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3827 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3140
+1 619-795-4770
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I kept my receipt (no date - I think from over a year ago) & finally I have time to give Local Habit the credit it deserves, but I see YELP says it has closed!!! No-o-o! know it's too late now but even looking at their food pics, the memory is so good that it's hard to feel sad. I... More 

Thank Fran C
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited this past Sunday whilst wandering around Hillcrest looking for something to eat,the host engaged with us as we passed and perfectly sold us on the menu and drinks options. We wouldn't be dissapointed. The service was spot on and the lamb dish was incredible. The chef came out to ask if everything was ok and that was a classy... More 

Thank Chris B
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was delicious. We had the fried chicken, which we both agreed was the best we had since our last trip to New Orleans. They use the Slap Ya Mamma rub. We also got the pork belly which was juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Can't get much more hipster with the sides (kale and brussels... More 

Thank igotgoldfishes
San Diego
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261 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wasn't sure if this is a 3 star or 2 star - so gave them the benefit of the doubt. To be fair the food was very good. Unfortunately the service was poor/lack luster and there was an extra charge for mustard. Odd - 75 cents - not much, but since it wasn't what we wanted, found it irritating. Came... More 

Thank SDSpartan
Camarillo, California
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152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I found Local Habit after performing a quick google search on places that serve craft beer near the san diego zoo. This place came up and I am glad it did because it did not disappoint. It is in a great location and has a very cool vibe. My wife loved how they utilize local and organic ingredients. I was... More 

Thank USCfan30
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a great place! We had a Groupon voucher that they were more than happy to use. We got nearly every appetizer they had and everything was delicious! I ordered the creole soup and it was spicy! When I told our waitress, Jennifer, that it was really hot she was more than happy to offer me another one with less... More 

Thank flowerneck
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of the very best restaurant experiences I've had. Every dish is a well-crafted delight made with the kind of materials I'd hope for. I kept my receipt for months to remind myself to write a review - something I never do! I'd take a trip to San Diego just to eat there again. The staff knew what... More 

1 Thank Fran C
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

With an ever changing local craft beer selection and food locally sourced, this is a good spot for lunch or dinner. With an array of gluten free, vegan and/or vegetarian selections, a carnivore can also find a pizza or small plate to satisfy your belly. Add to that a cold beer and what could be so bad? Besides, you're in... More 

Thank AndySanDiego
San Diego
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I love it because it is obvious that the chef puts a lot of thought and creativity into his food. My husband and I never eat brussel sprouts but this restaurant makes them SO good. I don't often find the same menu items as the time before, but every time we go, it... More 

1 Thank goodtimesSanDiego
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. It is unique in that they change the menu all the time so you can't count on your last wonderful meal being on the menu every time. It is all local organic produce and meat. i have found every dish to be so different, so fresh, smaller portions, so good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3827 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-795-4770

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