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Top store recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
“nice mall all outdoors just like the others, but done nicely; movie theatre ARC light cinemas here, plus an ice skating rink”
  • 151 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Some of the best pizza and homemade pasta you can eat outside of Italy. It's popular, they don't take reservations. Locals only tip: Call ahead and ask to put your name on the list and ask how long the wait is and then get to the restaurant 10-15 minutes before the table is going to be ready. Saves a lot of wait time! Or, put your name on the list and walk over to Hamilton's bar for a pint of San Diego's finest microbrews.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Stone Brewery got their start right here in Escondido! Their Bistro & Garden is a local must-see even if you don’t drink beer. Their huge restaurant and brewery is the perfect place to have an intimate date around the pond/fire pits, or even a big event around the gardens and koi ponds. You can take a free tour of the brewery and get gifts from the attached store. Their food is locally sourced and phenomenal. Try their draft cold brew coffee and the ahi nachos!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Garden
“A beautiful and unique place to go with the family. There is wonderful place for children to play and peaceful walk while enjoying all the botanicals ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Upscale brewery at the heart of Liberty Station, good spot for the more laid back group who enjoys solid food and lots of people.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Just a 5 minute bike ride from my beach bungalow is some of the best award winning coffee you'll find in town. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local coffee shop with homemade soups, sandwiches & salads. It has free wifi and a large fig tree that completely shades the entire patio.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Café
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“Classy upscale diner feel, great brunch spot and has something for everyone”
  • 76 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Mall that offers all your shopping needs. Has a Target, and an AMC movie theatre. Kiosks offer great prices on San Diego souvenirs.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Sophisticated neighborhood restaurant with a unique and affordable concept. Within the restaurant lies a retail wine shop with a selection of up to 1,000 bottles of wine that the guest can choose from and uncork at the table for only $5. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“They having been serving coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch since 1968. The buliding itself used to be the old Santa Fe Railroad Station. A fun place to sit and enjoy the people.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Man, this has to be my favorite. It is RIDICULOUSLY good. They have everything you could ever want... from man candy bacon, to stuffed french toast. Ask about the latte of the day or get a mimosa flight with an antioxidant juice to pair. (Acai is my go-to). The potatoes are food-coma worthy. My Favorite: -The Tuscan Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon and avocado -Coconut Latte -Buttermilk pancakes ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Cinema
“Just up the road is this Upscale movie theatre with cocktail and food service. Leather lounge seating. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Walk down to the street corner for this highly rated pub & restaurant featuring organic, local and sustainable dishes.”
  • 38 locals recommend