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109 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-2802
+1 760-634-2500
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Texarkana, Texas
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613 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was my first time to dine at a Souplantation location for dinner. My cousin suggested it, and it was an interesting experience. At first it seems like you are in a cafeteria, but you go down the line and choose many items for your salad. Once you are seated at your table you can go to another area of... More 

Thank TallTexWally
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We eat here quite a bit, and we were very disappointed in the food availability and the cleanliness of the salad/soup bar when we visited last night. Busy saturday around 5:30pm - restaurant was about 50% full. Staff behind the buffet seemed to be laughing and joking around alot but many of the food stations were empty (pasta, sourdough and... More 

Thank Jill R
Carlsbad, California
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I decided to try the Encinitas Souplantation for the first time and to be honest I did not like as much as the Carlsbad location. It just seemed fresher and cleaner. But they did have a really yummy lava cake.

Thank Regina T
Encinitas, California, United States
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370 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The salad buffet is always kept clean and stocked and there are special items which change every month. This month the three cheese tortellini soup is especially good. A bit pricey, it pays to bring a coupon form the paper or on-line. I wish they would keep two cashiers at the end of the line, there can be a back-up.

Thank Marti R
Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We enjoy eating at a souplantation. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the salad bar is always a hit. We went with our son and daughter-in-law and our four grandchildren, so it's a great place for families to eat at a reasonable price.

Thank 3customer
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Here's a place set up perfectly for little guys to get around and eat things they love. The cafeteria style lets them see what they are choosing, always useful with picky toddlers.

Thank ma w
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449 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed quick stop for needed fresh greens It is time to have healthy stuff Great value and fresh Very clean and service impeccable

Warren, New Jersey
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great salads and soups. Wide variety of tasty food at a great price. Love to got here but it can be very fattening so can't go too often.

Thank DavidG14
Encinitas, California, United States
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370 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

By recently expanding the seating area, this restaurant takes the pressure off of finding a place to eat. The food is good, the soups can be bland. There are two registers for payment but only one person moving back and forth between them.

Thank Marti R
Alexandria, Virginia
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a soup and salad buffet. Big salad bar, pricy drinks, half a dozen soups and fresh baked breads and muffins. Inexpensive for a buffet. I liked it because salad is the star. I had some soup but they aren't anything too special. Typical restaurant soup - too salty, too starchy, too thick. Go here only if you like... More 

Thank dennis2go

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Soups, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 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: 109 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2500

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