Crack Shack Encinitas
This is a great place for family dining: Parking isn’t an issue like the Little Italy location, and there are lots of games for the kids to play while adults watch sports and drink beer (oh, and don’t forget the giant chicken). The Shack sells 10 pieces of chicken $30 — actually a good deal for a small group. Make sure you get some fries cooked in schmaltz as well. Regulars know to ask for the spicy chicken oysters, which are not like Rocky Mountain Oysters. Vegetarians do have the option of getting salads, but whether in sandwiches or on the bone, chicken is the star here.