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The Sugar Shack

2319 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
+1 949-498-0684
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2319 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving from San Diego back to LAX. Got hungry. Wanted some brunch. Hate chains. Stopped off of I-5 and found this gem. Old American style diner. Looks a little run down but that only adds to the charm. Food takes a little longer to arrive...More

Thank JonW_62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband was so excited to check out the Sugar Shack as it was highly rated. I honestly didn't feel this place had any bragging rights except that it is old and run down. It's a dive diner. Plenty of parking. Watch your step upon...More

Thank Jonette B
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Service was fine once the server finally approached the table. Food was ok as well. We sat out back on the patio and it was comfortable and cozy

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here for brunch on a Saturday. We waited for about 35 minutes to be seated, even though there seemed to be several empty tables and they kept saying it would be about 10minutes. I think they were slightly understaffed that day. We...More

Thank Luisana P
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Food was great and the waitress was very nice and personable. She was working extremely hard to pick up the slack for the call in. I didn't give it a higher rating for a few reasons. Being in a cramped space was miserable with a...More

Thank Danyle S
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I went here to meet a friend for breakfast. It was a very pleasant experience. Nothing super fancy, but good service and a parking lot that was not overcrowded.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

On a business trip from San Diego to Anaheim, looking for a good place for breakfast. Obviously went based on Trip Advisor reviews and they didn't disappoint. Friendliest staff with great food and huge portions.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious. The coffee and omellete are to die for. The service was great. My wife were treated with a lot of respect and attended well the entire time. Is a must breakfast place if you are in Dana Point.

Thank lakrrs24
Reviewed December 2, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast after our stay San Onofre Marine Base Campground. Mid Week and Sugar Shack was not busy. We ordered Eggs with Hash Browns and Biscuits w/ Gravy. Good coffee also. The eggs and hash browns were pretty standard....More

Thank Rondo
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

New to the area and trying different locations. Glad we stopped the folks were nice. Our coffee cups did not get half empty before the were refilled. The cinnamon roll was one of the better ones we have had and the huvoes rancheros were nice....More

Thank Bob L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3256
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-0684
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