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“great breakfast, the salsa is a must”
Review of Big Kitchen

Big Kitchen
Ranked #399 of 4,959 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had breakfast 5 times in a row and we chose everytime something different. We ordered salsa as well which is the best.
The owner Judy the Beauty was very friendly and helpfull. The placd is packed with personal pictures so never a dull moment there.

Thank Lany57
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

If the owner is in she will give you the biggest welcome you have ever had. It is a fun an exciting place to have breakfast in a cute part of town. Whoopi Goldberg use to wash dish here! food taste like it is from your mammas kitchen. it is a place that is super casual, but don't be fooled it is yummy!

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Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Take a ride to South Park/Golden Hill for a breakfast or lunch treat you will not forget.
If you are lucky you will find Lucy...The Beauty on Duty. If she does not find you for some strange reason, ask if she is in. Once you meet her you will not forget her. She has been treating customers to special joys here for 34 years.

This is a unique spot with lots of color and with excellent food to boot. After checking out the sidewalk cafe make sure you take a tour of the restaurant (both rooms), taking time to enjoy the many pictures and signs on the walls. Don't miss the back alley patio.

We were in San Diego for 4 days. We went to the Big Kitchen 3 mornings for breakfast. Next to our grand daughter's wedding, it was the singular highlight of our visit.

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Thank Don C
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Went recently for lunch and was very disappointed. Not only was the food not good but the service was nothing to write home about. Our waiter was not friendly, did not come back to check on us and seemed put out when I asked for a refill on my iced tea. My hamburger was so-so and had a funny chemical taste which I finally deduced was rancid mayo, yuck. The place does have a cute local homey vibe but the bathroom is gross and why I will never go back. The Big Kitchen used to be well known but it's obvious that whoever's in charge is not really interested in keeping the place up to snuff. My recommendation? Go elsewhere.

1  Thank mustluvdogz
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

This place has one of the best breakfast menus in town! Lots of art and pics on the walls. Some really cool outdoor seating as well as the old fashioned stools if you are alone or with one person and both like to chit chat with locals!
Judy is infamous for helping bring that area (now called North Park) up to a place where people feel safe.
It isn't open for dinner though, at least, not the last I heard. You might want to check on that though.

Thank sherpeace56
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