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Centre City Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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2680 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
+1 760-489-6011
07:00 - 21:00
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Oceanside, California
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249 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Service: We had very good service Facility: Definitely dated with worn booths but seemed clean Food: Very large servings of very heavy food. You can easily split on dinner to fill 2 people. Dinner rolls seem to weigh a pound each. Taste of food was average (hit or miss) for a diner. My wife had liver and onions. Liver was... More 

Thank Techkraut
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Omg..what a delight. Fish n chips on Fridays are endless. Sooo delicious! Dont forget the malt vinegar.. Pleasantly surprised. The rolls are huge and tasty. Clam chowder was on spot n it came with the meal. Service was friendly n quick....highly recommend.

1 Thank gmartinez2016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Generous portions. Tasty food. Always more on the plate than I can finish. Cinnamon Rolls are GIANT. Servers are mostly great, a little attitude once in a while.

Thank Cee D
San Diego, California
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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

OK, when you go here take your appetite with you. Portions are huge, the quality is medium and the menu is typical American Diner all the way. Their homemade cinnamon rolls are the biggest you'll ever see. Four people can share it and there will still be some on your plate!

Thank dsrtgrl
Surprise, Arizona
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Met with a friend I had not seen in 46 years. We sat on the patio for dinner and beer/wine. Service was very good. After we ordered we were brought the largest homemade dinner rolls I have seen. Freshly baked and very good. Our group had Turkey dinner, Meatloaf, Fish and Chips. Portions were large, home cooking. Mashed Potatoes were... More 

Thank Unclemorte
Santee, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Good, Good food and excellent service. A good menu of a lot of thing I like. Good location with a lot of parking,

Thank Donald R
Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I had the half chicken (on special that night). It was good and I had enough left for a picnic the next day. The onsite baked roll was very good. Unfortunately, there was basil in the potato--something I hadn't anticipated. The service was very good--friendly and attentive. The prices were high for my midwestern standards. I didn't mind paying a... More 

1 Thank Edge W
Vista, California
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Centre City Cafe is an older basic family restaurant. The food isn't fantastic just basic. The folks are friendly and service is good. They have lots to choose from on the menu. Its an ok place to try but not enough of a place to draw my wife and I back. There are a lot of far worse places to... More 

2 Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
El Cajon, California
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Ate here yesterday and very disappointed. Extensive menu, but expensive in my opinion. I had a reuben sandwich and it was mostly sauerkraut. French fries were mediocre. $12.49. Very good service, but food is far from home cooking. I can't understand the hype over this place.

1 Thank Richard F
San Diego, California
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324 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Been going here for years, almost always order breakfast as it is the best breakfast around. Omelets are large, come with great hashbrowns (ask for them made with onions - yumm!) and two giant pancakes. It isn't humanly possible for one person to complete it all. The dinner specials are excellent. And again the portions are generous. Service is always... More 

1 Thank Jack B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2680 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-489-6011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?