The Alliance - The Potato Shack GO FUEL YOURSELF… Join Now

Reduces annual CO2 emissions by:


Located on, 120 West “I” Street, Encinitas, California, 92024, US

>We Welcome the Whole Family!

Look over the local newspaper while waiting. The kids can enjoy coloring or playing with “Mr. Potato Head” as we prepare your food. You can experience our unique Southern California weather in the sidewalk seating section, where even your dog is welcome.

>Economic Value & Quality Food.

Friends of The Shack (others call them customers), tell us that we offer a “meal and a half,” always some to take along if you wish. Bread, eggs, salsa, mushrooms and more, the freshest that are available.

>Looking for Something Special?

Try our “manhole cover” sized pancakes. Our American and hand cut fries are “all you can eat.” Yes, they are the ones your friends told you about!

>Plenty of Room for You!

Seating for over 140 people. Two indoor dining areas and sidewalk seating, to experience the “Old town Encinitas” feeling. On weekends we open a second kitchen to serve your needs. The coffee is fresh brewed and waiting for you upon your arrival.

(760)436 1282

Open Monday through Friday
7:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
7:00am to 2:30pm

We close only on
Thanksgiving and Christmas


*CO² results were derived from estimated gallons of oil provided by the restaurant that can be recycled in to B100 fuel; or estimated fuel consumption by the company. Emissions are compared to Diesel #2 fuel and are based off EPA's life cycle analysis. Engine year/type may cause variation in results.

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