San Diego restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in San Diego, California
San Diego is one of California's top tourist destinations. Brimming with attractions like whale watching, The San Diego Zoo, vibrant arts & culture, and a wide selection of cuisines, this beachside city has everything. Just past San Diego University, there are tons of things to do and restaurants to enjoy. No matter what kind of cuisine you’re looking for, you can bet San Diego delivers.
Enjoy food from across the world when you tour the city. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, and American are all on the menu. Visit Little Italy to taste the authentic flavors or Downtown San Diego for everything from burgers to steak. Visit a local coffee shop for your morning cup of joe and enjoy walking the bustling streets of the city. Enjoy a quick lunch off Broadway or visit a local ramen restaurant. There is so much to see and taste from breakfast to dinner.
Ready for a night out? San Diego is famous for its beer tours and has been labeled “America’s Craft Beer Capital.” If beer isn’t your favorite, there are lovely wineries with tastings and cideries too. No matter how you choose to spend your time, there’s something for everyone in San Diego.
San Diego's top cuisines
Must-try San Diego restaurants
ACAI BOWL • SALADS • SANDWICHES
Rubicon Deli 4S Ranch Hub
10550 craftsman way, San Diego
albacore tuna salad, pepper jack, avocado, tomato, onion, pickle, pepperoncini, lettuce, mayo, habañero mustard
roasted turkey, provolone, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, balsamic glaze, mayo, cranberry mustard
|Build your Own|
A custom built sandwich to make your day more dapper.
Village Kitchen- Dong Ting Chun San Diego
4720 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
|烟笋炒腊肉Smoked Bamboo Shoots Stir Fried with Smoked Pork||$19.75|
|手撕包菜🌶️Sautéed Cabbage (mild)||$11.75|
|👍酸辣鸡杂🌶️🌶️Pickled Long Bean with Chicken Gizzard||$15.75|
699 Park Blvd, San Diego
house made red sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni
|buffalo chicken bites||$8.00|
oven baked breaded chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, served on a bed of arugula with celery, blue cheese dipping sauce
|bbq chicken pizza||$17.00|
bbq sauce, shredded mozzarella, pineapple, red onions, fire braised chicken, finished with bbq drizzle and fresh cilantro
SALADS • SANDWICHES • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS
Bub's at the Beach
1030 Garnet Ave., San Diego
|The Archie Sandwich||$15.75|
Grilled Chicken with mushrooms, swiss and mozzerella cheese and our famous Archie Sauce (the genius mix of honey mustard, buffalo and a special ingredient). The urban legend of sandwiches.
|1/2 order Wings||$9.50|
Grilling makes them juicy and tender. Backyard BBQ is what we're talk'n about! 1/2 orders are 5 wings and come with your choice of our housemade Ranch or Blue Cheese.
|Whole Order Wings||$18.25|
Grilling makes them juicy and tender. Backyard BBQ is what we're talk'n about! Whole order is 10 jumbo wings and come they with your choice of our housemade Ranch or Blue Cheese.
SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
The Blind Burro
639 J st, San Diego
A bowl filled with Poblano Rice, Pinto Beans, shredded iceberg lettuce, topped with Queso Fresco, Pickled Radishes, Avocado and Salsa Verde. Protein options include: chicken, carnitas, shrimp, skirt steak, and salmon.
(ALLERGIES- GLUTEN, GARLIC, CHILIES, SEEDS, DAIRY)
A flour tortilla baked to a crisp with melted Oaxaca cheese, topped with roasted poblanos (rajas), diced tomatoes, taco shop guac, micro cilantro, and cotija cheese. Chicken, shrimp, beef or chorizo can be added for an additional charge
(ALLERGIES-DAIRY, ONION, GLUTEN, CHILIES, SEEDS)
Mashed avocado, mixed with tomato, onion, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro.
(ALLERGIES- GARLIC, ONION, GLUTEN) VEGAN
BURRITOS • FISH AND CHIPS • TACOS • SEAFOOD • POKE
12002 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego
|NEW ENGLAND CHOWDER|
Clams, creme, potato, yellow onion, carrot, celery, parsley
|Taco BAJA style||$5.25|
(gf) Cabbage-cilantro, pico de gallo, corn tortilla, chipotle sauce
|CATCH OF THE DAY PLATE||$16.00|
Choice of CATCH OF THE DAY, two SIDES & grilled ciabatta bread
HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Hodad's Ocean Beach
5010 Newport Ave., San Diego
Inspired by Triple D’s Guy Fieri - Our Burger served with Pastrami, Ketchup, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Onions and Spicy Brown Mustard
11045 ROSELLE ST SUITE 100, san diego
|SURF & TURF||$5.54|
Grilled Arachera steak, garlic spicy sauteed shrimp over melted asadero cheese topped with cabbage, tomato, onion, cilantro and avocado finished with lime aioli.
Slow-cooked pork carnitas topped with cilantro, onion, guacamole, & crunchy chicharron.
