La Jolla restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in La Jolla, California
La Jolla is a lively metro area of California. Three sides of this city are surrounded by water making it one of the best places to enjoy the beach as well as the local art scene and extensive shopping. Whether you’re searching for a place to explore the rich culture of the town or stop for a bite to eat, there are plenty of both to explore. Enjoy local cuisines such as fresh seafood, American fare, and Californian-inspired restaurants.
Visit La Jolla Cove for beachside food and drinks or the Pacific Beach area for pizza, Mexican cuisine, and sandwiches. There are many local coffee houses, bakeries, and breakfast restaurants in La Jolla to choose from for morning cravings and evening meals like sushi, new American, and French fare. No matter what time of day, there is a delicious dish to curb your hunger.
Wind down for the weekend at a local bar and grill or settle down for a craft brew from a nearby taproom. You can even enjoy a glass or two of wine at trendy restaurants in La Jolla. Ask the staff about the best pairings for a plate of locally caught seafood, you won’t be disappointed. From quick-service restaurants, delivery, and upscale dining, La Jolla will meet your every need.
La Jolla's top cuisines
Must-try La Jolla restaurants
7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla
|CAT Kid's Pasta||$10.00|
Butter and Parmesan Cheese (V)
|CAT Duck Sugo '||$29.00|
Braised Duck, Porcini Mushrooms, Tomato, Juniper and Parmesan
|CAT Green Salad||$14.00|
Farmers Market Mixed Greens, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Pistachio, Pecorino Cheese and Black Pepper (V)
9625 Scholars Drive North, Suite 0125, La Jolla
|Xiao Long Bao (6pcs)||$7.99|
Traditional Shanghainese soup dumpling with minced pork
Contains: Gluten & Soy
|Crispy Egg Custard Bun (2Pcs)||$3.99|
Popular Dim Sum.
|1 Entree + Side||$7.99|
Excluded Chef's Signature
(*Choose from The Woks & Grains menu*)
TACOS • SEAFOOD • SALADS • GRILL • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS
2168 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla
|3 Grilled Fish Tacos TO GO||$15.99|
3 Tacos with a side of chips & salsa
|3 Baja Fish Tacos TO GO||$15.99|
3 Beer Battered Ono Tacos with a side of chips & salsa
|Kid Quesadilla TO GO||$6.99|
Served with French Fries
613 Pearl Street, La Jolla
|House Milk Tea||$4.50|
Loose Leaf, Black Assam Tea with Milk and Brown Sugar.
Special Blend of Robusta and French Roast. Traditional Vietnamese Slow Drip Coffee over Sweetened Condensed Milk.
|La Jolla's Break||$4.50|
James Coffee Shop Blend Roast or Toasted Coconut Coffee with House Made Salted Cream.
1030 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla
|Seasonal Chopped Salad||$14.00|
|Little Gem Caesar||$13.00|
|Prime Beef Burger||$19.00|
1237 Prospect St, La Jolla
Thinly sliced piping hot pastrami with
melted Swiss cheese, avocado slices,
ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato and
onions on a French roll with mayo and deli mustard.
Crispy chicken filets topped with melted jack cheese, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and ranch dressing on a French roll with mayo and deli mustard.
Genoa salami, thinly sliced ham, pepperoni with Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato & onions, Italian dressing on a French roll with mayo and deli mustard.
Duke’s La Jolla
1216 Prospect Street, La Jolla
|Duke's Classic Burger||$17.50|
1/2 lb. Angus chuck, brisket & hanger blend, white cheddar, maui island dressing, tomato, onion, pickles, brioche bun, fries
*Option to substitute fries for salad available.
|Sauteed Macnut & Herb Crusted Fresh Fish||$23.50|
Parmesan & panko dusted fresh fish, lemon caper butter, macaroni salad, jasmine rice, macadamia nut slaw
|Rib & Chicken Plate||$28.00|
Compart family farms pork, mango bbq sauce, grilled huli chicken, jasmine rice, macaroni salad, bok choy macadamia nut slaw
Dough Momma Pizzeria
2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
|6 Garlic Knots||$10.00|
6 delicious pizza dough "Love Nuggets" covered in diced garlic, butter, and parmesan cheese. Served with your choice of one dipping sauce on the side. Select extra sauces for $0.75 each.
|White Mushroom Whole Pie||$27.00|
No Sauce, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Garlic
Blue Bowl - UCSD
9625 Scholars Drive North, Ste. 0120, La Jolla
The customizable superfood bowl you know and love. Make it how you want it. (12oz, 16oz or 24oz available)
SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS
8030 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
|Fortaleza Dinner 4/7/22||$105.00|
4 Courses By Chef Blake Bone of Cove House and 4 Expressions From Tequila Fortaleza.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM. This is a ticketed event. Gratuity is included. We look forward to seeing you! Thank you for your continued support!
PIZZA • FRENCH FRIES
7550 Fay Ave., La Jolla
|Glorious Garlic "Bread"||$10.00|
Our version of garlic "bread", garlic, olive oil, and maldon salt on our homemade pizza dough.
Grilled chicken breast, garlic, lemon, capers, parsley, white wine, served with spaghetti and sauteed spinach.
|24 Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs||$29.90|
gremolata, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
PIZZA • SMOKED SALMON • FRENCH FRIES
2171 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla
italian sausage and beef with san marzano tomatoes,
shaved parmigiano-reggiano, fresh basil
|Pasta Al Forno||$22.00|
baked orecchiette pasta, gorgonzola, leek, italian pancetta,
light cream sauce
grilled hamburger, bib lettuce, heirloom
tomato, marinated grilled red onions
George’s at the Cove
1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla
Grilled Salmon, farro, summer vegetable medley, smoked shrimp butter
|Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake||$12.00|
Rich toffee cake, salted almonds, toffee sauce, whipped cream
|George's Famous Soup (Cup)||$6.50|
Smoked chicken, broccoli and
black bean soup
330 1/2 BONAIR ST, LA JOLLA
9500 Gilman Dr La Jolla, La Jolla
909 Prospect St, La Jolla
Plant Power Fast Food
9685 Scholars Drive North, La Jolla