"The following are picks of my..." Carlsbad Restaurant Tip by Richmond

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The following are picks of my favorite Carlsbad restaurants. For a complete list of restaurants, pick up the Dining Guide from the Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1246, Carlsbad, CA 92018 or call 1-760-434-6093
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---LOCALS FAVORITES---

Spirito's----Italian restaurant in Carlsbad Village Faire that has great pizza, salads, and classic Italian entrees.
Don's Country Kitchen---classic coffee shop/greasy spoon breakfasts, downtown.
Vinaka Coffee House--also in Carlsbad Village Faire. They have the usual coffees/teas/desserts, and good ice cream, too. Families are more comfortable there than other coffee houses in town.
The Farmer's Market on Wednesday afternoons from 2-5 pm.

---NORTH (PLAZA CAMINO REAL MALL)---
Olive Garden (Italian), 1884 Marron Rd., 434-1016
Souplantation (salads, pastas, and soups), 1860 Marron Rd., 434-9100
Tony Romas (steak and ribs), 1814 Marron Rd., 720-0700
---CARLSBAD VILLAGE (DOWNTOWN)---
Armenian Cafe, 3126 Carlsbad Blvd., 720-2233 Traditional european restaruant, outdoor dining near beach.
Fidel's Norte, 3003 Carlsbad Blvd., 729-0903. Mexican.
Fish House Veracruz, 417 Carlsbad Village Dr., 434-6777 Lots of fresh fish.
---SOUTH CARLSBAD---
Claim Jumper, 5958 Ave. Encinas 431-1085. Hearty American food, ample portions (take some home).
In-N-Out, 5950 Ave. Encinas. Good hamburgers in a retro setting.
Karl Strauss Carlsbad, 5801 Armada Dr., 431-2739. A microbrewery with hearty, excellent food.
Marie Calendars, 5980 Ave. Encinas, 438-3929. American.
Pea Soup Andersen's, Holiday Inn, 890 Palomar Airport Rd., 931-1400. Soups and breads.
Palomar Runway Cafe (American--right on the runway and sometimes crowded), 2162 Palomar Airport Rd., 431-9150
Tip Top Meats, 6118 Paseo Del Norte, 438-2620. Landmark German market and restaurant. Very European feel, but not for vegetarians!

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