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809 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1802
+1 619-423-9900
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing and the service is on point! I feel like family when I eat here. Anytime I'm in imperial beach I have to stop by! Thanks Jess for a wonderful experience!

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Thank olivemarie
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful home cooking- early bird is a fantastic deal and the service is with a smile and always a recommendation. Sit outside and watch the locals or inside and feel the warmth

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Thank Kym K
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel across the street and we were surprised that they didn't have a kids menu. Thank goodness we found the Wave. French Toast and pancakes made us full. The people who work there were so friendly. A pair of sisters helped us and they were the best. Good food and good people and great prices.

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Thank Tony B
Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just across the street from our hotel, this little restaurant turned out to be a diamond in the rough. The breakfast menu had a great selection, from oatmeal to omelets. We had the omelets which came with a fried potatoes or hash browns, toast or pancakes, choice of meat. It was a feast! The service was friendly and quick! We... More 

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Thank emme150
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

From the waitress to the food this local place was great. More food than one could eat. Plenty of coffee refills. Lots of locals coming in. Very friendly. Will be back as we are staying at the hotel across the street. Military and senior discounts.

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Thank Jan F
Olathe, Kansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Friendly staff, nice ocean views. My elderly mother has an extremely restricted diet and the server and chef were easy to work with in changing meals in order to accommodate her. Enjoyed the live music nights.

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Thank Wish2LiveOnTheBeach
Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This has been my favorite place to eat breakfast since they opened. Unfortunately because of investors building large hotels in the area, the wave is understandably forced to raise their prices. It's more expensive than many places but it's family run and the food is always good so it's worth it.

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Thank Heather J
San Diego, California
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273 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

From the interior decor and pictures around the cash register this appears to be a family run joint operating on a shoe string budget. Don't let the aging and worn furniture or interior mislead you about the quality of the food your about to receive. The ingredients are fresh and well prepared. The service is outstanding with only one waitress.... More 

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Thank Mr_Firestone
Versailles, Kentucky
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Took a chance across from the hotel for breakfast, hit the lottery. Excellent pancakes and enormous omelette. Didn't expect large portions, but definitely above and beyond.

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Thank Greg T
Mesa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Dennis and Company know how to make a good breakfast at a good price ,they know how to give good service ...treat people well ,they know the meaning of value ,both; to your wallet and sense of Americana. Classic Small Town Diner... I just checked out the large stack of coffee cups owned by locals and I knew this is... More 

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Thank Allan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-423-9900

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