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Adams Avenue Grill

#1,171 of 3,868 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1217
+1 619-298-8440
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Oceanside, California
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We love going to this restaurant for any meal. This was the first time in a long time due to moving out of the area. Nothing has changed and that is good. The service, food and atmosphere are great!

Thank Michael M
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Reading the previous reviews, I was a little skeptical. But I found the restaurant to be quite charming. It's in a very cute, eclectic neighborhood. The staff were all friendly and polite. Food was served promptly. The servings were large. I had enough to bring home for lunch tomorrow, which is normal for me, but my husband also brought home... More 

Thank Mary L
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

the quality is not in the food, the service was OK, the air-conditioning was not working properly. the place was too warm for comfortable dinning, the food blah. would not recommend this restaurant. it wasn't horrible, but. why eat there? Street parking is a challenge.

Thank SDTraveler515
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

What we ordered from the menu wasn't what we were served. I told waitress ingredients were left out; she was noncommittal. I sent the plate back, and asked to talk to manager who said he'd "comp" half the price of my plate. I said we'd often enjoyed the food for years, but the plate I was served today was not... More 

Thank SueQuinn
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Went today for lunch. What a find, a true hidden gem. We had the salmon wrap...all I can say is wow!!!

Thank Dj N
San Diego
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place is a gem for a private lunch. Not quite downtown. Not quite suburbs. The menu is eclectic. Lots of choices. Well prepared. Desserts are all yummy. Some of the lunches come with dessert choices.

Thank Lynda R
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The food was good, but nothing memorable. We had carnitas & the soba noodle dish. They have a nice wine selection and yummy desserts, although not much variety. Our server was polite, but constantly in a hurry although there were only a total of three tables that evening, including ours.

Thank Errin404
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've been coming to Adams Avenue Grill for many years and it's always provided delicious food, great service and a delightful dining atmosphere in a friendly neighborhood setting. The chefs are well trained by owner and head chef Tim Klepeis, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. The food is creative and beautifully plated and... More 

Thank Diana T
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We brought our son to college and went to breakfast while he settled into his dorm. Location was so quiet I thought I missed it. Food and ambiance is excellent!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a part of San Diego full of unique neighborhood restaurants, and the Adams Avenue is just "nice". There's nothing bad about the place, but the food is just good, nothing special. With so much competition in this hip area, I would give it a try, but also try others.

Thank William A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-8440

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