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Wine Steals

#1,205 of 3,964 Restaurants in San Diego
$$ - $$$
1243 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3311
+1 619-295-1188
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
27 Aug 2016
“A little wine, some food and a good vibe !”
29 Jul 2016
“So friendly”
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Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
1243 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3311
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stop by at the Hillcrest location at least once on our San Diego visits. See previous review in 2015. On this last visit, we popped in to buy a bottle of wine and have them open it for us to share for a $6 corkage....More

Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time, the staff was so friendly & the manager really took care of us. Food was great, sat on the patio, ordered yummy wine and enjoyed a perfect San Diego night.

Thank 319theam
Reviewed 5 June 2016

i have been meeting friends here off and on for quite some time. I like the open room feel, though it does get a little loud. I like coming on Sundays since there's no cork fee. They have a nice selection of wines to choose...More

Thank heuster3
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Stopped in mid-week and the bottles of wine were on sale. Paid for wine and corkage of $6.00 Had a terrific Artisan Cheese Platter. The wine was delicious! Sat on a big old saggy couch. Very different. Casual and cozy.

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We have been visiting the location in Point Loma for years whenever visiting San Diego. Sadly, that location closed in spring of 2015 (high rents) as we tried out this location in Hillcrest. Great options for seating - high chairs situated around large barrels, comfortable...More

Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed 13 February 2015

My brother in law wanted to go here as he said it was one of his favourite places . I do not have a clue why ! It had a very odd menu , as there was not much choice for me I chose a...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Friends took us to this wine bar / store on our last visit to San Diego and we loved the concept: One can pick any wine from the shelves and pays a corkage fee to have it at the bar or take it home instead....More

Thank SFLeonce
Reviewed 11 May 2014

It's rare that I can enjoy an evening out and feel that I should have paid more. The food is great, the wines are excellent, and the staff is welcoming and efficient. The happy hour is a steal (the pizzas, at $2 a slice, have...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Wine Steals is terrible! Dont waste your time or money. Dont get me wrong.. Its an ok bar.. as far as scenery.. but the staff sucks so much its not worth it. Particularly Clayton the manager! He is not worth going there. He will ruin...More

1  Thank shnooska
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My family (uncle, aunt, and her husband) and I were looking for a place to stop for a late lunch/early dinner when we happened to walk by Wine Steals. We popped in to see if they had food and found out that we could do...More

Thank MyCuppaJo
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1243 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-1188
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