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Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop

Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: 2737 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2731
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+1 619-291-7833
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

San Diego's oldest cigar store.

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Back in time!

Absolutely fantastic shop to go see! It is like you were back in time! I don't smoke (I really can't stand it) but it is such a terrific shop with all kind of old pipes... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2015
Weston, Florida
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Hawthorne, NJ
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Neat little shop in the Old Town museum. Gave a nice feel as to what and old tobacconist/general store was like. Lots to look at and things to buy if you are so inclined.

Thank Mikef100
Weston, Florida
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845 reviews
513 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic shop to go see! It is like you were back in time! I don't smoke (I really can't stand it) but it is such a terrific shop with all kind of old pipes, artifacts etc. the clerks are wearing old 19th century clothes. Well worth going into.

Thank Pomerols
Yuma, Arizona
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174 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

If you enjoy cigars or tobacco and if you are on the west end of Old Town, this is the place to visit. You might find a few sitting out in front enjoying their cigars. The staff is very helpful, friendly and courteous. The store carries a wide selection for both cigar and pipe smokers.

Thank Grumpy6513
Milan, Italy
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Bought here a few ounces of Turkish Shag which I brought back to Italy. Excellent quality ... do not know what to do once it will finish : )) Excellent service and charming smokin' joint!

2 Thank InJazzlove
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Located in the heart of Old Town and furnished with an outstanding collection of 1800 antiques, this cigar shop is a MUST VISIT if you are in the San Diego area. The owner David has a vast knowledge of cigars and is very helpful to both novice cigar aficionados (myself included) and regular customers. Also both David and his staff... More 

1 Thank realtybaja
Springfield, MO
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2010

Great place for cigars and pipes. David, the owners son, is very passionate and knowledgeable.

2 Thank dkbmusic
san diego
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2008

I love this place. They have a great selection of cigars and the staff is extremely helpful

3 Thank Jdizle
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 February 2006

Old town is a beautiful place to enjoy a good pipe. The mexican food was great! Racine and Laramie was a nice part to our vacation.

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Diego
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2004

love, love, love, the treasures this store has. A range of well hidden gems lurk behind the authentic victorian cabinets. Not just tobacco, they have beautiful boxes, marbles, old fashioned games and toys, knives. The people who work there looked awesome. They were all costumed to fit the time period of the store, and they were very nice and knowledgeable.... More 

2 Thank SDQuality
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2003

Most tobacco shops look and feel like a warehouse these days. That is what is refreshing about Racine and Laramie. It is a very welcoming atmoshere where cigars are displayed like the treasure they truly are. I was attended to by a relaxed gentleman who, considering the crowd, was willing to discuss the cigars and make suggestions. The prices were... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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