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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 good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (37 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Deli
120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4436
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We came back for our yearly visit to San Diego and made sure to make it to the Potato Shack—-this time for brunch! My husband and I ordered the huevos rancheros and the kids all ordered the manhole pancakes which of course they couldn’t finish...More

Thank luvlifeandtravel
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Personally I don't care for their food. It is absolutely bland and uncreative. I have been there only a couple of times even though I'm in the vicinity twice a week. There are much better choices to eat right around the same area, literally one...More

Thank worldtraveler73_7
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Used to come here 20+ years ago...and it’s as good as I remember. First of all, the pancakes are absolutely huge...and absolutely delicious. Also backed it up with eggs scrambled, bacon, potatoes and toast. The toast is awesome, and the bacon is that thick cut...More

Thank bdc10763
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 1 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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