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101 Diner

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American, Cafe, Diner
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552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
06:00 - 22:00
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los angeles
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we go camping in South Carlsbad State Beach, we always come here for breakfast. The egg Benedict and the crepes are to die for! Besides the regular food in the menu, there are specials they put on the black board. This time there were Cardiff crack egg bene and Banana Nutella Crepe. We ended up having breakfast here every... More 

Thank bettywhill
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here for a decade now. Especially love the various takes on the eggs benedict. Do try the shaved ham version with cilentro-jalapeno sauce, or the Cardiff tri-tip. Then you will regret not living in Encinitas.

Thank 123Vic
Ontario CANADA
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196 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a little breakfast and had a great time. Sat on a sidewalk table in the sunshine and got excellent friendly service. We had a 1/2 egg benedict and acai bowl and both were delicious. Tasty hollandaise, crisp Englsh muffin and fresh fruit with the acai bowl. A delight!

Thank BenOntarioCANADA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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428 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a small diner with seating as well. We chose to sit at the diner bar and enjoyed watching the food cooked in front of us. They also offer an Acai bowl and have daily specials. If you feel like a great splurge; this is the place to go for Eggs Benedict. They offer a choice of the day... More 

Thank Vinnie1973
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Weather it's eggs benny, acai bowl (one of my favorites) or a burger, this is the only place to go. Also dog friendly. I love this place. Feels like home.

1 Thank Victoria G
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals, they all seemed to know one another. I had the Greek omelette, amazing! Servers were courteous & quick. Will be back next visit!

Thank lasamsils
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

good service and good food should try lunch as when you are at the beach stay local always good and people enjoy this place

Thank 120jackh
Encinitas, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place downtown Encinitas is always crowded for breakfast they have great selections and never been disappointed

Thank 09RayRay37
Moorestown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Breakfast here was tasty and ample. We had specials: Raspberry and chocolate chip pancakes, and the biscuits with sausage gravy, two scrambled eggs -- done very nicely -- and fruit. Excellent. Coffee also was good with refills. Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient. You take any seating you find, and we found a booth inside, while plenty of tables... More 

Thank BobcatPete
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Casual, old school with Terrific Breakfast, lunch and specials daily. Very fair pricing, generous portions (good idea to split a plate). Consistently excellent.

Thank wmgrubb2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-2123

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