"Best American Restaurant in Vista"

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Only Fresh Ingredients

We invest in quality ingredients to ensure our customers get the great taste we’re famous for. Because we believe that you deserve the best.

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Made With Love

Our secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on our team is passionate about making your time with us as great as it can be – from start to finish.

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A water store and so much more! Drop by and check us out. Water, Thrifty Ice Cream, Frappes and Coffee, Shave Ice, Smoothies, Baked Goods, and more! And now a restaurant with a complete menu of delicious Grub with cold beer and wine. Plenty of tables for in door and patio dining. Order in advance for quick take home. Easy access and plenty of parking. Kick back at the Shack!

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Refill your bottles and save money versus home delivery. It's better than small plastic water bottles in our land fills, a burden to our environment. 24 Hour Vending for Purified & Alkaline Water. Drive right up, easy access and a well-lit area for water fill-ups at your convenience!!! We offer a huge selection of Bottles, Stands, Crocks, and Accessories. Located in Vista and a quick drive from San Marcos, Oceanside, and Carlsbad.

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Happy Hour

Monday through Thursday 2PM until 6PM Delicious Little Doggies, Nachos, Chili, and our amazing Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Beer and Wine - $1.00 off!!

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12 delicious flavors, your choice of waffle cone, cake cone, or cup. How about a Hot Fudge Sundae? Maybe a custom made Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich? Your choice of cookies, and ice cream flavor, only $3.25 each.

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Shave Ice

26 flavors for unlimited options. Fluffy shave ice made with our pure ice. Starting at only $1.00 for the Kids size. Add your favorite ice cream at the bottom for an amazing treat. Add toppings or try one of our Shave Ice Creations.

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What started as a place to get alkaline and purified water back in 2014 has turned into so much more. Not only can you fill up on water that's better for you, but Water Shack now offers delicious food, beer and wine, tasty frozen treats, and more. Our almost famous chili can be found smothering hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries alike, and our Pastrami is sure to make your mouth water. With 12 flavors of Thrifty ice cream and over 26 flavors of Hawaiian Shave Ice, Water Shack can cure any treat craving you may have. Our staff is friendly and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Whatever you may be craving, the Water Shack is happy to serve you. Come see why we have the neighborhood buzzing -- stop by the Water Shack today! Alkaline water in Vista. Close enough to San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido, Fallbrook and Carlsbad.


There are numerous claims of the health benefits when drinking water with an elevated PH or Alkaline content. At Water Shack we start with our Purified Drinking Water and infuse natural minerals (Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium are the primary 3) which brings the PH Balance up into the high 9s. This method maintains the higher PH even when stored for months prior to using. Always keep your bottles of water out of the sun light, and we recommend the use of BPA Free Bottles or Glass. Drop by for a taste of our delicious Purified and Alkalized Water, see if you can tell the difference.


Savings for our loyal customers!!! Earn free water refills! You can earn BONUS loyalty points by sharing these benefits with your friends through in-store referrals. Joining our loyalty program is easy, and efficient. A short and sweet process requires only a minute or two of your time, and you can easily keep track of your accumulated points on your own device with the Rewards App. Close to San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido, Fallbrook and Carlsbad.