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Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe

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950 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3413
+1 760-729-6414
07:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten there twice but today I actually went a little crazy and ordered a few items off their breakfast menu. WOW....They have these little bunt cakes they call "muffins" but, they are SOOOO MUCH MORE!! They are moist, delicious and oh so darn unforgettable. My breakfast (I had the ABC omelet) and the biscuits and gravy (don't judge) and... More 

Thank D O
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe. The staff was really on top of their job, they never let my cup of coffee go empty.the food was great! I didn't get a chance to taste the pie, but it looked fantastic. All in all great place, there is not very many places where you can go and get a breakfast special with biscuits and... More 

Thank Victor C
San Diego, Califfornia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for lunch on the recommendation of friends and were not let down. I had the bean soup and 1/2 chicken salad sandwich which was more than enough food. The chicken salad was made with raisins, which I wasn't sure about, celery and lots of homemade chicken. Loved it and will definitely order the chicken salad again. Pie comes... More 

Thank 1cheryl
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this diner by accident on our visit to Legoland. We checked in to our hotel nearby and needed somewhere for lunch. They were able to accommodate our group of 8. Portions were very big and prices very reasonable. It's typical diner style food but prepared very well. They had a large selection of freshly made pies available. Be... More 

Thank Ice_bear20
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because locals told us how great the pie was. The pie was good not great. The food is low price and good so it is worth the value. I would not recommend this as a great place to eat. If you like pie stop by here, but it won't be the best pie you ever had. The... More 

Thank Vincent D
Spokane, Washington
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old fashion diner with old fashion diner food. And yes, you will receive a lot of food. I love their breakfast items, especially anything from the bakery! They have awesome cinnamon and pecan rolls!

Thank Debbie I
Carlsbad, CA
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent family style restaurant. Food is like Mom used to make. Pies are fresh every day and better than Marie Calendars. Friendly efficient service without feeling rushed. Try the Apricot Chicken!!!

Thank Travelertraveler55
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just like you would cook at home if you're an excellent cook, but without the clean-up! Easy access and perfect parking.

Thank Alfred D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Above average breakfast. Been twice for breakfast. Food was typical but very good. Service was good too. I took home several pieces of pie made on site. Pie was very average and not worth the calories. Sometimes things look better than they taste.

Thank Bob M
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We came here to meet friends for lunch. I wasn't expecting to eat much but the generously sized Caesar salad was very tasty with it's thick cut bacon broken all over it. I finished every bit of it. The cinnamon rolls were huge and were ordered by half our group. The place is not fancy and the clientele are mostly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-6414
Combination full service restaurant and bakery. Northeast Corner of Tamarack and Pio Pico Drove, right beside entrance to I-5 northbound.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?