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Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service.

Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food.

We are also proud of the many servers, bussers, and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Welcome to the Cottage!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Best Gift in Town!

We've got the best gift in town!  Swing by and grab a bag of our Cottage Granola baked in-house and pair it with a gift card to dine with us!  The perfect treat for friends and family for any occasion!

Or, short on time?  No worries!  Click the link at the very bottom of our webpage and purchase an e-gift card instead!  You'll be able to send or print the gift card immediately for the BEST kind of last minute shopping ;)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Live Music Every Tuesday!

Summertime should be the most relaxing season of them all, right?  We think so.  So, we invited local artist Vinny Dee to play acoustic tunes every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm this summer so you can enjoy a little entertainment while you dig into our all new Dinner Menu this season.

Check out our Facebook Event here for the latest updates on Tuesday Night Tunes!
And CLICK HERE for some more info on our amazing performer, Vinny Dee!

Monday, July 10, 2017

We're Cool for the Summer with All New Cocktails!

Summer Nights and Cocktails go hand-in-hand!  So, we're bringing some fresh new sips to The Cottage for the Summer!  Enjoy one of our delicious new 'cocktails' made with bubbly champagne or soju.  Enjoy favorites like a Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, or Bubbly Bellini.  Or, give into one of our new creations like a Sparkling Strawberry Basil Lemonade, or the Wind & Sea Breeze.

Plus, join us on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm and enjoy these tasty new additions for just $5 each! Learn More on our Facebook Event Page!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wine & Dine, Friends!

Did you know: along with our delicious new Dinner Entree additions, we have an all new Beverage Menu, too?  That's right!  Dinnertime just got a whole lot more 'fun' ;)  Join us for a glass of wine on the patio to wind down after a long day and select from a fantastic selection of whites, reds, or pinks!  Plus - join us this summer for our "Wine + Cheese" Wednesdays, featuring a delicious selection of assorted cheeses, crackers, and accompaniments and bottles of wine at 50% off!  Now THAT is the way to spend your Wednesday!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Insider Tips for Dining with Us!

We are so honored that after almost 25 years of business, we are still a favorite local spot to dine!  For those who are checking us out for the very first time, we wanted to share a few quick tips and tricks to make your dining experience the BEST in town!

1. NoWait for no wait! Our weekends can get busy, busy, busy!  To make the most of your trip to La Jolla, download the NoWait app (click here) and add your name to our waitlist.  We will text you when your table is ready so you can walk around town and enjoy our neighborhood!  
Please note: we only utilize the NoWait app on Saturdays and Sundays.

2. Can't make it for breakfast?  Join us for Dinner!  We are now open for Dinner Tuesday - Saturday evenings with a brand new, refreshed dinner menu!  While we don't accept reservations for Brunch, we DO accept them for dinner!  Give us a call ahead of time and reserve your seat!  Check out the dinner menu here!

3. Join our E-Club!  If you love The Cottage, consider joining our e-club!  We send occasional updates (and special offers!) exclusively to the guests in our e-club.  We promise we do not over-send and spam your inbox ;)  Sign up online at the bottom of our website, or inquire with your server on your next visit!

Any questions prior to your next visit?  Don't hesitate to give us a call, anytime!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

#7 Top Breakfast Spot in San Diego!

We are treating ourselves to this stack of NEW Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes because we are celebrating!  We are so honored to be listed #7 of Eater's 18 Essential San Diego Breakfast Spots!  We recently added some delicious new brunch and lunch items to our menu, so if you haven't visited in a while - you might want to stop in and see what's new!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Now Open for Dinner!

It's dinnertime, friends!  Join us Tuesday - Saturday evenings from 5pm - 9pm this summer for our all new and improved dinner menu!  Our full menu is available on our website and includes delicious offerings such as this Chipotle Flank Steak with smashed new potatoes!  Also, don't miss a few new add-ons to our breakfast and lunch menus, too!  It's an exciting time at The Cottage La Jolla!

Dinner Reservations are available by phone call - give us a call to save your seat!