandwich shop with a few tables just out front. I tried the pork at the request of the guy behind the counter since he said they make it in house. It was really good and I'd recommend if you're looking for a good sandwich for lunch.

Thank mr_hand
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends after surfing and loved the atmosphere and food. Enough nostalgic candy presented at eye level to make it any kid's favorite in addition to a vast eclectic soft drink collection so you'll never get bored. Highly recommend the Torpedo Sandwich and the Ruben. Nice tables to eat outside and enjoy the weather. No bathrooms.

1 Thank Councill
Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sandwhiches and even better oatmeal cookies; literally worth driving to just for the cookies. Fun setting with old fashioned drinks and candies. Great to order and take to the beach. 2 minute walk to the beach!

1 Thank Tom S
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This has been a family favourite for years, grab a great sandwich and head to the beach. Just watch out for seagulls because they love these sandwiches too!

Thank Daniel E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a nice lunch at The Cheese Shop. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor seating. In addition to made to order sandwiches they have a very selection of candy. Worth a try!

Thank Indy_traveler-111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

After kayaking to the caves with my gf and family, we were hungry. Asked our tour guide and he recommended cheese shop and showed us where it was. Pretty quick and jam packed but well worth wait! Seems like an awesome local spot! Definitely recommend!

Thank Nick R
Acworth, Georgia
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were driving from Coronado Island to L.A. and made a stop in La Jolla to see the sea lions and seals. Upon a friend's suggestion, we sought out The Cheese Shop for lunch. The grilled cheese sandwiches were awesome. They have a huge selection of international candies. The real must-have are their home-made flourless oatmeal cookies. You peel each... More 

Thank Fepeaux
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Located on a main street in La Jolla Shores. Good sandwiches, great cookies, and nice sides. Worth a visit. Food is better than looks on the outside.

Thank Joshua K
Gainesville, Florida
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507 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Got our sandwiches fast and they were delicious. Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. And the oatmeal cookie, and chocolate chip cookie, were both clearly in their own league!

Thank jelsrtrav
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Tucked away along the ivy covered avenue is this delicious little deli/store/café called Cheese Shop. We had just finished kayaking in the Cove and were starving! Happened across this delightful deli full of surprises. When you enter, you are surrounded with all kinds of deli choices. I opted for the best seller - the Turkey Jack Avacado. My husband ordered... More 

Thank tnbella7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2165 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 459-3921

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