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Tutor & Spunky's Deli

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34135 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste C, Dana Point, CA 92629-2783
+1 949-248-9008
07:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Dana Point, California
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a tuna melt on sourdough. When I unwrapped the sandwich, it was warm, but the bread had not been grilled or even toasted. As a result, the bread was soggy and the tuna tasteless. It's as if they put tuna and cheese between 2 pieces of bread and stuck it in the microwave. In addition, at $9.50 for just... More 

1 Thank Tom M
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Wow, I finally found this place after many years in the vicinity. Great sandwiches and friendly staff. Really fresh ingredients and generous with the meats and cheeses. Best deli sandwich in Dana Point.

Thank Diveman9
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tutor just sold this wonderful sandwich shop but it is still great. My daughter used to work there because it was so much fun. Families or singles have rated it the best sandwich shop in DP for along time.

Thank robert j
Las Vegas
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very impressed with their food and service. Blue Lantern Inn highly recommended this place and they were right. The roast beef and ham was delicious. They have their own salad dressing which we will buy and take back home. Everything is fresh. Hours are 7am to 7pm. They serve wine as well.

Thank DRDU
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Whenever we're craving a really well made, tasty, custom sandwich, Tutor & Spunky's Deli is the place. The menu is online, so peruse it before you go -- lots of options, from types of bread to cheese to toppings. It's not cheap, but it's good eats! They offer take-out, which we always do, so can't really comment on the "sit... More 

Highland, Utah
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Left the family at the beach..grabbed a few sandwiches...luka for the kids was amazing (pb&j with bananas) they loved it! Many choices for everyone! Great quick service...lots of cold drinks too! You will love it, so will the little ones!

Thank 6Wallys
Orange County, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Like they say on the door, "Not a good place if you're on a diet", and they mean it. The Pastrami is just about the best meat loaded sandwich you're ever going to find this side of New York. Combined with swiss cheese, pickle and brown mustard on a plain Bagette Bun, WOAH...it's the best. I can only have one... More 

Thank Roger B
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Delicious food (a little pricey for deli sandwiches), great customer service and all kinds of locals. This place is a favorite of ours when you're looking for a relaxed grab-n-go meal or beach picnic when in Southern OC.

Thank rmssquared
Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is by far the freshest food in Dana Point area, very romantic and my go to spot for date night. The service is very good with Jack the owner often making sure you are well taken care of, something you don't find anymore at many establishments..

1 Thank ecdiamond
San Diego, California
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Have been here a couple of times and will go back. Lots of great sandwich offerings, --including some combinations I will probably never try! But all items are well made, and include generous portions. The atmosphere is a little bland, but for a lunchtime sandwich stop, you cannot beat it.

1 Thank DLB87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34135 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste C, Dana Point, CA 92629-2783
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-248-9008

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