Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Windmill Food Hall Due to Open Soon in Carlsbad 2018

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Windmill Food Hall Due to Open Soon in Carlsbad 2018

Windmill Food Hall is Coming to Carlsbad


Carlsbad windmillOne of the hot trends in dining for foodie lovers, the Food Hall, is coming to Carlsbad at the iconic Windmill, built in 1982 and the original site of Pea Soup Andersen’s Restaurant, followed by TGI Friday's.


The Windmill Food Hall is due to open in September, after some delays, and no doubt will appeal to a wide range of foodies, given what we are being told is the vendor line-up, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.


Stay tuned for updates!


The Windmill Food Hall will have multiple eateries, a common seating area, library, bar, and more including monthly events.


It's in an easy-to-access location off Palomar Airport Road and the 5 freeway, across the street from the popular Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall, and adjacent to the Carlsbad by the Sea Resort.


You can bet I will be checking it out after it opens!!


Carlsbad has added a number of restaurants in the last year or less; these immediately come to mind:


7 Mile Kitchen recently opened at the new Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa (adjacent to the new Westin resort) - no doubt named after the 7 miles of Carlsbad Beaches!

Bluewater Grill in Carlsbad Village

Crackheads, with full outdoor bar and dining in a shipping container in the heart of Carlsbad Village (the 2nd container-based place to dine here, joining the Choice Juicery)

Pier 101 on the Coast Road in the Village (a collection of cafeteria-style eateries)

Shorehouse Kitchen on State Street in the Village


And there are others… it’s too hard to keep up.


I can see my dining-out budget will have to expland considerably.


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Comment balloon 13 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • September 01 2018 03:58PM


Sounds like a fun place, I might have to check it out in October!  If I recall correctly, there was a windmill outside of the restaurant that we met at in Oceanside, right?  Actually, now that I think about it a little more, it was a light tower, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 11 months ago

Good morning Jeff - I was at Windmill when I was head of HR for TGI Fridays.  It is a nice area.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 11 months ago

Hi Brian England 

You're was a lighthouse!

I still have you on my schedule for a meet-up on October 29th. I'll put the word out so we can figure out a place to meet!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Hi Grant Schneider 

And that area keeps changing and growing!! Bet you wouldn't recognize it!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago


How fun to have a foodhall in your neck of the woods,  We wish you a wonderful weekend

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

It should be fun to visit and experience the quality of what they have to offer Ron and Alexandra Seigel . Just hope it doesn't feel like a food court!! LOL. Not my style or interest.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Hi Jeff- I like the sounds of this!!!  I'm not familiar with the Windmill Food Hall but I like the idea of there being a library there. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

Hi Kathy Streib 

It should be interesting to visit and check it out. It's a busy area so my bet is plenty of people to take a hotel next door. I, too, like the idea of the library, and also the monthly events!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Lots of choices and sure to be something that everyone likes. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Jeff.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

What an interesting concept Jeff Dowler, CRS . If I'm ever in the area I'd love to stop by.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 11 months ago

Oh, I love this, Jeff! I can't wait for it to open so I can live vicariously through you! How cool is that?

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 11 months ago

Hey Jeff, would love to go out there and try those dishes but in the meanwhile I like your disclaimer.  Can I use it too??

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 10 months ago

Hi John Henry 

It should be a pretty interesting place to dine. I know there was a delay in construction and I'm not sure it's open yet - haven't seen anything.

Yes, by all means feel free to use and revise. I don't recall who I got it from but made a few changes.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 10 months ago