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Pit Stop Diner

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American, Diner
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3825 Mission Ave Ste D1, Oceanside, CA 92058-1821
06:30 - 23:00
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Albany, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the pitstop is a 50's style restaurant with automobile decoration and license plates from all the states on the walls. You order your meal from an extensive menu and they deliver it to your table. The service is fast and the food is great. The portions are large and the price is very reasonable

Thank Marianne M
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere. Varied menu. This is diner/fast food, so it tends to be greasy. The only real complaint is that it seems to be staffed by kids, and they don't always pay attention to what they're doing. My vegetarian wrap came complete with ham! When called on it, the boy behind the counter just froze like a deer in the... More 

Thank fshepinc
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great family diner! They offer a wide variety on the menu. You can order breakfast any time of the day and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Matt C
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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195 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Great variety of options to choose from. After we ordered we sat at a table and took in all the car memorabilia here. I thought it was very interesting. It didn't take long for our big order (6 people) to arrive. Interestingly I noticed a 'pepper station' with a variety of hot peppers... More 

Thank Kirk H
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I come to Pit Stop a couple times a month with either family or friends. The prices are good, the quality is good, and service is great. This is a great place for families with kids and you'll find a lot of them here. This is also a great place for a group of friends. The retro/vintage memorabilia gives the... More 

Thank Sam J
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great for breakfast, tremendous for lunch and dinner. Try the Greek omelette and add avocado...one meal to last all day. Portions are huge, and tasty. Salads are very good, as are the Mexican entrees. Give it a try! It'll be one of your regulars too.

Thank JeffinCalifornia
Christiansburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We saw this from the road & it looked big enough for our party of 8 that was air conditioned! Food sizes were humongous & everyone was plenty full & happy. The staff were friendly and gave us extra of anything we needed.

Thank Karalatt
Oceanside, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I were in a bit of a rush when we stopped in. It was later in the evening and the place was fairly empty. The menu is huge - almost overwhelming. Pricing is very reasonable. The interior is pretty cool (think retro diner) but could use some updating to brighten it up a bit. Service was super... More 

Thank Jason J
Stockton, CA
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Pit Stop Diner is at a busy corner of Mission Ave and El Camino Real in Oceanside at the corner of a strip mall that houses the Police Dept. Large portions, reasonable prices and cook to order makes it a popular place for almost everyone. You order at the counter and they deliver it to your table. Amid license plates,... More 

Thank evenyl
San Diego, United States
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to The Pit Stop this morning for breakfast. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the 67 car in the middle of the restaurant. As your gaze takes in the restaurant, everything is car oriented...license plates, hub caps, stop lights, gas pumps....the decor is epic. We go to the counter to place... More 

Thank Teri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3825 Mission Ave Ste D1, Oceanside, CA 92058-1821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
Sister restaurant to The Money Pit in San Marcos, CA

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