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The Round Up Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070-9663
+1 760-782-2729
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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Escondido, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place is a jewel on a long trip back and forth to Mataguay Scout Ranch. They put their heart and soul into each dish. I have had the Hack Chicken sandwich, very flavorful southern twist to Chicken sandwich, dripping in their special sauce. I have also had their BBQ beef sandwich, it is real fresh meat, no bagged meats... More 

Thank chrisbF6396BX
Cathi L, Owner at The Round Up Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Travelers, like you, make up a good percentage of our customers. Keep coming back! We always have room for your at our table. More 

Pauma Valley, California
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had lunch here today! What a pleasant surpris!. My son had been here once before & loved it & wanted to go back. It was a rainy day but still lots of custormers! They have a large menu and the portions are huge. I had Baja Fish Tacos (3 in the order) with lots of cabbage, onions & cilantro on... More 

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Cathi L, Owner at The Round Up Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. You and your family ordered some of my favorites on our menu! Do come back. And thank your son for introducing you to our restaurant. More 

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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Across the road from Lake Henshaw is the best food in the area. Have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at this hidden gem of a restaurant with classic backcountry decor, friendly staff & excellent food. The BBQ sandwich with tasty sides is a favorite -- perfect BBQ beef with a great coleslaw salad in the sandwich. Juicy, messy and delicious.... More 

Thank RSFdowser
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we found this place. Love the breakfast! Relaxed atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable and the food is really good! We try to take a ride out there weekly now. It's a beautiful drive out from Oceanside and the view is very pretty.

Thank Gretchen60
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way to Mt Palomar. Food was good and we had a nice view of the lake while we ate. Portions were huge and the prices were reasonable. Had a lodge feel to it with a rustic touch.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

After a long ride I like to have a decent breakfast. I'm always looking for good service and a meal. Well don't go here.Service was poor. The wait for a simple scramble eggs and beacon took for ever and there was only two tables and me. I counted 8 people working or looking scared and helpless.

Thank Rick W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Driving the backroads from Palm Springs to Fallbrook, I ended up on Highway 76 driving along Lake Henshaw . . . and I was hungry. Stopped at The Round Up Grill and said "yes" to myself since it was the only option. GLAD I stopped. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. This would be a great stop if you are doing... More 

Thank ForrestHBrown
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Always a favorite. Food never disappoints. Friendly staff. Burgers are tasty. We start our Saturday's with the hearty breakfast burrito. Look forward to trying all the menu offerings.

Thank Lisa M
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Delightful BBQ spot in Santa Ysabel! It is a favorite of car clubs and motorcyclists. I've visited RoundUp twice in the past 3 weeks. The place has new owners and keeps getting better. Good job! The St Louis style ribs are good. They are not yet falling off the bones, which is what I look for in bbq ribs. The... More 

Thank Jackie E
Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We make it a point to stop here on our way to see the night sky (stars) on Palomar Mountain. (Too bad Lake Henshaw is just a puddle, or it would be more scenic from the booths by the large windows.) Generous portions served in a "nice" setting. (Service & atmosphere is laid-back and courteous/biker-friendly.) Country music & BBQ ...... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 24
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070-9663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ysabel
  • Phone Number: +1 760-782-2729
Casual, full-service restaurant serving contemporary American country fare. Food is made from scratch, the old-fashioned way. Food is made to order and may take a bit longer than a fast-food restaurant. Prime meats, angus beef, housemade dressings, sauces and salsas.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?