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Big Kitchen

3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
+1 619-234-5789
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. The lady behind the county is the founders daughter. Since I was the only one there at the time, I had nice conversation with her and a friend that stopped by. I had the spinach and Turkey omelet. That...More

Thank Courney B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

In the heart of San Diego's Haight. It's a good place for a good breakfast for not much bucks. Six more characters.

Thank Bimbo S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

When my husband and I travel, we always like to go to places where the locals eat. Well, this place definitely fits the bill! We went in on a busy Saturday morning and immediately loved the place. Just looking at all the crazy stuff hanging...More

Thank Clare Z
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant. With delicious food in large portions, friendly staff and clients. The layout of the counter encourages customers to have conversations with other patrons - if you feel like it.

Thank wynnewin
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Big Kitchen in Southpark, San Diego was recommended to us by L. and J. who had moved here from Rochester and know the owner Judy from back there. So, in 2009 we went there for the first time, and since then we have been...More

Thank Ninscha
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a San Diego neighborhood institution for good reason. The somewhat limited menu is a classic. The portions are large and everything is well prepared. Judy Forman, the beauty sometimes on duty is a warm welcoming and worldly owner. The staff is hospitable to...More

Thank AllenKone
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You have three choices for dining: outside, at the coffee bar, or other tables/booths. Service is like family- not overly fast, but nice and the staff seems happy. The food is great. We had the roasted garlic frittata and the turkey sandwich. But he were...More

Thank ConVivo
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our annual stop at Big Kitchen has completed the trip with a wonderful food memory. This neighborhood gem has made me happy with excellent food, relaxed atmosphere, and delightful service staff.

Thank martyme
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Big Kitchen is a South Park institution. Owner Judy has created the most atmospheric of spots. Nooks & crannies packed with tables. Every inch of wall is covered with a history lesson of photos, paintings, and mementos. Friendly, neighborhood staff. Large portions of tasty dishes....More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a late breakfast. I had Rudy's Huevos Rancheros which was delicious and huge. No need to eat lunch. Hubby had eggs, bacon, and a huge pancake. He was very happy. Sitting around the counter were a few locals who started up a...More

Thank FamilyVacationJuly11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Grape St, San Diego, CA 92102-1133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-5789
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