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Perry's Cafe

#135 of 3,729 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
American, Cafe, Diner
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4610 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-2703
619 291 7121
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Oakville, Canada
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is located near Old Town San Diego which is where we got our bus tour and was therefore convenient. It is a busy, bustling place on a Saturday and although it is overpriced, the food is excellent! There is parking behind the restaurant which was convenient as well. Would go back.

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Thank Coastallife
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great choices, hard to decide where to start. Read other reviews about killer blueberry muffins, and they were spot on. Bacon waffle with hot maple syrup, what more can I say???

Thank Barb G
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited San Diego for 10 days. Our hotel rate didn't include the breakfast buffet so we needed to find someplace to feed hungry teenagers. Perry's Cafe was perfect! Hearty potions and fantastic service from Randy.... Our coffee was topped off without asking, our order came quickly. Food was delicious -- classic dinner in every way.

Thank Sofspray
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service and not a long wait for food at the counter. I got a scrambled Mexican Frittata and enjoyed every bite.

Thank Gorilla G
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon this place as we were looking for breakfast. Yummy food. Eggs cooked well. Potatoes were tasty. Large portions. Busy place but quick service and had our food quickly.

Thank Kiska24
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I rented bikes and rode to Perry's. Was amazing, old school diner that cooked it up right. Very generous portions, be prepared to wait a bit as it's very popular. Counter area is first come first served, for a quicker wait, catch someone getting up. Highly recommend!

Thank williampgreen77
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you like breakfast, and a lot of it, Perry's is the place to go. You may have a little wait, but well worth it. Really good food and lots of it. The portions are huge and filling. A great place to start the day and then walk over to the Old Town State Park.

Thank Herschel J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

if your are looking for Diner type food, this is the place. Great service, coffee as soon as you sit down. Large menu and all the items are delicious. At least half the price of big hotel breakfast and more tasty. we ate breakfast here everyday before doing the tourist thing the rest of the day.

Thank Tom O
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

past years when we visited we started our day with breakfast at Perry's (staying just down the street at Old Town Inn)... we just tried it last week .... maybe it was an off day ... but my food was simply awful ... the home fries were burned .... the hash was okay ..... still good service .... but probably... More 

Thank Jessie B
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast place. Everything came out piping hot, portions are huge, wait staff great and don't get me started on their homemade biscuits!!!! They serve breakfast till 2pm. The ham and eggs omelette had more ham than eggs!!! The frittata was perfectly made and chock full of toppings - sausage, cheese, veggies!! The biscuit is bigger than your head (I... More 

Thank Tracey A

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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 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4610 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110-2703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 619 291 7121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?