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Potato Shack Cafe

120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
+1 760-436-1282
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato stack” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (33 reviews)
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120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant the first time because all the other restaurants in Encinitas seemed to have large screen TVs on the wall and this one did not. Why would I want to want junk TV while I am eating, or at any other...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for breakfast and lunch. Great food and service. We go here every time we come to the area.

Thank red1990
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We ended up here at noon on a Sunday and there was NO wait; and they had a few open seats so YAY! We have been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed, except for the price. Any way you look at...More

Thank dmerghart1
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place was recommended by the valet at our hotel... and he was right! Our orders were prepared exactly as we requested (not exactly what was on the menu) and they even split the omelette that my husband and I wanted to share.

Thank McS_M60
Reviewed 26 August 2017

To tell the truth they are right on the edge of the charge too much and the customers will go away syndrome. Right now the food is so good that they will survive at the escalated prices. This time we did lunch. My wife had...More

Thank derbusa
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nothing too imaginative here, but solid breakfast food. Friendly owners and staff keep their customers coming back.

Thank B-radLV
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here before leaving Cali. I love the at home feeling that you get in this place. It was nice to order a simple breakfast meal that was simply tasty! French toast was particularly yummy. Two of us ate for 25 bucks, totally reasonable...More

Thank Slavik84
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had the gluten free pancake which was much smaller than the enormous regular pancake you would need to take half of that home. The home fries are tasty and regular are bottomless which would make this a great place to pork if you are...More

Thank peter c
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food - I added avocado to my omelet - To my surprise, it was an entire avocado that they cut up - something most restaurants don't do. AWESOME. Also important to note is that they only take CASH for payment.

Thank hharnell
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Drove up to Encinitas based on a review from a friend, and it was worth it. They are famous for their "manhole cover sized" pancakes, but we opted for eggs, bacon, and their breakfast potatoes (called American Fries). Food arrived quick, was very tasty, and...More

Thank tomcatxiv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-1282
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