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Old Townhouse Restaurant

4941 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3112
+1 619-222-1880
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“ocean beach” (15 reviews)
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American, Diner
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LOCATION
4941 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3112
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast. This is a must for locals to hang out enjoy breakfast at a fair price. Come and have fun.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had breakfast here one morning during the week and service was great, food was good and prices are reasonable. The portion size is not over the top like most places these days. Good stop for all American breakfast!!

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here one morning during the week and service was fast, food was good and prices are reasonable. The portion size is not over the top like most places these days. Good stop for all American breakfast!!

Thank Marisa M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a quaint little diner with exceptional food at a great value. We had a delicious breakfast here and were served large portions of classic breakfast good. Cost was quite reasonable too. There was something for everyone, including children 10 and under.

Thank MomToTwinsPlusOne
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Saw this restaurant at night while walking around ocean beach and just had to come see it in the morning for breakfast. It was so great I had some eggs. This place does breakfast better than the Olive Garden does Italian.

Thank Jake W
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our family went here twice during our stay at Ocean Beach. The traditional breakfast was well prepared, service was friendly and prompt, and the atmosphere was cheerful diner-ish. It looks like it can get busy, so I'd be prepared to wait a little.

Thank MuleTownies
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Sat at the counter for breakfast travelling solo. Enjoyed the food and experience. Good hash browns. Friendly service. Busy place.

Thank keithb789
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

After you leave this place you are going to want to take a nap. Seriously, the portions are good size for the money. Order a regular meal and then you'll be in your happy place.

Thank joshuautley
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Read reviews, thought we would try this place while visiting Point Loma. You actually are in Ocean Beach, and the restaurant takes you back to the sixties, actually, think that was the last time the booths were replaced. Small, seat yourself, food old time breakfasts...More

Thank Jazzygal123
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We asked a bartender where we might find a great breakfast and he recommended this place. On a downtown street in Ocean Beach I believe and well worth the drive from San Diego. No diet plan here just a great breakfast. We had to line...More

Thank BenOntarioCANADA
tedcap, Owner at Old Townhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to serving you again. Have a fantastic day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4941 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-222-1880
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Description
Like so many American stories, this one stared with a trip and a dream... Emigrating from Greece in 1969, my father's first career in the United States was that of an aircraft mechanic while my mother worked as a homemaker raising three children. My father and mother had a dream of owning their own business. After studying the subtleties that made other businesses successful and scouting out locations they settled for a site two blogs from the beach in a little town called Ocean Beach. The former sight of Spyros' Coffee Shop was the perfect location, and with the help of their family and freinds they did most of the construction themselves. They wanted to evoke a down home country feeling so they came up with the name The Old Townhouse. By August of 1973, the Old Townhouse was ready for business. My father is an excellent self taught cook and my mother loves people so she was a natural as being a waitress. My mother knew every customer's name that would walk through the front door. She made every customer feel at home and with my dad's cooking it was not that hard to create an atmosphere that brought everyone together. They made an excellent team. They worked long hours with no restaurant experience and with a few bumps along the way they made the Old Townhouse what it is today. Chris and Soula strived to make quality and hospitality their main priorities. Chris refused to serve anything but the best homemade meals. They treated each customer as a guest in their own home. To this day, they invite you as the customer to feel as comfortable in the Old Townhouse as you would in the home of a close friend. Because of this dedication to service and quality, the business has grown over the years to welcome repeat customers. These regulars have epitomized the meaning of the word family in the Old Townhouse Family Restaurant. Chris and Soula's youngest son Peter and daughter Nancy, managed the restaurant for several years, and then moved on to pursue other career endeavors. The couple's oldest son Ted resumed the family management in the spring of 2003. Ted and is wife Kathy continue to pursue the aspirations of service and quality to which the customers of the Old Townhouse Family have grown accustomed. There is no end to the restaurant stories my family can tell. Thousands of people have walked through our doors and eaten our food...And just as we've left an impression on them they've left an impression on us. When we get together the conversation invariably turns to the past and to the family members and customers who have meant so much to us. We invite you to make us a part of your family, please enjoy some old fashioned comfort food and hospitality along with great atmosphere and professional staff.
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