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garden center cafe and grill

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$$ - $$$
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1625 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028-4111
+1 760-728-4147
07:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Wed 07:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Oceanside, California, United States
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have enjoyed a couple of great, casual-dining lunches at this cafe/grill in Fallbrook, CA. The portions are appropriate, service is excellent, the value is very good.

Thank Susan R W
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took some out of town business guests to the Garden Center Cafe for lunch, and we are so glad that we did! The restaurant is cozy and charming, and they have a lovely outdoor area in the back. The services is friendly and the menu is filled with sandwiches, fresh salads and soups - the turkey tortilla soup... More 

Thank Chris D
Fallbrook, California
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I recently gave my husband a surprise party for his 80th birthday. I had booked the date about 5 weeks ahead of time as my husband and I would be traveling out of state a lot during the previous weeks. Most of my communication was done by email. Clay was great to work with. He recommended selections, including appetizers, entrees... More 

1 Thank Janet H
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning, 9am-ish, 1st time visiting (probably last time too). Nicely decorated, offers large outdoor patio as well as indoor seating. Limited menu, some items available only on Saturday etc.... We were seated without any wait, stained/soiled resin chairs. Just wasn't feeling it. Waiter came out to be of service. Again (listening to my conscious), split. Didn't even order....... 1st... More 

Thank Johnnyl k
San Marcos, California
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959 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food is really excellent in this restaurant. I had eaten lunch here in the past (several Years Ago) so decided to stop for dinner (Only served Thu-Fri-Sat). The meals were delicious and ample portions. It was very busy which affected the service and the service was less than I expected. Overall this is still one of teh best in... More 

Thank csarchibald
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food was excellent as was the service. Great atmosphere; however, we went as a family and it was rather pricey.

Thank KD O
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place was recommended by our motel. Cute garden setting. Very nice to sit outside. The huevos rancheros were excellent. Great service.

Thank Kathy D
Southern California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visit this restaurant on Sundays for breakfast and during the week for lunch from time to time. We always have a choice to sit outside on a covered patio surrounded by greenery or inside. They will serve you almost anything you ask for at breakfast and have a great pastry case so you can see what you are getting... More 

Thank Paul C
Fallbrook, California
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

First time trying one of their salads - guess the one we picked certainly needs some improvement. For $13.95, this salad was mostly greens, tho' it did have a fair portion of chicken but it was tough chicken and not particularly tasty; other ingredients listed were minimal at best. Try something else! On the other hand, their customer service is... More 

Thank gin48
Fallbrook, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Garden Center Cafe and Grill has both indoor and outdoor garden seating. The food is always good and the staff is friendly and laid back. The service is not always the fastest, but that is ok by me, because I never go here for "fast" food, but rather to enjoy a relaxing meal and glass of wine. The salads are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028-4111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fallbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 760-728-4147

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