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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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“soup” (2 reviews)
“cheap food” (2 reviews)
“simple menu” (2 reviews)
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158 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3251
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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
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The food was plentiful here, and served by friendly locals. Note that credit cards are not accepted.

Thank Ambul
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had a late breakfast here one day of our recent family vacation. Cheap eats and all 4 meals are good. It is NOT fine dining, as other reviews have pointed out but don't let that scare you off.

Thank kcbsmommy
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I wish I'd known about Captain Keno's when I was first in this area last summer. Please don't miss this landmark establishment. The food is very reasonable and truly good. Gerry, the owner, obviously loves to make sure no one goes hungry.

Thank HaresHallBunny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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