Best food in Carlsbad

Check out the top food in Carlsbad, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Local Tap House
1. Local Tap House
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57 local reviews
308 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-547-1469
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Jenifer
Best of the Craft Food Scene, you may bump into a local or a celebrity. Farm to table, local creations, great…
Javier & Belinda
Excellent food. Chef uses local ingredients. Within walking distance and near downtown Oceanside. Very cool…
Kellie-David
This restaurant and bar has a casual environment and nice vibe. The food and is outstanding. Open for lunch &…
1. Local Tap House
1. Local Tap House
host-0host-1host-2
57 local reviews
308 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-547-1469
Jenifer
Jenifer
Best of the Craft Food Scene, you may bump into a local or a celebrity. Farm to table, local creations, great vibe, open windows and…
Javier & Belinda
Javier & Belinda
Excellent food. Chef uses local ingredients. Within walking distance and near downtown Oceanside. Very cool night vibe with a big…
Kellie-David
Kellie-David
This restaurant and bar has a casual environment and nice vibe. The food and is outstanding. Open for lunch & dinner and they serve brunch…
2. Le Papagayo
2. Le Papagayo
host-0host-1host-2
60 local reviews
1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 760-944-8252
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Barbara
Fun, lively restaurant with good food and local music. This place is all about Leucadia!!! You must go here…
Gloria
For good food, sangria, outside seating and local music, Le Papagayo is the place. Also has delicious skillet…
Bonnie
HAPPY TUESDAY!! Need we say more? Happy hour prices all day Tuesday, with great food and a fun atmosphere. …
2. Le Papagayo
2. Le Papagayo
host-0host-1host-2
60 local reviews
1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 760-944-8252
Barbara
Barbara
Fun, lively restaurant with good food and local music. This place is all about Leucadia!!! You must go here as it is way fun, they have…
Gloria
Gloria
For good food, sangria, outside seating and local music, Le Papagayo is the place. Also has delicious skillet breakfasts and avocado toast…
Bonnie
Bonnie
HAPPY TUESDAY!! Need we say more? Happy hour prices all day Tuesday, with great food and a fun atmosphere. Make sure to try the pesto…
3. Cardiff Seaside Market
3. Cardiff Seaside Market
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96 local reviews
2087 San Elijo Ave, Encinitas
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 760-753-5445
Grocery or supermarketStoreRestaurant
Allison
A great gourmet market with an excellent meat and seafood selection. If you are looking to grill one night,…
Lisa
Seaside Market has a great walk up area to order food and sit in the courtyard. AMAZING food ~ ricebowls,…
Breanne
Pick up some of the famous "Cardiff Crack" (Burgundy marinated trip steak) at the local boutique market with…
3. Cardiff Seaside Market
3. Cardiff Seaside Market
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96 local reviews
2087 San Elijo Ave, Encinitas
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 760-753-5445
Allison
Allison
A great gourmet market with an excellent meat and seafood selection. If you are looking to grill one night, be sure to try Cardiff Crack-…
Lisa
Lisa
Seaside Market has a great walk up area to order food and sit in the courtyard. AMAZING food ~ ricebowls, sandwiches, all kinds of salads,…
Breanne
Breanne
Pick up some of the famous "Cardiff Crack" (Burgundy marinated trip steak) at the local boutique market with everything you need. You can…
4. Stone Brewing
4. Stone Brewing
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90 local reviews
1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-294-7899
Liquor storeBarStore
Kimberly
This the original brewery for Stone. The Beer Garden is classic and beautiful. Take a lazy afternoon and sit…
Elissa
If you want ambience AND craft beer in Escondido- this is the spot! Really cool park-like atmosphere with a…
Candee
Well know brewery that is sold in stores all over. Awesome beer, food good but pricey. The setting is really…
4. Stone Brewing
4. Stone Brewing
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90 local reviews
1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-294-7899
Kimberly
Kimberly
This the original brewery for Stone. The Beer Garden is classic and beautiful. Take a lazy afternoon and sit in the garden on Adirondacks,…
Elissa
Elissa
If you want ambience AND craft beer in Escondido- this is the spot! Really cool park-like atmosphere with a bunch of outdoor seating and…
Candee
Candee
Well know brewery that is sold in stores all over. Awesome beer, food good but pricey. The setting is really fun and great for families. In…
5. Fish 101
5. Fish 101
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82 local reviews
1468 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 760-943-6221
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Barbara
Excellent fresh fish and cool surfy vibe! This is a great place for fish lovers and they make a mean…
Mary
Communal seating inside and out. Order at the counter and find a seat. Excellent food. A friend in Chicago…
Molly
Walk from the Casita. Best food and vibe in North County. Get the crudo and the grilled romaine salad for a…
