Milton's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Deli
Your hosts, David Levy and Barry Robbins, welcome you to their version of a traditional deli! When we opened in 1995 our goal was to remind our customers what a deli experience is like. From crunchy kosher pickles to piled high pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, steaming bowls of matzo ball soup, traditional brisket dinners and a bakery boasting homemade recipes, we hope to please our customers from start to finish. We work hard to source the best meats, vegetables, and ingredients all while developing new items to keep up with current culinary trends!

Complimentary specials

Reuben Tuesday

Our famous Reuben is half off on Tuesday’s

What 92 people are saying
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Shannan
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and nice atmosphere. A little hectic and loud but still had a great meal.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our server was a bit rude that was disappointing since we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday.

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FoodieCriticRia
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the choices of food available. Go to place for the hot pastrami sandwich. Great ambience. Bakery has variety delicious treats. Overall great experience.

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vipwiznit
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable meal. Sorry I don’t live in the area. I would eat here all the time

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FredS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was good and with large portions. The thing that really keeps me coming back is the people. The hostess “Shannon” was the best I have ever seen. Very happy and wants you to be happy also.

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vipRanger
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall Milton's is an outstanding restaurant! Parking can be a challenge, but easy freeway access. The service, menu and bakery are just the best! If I'm working in North San Diego, I'm finding a way to eat at Milton's. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Milton's is one of the best, if not the best restaurant in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great lunch. We loved it

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FoodMama
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for what you get and there’s nothing special about the sandwich at this deli. The fries weren’t that good-mushy. Got some items from the bakery and while they were good, they were way overpriced too. The service was excellent but I don’t feel the need to go here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just ok. Too loud. Overpriced.

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vipEverettR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, Gina was an excellent server

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the friendly hostess , the great waitress and great food. It was a very pleasant experience to dine at Milton’s.
The split pea soup is recommended as well as the brisket of beef platter

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vipjazzmo
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Deli atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Milton's! Great variety, and consistently good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Couldn’t either of the deserts the brownie lemon square both like they just came out of the freezer the chicken pot pie was not good my friend enjoyed the ribs pickles were good service weak didn’t seem like there was any management around

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vipGayeB
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day lunch! Busy, busy , but the hostess kept everything running smoothly. We were a group of 8 and our table was ready within minutes of arriving. Our server was outstanding. She was attentive, our orders were taken in a timely manner and the food came out in a reasonable time. We ate leisurely and enjoyed each other’s company, never felt rushed. Milton’s was packed, so noise level was high. We enjoyed a really nice lunch and as we have been there before, we’ll be sure to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Given it was a holiday was Ok

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have gone to Milton's many, many times since it opened. I was disappointed in our experience several days ago. My husband ordered ribs and they were very tough and difficult to eat. We ordered several pastries, both at our table and in the entry, to take home. The Napoleon that my friend ordered must have been made several days ago. The vanilla cream was so jelled, it could have bounced and the pastry itself was completely soggy. To charge full price for pastry that is on its way out is not good business. Most of the pastry that we brought home seemed certainly not to be fresh that day and as a result, most of it was wasted at our home, making it an expensive miss for us. When that is the case and you're already charging a lot for it....it doesn't make for a desirable experience.

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vipHarveyM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not hot and we were the first guests.

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Mehungry
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food !!

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MarshaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I always enjoy going to Milton's, but this time I was very disappointed. We were there for Breakfast. I had to send my meal back it was cold. , second part was on egg was cold and the other was very warm. My husband had to send back his toast as it was cold.
Usually we enjoy our mail, but this time it was disappointing.

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steve
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

great food, slightly overpriced, and service was slightly less that I would expect especially for the early dining with uncrowded occupancy.

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GailP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great, staff was so warm and welcoming. We had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch - the food was delicious. We will go back to Milton’s.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Winemakers Contest event.

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vipLupeS
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good breakfast just got old coffee which was too strong and burnt. Blintzes were yummy

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LauraS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

As we walked up to the front door we had to witness the Manager/Owner standing right outside yelling at the hostess about the elevator. She immediatly came in and sat us but she was visabilly shaken and upset. The servers were wonderful but it is extremly loud inside as there are high ceelings with only hard surfaces and no materials utilized to create sound breaks. There was no music in the restraunt, which may have been good because of all the noise. The restrooms were cleanish.

As for the food. The Matza ball soup I had was delisious and my daughter said so was the Tomato soup. My husband thought the ribs were good and really liked the coleslaw. I got the corned beef sandwich which I found a little bland and I did not like the potato pancake at all. My daughter took here sandwich home to eat as she filled up with the soup so I'm not sure how she liked it. My son in law had the burger and said it was great.

We probably will be back but I think I would order differently next time.

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BillM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to come when we are in town.

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vipMSWEINC
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy, not stressful and the server was very comfortable and accommodating!

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EdwardD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

The service was terrible. We waited for 25 minutes for a waiter to come. Finally went back to kitchen and got one. Waiter did not know the difference between a hotdog and a bratwurst. Food was excellent . Would not go back with a group again.

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Triathaman
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Corned Beef Reuben wraps were outstanding and the Pastrami is the best in San Diego. Always very lean. With a hugh selections of desserts afterwards, Milton's is a great choice.

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vipCJAC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Tables we’re just a little close to each other.

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RandiB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It isn’t exactly fine dining but, for SoCal— a pretty decent deli. Good selection of menu choices.

Our waiter was tremendous- quick, efficient and friendly.

We will be back!

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vipslmt
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good, but seems kind of overpriced

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vipLuv2eat
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good enough for what it is. Nice big deli sandwiches, lots of choices, all day breakfast. Doesn’t compare to delis in NYC but just about the closest we have here (other than DZ Akins).

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vipjuliei
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Neighbor find for sure. Chicken soup every time I am sick. Great for the family and groups.

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vipEllenF
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just moved to San Diego area. So glad to have finally found such a good Deli

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vipMichaelE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner. Came here with my family and 2 friends. Food was excellent and plentiful. Would actually prefer smaller and less expensive portions but everyone went home full
And happy.

Service was ok. Took a really long time to get water glasses refilled. But overall would go back.

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aku8
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast all day. The best corn beef hash and poached eggs around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quick meal before travel. Nice

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MarinaDelRey310
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took 45 minutes for the food to come out after ordering. Server wasn’t apologetic but said “Are you bored yet?” It was Christmas Day so I’ll give them a pass, as I’m glad they were even open.

Will come back and try lunch and dinner soon. The deli options were good and deli staff was friendly.

Host/Mgr or Owner was friendly.

Definitely would prefer a booth for next time.

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SandraM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Mentioned in the “notes” space that it was our daughyer’s Birthday. Also mentioned it to the hostess and our server. Received no birthday anything. I said something to a different hostess on our way out and she gave us s cookie. Just what is the point of mentioning this in writing or verbally. Took forever to get a tiny loaf of cinnamon raisin bread for 5-no bread plates. Asked for them twice & finally got them wet with dried on food 3 and long hsirs on 2!!
Food was mediocre-not hot. Suggest only ordering s bagel to go🤪

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Milton's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Milton's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-2225.

Milton's Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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