The Plot

4.8
155 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Meet The Plot: a lively, inviting restaurant chain. We make delicious, high-quality, and sometimes boundary-pushing food that is completely plant-based. A conscientious business with operations that benefit our team, the health of our communities and the future of our planet. Our goal: build one, make it awesome, then build many.

We are FEEDING THE EVOLUTION. Will you join us?

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ElanaR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE love this place! I"m a vegan so this place is a REAL treat for me! To be able to have foods that taste like things I have not had in decades! High quality. Lots of variety. GREAT staff and service!! The added treat is that my meat-eating friends love it, too!! So this is fabulous. Very exciting! I highly recommend The Plot!!

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shaina
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu, good food ( the only thing that wasn’t amazing was the crab pasta- it was ok) . We felt great at the parking lot and service was great .

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ErikL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Plot has become our regular "Go To" place on Saturday nights. The outdoor seating area is dog friendly, fun and SAFE! The wait staff is just OUTSTANDING and they all constantly strive to make your dining experience memorable. The food, is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, FANTASTIC!!!
The Plot, for us, consistently hits out of this world home runs on EVERY visit.

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DeeFrost
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was incredible. We are not vegans because t absolutely love this place. It is always a pleasure to dine somewhere that you can tell they care about what is going on in the food world.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Maybe it tastes good for vegan food but 🤢. No bueno!! Service was good but food tasted like cardboard. I had a vegan friend with me who sent her food back. 1 of the six dishes we ordered was ok. Party of four and not one of us enjoyed the food.

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KarenK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed our experience for dinner last Sat night. Our server was excellent, and the food was just as excellent. We loved each and every dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is totally vegetarian and unapologetically delicious. I was tempted to only give them four stars on the grounds that the menu was lacking meat, but the food was too good and the service was grand. Kat was my server and made me feel completely at ease when I discovered that the menu was vegetarian. She also had a smart sense of humor. I had the chicken and waffles... the flavor was great. They didn't try to make the tofu taste like chicken, instead they just made a great tasting fried tofu. Oh the waffles were also exceptional.
The menu has lots of options, drinks, desserts, beer, and wine. If you are in Oceanside pop in you will not be disappointed.

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Veronica
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to The Plot. The food is amazing no matter what you are into, the staff are top tier, outdoor seating has been perfect. I will continue to rave about this place! We are lucky to have it here in Oceanside.

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MarianneG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Who knew VEGAN could be so delicious!! Thanks Davin and Jessica Waite. We had such a wonderful evening under the stars enjoying creative and delectable dishes. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The vibe was beach chill even on Oceanside's busy main street. We will definitely be back, bringing new customers with us!

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ErinP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly helpful service and delicious plant based food! I brought my carnivore family and everyone loved their choices. The Elote appetizer was mouthwatering, and the biggest winner... Chicken and waffles. Which will make you come back tomorrow

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Saraboo
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was amazing and fun! The food was tasty but I didn't love it. I'm still getting used to the different flavors of Vegan food. We enjoyed the outdoor setting.

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!
The staff and food are top notch.

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vipCasual
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cat, the waitress, was super knowledgeable on zero waste food!

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vipgLisa
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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SherryN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience. Will go back. Nice to have this in Oceanside

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TanyaB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about The Plot makes me excited to go back for another incredible, vegan meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and gourmet food delights. We brought 2 new diners with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you to all who make it happen especially the kitchen for cutting the elote off the cobb for us. Laurie was a fantastic waitress, Marco always a delight to see at the bar.

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PaigeA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I are both newly plant based (he is also gluten free) and we were SO excited and pleased with this place. Food was upscale and very tasty

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vipVeg4life
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent innovative delicious vegan menu. Very helpful and friendly servers. Good wine list. They brought out and comped a great dessert for my birthday.
Parking lot converted for outdoor dining with good separation, comfortable environment.
It was an excellent experience, will definitely go back.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service!! I would highly recommend this to anyone. This food is vegan but you would never know it’s so well done and colorful and beautiful presentation

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vipJessieb
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my 4th time to The Plot. I love the concept, the presentation and overall just good vibe. However I am picking up that there’s not a lot of consistency. I’ve ordered items multiple times like crab cakes and teriyaki bowl but the flavors change so much. For example on Friday night the crab cakes were too heavily seasoned and the teriyaki was on the bitter side whereas last time it was sweeter. Not sure if it’s a chef issue or change in recipes but I’m hesitant to return. I really want this place to succeed and I’m hopeful the consistency will improve.

