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101 Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good service and good food should try lunch as when you are at the beach stay local always good and people enjoy this place

Thank 120jackh
Encinitas, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place downtown Encinitas is always crowded for breakfast they have great selections and never been disappointed

Thank 09RayRay37
Moorestown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Breakfast here was tasty and ample. We had specials: Raspberry and chocolate chip pancakes, and the biscuits with sausage gravy, two scrambled eggs -- done very nicely -- and fruit. Excellent. Coffee also was good with refills. Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient. You take any seating you find, and we found a booth inside, while plenty of tables... More 

Thank BobcatPete
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Casual, old school with Terrific Breakfast, lunch and specials daily. Very fair pricing, generous portions (good idea to split a plate). Consistently excellent.

Thank wmgrubb2016
San Diego, Ca.
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

101 Diner has been in Leucadia (Encinitas) for many years. It does have some outdoor seating facing the Coast Highway. Their meals are plentiful and always very tasty. Hamburgers are great and more than one person can normally eat. A good breakfast place as well. We recently split a chili verde w/pork cheese omelette that was very very good.

Thank Byoung2
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Get the California omelette - it is SO good! Flavors blend perfectly, I got it with fruit salad. You might have to wait a few minutes for a table though - this place is always packed

Thank Roam T
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

So before you think about a BUZZ-KILL coffee and a scone in Encinitas, turnaround and walk to 101 Diner. What a great menu! And their coffee is watered down. It actually tastes like coffee. The omelettes are crazy good. If you are really hungry order your own but if you're just kinda hungry, very filling to split. Oh did I... More 

Thank Rory O
West Hollywood, California
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food. It would have been a five star review but service was not so good. Not the servers fault but management's. 1 server for 10+ tables it's no wonder she was in the weeds. Excellent corned beef hash which is my measure for breakfast spots.

Thank ciaoallan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is right on the main street in Encinitas and you will need to get there early or expect a wait for breakfast, especially on weekends. Great little place--- the grill is right in front of you and the guys working the grill are masterful in thier skill---- great American breakfasts, great coffee , great location, super friendly staff---... More 

1 Thank manos6232
Orlando, Florida
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Although the wait was long on a Sunday morning, the food was good and the service very pleasant. I ordered the California omelette and was very happy with it. My friends ordered the bacon, cheese, avocado omelettes and thought they were also good. I wish they would have had more options for decaf tea, but at least they had one.

Thank Margaret C

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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, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?