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The Craftsman

267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
+1 760-452-2000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Went to this restaurant with My wife, son and daughter in law good selection of beer and wine and very different menu but food but good

Thank 09RayRay37
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Craftsman has a good menu and a good wine and bar selection, the only problem is that is gets loud easily. We enjoyed the popcorn appetizer and were impressed with the variety of their dinner menu. If you can tolerate how loud it is, it...More

Thank Happytraveler87
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The food is great, the service is friendly and we always feel welcome. The brunch on Sundays is particularly fantastic.

Thank Jay U
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Took the family there for Father's Day for a mediocre experience. Had to track down silverware from another table as there wasn't enough given for the 5 of us. Food was typical bar fare, nothing special. We all felt that we could have eaten somewhere...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Craftsman is almost good . . . but somehow they mess up every time. Absolutely go there and get their soups. Any of them!!! Even soups you don't think you like! They are awesome. Anything else can be dicey. We had the deviled egg appetizer...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I had heard rave reviews about Craftsman's brunch, so we gave it try. The restaurant was crowded (good for them) and the noise level was LOUD (so be it). We persevered, got a nice table, waited for someone to come take our order. Ordered mimosas...More

Thank TrippyDIane
Reviewed May 23, 2017 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
Reviewed May 8, 2017

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...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed April 22, 2017

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...More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed April 15, 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...More

Thank Steve S
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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