With its own greenhouse that sends forth herbs and produce, EAT Gastropub in Oceanside gives new meaning to the phrase "locally grown." Along with a repertoire of updated comfort classics, craft beers and imaginative cocktails, the aspirational new place delivers a surprisingly high caliber of cooking at diner-style prices.

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EAT Gastropub in Oceanside is a new restaurant with its own greenhouse, giving a new meaning to the phrase "locally grown."

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The bar at Eat Gastropub in Oceanside serves craft beers and imaginative cocktails.

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EAT Gastropub in Oceanside delivers a surprisingly high caliber of cooking at diner-style prices.

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EAT Gastropub in Oceanside has an auxiliary dining and party room.

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Culinary director and chef John Maher in the greenhouse of EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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Chef John Maher, left, plates food in the kitchen of EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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An EGP swizzle is a tasty drink at EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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A gastro burger is served with house-made pickles at EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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The meat loaf TV dinner is nostalgically satisfying at EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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You won't want to miss pastry chef Christine Gangitano's chocolate tasting, which includes an ethereal hazelnut sphere, a brownie with caramelized cornflakes, and a frozen raspberry "pop" at EAT Gastropub in Oceanside.

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