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The Craftsman

267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
+1 760-452-2000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great, the service is friendly and we always feel welcome. The brunch on Sundays is particularly fantastic.

Thank Jay U
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Took the family there for Father's Day for a mediocre experience. Had to track down silverware from another table as there wasn't enough given for the 5 of us. Food was typical bar fare, nothing special. We all felt that we could have eaten somewhere...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Craftsman is almost good . . . but somehow they mess up every time. Absolutely go there and get their soups. Any of them!!! Even soups you don't think you like! They are awesome. Anything else can be dicey. We had the deviled egg appetizer...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I had heard rave reviews about Craftsman's brunch, so we gave it try. The restaurant was crowded (good for them) and the noise level was LOUD (so be it). We persevered, got a nice table, waited for someone to come take our order. Ordered mimosas...More

Thank TrippyDIane
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Our go to lunch or dinner treat place...can comfort food be trendy too...yep! Short ribs man n cheese, fish n chips...yum

Thank lindalhayes
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We haven't been there for dinner (yet), but we love their menu offerings -- and their soup is unbelievable. Well . . . I could say the same for their fish and chips and even their house salad (believe it or not!!!). As we walk...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Craftsman is located on El Camino Real a few blocks North of Encinitas Boulevard. The Savory Restaurant was at this location for several years but now they have taken out some of the partitions and put in new tables that are not as close...More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I recently visited the Craftsman Tavern in Encinitas for happy hour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tavern offers a range of craft beers sure to satisfy the most discriminating tastes. Their menu is also satisfying and very reasonably priced, especially the appetizers. The tavern...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We four were actually headed to the new Breakfast Republic in the same center but the line was out the door and then some. We headed over to the Craftsman, also busy, which was on our list to try out for a long time. We...More

Thank Thorgills
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Warm atmosphere. Frendly service. Wide variety of food choices. Tasty sauces. Good salad selection. Would recommend to friends.

Thank mikeistravlin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 267 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-5366
    (Mountain Vista Drive)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop within 100 yards that services the Breeze 304 and 309 buses.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-452-2000
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