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Big Kitchen

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3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
+1 619-234-5789
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“coffee cake” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fifth time to the Big Kitchen over the course of the last few years. It is better than ever and we will keep going back whenever we visit San Diego. We love the unpretentious ambiance of the place. Very friendly and relaxed...More

Thank robert e
Reviewed May 16, 2018

While staying in an AirBnB that was within walking distance from this restaurant. The host said, you must try Big Kitchen Cafe for breakfast before you leave. So, that's exactly what we did. When we got there we initially wanted to sit outside because there...More

1  Thank Erica B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Small establishment with indoor and outdoor seating. Owner onsite and super friendly. Waiter, Kurt?, abrupt, rude, and non accommodating. Place could use a deep cleaning. Several menu items unavailable. Food nothing special. Not planning a return visit.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Exactly as advertised, this throwback Haight Ashbury served up a great lunch. Three of us had a different hamburger, Hilo, Jose and Swiss and finished with empty plates. Home fries were the best I ate in ages. The folks we stayed with said they went...More

Thank John C
Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is one cool place. It's just one of those places that makes you happy to be there. It makes you feel good about getting up in the morning and being with friends and loved ones. You have classic diner and breakfast fare made with...More

Thank Vito D
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little place, with delicious food and the BEST most Friendliest service I think I’ve ever had!

Thank Bottomle
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great place for a Sunday brunch. Lots of hot coffee and fresh orange juice. Attentive service by the owner and staff. We had a lovely table outside in the front of the restaurant. The place is dog friendly ( the table next to us had...More

Thank Darcybev
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We stopped at the Big Kitchen for our last meal in San Diego before heading back East. The coffee was great. The omelet was stuffed with veggies. The eggs with toast was done just right, definitely try the homemade jam. The service was timely, not...More

Thank Dalyce
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Ok, I admit it. I'm a judger. If a restaurant doesn't look the part, I may not step in. But our kids took us to this little hole-in-the-wall place to eat breakfast and we were very glad they did. Best breakfast you could ask for....More

Thank AlaskaBound10
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

I was first introduced to Big Kitchen by $40/Day many years ago on the Food Network and returned today because--guess what--they serve a protein pancake and it's DELICIOUS! Quirky, homey, great food at a neighborhood haunt. You can only go wrong if you're offended by...More

Thank FourDayTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 619-234-5789
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