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Sat, 4/21
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9:00 PM
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Prepkitchen - Del Mar

4.6
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
With an eye to the ocean, Prepkitchen Del Mar is located in the heart of Del Mar on the corner of Camino Del Mar & 12th street. Recently named San Diego’s “Best Outdoor Dining” spot by San Diego Citybeat readers, Prepkitchen Del Mar offers exceptional sun-kissed patio seating in addition to its indoor dining room. Similar to its sister locations – Prepkitchen La Jolla & Prepkitchen Little Italy – Del Mar serves artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine in a casual, sociable environment.

Prepkitchen Del Mar serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends, which includes happy hour priced mimosas & $2 coffee.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
Social Hour Daily: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Days we are CLOSED: Super Bowl, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas
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Phone number
(858) 792-7737
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th & Camino Del Mar
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Parking details
There is parking under the restaurant off of 12th street
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy Mother's Day in relaxed swankiness.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 523 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Always one of our favorites!! Burrata is delicious!!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We've come here for two birthdays in our family and we love this place. Yummy!

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We love going to PK for breakfast but it is pretty pricey. Great service and we love sitting outside.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Enjoyed the cozy indoor dining area. The service was very good, expedient and friendly. I had the fish stew which was outstanding. I would definitely recommend Prepkitchen in Del Mar over the La Jolla location.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week. Each course was generous and delicious. Had leftovers enough for another meal. Really enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates, the chicken and fabulous desserts.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant is our favorite in Del Mar - excellent in every way every time.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

DelMar prep kitchen is generally good. Unfortunately the food does no measure up to the food quality, preparation and innovation of Whisknladle in La Jolla - too bad!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Came here for lunch to catch up with friends. The pork belly french toast is so delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic neighborhood brunch spot. The beignets are a must. Wow

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Great outdoor dining. Perfect for San Diego. The staff went out of their way to ensure my date was happy.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

We had a really awesome dinner with our friends and had such great service and food. What an excellent area to have a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was awesome, service was great! We had a great meal here. Couldn't have been better.

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3.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Food and drink was really good. I had the beef ravioli and my wife had a shrimp salad. Don't sit outside though. Lots of traffic noise and they allow non service animals. Guy next to us gave his dog a bowl of some just add water dog food that looked like chunky black sludge. Made my pregnant wife nauseated. Also, the white napkins had an insane amount of white lint flying off them that got all over everything, so don't wear a dark shirt or dress if you go here. It was okay but I wouldn't go here again.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

PrepKitchen never disappoints. Dog-friendly (on patio) with many great food and drink options and super service every time.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

I went to Prep Kitchen for happy hour with friends. The selections were good, not great for vegetarians but not horrible for them. The drink options were great. It's a nice neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Very cool outdoor spot in Del Mar!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Kimberly was a wonderful waitress! Food was great!

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3.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Neh, not much food on the plates for the price. Very loud, even outside. Amount of wine in the glass was puny. Food was good. My friend with food allergies got the wrong plate of food that had to be sent back. Not a place for an intimate quiet dinner. Could not have a conversation because of load, drunken tables around us. And it was a Thursday night. I might recommend to kids who need the volume up, the drinks thin and don't mind being ripped off.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Still the best Caesar in town! Fantastic soups too.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Went twice in one trip to enjoy the dinner! Great house-made pasta, fresh well balanced meals.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service and food some different menu options will go back

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

I love the food here! Everything on the menu is delicious!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Fun outdoor atmosphere. Food was terrific. Only regret is the the seafood stew was quite spice and was not identified as such on menu. I loved it but my wife found it too spicy.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent service, very attentive and friendly. Food was very well prepared and very fresh. I would definitely go back as there were other things on the menu that I would like to try. Simple menu, everything very well prepared.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Another nice meal at Prep Kitchen. But this was the first time we sat inside (no outside tables were available), and it was too warm.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great location in Del Mar....with unique food offerings at affordable prices. Small place, local vibe

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a great light meal with a big salad and the chef's cutting board.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant and consistently excellent food and service. Lovely canal feel and the staff are great. The manager is absolutely not notch. I would recommend this restaurant again and again.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Creative and delicious lunch
Menu. We chose "Gyros" house made spicy lamb onhousmade
Bread. Very good.
Thanks to Gavin for being himself, caring so well for us.


G

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner started with chicken liver pate.
It was served with a delicious toast, fresh apricot and cherry or honeycomb spread. Next, a wonderful Caesar salad that actually tastes like it should.
Our entrees were delicious as well.
But here's the best part. Our server, Dana. She was proud of the food. Enthusiastic about where it came from and how much of it was house made.
She admired the folks with whom she works who make it all
happen. None of this was over the top. It was honest conversation. If I could, I would create a job for her. She's a great employee.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Service pretty poor with long wait for food and drink refill.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Appreciated patio seating so our little poodle could be with us for our anniversary dinner. I added that it was our 32 anniversary but I don't think the restaurant read my additional reservation comment.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2017

My 'go to' restaurant in Del Mar.
Love the eclectic menu and wine selections and sitting on the patio for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day! The family took me there for brunch. Not our first time there, so we picked it based on several good experiences before. Again, they live up to high standards. While the place has such a casual CA kind of feel, the service is spot on, the food is very good, and the watermelon mimosas were to die for. Everyone we encountered was friendly and anxious to do whatever we needed to have a perfect meal. We had two small kids with us, both with nut allergies and our waitstaff were prepared, professional, and handled the situation well and gave us total confidence. Well done!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was great but our order was not prepared correctly. :-(. (Eggs to be cooked over hard; showed up over easy) Sent it back and got it the second time out ok, but it meant most of our party ate already while the last person ate alone.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was not worth the cost. Everything on the menu is high cost and other than the location, I don't see the value of it.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

I brought my fiancé to Prep Kitchen for a date. Food was great, we were there near sunset so there was a bit of sun but it was totally worth it. Great spot for dates or family dinners.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent wine,Caesar Salad, and pasta and shared strawberry cake dessert! Casual birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great choice. Great food, great staff and service, fun atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Maybe they could occasionally change their menu. Okay but not top of the line.

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