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Encinitas Ale House

1044 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5059
+1 760-943-7180
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (4 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (2 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1044 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5059
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were a little concerned when first came in, small, barking dog. We sat in the back, server came right away. Huge beer selection, good menu choices. Had the garlic fries (awesome), cheeseburger w/ bacon (burger was awesome, bacon great taste but a little tough),...More

Thank Vinster7
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were able to get a table in the back, nice casual atmosphere. Good food and good service. We went for salads, appetizers and beers. The sign says 500 plus beers, I forgot to ask if they have all 500 had one time! We would...More

Thank TravelGirlJetsetter
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good selection of ales and tasty steak bruschetta, crab cakes and garlic fries. Amelia took good care of us. When we visit North County again, we will certainly consider returning.

Thank TJHill
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is Encinitas finest ale pub. The selection of ales are grand and the food is good. It has just enough of the old Encinitas vibe to help you remember the good ole days when it was Olyo's but not so much that you only...More

1  Thank Mara R
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The beer book (bible) here is like no other! Seriously, the best selection (over 500 beers!) I have ever seen. They specialize in Belgian ales but have something for everything. I was also so impressed that they poured the beers in the actual glassware from...More

Thank dylan s
Reviewed 26 November 2016

my partner and I stayed in san diego for 2 nights. the ale house had a great selection. staff very friendly. a great outdoor seating are. loved this place. very casual, laid back atmosphere.

1  Thank enncle
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice spot to grab an evening drink or just hang out. Be aware though it is very casual and beer is the primary focus. The bathrooms are outside and down a hallway so very casual again.

Thank chris92009
Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you are looking for a huge selection of beers (on tap plus over 350 bottled varieties), ales and great food then this is the place to go to in SoCal. The kitchen offers daily specials and we tried one of those specials -- a...More

Thank London_UKTravella
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Heard this was the #1 hamburger in Encinitas and one of the top 30 in San Diego County...and they were right! We got the garlic burger and it was so good! We also got the garlic fries! Also got mac n cheese with bacon...ohhh so...More

Thank Frances G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in here for a late lunch one day based on some online recommendations and they were all spot on !! The selection of draft beers is phenomenal and the bartender was exceptional at making recommendations based on my taste desires. The burgers...they are...More

Thank Rick T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5059
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-7180
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