Cap'n Kenos

  • 158 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 | Directions
  • 760-753-4555


Day Hours
Sunday 6 a.m. to midnight
Monday 6 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday 6 a.m. to midnight
Wednesday 6 a.m. to midnight
Thursday 6 a.m. to midnight
Friday 6 a.m. to midnight
Saturday 6 a.m. to midnight

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Breakfast, Burgers, Late-Night Eats, Sandwiches
Price range of entrées $3 - $12
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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This place is an Encinitas tradition since owner Jerry Sova opened it up with his Keno winnings in 1970. It separates those that love great inexpensive food, with the snobs. The snobs walk in, take one look at the place, and walk out. OMG - it's not like a Dennys? Thank God! The rest of us enjoy great breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, salads (with home made dressing recipes), and soups all for around under 5 bucks a person. Huge portions served on cafeteria style plastic plates. Self serve coffee, water, and soup. Adult beverages are served in the bar. You can get breakfast items all day long. The most expensive thing on the menu is steak - $11.95. All you can eat spaghetti for 3 bucks! Only bummer is no free refills on soft drinks. My family of 4 can eat for under $20. You order at the front counter and they'll bring it to you, even in the bar. On Saturday night is "service" night. If you want to be served at your table, you select from BBQ Ribs ($12), Prime Rib ($12), or King Crab Legs ($15), served with salad, potato, warm bread, and vegetable. This is a classic greasy spoon and proud of it!
PS - The owner and his close friends cook over 300 Thanksgiving dinners each year for the nearby seniors. They ask for $3 each, but usually give away more dinners than they collect from. Jerry's a great guy!

Can't beat Sat. nights specials, Prime rib, ribs, king crab legs!!!

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