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Potato Shack Cafe

120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
+1 760-436-1282
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potatoes” (19 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Deli
120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

My wife and I found this charming little cafe on a lark and we absolutely loved the wait staff, the food and the atmosphere sitting outside on the sidewalk on a beautiful sunny Southern California day. The food portions were large and they didn't skimp...More

Thank LawrenceKevin
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My family settled the area. We have been going here for over 20 years and the food and service has been consistent the whole time. The portions are huge! Man hole pancake means half the table size. We always split the sandwiches as no regular...More

Thank bdjason
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Great breakfast food. Server was very helpful and friendly. Pancakes are amazing. Great way to enjoy Encinitas.

Thank boiler13
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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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