Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Diego County, CA

If you currently live in San Diego County, California, and receive CalFresh benefits we have great news! Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria. In this post, we will explain in detail how the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works in San Diego County and how you can qualify to use your EBT at these restaurants. In addition, we will provide you a complete list of food places and restaurants that Accept EBT in San Diego County, California.

First, we are going to explain what the California Restaurant Meals program is about and which counties are participating.

Second, we will explain the requirements for the RMP and how you can use your CalFresh EBT at these restaurants.

Finally, we will provide you a complete list of restaurants that Accept EBT in San Diego County, broken down by City for easy search.

You will see the names of participating restaurants with their addresses and phone numbers.

The list includes restaurants in the following San Diego County cities:

  • Alpine
  • Bonsall
  • Cardiff
  • Carlsbad
  • Coronado
  • Chula Vista
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Fallbrook
  • Imperial Beach
  • La Jolla
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Lemon Grove
  • National City
  • Oceanside
  • Poway
  • Ramona
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santee
  • Spring Valley
  • Vista

All you need to do is scroll down and find the city where you live or a nearby city and you will see the list of restaurants that accept EBT there.

"What fast food places accept CalFresh EBT in San Diego County California"

California Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower-cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants in certain counties.

If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains throughout the state.

Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following 39 counties:

California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in San Diego County, you must first meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:

  • Currently, be enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Have an active California EBT Card
  • Be homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you are not eligible to use your California EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains.

Restaurants the accept Calfresh EBT in San Diego (Video)

Find out what restaurant and fast food chains accept Calfresh EBT through the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).

How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in San Diego County

Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a participating restaurant or fast-food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
  2. Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
  3. Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
  4. Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.

"Restaurant Meals Program - San Diego County"

List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Diego County

We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in San Diego County, CA by City.

Scroll down to find your city or a nearby city and see which restaurants in that county accept CalFresh EBT.

Currently, there are over 350 restaurants that accept EBT Cards in San Diego County, California.

We have listed some of the restaurants below, including phone numbers. For the full list, see the link below.

10655 Scripps Poway Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92131
1-(858) 695-9655

1621 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
1-(858) 270-3003

Giant Pizza King
1460 S 43rd St
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 262-4035

Giant Pizza King
3568 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 338-8095

Fuerte’s NY Pizzeria
937 Parkway Plaza
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 444-4044

Jack in the Box
2461 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 444-1086

Jack in the Box
12424 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 486-1170

Jack in the Box
1408 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 420-3902

1701 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 639-1263

13425 Community Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(619) 282-2412

3382 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 277-2559

La Morena Taco Shop
5059 Federal Blvd
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 263-1553

1901 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 297-9467

3365 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 523-9464

35 Douglas Dr
STE 100
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 563-5500

932 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-0434

510 Hacienda Dr
Ste 113
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 414-9464

Burger King
244 W Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 743-8444

Stone Oven
3030 Plaza Bonita Rd
Ste 2075
National City, CA 91950
(619) 475-7312

1701 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 757-8821

Bruno’s Market
2988 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 241-2830

5608 Mission Center Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 858-1473

530 Hacienda Dr
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 630-6031

1461 N Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 630-3000

880 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-1632

6945 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 560-6437

Del Taco
1650 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 659-6533

Jack in the Box
1350 S 43rd St
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 262-8516

Jack in the Box
4075 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 281-8735

Jack in the Box
3850 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-5861

Jack in the Box
802 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 425-1791

Jack in the Box
1745 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950
(619) 477-6211

Jack in the Box
2905 Alta View Dr
San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 472-8958

Jack in the Box
1050 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 233-2070

Jack in the Box
2404 Market St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 231-1868

Jack in the Box
700 Roosevelt Ave
National City, CA 91950
(619) 477-5804

Jack in the Box
238 W Felicita Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 746-7504

Jack in the Box
1132 30th St
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-8024

Jack in the Box
1636 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 264-0061

Jack in the Box
1430 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 741-4981

Jack in the Box
1967 San Elijo Ave
Cardiff, CA 92007
(760) 942-9160

Jack in the Box
564 Pearl St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-5625

Jack in the Box
486 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 427-8530

Jack in the Box
721 E San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego, CA 92173
(619) 428-4679

Jack in the Box
1880 Coronado Ave
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-8383

Jack in the Box
402 W San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego, CA 92173
(619) 428-0731

Jack in the Box
585 Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 422-6561

Jack in the Box
370 E H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 425-4416

2796 Main St
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 232-7615

3400 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950
(619) 498-8550

See the list of restaurants for other zip codes in San Diego County here.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in San Diego County Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The San Diego County Restaurant Meals program applies to those who are homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled.

If you are one of the groups above and have an active California EBT Card, you can use your CalFresh benefits to buy food at select restaurants.

This includes hot food that can be eaten at the premises.

Currently, 15 counties in California participate in the program, including San Diego County.


We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in San Diego County was helpful.

If you have further questions about CalFresh or California EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
Emergency Allotment for CalFresh
Restaurants that Take CalFresh in California
San Diego County HHSA Contact
California P-EBT Extension
CalFresh Account Login Help
CalFresh Income Limits for 2022
May 2021 California Extra Allotment
Extra CalFresh Allotment for July 2021

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