The Veranda Restaurant

4.7
451 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
While dining at the most atmospheric restaurant in Fallbrook, you can gaze at our sparkling lake and gorgeous grounds while enjoying a delicious meal prepared with seasonal produce from our on-site vegetable and fruit gardens. We offer patio heaters during the winter months and fans during the warmer months. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy a stroll through our many gardens before or after you dine at The Veranda.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 728-6466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Ramos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Mission Road
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Parking details
The Veranda Restaurant offers free parking located directly on our property.
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Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 451 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL FOOD AND BEAUTIFUL VIEW. GARDEN TOUR IS A MUST AFTER BRUNCH

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and well presented. Great service all around.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable brunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Only thing that was a little tough is talking with just 2 people at a table for 6. Our server was wonderful and the view cannot be beat. And the shade and fans made the 97 degree temp not an issue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Wellington Benedict and it was the best Benedict I have ever had. What threw it over the top was the puff pastry as the base. DELICIOUS

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R
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to visiting The Veranda. We live out of the area so we only have a few opportunities each year. The food is always great, as is the service and the ambiance.

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JV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was hoping to have Brunch when we went on a Friday at 11. Didn't realize they only serve brunch on sat/Sunday. So we had lunch items. My food was good I had the club panini. Husband's burger was a tad dry but he still enjoyed it. Service was on point.

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Might want to consider a new dishwasher. More than half the glasses at our table had specs of food or lipstick on them from previous guests. Starting to make me worry since I’m having my wedding there in December. Also, the “prime rib” sandwich wasn’t fresh. We could easily tell that it was being reheated on a flat top grill. It was supposed to be a lunch date for my mom so she could get a taste of the food options before our wedding. But we should have stuck to your brunch/breakfast options. Other than those minor things, the service was great. And I’m still looking forward to our big day.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! Of course, the view was lovely and we had a wonderful time there! We were all so happy that the prices are reasonable. That will make us go back again and again! The only reason it wasn't totally quiet was because there were two small children at the table next to us and their mother had a very loud voice! After they left, it was very pleasant!

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l
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Veranda restaurant for our wedding anniversary brunch. We made a reservation almost a month in advance. It's a beautiful place in a paradise like setting .
The menu options are wonderful, a lot of choices for any taste. Food was very skillfully prepared, service was very friendly, helpful and efficient.
We already made another reservation for next month to go for brunch with a group of friends.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration with a group of 4 persons. Enjoyed our experience at this venue. Apparently it is an excellent venue for weddings and special "evening" occasions. I HIGHLY recommend this venue!

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R
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veranda is always consistently good. Reservations are required well in advance and they are worth the wait. We love introducing the Veranda to friends.

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CG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove north from hot, dry San Diego North County along scenic Old Hwy 395 to your astonishing "Eden". We thought we'd died and gone to a perfect Spring day!! Loved the Cobb Salad and the super-refreshing effervescent white wine with lime slice. There were three of us celebrating our birthdays together and this was just the best way to do it!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Venue was beautiful!!
Having misters might be a good solutions for summer heat especially since there is no indoor dinning. But the fans worked ok.
Had a new server, a young lady, very eager to please and speak spanish with my guests, however I was doing the ordering in English for them and she insisted on asking them in Spanish therefore part of the order was confused, requiring an additional wait time for a different sandwich. No problem. Also I did not see a "Handicap" ramp thru the Main or side entrance to the restaurant, luckily my guest did not use a wheelchair only walking assistance.
Overall it was a very nice experience. Thank you.

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d
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

The Veranda Restaurant needs to have more outdoor fans or have your customers sit just inside of the air-conditioned doors during the summer months.
My poor girlfriend I (it was her birthday) were stuck to our seats from sweat and the poor waitresses and waiters were sweating through their uniforms as well.
So despite the view and the good food it made the overall experience very unpleasant.
We drove up from downtown SD that morning and planned to spend the afternoon wine tasting in Fallbrook after brunch, but ended up cutting our plans short just so we could go home shower and change :-(

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEAUTIFUL outside seating, yet rather hot in summer.

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MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Veranda on several occasions and I just love the atmosphere. The grounds are so manicured and beautiful, I love being near water, and the food is out of this world so delicious. My friends and I love that there are flowers on everything you order, how special is that. I will continue to bring more of my friends to experience how great it is here.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a lunch dat for 2-4 people the outdoor seating is beautiful..

