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Big Kitchen

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3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
(619) 234-5789
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a late breakfast. I had Rudy's Huevos Rancheros which was delicious and huge. No need to eat lunch. Hubby had eggs, bacon, and a huge pancake. He was very happy. Sitting around the counter were a few locals who started up a polite and fun conversation with everybody in the room. I love friendly places like this.... More 

Thank FamilyVacationJuly11
San Diego
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268 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a breakfast standby when I moved to San Diego 22 years ago, and it's still going strong, having survived the neighborhood's transition from edgy to hip and gentrified. It still has its hippie vibe, but the hipsters love it as much as their parents did, with huge delicious breakfasts served with a smile. The dining room has... More 

Thank Basiluzzo
Washington, D.C.
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Awesome huevos rancheros. Sat at a plastic table outside. Not the greatest atmosphere but it was fine. Nice breakfast menu.

Thank lifeisforlearning
Isleton, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Service was great. Love the vibe. My kinda place for breakfast, non chain! I had an omelette, it was very tasty.

Thank TurboWalt
San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Food taste great, portions are HUGE, well priced also. This is the food from my child hood (*late 60's early 70's). I would recommend this if you enjoy home cooked type meals.

Thank gina39681
Oceanside, California
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Well, here I am again. Perhaps you will see a pattern to my reviews-- A lot of excellence. Well, mom always said to only say things that benefited all concerned... and also, why bother writing about something unless it is something you want to remember and share with others. The owner, Judy "the beauty on duty", has been in San... More 

Thank Mark D
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Casual, eclectic restaurant with great Sunday brunch. Weekend jazz musician entertains guests on front sidewalk. Tables on back patio are quiet. Funky little South Park neighborhood in San Diego.

Thank sarlsar
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My uncle lives in South Park and I make it a habit to eat at Big Kitchen when I visit. They offer a great brunch menu and have outdoor patio seating as well. A lot of locals love this place and for good reason! The food is delicious and the service is friendly. I love the mexican style omelet served... More 

Thank Timothy A
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing breakfast and the culture is the coolest! Being a biscuits and gravy snob such as myself, I was apprehensive to try them but so glad that I did! Delicious! My favorite was Damien's Big Burrito. Such fresh flavors with the tomatoes and avocado. YUM! Loved meeting everyone at the BK!

Thank shortstack116
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I had a breakfast burrito with potatoes and it was good my waiter was amazing he was very attentive and even offered me a pancake that was made extra. I will definitely return with my family on my next visit

Thank Tish65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 234-5789

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