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garden center cafe and grill

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1625 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028-4111
+1 760-728-4147
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07:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 07:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Fallbrook, California
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Johnnyl k
San Marcos, California
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868 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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Thank KD O
Alpine
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130 reviews
98 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.

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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 

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Thank Paul C
Fallbrook, California
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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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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Thank 1dreamseeker
Sedona, Arizona
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the Garden Center Cafe nearly every time I pass through Fallbrook. I like the great salads and their home made dressings are ideal. The setting is quite, comfortable, relatively private if desired, and the food excellent.

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Thank David H
Fallbrook, California
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108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The food at the Garden Center Cafe is fairly good. Try a salad. You won't be disappointed! The ambiance is, well, casual, and the staff is friendly. Service is a little slow though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?