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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
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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San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here multiple times but for the most part, separately. We have gone a couple times with other couples. I think they have good food but the brunch is what I like. Really good shrimp and grits. It's loud. LOUD. Fun place to meet friends though. Best seating near front windows.

Thank Tim H
St. Petersburg, Florida
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425 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here for dinner with family. This place is hopping with music and the vibe was very good. Good to note: SOCIAL MENU is all night long on Monday. On Tuesday through Friday from 3 - 6 they also offer their Social Menu. This gives you a chance to try their dishes at a much lower cost. Go on... More 

Thank Vinnie1973
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited it twice. Great wine list and local craft beers. Food was also very good. Max was very helpful and referred us to Solterra winery and restaurant. A top experience.

Thank Deborah V
San Diego, Ca
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The special menu for Restaurant Week offered an appetizer and an entree for $15. The fried crawfish were tasty if a little tough, the kale "pops" delicious but so tiny it would be hard to validate naming them. My husband's BBQchicken wings were the item I would seek out again. Every wing was crispy on the outside, perfectly spiced and... More 

Thank gardengal16
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

Thank M M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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!

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 January 2017 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 

Thank Amjord
Tucson, Arizona
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326 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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!

Thank CarolRororo
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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.

Thank Chicago50by50
San Diego, California
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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?