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Office Hours and Location

1) Address :5252 Balboa Ave, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92117

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

2) Address: 815 Mission Ave Suite #203, Oceanside, CA 92054 *OFFICE CLOSED 1/9/18**

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - office stairway located on the backside of the bank 

Orientations are by appointment-only, please refer to your personal online application to view available times.

General office hours for DoorDash Drive, red card or hotbag replacements are walk-in during the following times: 1pm - 3pm

Dasher Pay

DoorDash orders:

For more information regarding the Dasher Pay Model, please visit our New Dasher Pay Model FAQs page.

DoorDash Drive orders:

*DoorDash Drive orders are traditionally larger and may require more time to complete (find out more details on DoorDash Drive here). Because of this, each DoorDash Drive order will have a guaranteed minimum earning based on the order value. If the standard pay + tip are less than the guaranteed minimum earning, DoorDash will pay extra to make up the difference. Here are two examples where standard pay is $5:

  • Ex 1: $15 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given a $20 tip; DoorDash still pays the $5 per delivery rate. I make $25 on this order.
  • Ex 2: $20 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given no tip; DoorDash pays the $5 per delivery rate, plus an additional $15 shown as “Extra pay.” I make $20 on this order.

Any fraudulent tip activity will result in immediate deactivation and legal action.

For more information on DoorDash Drive, please see this page.

Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

  • Point Loma, Clairemont, Downtown, Del Mar / Solana Beach, Encinitas, UTC, Mission Valley, Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley, Oceanside, Carlsbad: 
    • Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 1:30am
  • La Jolla / Pacific Beach, Vista, La Mesa, Escondido / San Marcos, National City, Chula Vista, Poway: 
    • Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 1:30am


Hotspots are where DoorDash expects orders to be placed. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the store from which a customer orders.

Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley

    • Cross Section of Mira Mesa Blvd & Black Mountain Rd.
  • Del Mar / Solana Beach
    • Cross Section of El Camino Real/Del Mar Heights Rd or 685 San Rodolfo Dr. (Shopping Center)
  • Encinitas
    • Shopping Centers along N El Camino Real or Downtown Encinitas
  • San Diego (Point Loma)
    • Liberty Station or Ocean Beach
  • San Diego (Clairemont)
    • Genesee Plaza Shopping Center
  • San Diego (UTC)
    • Westfield UTC
  • San Diego (LJ/PB)
    • Pacific Beach or along La Jolla Blvd.
  • San Diego (Mission Valley)
    • Hillcrest or Fashion Valley
  • San Diego (Downtown)
    • Gaslamp


Alcohol Delivery

Merchants can now deliver alcohol through DoorDash in the San Diego market! Please take a few moments to look through the alcohol delivery page to make sure you fully understand the process.

At times, you may get orders containing alcoholic beverages.  The following information is intended to help you lawfully deliver alcohol.  Please note that you could be held liable if you deliver alcohol to a minor or someone who is visibly intoxicated, so it's important that you follow this process fully to protect yourself and the customer.


When an order contains alcohol, the law requires you to verify the age of the customer before you hand over the alcohol.  You can only deliver alcohol if the customer is 21 years of age or older.

To verify age, ask the customer to see a valid ID.  Check every customer’s ID every time, even if the customer clearly appears to be over 21.  A valid ID must include a photograph and date of birth.  For example, acceptable forms of ID may include:  

  • A valid driver's license issued by federal, state, county, or municipal government.

  • A valid passport.

  • An identification card issued by the Armed Forces of the United States that contains the name, date of birth, description, and picture of the person.

Next, make sure the ID is not invalid or fake:

  1. Check the expiration date.  Do not accept an ID that is expired.
  2. Ask to remove the ID from the wallet.
  3. Compare the customer at the door to the photo in the ID.  Examine facial features: are the height, eye shape, ear and nose shape or placement similar?  Ignore weight, hair and makeup as these may change.
  4. Feel the edges of the ID - a legitimate ID will have smooth, uniform edges.  A fake ID may have rougher edges and perhaps may be coming apart.
  5. Look for glue lines or bumpy or uneven surfaces. A real ID’s surface should be consistent.


Do not deliver alcohol if the customer is visibly intoxicated. The dictionary defines intoxication as the condition of being drunk.

Here are some steps to help determine if a person is intoxicated.  

  1. Physical Signs of Intoxication
  2. Look for glassy or bloodshot eyes.  Also look for droopy eyes or if someone clearly has difficulty keeping their eyes open.
  3. Notice how the person smells.  If you notice that the person’s breath or clothes smell of alcohol, this may be an effective tell-tale sign of intoxication.
  4. Watch for impaired motor function.  Intoxicated people can’t perform normal tasks in the same way they would if they were sober.  If someone is having trouble walking in a straight line or is fumbling with objects, this may be a sign that they are intoxicated.

Signs of Behavioral Intoxication

  1. Look for a person’s inhibitions becoming lowered.  Some people who are visibly intoxicated exhibit louder behavior than usual or may make inappropriate comments.
  2. Watch out for a person that is slurring their speech.
  3. Notice if someone is speaking slower or faster than usual.


Do NOT, under any circumstances, deliver alcohol to the following locations:

  1. Public or private school (K-12) (e.g. an elementary school);
  2. College campus (e.g. a frat house);
  3. Prison, reformatory, veterans’ home, or state capitol grounds;
  4. Locker or similar package storage service (e.g. a storage facility); or
  5. Business that sells alcohol (e.g. liquor store).

Lastly, use your judgment.  If you have any doubts about the ID, the customer, or encounter a situation in which it does not seem reasonable to deliver alcohol (e.g. there is a party with minors present), do not complete delivery and contact support.  

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

Minimum Rating: 4.5

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%