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Prepkitchen - Del Mar

4.6
507 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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-3pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-3pm
Sunset Menu Daily: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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
What 507 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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vipKleersite (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were pretty buzzed by the time we got to the restaurant for Valentines dinner. That qualifier aside, we had a great meal. We brought a special bottle of red and the waiter didn’t shame us. The buratta appetizer is a good size to be shared. The short rib was solid and predictable which is what I wanted. My wife went with her favorite there which is the pasta with meat sauce.

We were informed all the Prep Kitchens have changed ownership and are no longer part of the Whisk and Ladle group. I guess we will stay tuned for any changes though they were promising none.

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MattS (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service paired with clever and well-executed menu. Nice Del Mar location. What more can you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was amazing!!!!

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Rosy (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was friendly and fast. The ambiance was nice, if it weren’t a cloudy day we would be able to see the ocean. Everything we ordered tasted great. Plenty of gluten free options and it is identified on the menu. The only recommendation I have is to cook the gluten free pasta a little more as mine was under cooked, but the meat and sauce was delicious.

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Connie (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food, as always, was very very good. But the service, though friendly, was agonizingly slow. I love the ambience of this restaurant. The rest room is beautiful. The room is lovely. Del Mar is a sweet little town. But the music really messed up the entire evening. Were they playing a bad 80's radio station? And it was way too loud. I can hear a better selection of music in the produce section at Von's. I would think twice about ever coming here again almost based solely upon the annoying music. What kind of ambience do they want here? The music should reflect that.

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vipSirAndStarReview (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great staff.

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RMR1 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We brunch most Sundays at various locations. This was all right but nothing special for any of the 6 of us.
We all did not appreciate the mandatory 20% tip and. 3.75% surcharge in addition to a somewhat pricey menu. ($15 for pancakes)

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was awesome and dinner was very delicious.
Wonderful hospitality in accommodating our dinner needs

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vipSDfoodlover (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

First time coming here for brunch. The menu has all the brunch basics covered and done well. We wanted both sweet and savory so we ordered the cinnamon roll pancakes and the chilaquiles at the suggestion of our waiter. Three pancakes to an order, they were thin but very flavorful... no need for syrup. The chilaquiles used tortilla strips, good sauce, I liked that the tortillas still had crunch. Overall great meal, great selection of mimosas. A block walk to the beach is a plus! Parking is difficult to find so recommend getting dropped off or extra time to find a spot.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

A great place for the foodie in you. Attentive service and great location.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is good with nice presentation. Indoor seating is tight and small. Seating space outdoors is better and heaters are a bonus. Service was nice & friendly. Would recommend to those who live nearby, however, I wouldn't drive out of the way to eat here.

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vipJeffS (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

I have lived in Del Mar for 15 years. In my opinion, Prepkitchen is the best restaurant we have ever had in the town. It is consistently good. The food is great and the staff are amazing. I just learned that the Prepkitchen business has been sold. My only hope is that the new management doesn’t try to ‘fix’ something that clearly isn’t broken. Instead, they should look at the business and try to replicate it elsewhere. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved it! From the delicious appetizers to the variety of creative entrees, we were dazzled by each new plate that arrived at the table! Plus, the service was friendly and spot on. Definitely returning in the future!

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JCGA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Our family dined at PrepKitchen on our last night of vacation, which was also Christmas Eve. Fabulous meal with excellent service! Heated patio was perfect, food was delicious, and waiter was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Our Book Club gathered for a holiday celebration on Tuesday evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and our friendship! Have been to Prep Kitchen a number of times before for lunch, but this was my first time for dinner. I will be back!

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