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Food and restaurants in San Diego

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Pacific Beach is a relaxed neighborhood by the beach, popular with sunbathers and surfers. Trendy hotel bars and casual cafes line the boardwalk, while Mission Boulevard and the surrounding streets are dotted with women’s clothing boutiques, yoga studios and casual drinking spots that draw a young, bar-hopping crowd. Inland, the grassy slope of Kate Sessions Park has sweeping views of the city and San Diego Bay.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This mall is a bit of an experience. Definitely upscale - all my guests really enjoy it. Lots of places to eat & shop - a wine and other bars are outdoors and very relaxing. It's a nice day to stroll the shops, get a bite to eat and just relax. (note: this mall charges for parking > 2 hours)”
  • 149 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in my area. Serving authentic Neapolitan Pizza from a Stefano Ferrara oven. They have a full menu of Pasta's and meat dishes. All the pasta sauces are homemade from family recipes. If you get there between 5:00 - 6:00 PM, you can usually get in pretty quickly. The line does build as it gets in to the peak dinner hours, but they keep things moving and it is certainly worth the wait. Located 1.7 miles south of the Garden House”
  • 155 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Regular winner of San Diego's Best Burger...and its well deserved. Remember the 60s? no? well Ocean Beach is a throwback community and Hodads is in the heart of it!”
  • 113 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Sometimes loud, just okay food, good for a quick beverage with a stellar view.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing seafood tacos with a great view of the ocean. Perfect to come during sunset and watch the surfers riding waves in the ocean. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“OCEAN TERRACE - Grab a seat at George's Ocean Terrace and catch an unforgettable sunset over the Pacific. Solid cocktails and a fresh menu work very well together.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Pub
“Here is a local watering hole that has a cool vibe with affordable drinks.”
  • 121 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Classic breakfast spot right by Crystal Pier. Their breakfast burritos are awesome! ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Just a 5 minute bike ride from my beach bungalow is some of the best award winning coffee you'll find in town. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“You can't go wrong with eating actually on the pier out over the ocean! Menu is inexpensive but delicious typical beach fare!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Local coffee shop with homemade soups, sandwiches & salads. It has free wifi and a large fig tree that completely shades the entire patio.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Café
“Classy upscale diner feel, great brunch spot and has something for everyone”
  • 76 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in San Diego! Roastery provides coffee to many Sn Diego eateries .Italian sandwiches, treats, Italian beer and wine and Sicilian style pizza Wednesday-Sunday till 11PM.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“They having been serving coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch since 1968. The buliding itself used to be the old Santa Fe Railroad Station. A fun place to sit and enjoy the people.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Man, this has to be my favorite. It is RIDICULOUSLY good. They have everything you could ever want... from man candy bacon, to stuffed french toast. Ask about the latte of the day or get a mimosa flight with an antioxidant juice to pair. (Acai is my go-to). The potatoes are food-coma worthy. My Favorite: -The Tuscan Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon and avocado -Coconut Latte -Buttermilk pancakes ”
  • 57 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Classy upscale diner feel, great brunch spot and has something for everyone”
  • 76 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bread and Cie bakes bread for tons of local restaurants, but is also a café in its own right. Their desserts are amazing as well. I like to do a spin class and then come here!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“This location is in Little Italy. If you have a sweet tooth this is the place to go. Get your phone out because everything is IG (Instagram) worthy.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best full breakfast place Arrive early to avoid the line The back patio is the quietest spot in this green build cafe Fresh imaginative breakfast menu”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bakery
“In the downtown area of Encinitas, you always know what you're getting with Whole Foods. Quality food and products - though their prices are above regular grocery stores. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“• Custom made cookie and/or brownie ice cream sandwiches. • Fresh baked cookies and premium ice cream at an affordable price. • Just beware line can be really long, but it moves pretty quickly.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Innovative & locally sourced donut menu that changes daily & includes vegan choices.”
  • 38 locals recommend
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