Welcome to Charlie's

We Specialize In Real Home Cooking! Escondido's favorite restaurant for over 47 years

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Our Story

Charlie Mitich has been in the restaurant business in Escondido for 47 years. He along with his daughter Susie have been at this location since 1992. Charlie’s Family Restaurant is a family-owned and operated business. We know the importance of delicious food at affordable prices.

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Good Eats. Better Times!


Local Favorites!

With eggs, hasbrowns, fresh country gravy, and your choice of sides!


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Small Dinner Salad
.............. $3.85

Choice of dressing.

Hot Turkey Sandwich
........................ $9.15

Succulent Turkey topped with homemade gravy

Cold Ham Sandwich
...................... $7.25

Thinly sliced meat from a pig.'s leg.

Club House Sandwich
.................... $9.45

Triple decker sandwich, crispy bacon


Served on a sesame bun. Served with cheese

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Charlie's Family Restaurant is a family-owned and operated business. We know the importance of delicious food at affordable prices.

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  •   Super delicious and good prices. The portions are good and flavorful. It has the home cafe feel/ vibe. Family friendly and comfortable.

    thumb Roxsie R.

      Bill greeted me as I entered the restaurant.  Good food, great service!  Always enjoy coming… keep-up the great work!

    thumb David P.

      this is the best damned biscuits & gravy ive had this side of the mighty mississippi river ever! the food is off the chart good! and the service ain’t bad either!  its a restaurant straigt out of montgomery alabama circa 1981 the year i graduated sidney lanier high school on so court st. montgomery alabama go poets!

    thumb Jonathan S.
  •   Charlie’s family restaurant is great on all levels!
    From my first phone call, the Customer Service was excellent.  Very polite and very informative. Once I got there to pick up my food, the service was great. The atmosphere was great ! good vibes all around. A lovely mom and Pop diner, which is hard to find these days. I was greeted with kindness and felt very welcomed. I wish I could’ve stayed to eat my food but I was on my lunch break from work. I will definitely be back with my family. (It’s too good to keep to myself) I ordered the Reuben sandwich french fries And iced Dr Pepper. The Reuben sandwich was amazing best I’ve had in a long time I could only eat half of it though because the sandwich was big with a lot of meat which is great. They have the big fries they were fresh and hot and perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside the Dr Pepper was great. It actually taste like Dr Pepper and not the soda water. Also, it is very affordable. The serving size is great, so you definitely get what you pay for. This was my first time here and it will definitely not be my last.

    thumb Crystal W.

      We work across the street from them and have gone more times than can remember.  Today we were craving comfort type food with the rain.  Luckily todays menu included Chicken and Dumplings..  OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS !!!!  DELISIOUS.  Please give them a try.

    Thank you as always Frank and Jorge.

    thumb Service A.

      Food and service is amazing here. My wife has dairy and gluten allergies and they have plenty of options for her. Everything was wonderful.

    thumb Chad B.


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