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vLLz
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff and food were great. The pasta was a tad bit mushy. The apps, especially the potato cakes were delish!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good but the waitress was moving too fast for us we wanted to take our time. The shepherds pie was too salty . Everything else was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure delight for all the senses. Love this place, food, ambiance, and staff in our numerous nights out here it has been great.

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DanaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service. Healthy and unique dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here.

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jons
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server really knew her $#)! Her passion was contagious, her depth of knowledge, and the eloquence with which she delivered was way beyond the norm. Food was creative as heck, guilt free deliciousness. Who needs meat!? Learning about the lengths they take to be a zero waste facility made me proud to dine there and proud to shout out The Plot to all my peeps.

#instafanJon

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PamelaE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am so thrilled to have a vegan restaurant here in Oceanside! We ordered the cauliflower appetizer and it was delicious, not very spicy though. Which was fine because we were sharing it with a little dude. We ordered chicken and waffles, stuffed yam, and the vegan meatloaf for dinner. The first two were good. The vegan meatloaf was missing something. (No, not meat!) Because it’s designed to be classic comfort food, it needs the comfort flavors. The beet demi-glace needed to resemble something closer to ketchup For both the sweetness and the acid that it brings. I realize in the world of fine dining that sounds like sacrilege, but the people want what they want. Comfort food needs to taste like comfort food. Dessert was a chocolate torte with balsamic strawberries and a tangerine reduction that seemed more like marmalade. I would have preferred it be replaced with a balsamic reduction. The orange just complicated things.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST vegan foods and craft beers! Outside dinning added to the joy of the experience!!
We are planning to go back ASAP,drive down from
Laguna Beach again soon.
The server said they are searching for a spot in the OC.... YES, please!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very knowledgeable and genuinely excited about the food, which just amplified the already impressive quality and creativity of the food. The meal itself was such a fun experience and all so delicious. One of my favorite Burgeon beers on tap, as well! Can’t wait to go back and try more stuff!!

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Quality food. Great employees and atmosphere. Will return!

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MarkL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Imaginative take on vegetarian cuisine. Super friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent preparation and presentation. Currently (pandemic, September 2020) serving outside, but this is done VERY nicely, so inviting in good weather that I hope they're able to maintain the practice.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great atmosphere, great food, great service!

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ShaynaZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Vegan food! Great atmosphere! We will definitely go back to try more of the menu. You can bring your pup with you!

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Dave
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Sanitizing didn’t seem up to par, as well as the food being bland, soggy and flavorless. The pasta dish seemed very oily. Also when drinks were served the waitresses fingers were on the rim of the glass as well as the food. I think the staff needs a refresher on they’re hygiene classes especially during a pandemic.

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EasyE
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated our Anniversary
It was quite tasty with a variety of dishes. The mexi...sushi roll was flavorless

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vipAndreH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegan food in town. Everything on the menu is good. Chicken has great texture and consistency. Waffles are delicious. Sushi is good. Cauliflower OMG, with that sauce at the bottom of the bowl. Pineapple cherry pie. Nom Nom get in my belly.

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shellyt
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, creative, vegan dishes with lots of different styles of food. Several sushi options, a kids menu, house made sodas and delightful desserts. I will gladly make the trek back from SD to go to this place again.

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GabeG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes... great flavors... and free from animal cruelty! I would eat here every week if I could! Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to try their lunch and breakfast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fresh, plant based cuisine that everyone will love. Can't recommend this place enough!

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You can order delivery directly from The Plot using the Order Online button. The Plot also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (442) 266-8200.

The Plot is rated 4.8 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.