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Go there all the time and am never disappointed

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BJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and beautiful lake and landscaping.

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AL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We loved the property and restaurant it is a beautiful setting. Everything was delicious!
I noted on open table and told our waitress that we were celebrating a 50th Anniversary and she did nothing to make it festive! Why do you ask what occasion we are celebrating if you don’t give a special dessert or even have a candle to put on a dessert that we purchase?
As we were sitting there another waiter had brought out a dessert with a candle for a birthday celebration! Needless to say I wasn’t too happy about our waitress and her disposition! I explicitly asked her what she could do to recognize the occasion. She said something about sprinkles. We ordered our desserts and still no sprinkles! I did not want to make a fuss about it in front of my guests and that’s why I’m telling you now.
I will return but hoping to get another waiter/ waitress!

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D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is lovely and the service is exceptional. My only complaint is that I wish there were a larger selection of Vegan eats. There is a sandwhich and a salad as long as I ask the cheese to be removed. All the desserts have egg or dairy. I was able to order bruschetta as a starter but had to request it be prepare without cheese. I would expect more creative Vegan choices with the quality of this restaurant.

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CW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not ideal for summer dining. Too warm. Best time to come when temperatures are cooler

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, service, facility, views and ambience!!!

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I would change would be to have a fan blowing on us to defuse the outside temperature or schedule an earlier time prior to 10:45.
It is a spectacular venue with a scrumptious menu and impeccable wait staff.
Stanza was the best!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

An extreme disappointment. The service left much to be desired. The food was good. The overall experience was poor. The heat and bad service was definitely not worth the decent food and view.

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DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place! Such a beautiful setting, and a very special experience! The food is beautifully presented, delicious and reasonably priced! We will definitely return!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super attentive staff, good food reasonable pricing. Breath taking views around the property.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is Amazing. Our waiter Stazi was very attentive, the food is delicious and very well priced. The view of the lake is so peaceful and tranquil. My 12 year old said she can stay there all day. It was worth the hour and a half drive. I love this place.

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b
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was truly disappointing. The beignets were very dense and tough. Hard as rocks. The service was incredibly slow. The seats are in the sun until about noon and we were very uncomfortable due to this. Yes the view is beatiful, but at the end of your meal they tell you if you want to go walk around the lake you have to pay $2.50 per person! This is ridiculous considering we just paid for a meal. I would not recommend coming here. Just lousy food in a pretty setting. We were there for a birthday which I let them know, and they didn’t do anything special or acknowledge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and very relaxing

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Enjoy bringing & meeting friends there for lunch

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Overcharged on my bill ($14 instead of $12 ea. for two prime rib sandwiches)
Couldn't get water sauce and ketchup until the meal was "over"!! Waiter was nice to start..and then went to serve a larger party..and never came back until he served the bill! Had to ask other servers to help us.
Waiter had offered crudite, which we asked for. It was never served!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've been here many times. Never had such a poor experience!
Mary Beth Stoneman

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very fortunate to have gotten a table at the last minute. And it was a great lunch. The staff was wonderful and super helpful. The food was the best. The scenery was beautiful, as always. Thank you for a wonderful 50th anniversary lunch.

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MO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the grounds were beautiful. We cannot wait to come back.

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VJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch with out of town friends. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The food was excellent.

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CW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service, food is well presented but nothing great to

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my mom for her birthday and she loved it. You need reservations because seating is very limited. It has the feel of an old time Southern Porch with a great view of the lake and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant many times - we always like to take out of town company there for Sunday brunch whenever we can. It is not a place where you should be in a rush - it is a relaxing atmosphere - beautiful scenery and somewhere to enjoy. HOWEVER... this past Sunday (6/10) we were seated at 12:00 Noon..... given 2 menus (there were 4 of us) - and NO ONE came back to A. give us additional menus - water OR ANYTHING for 20 minutes! Asked servers passing by for the above several times - with no action. Very embarrassing for us - and really not acceptable - especially because there were MANY empty tables so they could not have been THAT busy. Very disappointing visit.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

i loved the relaxed feel and serene surroundings that I experienced. The food was great too!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is amazing! I felt like I was in the gardens at Disney World, only better. The food, service, and price were all exceptional. This will definitely be added on our “favorites” list.

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