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The Grill at Surfin Donuts

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202 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4713
+1 949-492-8450
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a staple in San Clemente, the food is great! Al the chef makes it with so much love, try the soups, they are delicious!

Thank Paula V
San Clemente, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is my favorite breakfast spot on the weekends, the food and service is excellent, a very casual spot, there are a few tables inside, but the best is to sit outside and enjoy the weather, one my favorites is the Surfin Breakfast, lots of food at a great price

Thank johnanniballi
San Clemente, California
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Love their breakfast burritos, and Surfin donuts are usually good. Other breakfast items look good but i haveny tried them yet

Thank Marty M
Big Bear Region, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Right in the heart of San Clemente on El Camino Real. Love their breakfast burritos and donuts are pretty nice too. Other breakfast selections i havet had but they look pretty awesome as well.

Thank Trevor P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Passing through San Clemente and had to stop! Looked cute and very busy. Our family ordered a breakfast egg/cheese sandwich, French toast, Devil's Food donut and Acai Berry Bowl. Everything was excellent and fresh!! My daughter let me have a bite of her berry bowl and it was wonderful! I'm not a healthy eater but I would order it next... More 

Thank chickencoop58
Bentonville, Arkansas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This place was always packed every time I drove by so I had to stop. I didn't have time to stay and eat, but the chorizo burrito and old fashioned doughnut I had were good. Coffee was also good. I wish I had more time to stay and relax as I ate as this place is busy but relaxed. I... More 

Thank Kalfgd
staten island, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Yes, the food was ok but that's it. I wouldn't call it a café, I wouldn't even a donut shop. It was just a glorify Dunkin' Donuts that served food and at that point we were so hungry we decided to eat there. It was on the expensive side for a no service eatery. Don't waste your time, just go... More 

Thank MoonSunSky
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

If you want your pick at breakfast options come here! They have it all...mexican american and...donuts!!

Thank BriA143
Glendale, Arizona
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284 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is a little hole in the wall located on North El Camino. This little gem offers several different varieties of donuts and turnovers. ($3.00 each) They also serve other food/drink items, such as burrito's, turkey burgers, and smoothies. The bean and cheese burrito was excellent at $4.50, big, and I saved half for dinner. My companion had the turkey... More 

Thank Calitripgirl
Augusta, GA
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1,184 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

My husband and I love nothing more than supporting mom and pop's. We were dropping by San Clemente on the way from Carlsbad to Laguna Beach to see Casa Romantica. We were looking for a place to grab a bite, and it was between breakfast and lunch. My husband had a tuna salad sandwich, and I had breakfast. When you... More 

Thank Kay M

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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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-492-8450

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