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101 Diner

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
“acai bowl” (12 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’ve eaten breakfast here five different times while on vacation and everything we’ve ordered has been delicious. Fast, friendly service makes it even better. We will go back again next year!

Thank lisacJ642XU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small, but the food and service are great. What more could you ask? It is what anyone could expect from a diner.

Thank Bill H
Scott S, Owner at 101 Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are stoked you enjoyed our diner!!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Eggs Benedict with hash browns. Everything was perfect. Service really hustles. Sat outside with my dog. Very dog friendly.

Thank Mitjones1954
Scott S, Owner at 101 Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nailed it!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

For a treat, sit at the counter and watch the magic as three people use an assembly line process to make your meal. Everything I have tried has been incredible! The food is well priced and comes quickly. Waitresses have all been nice and friendly....More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stopped by for late breakfast/early lunch on a Thursday. The 101 Diner is a 50s type place with inside booths, a counter, back yard patio and tables along the street. It was too warm for dining in the sunshine so we opted for an...More

Thank gordonc11
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We came for brunch, great mix of traditional favourites, big portions, nice service and relaxed environment in the heart of this smart beach town.

Thank Marklound
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is a kind of place that I love so much... good food, amazing service and not too high pricing. Tasty juices, all the coffee you can drink and the best options for having a good breakfast and lunch. Highly recommended!

Thank RamiMcTersse
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The previous the great reviews all are spot on with the great compliments on the food. I sat at the counter where I could watch and interact with the cooks. The location is great and the diner is simply what it states. A diner. I...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Very tasty over/medium eggs, and homemade breakfast potatoes with a hint of garlic and good rye bread. My wife ordered crispy bacon and it came out just right. Pleasant cafe to sit outside and people watch although outside seating is limited. There is a back...More

Thank jawdeta
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We stopped for breakfast and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly and warm and the food came out quickly. Everything was really good, from the cornbeef hash to the banana pancakes. It was a perfect kick off to the morning!

Thank LauLeePop3545
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sharon p
14 July 2017|
Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Give them a call, but I'm pretty sure it's "first cone, first served"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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