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530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037 (Leucadia Blvd.)
+1 760-634-2365
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El Centro, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Great place the service is the best in town. The food is wonderful and Shane and Jeff behind the bar make a great margarita.

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Carlsbad, California
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93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Sad to see the casual ambience of Robbie's go, but the fresh new look is really a nice addition to the area (that is being overrun with casual pubs). Tablecloths, upholstered chairs, Italian lighting fixtures, all add a sophisticated look and a great setting for fine dining. The fireplace has been repositioned and is now a great focal point. The... More 

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Thank Diane M
Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

We ate here on a recent trip with friends who live in the area and eat here regularly, and we were not disappointed. We all ordered food from the Italian menu, which was delicious. The waitstaff doted on us from the moment we walked in the door. They couldn't have been any more attentive to our needs. We had a... More 

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Thank SheltonFoodie
Southern CA
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Compared to the other Vigilucci restaurants in North County San Diego, Robbies Roadhouse rarely gets any press or reviews. I used to live down the street, so I was excited when Vigilucci's took over this restaurant - and added a full Italian/Pizza menu, in addition to its great ribs, burgers and other American fare. You can't go wrong on their... More 

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Thank planetjeffy
California
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Sunday and every restaurant is packed. Strangely though Robbies had hardly a soul. We set ourselves down outside and waited. Then we waited some more. Then we got waited on by someone who wished they weren't waiting. They say it is a roadhouse. I think this means diner type food. Only problem is the prices would suggest that you are... More 

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Thank RayPays
San Diego, Ca
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We have been dining at Robbies ever since Mr. Vigilucci took it over many years ago and added it to his group of restaurants. Robbie's is our go-to restaurant on a weekly basis...the menu is so varied from oven pizzas to steak, pasta, great hamburgers and huge generous salads. The food alone would keep us returning but the service staff,... More 

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Thank smf7
san diego
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We will definitely return. Owned by Vigaluccis, this restaurant has that Leucadia vibe, live music and the stone-oven pizza was yummy. The service and food both exceeded my expectations.

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Carlsbad, CA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

One of many restaurants owned by a very nice family that treats its guests with kind and efficient service. Located adjacent (with open interior door connecting) to their Vigilucci's pizzeria, you are offered menus for both Robbie's and Vigilucci's when seated. Robbie's is more casual, with a long bar and counter to sit at (the counter faces Hwy 101), and... More 

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Thank igottalatte
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We are from out of town and were looking for a local eatery and stumbled upon Robbies. The server was excellent but we had to ask multiple times to get drink refills. I had the ribs and they were fall-off-the-bone AMAZING (I'm honestly craving them now) but my boyfriend's pizza was so-so. The best part of this place was the... More 

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Thank Erica G
San Diego
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Let's face it this is not a great restaurant, it's OK. Robbies is a place you go to listen to some decent , casual music, have a few drinks and enjoy the PCH (Pacific coast Highyway) vibe and maybe order food, there's a reason they are #74 of 93, however, I enjoy Robbies and have been there before in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
    (Leucadia Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2365

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