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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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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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SandyP (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I have eaten here several times. Always been wonderful. Bacon wrapped dates are a personal favorite. Everything is exceptional. Highly recommend. You’ll be glad you came to prep kitchen

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Dinner2 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent experience from service to food. Great service, wine and dinner

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vipDMdiner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I had the butternut squash ravioli, and my hubby had the chicken soup. I love the filling and the sauce of the ravioli, but I prefer their agnolotti version—the agnolotti pasta was thinner and/or less al dente than the ravioli. Still tastes delicious though! Hubby didn’t love the soup. May just be a personal preference thing, though. We also had the carrot cake for dessert. It was just OK (the frosting had a weird consistency—seemed like it sat near a heat source before it was served). Missing the chocolate budino on the menu! My pinot noir was very good. Service was very attentive. Great neighborhood spot. Reservations recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Our team had a very enjoyable lunch here, sat outside on the patio and received prompt, friendly service and delicious food. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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MeliJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious, creative food and friendly service. Love this neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Seafood soup was way to spicy and we should have been warned !!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Friendly staff, casual atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a great restaurant and we eat here frequently living walking distance. We were a little disappointed on Sunday night as we made reservations looking forward to their great steak. They were all out of steaks!! Our waiter was a little snooty which has never been the case before. I'm sure we will be back but hope it is up to the previous excellence

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

we decided to order about five appetizers instead of a main meal and everything we had was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipVelk1976 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJamesMackayJMM (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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