Milton's Restaurant

4.4
172 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Your hosts, David Levy and Barry Robbins, welcome you to their version of a traditional deli! When we opened in 1995 our goal was to remind our customers what a deli experience is like. From crunchy kosher pickles to piled high pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, steaming bowls of matzo ball soup, traditional brisket dinners and a bakery boasting homemade recipes, we hope to please our customers from start to finish. We work hard to source the best meats, vegetables, and ingredients all while developing new items to keep up with current culinary trends!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 172 people are saying
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Hearthis
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milton's is a nostalgic Jewish restaurant that my husband and I will frequent when we go to Del Mar. Food has been consistently delicious and served at the correct temperature. Service has been consistently friendly, casual but professional, kind and respectful. It is always fun to lok at the walls adorned with old pictures. They truly add tot he historical value of the restaurant. From the host that greeted and sat us to our server, the person the help bus tables and the people behind the counter, they provided us with a warm and happy experience. Not to mention walking out of there with a full stomach! Oh yeah. They have a deli/take out counter that equally provides service excellence and great food quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our friends who just moved to San Diego from Maryland and they loved it too!

The quality has improved since Claire came to consult! Claire is an acquaintance of ours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gina met us with a smile and was very attentive. Our food came quickly which is great when dining with three small children. We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the sandwiches looked great! Tomato soup had a kick and toasted cheese were excellent hit the spot from a cold afternoon outside.

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vipStan
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Milton's many times a year. Love it! Our favorite deli in the world!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had a great meal at Milton’s.

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vipLarry
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My Reuben wasn’t toasted enough, cheese was skimpy and not melted at all and side of fries were cold. Sent it back to redo and better. Surprised because their Reuben is usually very good. Spouse loved his turkey dinner though, all piping hot.
Will still return. Very good service, clean and comfortable.

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thomasa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great. a bit pricy but ok.

went at wrong time as it was noisy will go later in the day next time.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Try the split pea soup. Deli is amazing.

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SusanW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place but very busy for a Friday lunch. My food and waitress was very very good. Can’t wait to go back.

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HappyMom
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch. So good.

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richard
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service saved the day. Quality and taste of food very good ( I'm from NY )
Value terrible. Their "over stuffed "$20 was significantly under stuffed. I
paid extra to add Russian and cold slaw and without my reading glasses could
not have found it. Plenty of room for improvement. Not surprised to see it
empty on a Saturday night.........

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StarkRaving
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to get breakfast or brunch (although everybody says it's great for food at any hour). Flying in to the area, I was trying to fins a place in Del Mar that took reservations on a Sunday morning to meet with our kids who live in the area. Loved the fact they took reservations and accommodated an extra person we did not expect to be there. The menu was massive and everybody loved what they ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Empty restaurant. One guest food delivered cold. Waiter disappeared. Had to ask co-workers for water. Staff was more concerned about closing procedures than taking care of guests. We were there 45 minutes until closing. Don’t bother with Milton’s. They are resting on their laurels. Per pandemic greatness? Ordered strudel for dessert. Server must have opened a box from the fridge. The Apple filling was definitely out of a can. In this era of Covid precautions treat your guests like your life depended us. Because it does. Non repeat customers means you will eventually go out of business.

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael went above and beyond to make our birthday lunch special (and, he has a terrific singing voice!). The food was delicious, the amounts very generous and the service was fast. We are never disappointed when we eat here, and highly recommend it!

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vipMaribelB
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great classic deli in San Diego. Lots to choose from on their menu. They also have gluten free bread for those of you who avoid gluten although it's not stated on their menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
117 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Excellent customer care including special elevator ride down to restaurant, so that 92 year old mom did not have to navigate the many stairs down to restaurant. Thank you 😊

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vipTooRed51
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The ONLY good thing about Milton’s today was Alisa, our server!! The kitchen was an absolute disaster!! Had to send my breakfast back 3 times before I just gave up and ate it…
Hopefully they do better next time we’re in Del Mar…

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vipTimM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! Enjoyed pastrami and corned beef triple decker sandwich. Delicious!

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vipHumDrum
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Horrible food & overpriced!!!
They rip you off with poor quality and charge a arm and a leg!
We’re not all dumb!

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LisaH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love. Always a go-to when visiting. Must have mosh.

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vipCarolM
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lot of fun and the service was excellent. Nice menu and good atmosphere. We had omelettes and they were great. Bakery looked amazing but we did not partake.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hot pastrami was delicious and juicy until the last bit!

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vipsdRod
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent deli!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was cold, tasted like it had been sitting awhile

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Geeee
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

keep sending coupons.

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CindyL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back! And we will be very soon.

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StanL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Milton's is our favorite! Whenever we want a wonderful meal, reasonably priced, served by attentive servers, we go to Milton's. And the menu is huge. It is amazing that any dish you order is great!

Getting hungry thinking about it!

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Garretts
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere Reservations were appreciated

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KimK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The sandwiches were wonderful. Great gluten free bread. Delicious Ruben and potato salad.

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Garretts
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always dependably good, great service,excellent food, clean environment.

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Sandy
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Milton’s. Causal dining with great food and service.

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GrannyJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always good, service is fast and friendly and the bakery is full of delicious treats. When we presented our treats to the grand kids at the sleepover, they were thrilled. Thanks for a special family time.

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Bear
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for Easter Sunday Brunch (really). Great all-around, as usual.

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BrianO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Tough to leave without pastries.

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laguirre
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milton's never disappoints. Great food, friendly service! ♥️

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Mimi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were excited to eat here and the food was meh. It wasn't worth the 75 bucks. I had high expectations since this was a known restaurant for their rueben sandwiches.

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gologo
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The pluses: our server was fabulous.
The eggs Benedict with the pesto was excellent
The negative:
pastrami was dry and tasteless and lumped in the middle of the bread so
there were meatless areas.Had to open the bread and rearrange the meat
The corned beef has had peppers in it which made it taste strange
The noise level was horrible and it wasn't even full. We sat at a table for 4
(there were 3 of us) and we couldn't carry on a conversation without yelling at
the one across from you.

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AnneT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to have Sunday Brunch again at Milton’s!

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vipDanielT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great.

FAQs

Milton's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Milton's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-2225.

Milton's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.