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₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Vegetarian Friendly
7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
+1 858-875-7737
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“bolognese” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (9 reviews)
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American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
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11 - 20 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2017

How I have ever walked by this place so many times without stopping in to eat lunch is beyond me...Well what was is, and what will be is this spot as top 10 for lunch loops in San Diego. I was so happy with the...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Each time I go to Prepkitchen I try new items which is sometimes difficult because I want to keep going back to my favorites.... however, this is the best way to find new favorites so here goes! Absolutely fabulous mussles and frites Today I tried...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood so dropped in for lunch. Nice outdoor seating or covered patio. Seemed to be filled with regulars which is always a good sign. My husband had the Asian chicken salad which he loved and I had the roasted cauliflower with...More

Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! We had a great experience. The food was fabulous & the service couldn't have been better. We each had something different from the menu & we were all blown away. This is well worth a visit.

Thank Palmtreegirl57
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Prepkitchen sits on Fay Avenue amidst a few other shops, with the majority of the tables outside. The locale isn't great, but the food largely makes up for it. The bread is wonderful, and every dish we sampled was prepared well. True, the menu is...More

Thank stampwife
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We sat on the deck, as there was no other choice. They had propane heaters but they did not seem to work as expected. It May, its Southern CA, but it was cool. We had fish tacos, and chiliquelles, and Caesar salad and the daily...More

Thank DebBAuburn_WA
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Stopped in for breakfast, but found very limited selections on the brunch menu. They were out of the bread I wanted for toast, so I changed my order to eggs benedict, which apparently was served on some buttermilk biscuit that had no lightness quality at...More

Thank WorldTraveler422
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had eaten here previously and loved it so my wife who was celebrating her 50th birthday party decided she wanted to take our friends to enjoy the experience. They were not disappointed. The food was excellent from top to bottom and our waiter was...More

Thank Hillbilly1234
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great wait staff. Always enjoyed the outdoor seating but it is being renovated this month. Staff is happy to split dinners which is nice for calorie counting folks.

Thank Iceman21893
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A friend invited me to lunch and when I looked at the me u I just couldn't decide what to order, there were so many intriguing and delicious-sounding dishes. Great flavor combinations among the salads, appetizers, and lunch sandwiches. I tried the mussels and fries...More

Thank 2beans2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-875-7737
SpecialtiesThe Whisknladle Crew is pleased to welcome you to Prepkitchen. Prepkitchen was inspired by our never-ending quest to make our food from scratch and then driven by physical limitations of Whisknladle's tiny kitchen. At first it was nothing more than chicken scratch and a logistical nightmare but over time it blossomed into what it is today; our casual quick bite eatery, take out joint and gourmet market.Soups - Salads - Sandwiches - Antipasti - Entrees - Fresh Pastas - House Cured Meats Artisan Cheeses - Beer - WineMeet the Business Owner: Arturo K.What first started as an off the cuff partnership between a hungry & talented chef (Ryan Johnston)in need of a kitchen and a desperate culinary school drop out in need of a chef (Arturo Kassel) hasblossomed over the last 4 years into Whisknladle Hospitality.Together with our committed and passionate managing partners and our patient angel investors (?), we've continued to grow from one small and ambitious little restaurant to a small little restaurant group with even bigger ambitions.Since opening Whisknladle's doors in 2008, our company's mission has been to bring good food, good wine & great people together.Culinarily speaking, we take a back to the future approach to cooking by working with seasonal & farm to table products and taking the time to make most of our food from scratch; the way it used to be, they way it ought to be.
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