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UNION Kitchen & Tap

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1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003 (J Street)
+1 760-230-2337
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the Coaster to Encinita's for the day and found this on our walk, so we stopped in for lunch. They have LARGE open windows along the front, which is nice for having fresh air and people watching. There were families, couples, business meeting, singles all eating lunch there. We had the Bacon Tomato Flatbread (nice chunks of bacon... More 

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Thank M M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Union is a great scene. Food is really good and it's always jumping. If you can get a seat at the window take it. Great bar and craft beer selections. Monday night is all night happy hour. Try the flatbread with the egg on top. Awesome!

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Thank John F
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way back to San Diego from Carlsbad outlets. Based on yelp which had it listed as not good for kids I was worried it would be more bar like and we had a baby with us but at 6:00 There were lots of families!! Not sure if its always like that or if it was... More 

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Thank Amjord
Tucson, Arizona
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for Happy Hour on a Monday night and found out it went on all night on Mondays - nice treat! Our beers and dishes were terrific and the service was great. We'll be back!

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Thank CarolRororo
Glenview,IL
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a large group, Union has a room in the back that can accommodate a lot of folks at high tables. The food was great. Everyone was happy.

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Thank Chicago50by50
San Diego, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was very friendly, atmosphere very casual. They have tables right next to the sidewalk with open shutters to enjoy the southern california weather and people. I had the Reuben sandwich, the meat was fresh and freshly cut, bread was fresh and toppings and seasonings on the spot. Fries were crunchy and tasty. They have their own version of ketchup... More 

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Thank Eric B
San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Food was pretty good, though this tends to blend in with other places in the same genre - industrial/rustic/wood, beers on tap, beer food with nice presentation. It is a nice change from the other kinds of restaurants in the immediate area. Not particularly kid friendly. But if you are out with friends and like beer, this is a safe... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

If you decide to travel north from San Diego, this town/strip is a great place to start. Near the ocean and some great places to eat. This is one of a few and has a good lunch menu to suit all styles. From flatbreads to salads to a good selection of naughty deserts. Prices are good and service is friendly... More 

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Thank Paul F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I thought this was one of the better restaurants in Encinitas, great beer select and food was pretty good. Would definitely recommend this spot

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Thank Jeff T
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We are regulars at the union kitchen and tap, one of our favorite locations in the coastal North County. If you want great “ Gastro-pub” creative upscale fare in an energetic classic San Diego Bar/microbrew atmosphere, the union is great choice. The Fisherman’s stew is one of the best in San Diego in my opinion, filled with large shrimp, abundant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-5003
    (J Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2337
Description
UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.

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