UNION Kitchen & Tap

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$$Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Late Night + 2 more

1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions

(760) 230-2337
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    1 ratingMarch 05, 2017

    Not really a gluten free environment. Unfortunately the reviews here are overrated. Only obvious food is GF but not guaranteed from cross contamination. Great place but far from a gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    Small selection of items that are gluten free. You can't go wrong with the steak. Servers were very knowledgable and confident that their chefs will get it right. I had the stewed kale and New York strip with a side of shrimp. Pub feel and loud but I didn't get sick and that's what matters most. See pics of food and menu attached!

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    5 ratingNovember 19, 2014

    Excellent, knowledgable wait staff. Delicious food. Great variety, including dessert. Noisy, but allowed us to feel comfortable bringing our 3 kids. GF happy hour choices. Would return!

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    4 ratingDecember 01, 2013

    Enjoyed a leisurely brunch here this weekend. Server (Noah) was very informed on gluten free items/substitutions/inquiries, and quite polite about it all as well! Had eggs, sausage, and the Kennebec frites. GF is clearly labeled on the menu, and easy to sub out items. The only thing I wanted to indulge in and could not was a Bloody Mary, they use the Ballast Point Mary Mix which has beer in it. Overall, highly recommend!

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2013

    Great food and they pretty much always have a cider option on tap. Its noisy and pretty crowded. Staff is knowledgeable and gf options are listed on the menu. They also have bar trivia night.

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2013

    Their GF menu for the most part is limited to dinner. I had Dark & Stormy cocktails. They were delicious. I had their Kansas City BBQ Wings. They were excellent! For dinner I tried the Shrimp with Grits. Different, but very good. I like the originality of this place and the atmosphere is great.

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    3 ratingDecember 02, 2012

    They have a GF menu but don't bring out for lunch. So not a lot of options.

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2012

    multiple gluten free options that are clearly marked!

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2012

    Union Kitchen and Tap is a great location, near the beach and in a friendly envrionment. I love how the windows are open during the day to let the fresh air and light shine through. They have plenty to offer from beers on tap, speciality cocktails, and even Gluten Free items on the menu. In general, Union has lots of offer and their food is fresh, natural, and locally raised to serve their customers some delicious meals! Yum, I will definitely be back and recommend this place to my friends. Might I add, the ambiance of the restaurant made me feel welcomed and with my friends there just made my night fun.

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2012

    Not only does Union have incredible cocktails, they have a large variety of gluten free items on the menu. The atmosphere is fun and lively, decor rustic yet modern, and they have all around good service. The happy hour prices are very reasonable, and its a great place to hit right after a long day at the beach.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2012

    Union Kitchen is such a fun place! It has such a great atmosphere and the food is awesome! I am such a fan of the shrimp and grits and it's even better cause it's gluten free!

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2012

    My friend from Encinitas recommended me to go to Union Kitchen. I love the open space and the server get it. She recommended me bacon, tomato flatbread...it is homemade bacon, so yummy! I like it a lot, I will go there again!


  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
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