$8 for $20 Worth of European-Inspired Beachside Grub at Mad Dogs Café

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Handheld edibles on the shore bypass the need to craft shell spoons and procure starfish sporks. Enjoy the convenience of utensil-free beachside eats with today’s deal: for $8, you’ll get $20 worth of European-style grub at Mad Dogs Café. The glossy, laidback Pacific Beach eatery doles out all-day breakfasts, fruity gelato, and baguette-encased sausages with a tidelike consistency.

Snag the restaurant’s savory namesake, a plump sausage wrapped in a warm, toasty baked baguette and glammed up with specialty toppings to create the ultimate in sandbar sustenance. Try the Spanish chorizo ($4.50), piled high with red peppers, or the spicy Italian ($4.99), spiked with fennel and anise. Challenge the standard by scarfing a breakfast sandwich with eggs, choice of add-ins (sausage, bacon, veggie sausage, bacon and sausage), onion, bell peppers, and oozy jack and cheddar cheese ($4.99). Or, one-up the ice-cream man’s with a velvety heap of gelato ($1.99) or a crumpet coated with a liberal layer of peanut butter and chocolate chip ($2.99).

After a decent wave romp, refresh with a frapped ice drink ($4.25), iced tea ($1.80 for regular), or smoothie featuring in-season fruits ($3.75). Mad Dogs also serves fresh juices, coffees, and espresso beverages. View the complete menu here. Your Groupon is good for dine-in or carry-out, enabling you to order and go and infusing a healthy dose of Vitamin D into each bite. Mirror the life of a longboarder by riding a Mad Dog along the beach, making hot-dog vendors jealous of your sweet ride and your fancier spin on their carted cuisine.


With 4.5 stars from Yelpers and the support of 89% of Urbanspooners, Mad Dogs Café was listed in the Daily Aztec’s feature on local, independent eateries: > * If the mood for an incredible breakfast or lunch strikes, an off-beat little place just blocks from the beach, Mad Dogs Café, is the place to be. This café offers a full coffeehouse menu along with much more. The two main dishes are a “Mad Dog” sandwich — which comes in a wide variety of incarnations, including a breakfast option — and an item called a “Crumpet,” which is so much more than the name implies. Crumpets’ flavors can vary, from egg and cheese to peanut butter and chocolate chip. The menu also includes homemade potato chips, fresh baguettes and a wide range of obscure yet delicious gelato flavors. – Shannon Clark, Daily Aztec > * The best food on the beach! I had their breakfast sandwich, it was saturated with flavor i didn’t know existed on a piece of bread. All their food is real, authentic, and cut, grilled, and served fresh with every order. I highly reccpmend it! [sic] – Hutchmaster, Urbanspoon

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 7 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per tables of 3 or more. Limit 1 per carryout order. Tax and gratuity not included. Dine-in and carryout only. No cash back. Not Valid with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Mad Dogs Café

To create a Mad Dog, cooks take a house-baked baguette bun and tuck one of 10 gourmet sausages inside, choosing from varieties including traditional english bangers, spicy spanish chorizo, and vegetarian-friendly italian soy sausage. Patrons can then smother their choice in sauces ranging from ketchup to curry to the house’s signature Mad sauce. Mad Dogs Café also offers Extreme Mad Dogs, created from couture game such as ostrich, alligator, and wandering decks of Uno cards.

Mad Dogs Cafe

Restaurant, American
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