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Taylor and Jeff

husband and wife chef team

At The Coal Bunker, we're not just a dining spot  - we're inviting you into our home. We hear often " that tastes like homemade" that's because it is! We are passionate about creating delicious scratch-made food using only the finest and freshest ingredients,  committed to using no seed oils and all of our bread and desserts are made fresh down the street at Bakin' It Up. We're happy to create a dish just for you, even if it's not on the menu. If we have the ingredients we will make it happen! 

What are we known for? Our burgers, which we feel safe to say, will be one of the best burgers you'll ever have. Our Mac n' Cheese is also a favorite, just like all of our food is cooked to order.

We're proud to be part of the community, often hosting fundraisers for local charities and sports teams, believing in giving back to the place that has welcomed us. Fallbrook is not just a location for our restaurant; it's the " friendly village" community that we are blessed to be a part of, and we are dedicated to supporting it in any way we can. When you dine at Coal Bunker, you're not just a customer; you're now family.

Our building has a story of it's own...
From 1916 - 1982 the Atchison Topeka & Sante Fe Rail Road came through Fallbrook, crossing Main Street just 55 feet from where Coal Bunker is located. The Northwest corner of the building was constructed at a 45 degree angle to respect the Sante Fe Railroad right - of - way. Mainly transportings citrus fruit and what Fallbrook is most known for Avocados. The railway was also an asset during World War 2 transporting neccesities from the Naval Weapons Station across Camp Pendleton to the coast. The Fallbrook Train Station was abandoned in 1981.
Our building was built in 1951 being home to The Fallbrook Enterprise newspaper till 1997. It then became home for The North County Times till 2008. 
The Coal Bunker is named and themed as a nod to the past history of Fallbrook. 


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