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Elijah's Restaurant and Delicatessen

8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1918
+1 858-455-1461
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, International
$$ - $$$
8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1918
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

First of all this restaurant has moved to 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd which was formerly a sports bar with minimum modifications so it doesn't look like it's former La Jolla location. With that being said, I really enjoyed the lunch with my mother. We were...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was expecting this place to knock my socks off. I looked at the menu on line and I was very anxious about visiting. When I got there , they only had 3 customers the whole time I was having dinner 6:30-7:30. That should speak...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Although this was one of my favorite restaurants when it was located on La Jolla Village Drive, it has really declined since moving to Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. The acoustics in the new location are very poor which makes for a noisy atmosphere. The service is...More

Thank Fredred2000
Reviewed 26 April 2016

First off if your looking for a REAL Deli atmosphere this isn't your type its more like a someones bad ideas put together Along with that the food is not really good ,,//M sister got a Rueben but put pastrami on it (Rachel) The pickling...More

Thank Saberghoff
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We’d eaten at Elijah’s in La Jolla several times before it closed and liked it. This last trip to San Diego we had some extra time, so found the deli’s new place in a San Diego strip mall. Wow, what a change. While the old...More

Thank dwg51357
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner. Both couples shared food. My husband and I shared Matzo Ball soup and a Ruben. Our service was excellent. Our server came back without prompting and filled our water glasses.she filled our orders correctly. I did not realize there...More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The corned beef on rye was a master piece built by trained professionals in the art of a true deli, this meal stands alone with perfect flavor without the need for dressing but if you like sauerkraut you can't go wrong.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had our Thanksgiving dinner catered to us during our stay in San Diego. It was delivered on time and everything was delicious--Carved turkey, dressing, yams, roasted vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, apple pie, rolls & butter. More time for sightseeing and less time in the...More

Thank Mack1952
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Went there expecting the usual warm welcoming atmosphere.It has now moved to a large ,stark,unfriendly modern block! There is NO DELI????Ordered hot corned beef sandwich,whilst also ordered chicken in the pot. We were told there are no longer pickles????A corned beef sandwich with NO PICKLES???The...More

Thank 204alexcOl
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Elijah's had to move their location from La Jolla Village Square to Clairemont Mesa Blvd. We were concerned that they would lose a lot of their customers. But the restaurant has recovered and appears to be doing well. The food here has always been excellent...More

Thank Fredred2000
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-455-1461
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