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Oceanside for lunch on a Saturday

escondido123 Feb 21, 2012 09:42 PM

Any place decent for lunch or do we just need to go to a "shack" near the beach? Three very adult and adventuresome women. Thanks.

  1. foodiechick Feb 21, 2012 11:30 PM

    333 Pacific. Very nice view, excellent location, good service...food is not out of this world, but decent (it is part of the Cohn Family restaurant chain). It is a very nice place in Oceanside for a ladies lunch.


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    1. re: foodiechick
      littlestevie Feb 22, 2012 09:39 AM

      Easily the nicest place by the beach.

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        Island Feb 22, 2012 05:58 PM

        Oceanside. I'd take 333 Pacific too. Vodka is not my thing, but they have an extensive vodka menu. Costco has gift cards, $100 for $79.

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      escondido123 Feb 22, 2012 10:05 AM

      Thanks so much. I had glanced at 333 but thought it was only open for dinner. Once you guys mentioned it went back to the website and DUH it is open for lunch on Saturday. Looking forward to it.

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      1. re: escondido123
        pantani Feb 22, 2012 02:18 PM

        I would avoid anything to do with Cohn = Overpriced tourist trap.
        Probably better options in Carlsbad.

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          littlestevie Feb 23, 2012 10:25 AM

          Cohn restaurants are touristy but no more so than other places in Oceanside and waaay less than others, Crab Shack anyone? You also get a lot of tourists in Carlsbad especially in the downtown core. As far as it being overpriced, I thought it was fair pricing. I enjoyed my meals at 333 lots more than my last one at the Prado.

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            escondido123 Feb 23, 2012 05:06 PM

            I have a reservation for Saturday and will report back. There are few choices in Oceanside and we wanted to go someplace nice. Thanks all.

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          svnirvana Feb 23, 2012 02:57 AM

          The Italian place at the harbor (Dominic's?) isn't bad. Avoid the Fish & Chips place.

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            escondido123 Feb 26, 2012 05:32 PM

            Report on lunch for 3 at 333 Pacific. Got there at 11:45 (reservation) and we had our pick of tables inside and out. Went for one on the mainly enclosed terrace (heaters available) with a nice view of the water--which meant many, many flocks of pelicans which were interesting to watch. Baja lobster tacos for one person, clams in broth for second, and I ordered the Crab, Shrimp, Lobster Cake sandwich which came on a nice soft roll, the same one offered warm with butter after we sat down. Service was excellent, food fine, it certainly didn't feel particularly touristy and people around us were locals. Nothing "knock your socks off" but certainly well prepared, decently seasoned and a very pleasant atmosphere. Just what foodiechick described and worked out well. Thanks again.

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