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Harbor House Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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714 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2132
(760) 722-2254
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to eat breakfast service was slow and our food arrived at our table cold. Our server was eating bread from under the counter and at the cash register trying to figure something out mind you there was no customer at the register. Our food sat on the counter for a good ten minutes. I do not recommend this resturant!

Thank Diane R
Oceanside, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really good for breakfast and lunch. Not open all day, closes around 2pm. Now open twice a week for dinner. Have only had breakfast.

Thank dulovi
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We were going to stop at Denny's, but the parking lot was full - about 2 blocks down the street, pulled into Harbor House Cafe. A place full of locals - beats Denny's hands down. Great breakfast and classic diner kitsch. If I'm heading to SD, I'll stop every time.

Thank JethrodeVin
Palm Springs
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292 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Well, I like this place. It is on the highway, within sight of the ocean...kinda, but light and lively interior with painted fishing scenes painted on the walls giving a nautical flavor, and a nice staff who look like long-timers as they seemed to know most customers by name. There is a nice counter and open-room seating - we sat... More 

Thank Neal S
Fallbrook, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I have nothing but good things to say about this cafe. I brought two teenagers here before a surf lesson. It wasn't crowded at all but we came at 1pm. I ordered egg whites and they were real egg whites, not egg beaters. The eggs were cooked just right and my hash browns and toast were done perfectly. The portion... More 

Thank jenandike
Spring, Texas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Great family place for breakfast in Oceanside. Bring your appetite! Excellent food in generous portions, great service. Whole family enjoyed the meal. Highly recommend!

Thank JBrown41
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back. They have great customer service, great food and a big menu.

Thank Lulubee66
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

They are only open for breakfast and lunch unfortunately otherwise we would have made this home. We had the club sandwich which we ended up splitting . Sandwich was packed .. No skimping .. All perfectly prepared and brought to our table by a delightful waitress who made the time to make us all feel welcome. Wonderful environment, wonderful food... More 

Golden Valley, Arizona
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The staff was friendly, courteous and kept up with checking your table, seeing if you needed coffee/water, or just anything. Food was well displayed and worth the money. Menu selection was a wide variety of tastes and types.

Thank Liana N
Camarillo, Ca
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Excellent menu, friendly service and good food. Why at 8 am doesn't anyone have decafe coffee ready?

Thank derbusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2132
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: (760) 722-2254

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