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Perry's Cafe

#141 of 3,823 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
American, Cafe, Diner
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4610 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-291-7121
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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San Diego, California
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338 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hidden gem very close to the airport. If you've landed in the morning or have a mid-morning flight, this is the place for you! Friendly, fast, & delicious. Standard American and Mexican fare.

Thank TheAnvil
San Diego
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love club sandwiches, and I measure all others against this one. It's the best! Thank you Perry's. I'll be back.

Thank jeffrocomb
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was packed - its a whole in the wall, kinda dirty place but they are cranking out the eats. Our waitress was super funny and entertaining, without even trying to be, its just the nature of the place. I'll come back. Its fun and affordable. You get what you pay for, which is quantity, and fast. Thanks Perry's Cafe... More 

Thank Chris H
Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday brunch- place was hopping- service was quick and efficient. Place was clean but extremely old- could use a coat of paint. Food was plentiful, muffin was fresh and steamingly delicious. $30 for a complete breakfast for 2 with oj and coffee- very reasonable. Stop by and give them a try.

Thank wkcb
Blue Springs, Missouri
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the place to go back in the 70's! The decor has not been updated since then either. The breakfast is huge and almost ridiculous. It makes up for the price ($30 for breakfast for two people). The food was good and the service was good, but ended up being very wasteful. We were visiting from out of... More 

Thank ShilohPuppy
Sudbury, Canada
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in this AM, for breaky on our way up to La Jolla beach. Great retro vibe which was actual retro. Menu was deep with continental and Mex options. Our waitress was the bomb. Coffee kept filed and great smile. Food was great and decent, breaky for 3 was $32. Def recommend!

Thank Dann K
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good, the food came out very quickly, but at 10 dollars plus per plate it was pretty spendy for a diner. but overall I liked it and I would go back

Thank Henry S
Lancaster, California
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Don't be afraid to go because you see a large crowd. It moves very quickly and the food and service is outstanding. An old restaurant with lots of history and regular customers. Great breakfast. Recommend.

Thank JanT56737
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Perry's is the classic old fashioned diner specializing in breakfast. The best is to sit at the counter and watch. Basic but good, coffee that has body, not watery, eggs were done well, pancakes were delicious.

Thank bsyovat
Porto, Portugal
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248 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

There were a lot of different kind of workers having breakfast on that Friday morning and I was pleased to see that the dinner served homeless people as well. At around 6h40 I had sat in a booth and ordered coffee and the breakfast special, a waffle with 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon. The food was good and... More 

Thank DoCamandro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4610 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-7121

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