5. Fish 101
5. Fish 101
host-0host-1host-2
82 local reviews
1468 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 760-943-6221
Barbara
Barbara
Excellent fresh fish and cool surfy vibe! This is a great place for fish lovers and they make a mean hamburger too! Order at the cash and…
Mary
Mary
Communal seating inside and out. Order at the counter and find a seat. Excellent food. A friend in Chicago read an article in Bloomberg…
Molly
Molly
Walk from the Casita. Best food and vibe in North County. Get the crudo and the grilled romaine salad for a light bite. Fish and chips or…
6. The Coyote Bar & Grill
6. The Coyote Bar & Grill
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48 local reviews
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-729-4695
Night clubBarRestaurant
Christine
Super fun spot! There is a large indoor area for food, drinks, they have TVs so you can watch sports. The…
April
Kareoke some nights, live music in earlier evenings and then DJs starting at about 10pm on Friday and…
Charlie
Great Music, Food, couple blocks from the beach off of Carlsbad Village Blvd. Close to other restaurants,…
6. The Coyote Bar & Grill
6. The Coyote Bar & Grill
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48 local reviews
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-729-4695
Christine
Christine
Super fun spot! There is a large indoor area for food, drinks, they have TVs so you can watch sports. The large patio area has firepits and…
April
April
Kareoke some nights, live music in earlier evenings and then DJs starting at about 10pm on Friday and Saturday, bar and restaurant every…
Charlie
Charlie
Great Music, Food, couple blocks from the beach off of Carlsbad Village Blvd. Close to other restaurants, Coffee Shops, Starbucks, Beach,…
7. Oceanside Sunset Market
7. Oceanside Sunset Market
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34 local reviews
401 Pier View Way, Oceanside
Closed · Opens Thursday 5:00 PM
+1 760-754-4512
Point of interestEstablishment
April
Food/shopping/live music. Weekly street fair with like 50 food booths and 50 retail booths. Every Thursday…
Vanessa
MainStreet Oceanside's Sunset Market has been a bright spot in downtown Oceanside since August 2007. This…
Pamela
Featuring up to 200 merchants and spanning four city blocks, MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market is San Diego…
7. Oceanside Sunset Market
7. Oceanside Sunset Market
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34 local reviews
401 Pier View Way, Oceanside
Closed · Opens Thursday 5:00 PM
+1 760-754-4512
April
April
Food/shopping/live music. Weekly street fair with like 50 food booths and 50 retail booths. Every Thursday from 5pm - 9pm. Don’t miss…
Vanessa
Vanessa
MainStreet Oceanside's Sunset Market has been a bright spot in downtown Oceanside since August 2007. This weekly gathering is so much more…
Pamela
Pamela
Featuring up to 200 merchants and spanning four city blocks, MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market is San Diego County's top weekly food and…
8. Pacific Coast Grill
8. Pacific Coast Grill
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48 local reviews
2526 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-479-0721
BarRestaurantFood
Erika
Upscale with great service and good food this is dining "on the beach" with a view of the Pacific Ocean. An…
Breanne
The restaurant is right on the beach and is a great spot to watch the sunset and enjoy some good food and…
Shannon
This place is really pricey but the food is really good. This is a fancy place where you should dress up. It…
8. Pacific Coast Grill
8. Pacific Coast Grill
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48 local reviews
2526 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-479-0721
Erika
Erika
Upscale with great service and good food this is dining "on the beach" with a view of the Pacific Ocean. An extensive gluten free menu with…
Breanne
Breanne
The restaurant is right on the beach and is a great spot to watch the sunset and enjoy some good food and drinks. The only have valet…
Shannon
Shannon
This place is really pricey but the food is really good. This is a fancy place where you should dress up. It has a great view and a nice…
9. Bagby Beer Company
9. Bagby Beer Company
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49 local reviews
601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-512-3372
BarRestaurantFood
Lee
Bagbys is a brew pub that offers a wide variety of craft beers as well as its own brews. The restaurant is…
Patty
World-class beer. Great food done well. Try Belgian Street Frites....yummy. They have an outside roof-top…
Javier & Belinda
Excellent local brewery with a great atmosphere and great food. Next to the Vital Gym. Within walking…
9. Bagby Beer Company
9. Bagby Beer Company
host-0host-1host-2
49 local reviews
601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 760-512-3372
Lee
Lee
Bagbys is a brew pub that offers a wide variety of craft beers as well as its own brews. The restaurant is okay but we prefer the food at…
Patty
Patty
World-class beer. Great food done well. Try Belgian Street Frites....yummy. They have an outside roof-top dining area, which we prefer…
Javier & Belinda
Javier & Belinda
Excellent local brewery with a great atmosphere and great food. Next to the Vital Gym. Within walking distance.
10. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
10. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
host-0host-1host-2
42 local reviews
626 S Tremont St, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 760-453-2940
Liquor storeBarStore
Lisa
Two blocks from Beach Haven & the premiere eateries in Oceanside. Farm to table dinners; hand selected wine…
Kellie-David
This is an easy walk to get to and the food is very tasty. You'll like the casual environment where menus are…
Mindy
Our favorite place for a nice dinner out. Great food with a southern flare. Good ingredients. Great beer…
10. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
10. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
host-0host-1host-2
42 local reviews
626 S Tremont St, Oceanside
Closed · Opens 4:30 PM
+1 760-453-2940
Lisa
Lisa
Two blocks from Beach Haven & the premiere eateries in Oceanside. Farm to table dinners; hand selected wine list from the owner with many…
Kellie-David
Kellie-David
This is an easy walk to get to and the food is very tasty. You'll like the casual environment where menus are provided on old record album…
Mindy
Mindy
Our favorite place for a nice dinner out. Great food with a southern flare. Good ingredients. Great beer and wine selection. Short walk…
11. Jake's Del Mar
11. Jake's Del Mar
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57 local reviews
1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 858-755-2002
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Billy
Jake's is just a great ocean front dining place. I've been going there for 25 years. I know the staff and…
Gary
Super nice restaurant located right on the beach in Del Mar. Excellent food and service. Reservations…
Stephanie
I have eaten there several times. They are on the ocean, so beautiful view, the food is tasty, with nightly…
11. Jake's Del Mar
11. Jake's Del Mar
host-0host-1host-2
57 local reviews
1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 858-755-2002
Billy
Billy
Jake's is just a great ocean front dining place. I've been going there for 25 years. I know the staff and management and they are truly what…
Gary
Gary
Super nice restaurant located right on the beach in Del Mar. Excellent food and service. Reservations recommended. Walk on the beach…
Stephanie
Stephanie
I have eaten there several times. They are on the ocean, so beautiful view, the food is tasty, with nightly specials in addition to the…
12. Solterra Winery & Kitchen
12. Solterra Winery & Kitchen
host-0host-1host-2
48 local reviews
934 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 760-230-2970
BarRestaurantFood
Molly
Excellent local wine and food with bustling atmosphere yet still romantic. Lovely outdoor seating. Pretty sure…
Dave
Great for dinner or happy hour, this tapas style restaurant has some amazing food, delicious wine, and live…
Theresa
One of my favorites. Great wine tasting, food and atmosphere. Outside seating and live music some nights.
12. Solterra Winery & Kitchen
12. Solterra Winery & Kitchen
host-0host-1host-2
48 local reviews
934 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 760-230-2970
Molly
Molly
Excellent local wine and food with bustling atmosphere yet still romantic. Lovely outdoor seating. Pretty sure they serve food till 10... a…
Dave
Dave
Great for dinner or happy hour, this tapas style restaurant has some amazing food, delicious wine, and live entertainment on the weekends.
Theresa
Theresa
One of my favorites. Great wine tasting, food and atmosphere. Outside seating and live music some nights.