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101 Diner

552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“greek omelet” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday morning 8:30 AM breakfast before my wife & I visited San Diego Botanic Gardens. We were seated in 10 minutes. A busy place but the help was fast & courteous. I had the Louisiana sausage eggs Benedict. The excellent waitress suggested getting the jalapeño...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice breakfast.good food, plenty of portion, attentive staff who kept refilling our coffee! Eggs bene was good, although ham a bit salty. Hard working friendly staff!

Thank perch59
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I’m a local and got a day off. My hubby and I decided to go out to breakfast and tried the 101 diner. We’d never been there. At 10:30 a.m. - middle of the morning, we still has to wait about 10 minutes for a...More

1  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

First time here, and all of us were delighted, the eggs Benedict are a must, definitely will come back some day

Thank Cesar A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I am a long time local of 47 years, and this is always our "go to" breakfast spot. Love the atmosphere, the service is great, and the food is super yummy! ALL of the Eggs Benedicts they make are spectacular, and the burgers are the...More

Thank joanie c
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A friend and I️ had breakfast here and loved it! Friendly service and great food. I️ ordered toast with avocado and salad me hash browns, extra well done. Hash browns came out perfectly. And toast / avo was delicious. My friend ordered the California Eggs...More

Thank Donnadonna01
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I had low expectations because it appeared to be a "greasy spoon" type place. I was hoping for something a little healthier but the family insisted on eating here. Thankfully I was mostly wrong. Its not the healthiest menu but there are plenty of options...More

1  Thank Ms. Bing
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love the 101 Diner-we live in Encinitas and it’s our go to breakfast place. The owner Scott and his staff are always friendly and welcoming. Great Service & tasty food. Definitely try the apple pancakes!!

Thank ru7152
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the drive down from LA to San Diego. Encinitas is a great little beach town along that route. We went to 101 Diner for breakfast and immediately saw a big line outline (usually means good food). We waited about 20 minutes and...More

1  Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Very warm welcome and the food was so tasty filling and varied. Thoroughly recommend. The skate special breakfasts were such value for money with the pancakes being so fluffy.

Thank Louiseluptonontour
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sharon p
14 July 2017|
Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Give them a call, but I'm pretty sure it's "first cone, first served"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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