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101 Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
+1 760-753-2123
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Ontario CANADA
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a little breakfast and had a great time. Sat on a sidewalk table in the sunshine and got excellent friendly service. We had a 1/2 egg benedict and acai bowl and both were delicious. Tasty hollandaise, crisp Englsh muffin and fresh fruit with the acai bowl. A delight!

Thank BenOntarioCANADA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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426 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small diner with seating as well. We chose to sit at the diner bar and enjoyed watching the food cooked in front of us. They also offer an Acai bowl and have daily specials. If you feel like a great splurge; this is the place to go for Eggs Benedict. They offer a choice of the day... More 

Thank Vinnie1973
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Weather it's eggs benny, acai bowl (one of my favorites) or a burger, this is the only place to go. Also dog friendly. I love this place. Feels like home.

1 Thank Victoria G
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals, they all seemed to know one another. I had the Greek omelette, amazing! Servers were courteous & quick. Will be back next visit!

Thank lasamsils
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

good service and good food should try lunch as when you are at the beach stay local always good and people enjoy this place

Thank 120jackh
Encinitas, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place downtown Encinitas is always crowded for breakfast they have great selections and never been disappointed

Thank 09RayRay37
Moorestown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Breakfast here was tasty and ample. We had specials: Raspberry and chocolate chip pancakes, and the biscuits with sausage gravy, two scrambled eggs -- done very nicely -- and fruit. Excellent. Coffee also was good with refills. Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient. You take any seating you find, and we found a booth inside, while plenty of tables... More 

Thank BobcatPete
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Casual, old school with Terrific Breakfast, lunch and specials daily. Very fair pricing, generous portions (good idea to split a plate). Consistently excellent.

Thank wmgrubb2016
San Diego, Ca.
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

101 Diner has been in Leucadia (Encinitas) for many years. It does have some outdoor seating facing the Coast Highway. Their meals are plentiful and always very tasty. Hamburgers are great and more than one person can normally eat. A good breakfast place as well. We recently split a chili verde w/pork cheese omelette that was very very good.

Thank Byoung2
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Get the California omelette - it is SO good! Flavors blend perfectly, I got it with fruit salad. You might have to wait a few minutes for a table though - this place is always packed

Thank Roam T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-2123

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