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UNION Kitchen & Tap

1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003
+1 760-230-2337
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I thought this was one of the better restaurants in Encinitas, great beer select and food was pretty good. Would definitely recommend this spot

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We are regulars at the union kitchen and tap, one of our favorite locations in the coastal North County. If you want great “ Gastro-pub” creative upscale fare in an energetic classic San Diego Bar/microbrew atmosphere, the union is great choice. The Fisherman’s stew is...More

Thank papag20152015
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The shrimp and grits are awesome! Couple it with their drink selection and you are good to go! Eat in the main room for lively evening, or the Oak Room for quieter conversation.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I recently tried Union for lunch the other day with my boyfriend. We were driving down the coast and decided to stop in. I had been before and didn't love the vibe but thought I would give it another chance. I still felt the same...More

Thank ErinP27
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant for dinner with a local friend, and it was a great experience. The atmosphere is warm and pretty loud, very casual, and friendly. The menu was outstanding with some unique and interesting items. We shared the poutine which...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

When we first walked in it was extremely loud but we were seated in the dining room and it was much better. Service was excellent, attentive but not over bearing. The food was fabulous. We had looked at menu online ( it was clearly a...More

Thank nannymonster
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday after a hike in Torrey Pines. Lots of football on several TVs but easily ignored if you're not into football. Very busy but a fun crowd. All ages but mostly 20-30 somethings. The bartender was not...More

Thank DDB51
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a walk into Encinitas from San Elijo SB campground. I had the buffalo burger with fries which was excellent. My wife had the fish and chips which was also excellent. The restaurant has a great sports bar feel. The service...More

Thank RAJones430
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Union has a classic sports bar feel with a nice upscale atmosphere. Nice menu with many great tasting choices and a nice wine and beer selection. We were very pleased and would go back in a heart beat.

Thank MA92756
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband chooses restaurants largely based on the quality of their craft beer taps while I love a nice hoppy IPA, I'm looking for a great menu and cool vibe to round out the choice. Union Kitchen and Tap room delivers the full meal deal....More

Thank Molly W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003
    (J Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2337
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UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.
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