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Pit Stop Diner

3825 Mission Ave Ste D1, Oceanside, CA 92058-1821
+1 760-901-4299
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“banana split” (4 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
06:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
3825 Mission Ave Ste D1, Oceanside, CA 92058-1821
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This place is a local gem! Great decor - vintage car inside with license plates covering the walls. Extensive menu - great food! Great burgers, chicken strips, pastrami, pasta. Their fried zucchini is the best! Great desserts like banana splits and shakes. Huge portions!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cindylu52
Reviewed 12 October 2018

interesting well decorated diner type food. all american menu. used to eat here all the time, the prices were low and the food was good. sad to say they continued to raise their prices and priced me out,. we just eat in and out now.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank tomrein
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My aunt recommended this restaurant on a recent visit so we cruised down to The Pit Stop Diner. It was FUN...if you’re into nostalgia and cars...and I am! The food was pretty straight forward American. You order at a counter and they bring the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BR_Nice_Guy
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went to pitstop after a couple months because they kept getting our order wrong/missing items and after forgiving, STILL the orders was wrong (my bad). The service was horrible, the cooks looks like they hate being there, the owner was complaining about and I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rich V
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Cold, SUPER greasy food. Staffed by a bunch of gangster kids from the local area. Sketchy people eating here. Not sure why all the excellent reviews. Maybe they got friends and family to pitch in.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank dangerdave
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Appropriately named. The centerpiece of the restaurant is an old car. The rest of the decor is furnished with license plates, hubcaps, and street signs. A great place for car buffs. The food is reminiscent of an old 50s diner. It was tasty and service...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Okay, we all know that competing in the human race can be a fraught undertaking at the best of times, and so we all need a pit stop from time to time. Pull that racing machine over at the corner of Mission and El Camino...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank FrancisSed
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A good diner with the incredible food options. The automobile motif has to be seen to be believed. It's really cool.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 898JimM
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Still am in love with this place, Great burgers and salads also entrees such as fried fish with side salad and choice of potato. Decor is the 50's, and alot of fun for kids...

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 551Rick
Reviewed 8 August 2017

What a cute place to visit! Friendly staff, interesting decor and great food! We really enjoyed ourselves on a Sunday morning here. Large menu selection offering great breakfast with generous portions and great lunch selections also. Something for everyone and even our vegetarian daughter was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Wendy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3825 Mission Ave Ste D1, Oceanside, CA 92058-1821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-901-4299
Sister restaurant to The Money Pit in San Marcos, CA
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