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Wild Note Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
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143 S Cedros Ave, Ste T, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1970
+1 858-720-9000
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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298 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to eat here before a show at the Belly Up. You can enter the show early if you eat at Wild Note, and have a better chance of finding a seat! Just be sure to make reservations way ahead if it's a popular show! I had the beef medallions with cheddar mashed potatoes and fried green beans. For... More 

Thank Vacationers62
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I went to Belly Up's in Solana Beach for a concert one evening after work and found their menu to be lacking. The staff pointed me to Wild Note Cafe (share a kitchen but separate establishment) and I went there for food prior to the show. This review is going to be short and sweet. GET. THE. PAELLA. Holy damn... More 

Thank Javen44
Johnston, Rhode Island
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We spent our last night here, sat at the bar. The food and serve were great. It's next door to a club. Had the burger and fries which was very good, my wife had the enchiladas. Had a wonderful time. A fun place with a lot of nice people

Thank Michael L
San Diego, California
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298 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We've eaten here before and it never fails to please! I had the beef filet medallions, and at $20 they're a screaming deal! They come with cheddar mashed potatoes and fried green beans. Very filling. I also ordered a caesar salad to split with my husband. He had the dijon mustard crusted salmon, which was a little underdone, but he... More 

Thank Vacationers62
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Came by for a pre-game bite and hydration, and I’d go back as a standalone visit. Atmosphere – It is small but comfortable. Adjacent to the Belly Up so it made getting in to the show easy. We sat at the bar and it was easy for us to fit in the full bar. Service – Outstanding. They were packed... More 

Thank aztec20142014
San Diego, California
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301 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had lunch with friends twice in the past week here. Both times were excellent! The Salmon salad with mango and jicama was excellent, as was the burger with sweet potato fries. The patio setting is great on a nice day. This is close to the Solana Beach train station and Cedros shops. Service both times was excellent, friendly and... More 

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Solana Beach, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I love this place! The food is delicious, the service is great, and it is very convenient, especially before you go next door to watch a show at the Belly Up tavern.

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San Diego
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Four of us enjoyed dinner at Wile Note Café before The Marshall Tucker Band concert. The bartender and waitress were extremely friendly and attentive. Since they are used to people eating dinner before the concert, they are pretty efficient. My husband ordered the mahi mahi special that evening - it was good, but a little overdone. My Beef "Rad" Thai... More 

Thank SLindseySanDiego
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to Wild Note Cafe before our recent concert at Belly Up. Food was very nice. Had a reserved table and had great service until after we only ordered appetizers...then when we wanted to order more wine...no server came back, no bill, no service. We split up and 1/2 went to get in line for the concert; finally got our... More 

Thank Gail P
Solana Beach, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had the caesar salad (with avocado)! It was very good and I heard the other food is good as well so I'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 S Cedros Ave, Ste T, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1970
  • Public Transportation: We are located in the heart of the Solana Beach Cedros Design District, within walking distance of the Amtrack Station. Also, just two blocks off the 101, Wild Note Cafe is located near a bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-720-9000

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