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The Craftsman

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366 (Mountain Vista Drive)
+1 760-452-2000
15:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 15:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
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Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our go to lunch or dinner treat place...can comfort food be trendy too...yep! Short ribs man n cheese, fish n chips...yum

Thank lindalhayes
Encinitas, California
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been there for dinner (yet), but we love their menu offerings -- and their soup is unbelievable. Well . . . I could say the same for their fish and chips and even their house salad (believe it or not!!!). As we walk in -- and being wine-o's -- we check out the wines around the room. Excellent.... More 

Thank Diane O
Carlsbad, California
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457 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Craftsman is located on El Camino Real a few blocks North of Encinitas Boulevard. The Savory Restaurant was at this location for several years but now they have taken out some of the partitions and put in new tables that are not as close together as before. There is a full bar at the back of the restaurant and... More 

Thank DarylJ552
Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I recently visited the Craftsman Tavern in Encinitas for happy hour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tavern offers a range of craft beers sure to satisfy the most discriminating tastes. Their menu is also satisfying and very reasonably priced, especially the appetizers. The tavern kind of has the feel of an Olde English Tavern you would find in London.... More 

Thank Steve S
Leucadia, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We four were actually headed to the new Breakfast Republic in the same center but the line was out the door and then some. We headed over to the Craftsman, also busy, which was on our list to try out for a long time. We figured out that it was related to Blue Ribbon Pizza downtown when we saw the... More 

Thank Thorgills
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Warm atmosphere. Frendly service. Wide variety of food choices. Tasty sauces. Good salad selection. Would recommend to friends.

Thank mikeistravlin
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We were heading to the movie and dining early so we thought Craftsman a good pick on a Saturday eve. By 6:00 pm we could not carry a conversation the noise level was too high. Prior to that it was fine. This is the reason my review is missing an O. Great casual fare! Burgers were outstanding! Prosciutto & parm... More 

Thank Margoes
Encinitas, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I eat here quite often, great vibe with excellent unique menu items and nice wine selection priced damn near at retail. You cant help but have a good time here!!

Thank Matt L
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with colleagues from work and had a delightful evening. Happy hour lasts all evening on Tuesdays. Ordered the Ahi Tuna which was very good.

Thank Sean K
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Third time to visit and once again a good experience. The menu is varied and the selection of flatbreads invariably presents a satisfying choice. A wide selection of excellent local craft beers and good selection of wines is offered. The fairly long time frame of the "Happy Hour" makes the value of the price paid even better. The service is... More 

Thank Alex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
    (Mountain Vista Drive)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop within 100 yards that services the Breeze 304 and 309 buses.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-452-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?