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Captain Keno's Restaurant

158 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3251
+1 760-753-4555
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible16%
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“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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158 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3251
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This place is just one of the "joints" that you must try. The prices are incredibly low but the food is good. It is not a great place, please do not think you going for a fine dining experience. You will have an experience like...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This “all cash” restaurant was a bit amusing. Friends brought us there... cause we said we wanted a “local” place and not touristy. Husband and I had lunch... fish sandwich and hamburger... both with fries and a cup of soup... for less than $15. Other...More

Thank Testtrackmama
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Captain Keno's is a "must" on any trip to Encinitas. It is a throwback to the 80's with good food, reasonable prices and is not pretentious. Service is pleasant and the place is filled with a variety of friendly locals. Apparently this restaurant also gives...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We came to California for a family wedding and stayed a few days after. This is definitely a locals hang out. Truly a vintage restaurant with a large faded sign and a small parking lot. Great prices (no kidding!), good portions and a simple menu...More

Thank BlueCrabby
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were driving down this busy coastal road and looking for a place to eat breakfast. The traffic was a bit quick and not making it easy to see one and quickly pull in. Finally saw a quick spot open at Captain Keno's. Turned out...More

Thank Quadyak
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

While I love the "idea" of this place - hometown restaurant- does good things for the community- etc - it just seems a bit run down and not up to code. I am surprised they pass health inspections. On the bright side they have a...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth a visit - good cheap food and plenty of it. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff and food came quickly. Ate there on both nights we were in Encinitas - would definitely recommend

Thank trotty73
Reviewed 22 December 2016

On a recent road trip, we were foraging for something else than tacos, which is plentiful in this area. We happened upon Captain Keno's. There wasn't a taco sign outside so we ventured in. We thought it was a fast food place but to our...More

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Now this place isn't going to appeal to everyone but we thought it was great. They have cornered the market on red nagahyde booths and they have a great bar scene with friendly locals. Highlight for us was the huge pickles that they sell for...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 27 June 2016

From the moment we drove into the parking lot, my friend and I knew that this place had possibilities... just something about it drew us in. We were, in fact looking for a bar that served breakfast. Well, I can report that not only does...More

Thank kasadalace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3251
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-4555
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