Grilled Arrachera steak, onions and poblano peppers over melted asadero cheese and mashed potatoes finished with a crema fresca and cotija cheese sprinkle.
BBQ • FRENCH FRIES
744 Ventura Pl, San Diego
choice of brisket, pulled pork, hot links or (boneless/skinless) chicken
crispy chicken + black beans + roasted corn + pico + cheddar jack + tortilla strips + chipotle ranch gf*, v*
|Party of 6||$78.95|
Sorry ~ no bbq substitutions for family meals. 1lb skinny chix, 1lb pulled pork 1lb beef brisket, 2 large sides, texas toast (choice of killer beans, bacon potato salad, coleslaw, collard greens) sub mac & cheese $6
SMOKED SALMON • SEAFOOD • SUSHI
16405 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego
In: Krab and avocado. Top: Salmon, yellowtail and lemon slices.
In: Krab and avocado. Top: Assorted fish.
In: Shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and avocado. Top: Crunch.
SALADS • HAMBURGERS
1946 Fern Street, San Diego
|Shrimp Fried Rice||$13.00|
Rice. Shrimp. Eggs. Carrots. Water Chestnuts. Peas. Siracha Aioli. Sesame Seed. Scallions. Cilantro.
Two Smashed Patties. American Cheese. Fern Sauce. Shredded Lettuce. Fresh Onion. Pickle. Brioche bun.
|Party Burgers (3)||$9.00|
Meat. American Cheese. Pickle. Fern Sauce. Hawaiian Roll.
HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Raglan Public House
1851 Bacon St, San Diego
100% organic grass fed beef american cheese, ketchup, mayo, mustard
Sliced ribeye, jalapeno cheese sauce, peppers, onions, amaroso roll
|Hogs & Heffers||$18.99|
100% organic grass fed beef OR grilled/fried chicken, bacon, avocado, edam cheese
PASTA • FRENCH FRIES
3797 Park Blvd, San Diego
|Cacio e Pepe||$20.00|
pecorino cheese & fresh black pepper
|Wild Boar Sausage||$25.00|
wild boar sausage, roasted tomatoes, peas, garlic & vodka cream sauce.
veal & pork ragu
The Pigs Gig
2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego
1/2 pound of meat. choice of two sides, bread & bbq sauce
|Pulled Pork Plate||$16.95|
1/2 pound of meat. choice of two sides, bread & bbq sauce
|Crunchy Vinegar Slaw|
Vegan & Gluten Free
2844 Main St. Unit B, San Diego
Red curry paste with bamboo shoots, thai eggplants, basil, lime leaves and green bell pepper in coconut milk.
|Pad Sa Ew||$13.99|
Flat rice noodles, eggs, Chinese broccoli and carrots.
Flat rice noodles, eggs,bell peppers, onions, Chinese broccoli, tomatoes, carrots and thai basil.
4653 Carmel Mountain Rd,Ste 311/312, San Diego
Terra American Bistro
7091 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
chicken fennel sausage, San Marzano tomato, garlic, basil, parmesan
brown rice, local vegetables, sweet chile-soy sauce, cilantro, cabbage, green onion, sambal aioli gf, vo
baby greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olive, feta, balsamic dressing gf, veg
Koon Thai kitchen
3860 Convoy St, San Diego
Red curry paste with bamboo shoots, Thai eggplants, basil, lime leaves and green bell pepper in coconut milk
Yellow curry paste with potato, carrot, onion and green onion in coconut milk
Pa-Nang curry paste in rich coconut milk with steamed broccoli and carrot with touch of peanut
2305 India Street, San Diego
|BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA||$15.00|
BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM PIZZA AT HOME. WE PACKAGE IT UP FOR YOU WITH INSCRUCTIONS. PICK ONE CHEESE, ONE SAUCE, ONE MEAT AND TWO VEGGIES.
Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza with Tomato Sauce
|SOME LIKE IT HOT||$18.00|
SALADS • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Tavern at the Beach
1200 Garnet Av, San Diego
|Carrots N Celery||$2.50|
SALADS • BBQ • SANDWICHES • CHICKEN • FRENCH FRIES
11975 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego
Tender Chicken boti marinated in cream, green chili, lemon, and herbs
Fish fillet marinated in tangy spices, with lemon and herbs. Served with either Zeera Pulao Rice or Naan
Ground beef hand pressed patty blened with traditional spices
The Corner Drafthouse
495 Laurel st, San Diego
GRILLED CHICKEN, EGG, BACON BITS, CHERRY TOMATOS, BLEU CHEESE CRUMBLES, SPRING MIX, AVOCADO, RANCH DRESSING
BEER CHEESE SAUCE, WHOLE GRAIN HONEY MUSTARD
CORN TORTILLAS, BIER BATTERED OR GRILLED FRESH CATCH, CABBAGE,AVOCADO SAUCE, PICO DE GALLO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI, TORTILLA CHIPS, HABANERO SALSA
Wokou Ramen - PB
3801 Ingraham St, San Diego
Craft House- Del Mar Skydeck
12841 El Camino Real, Suite 202, San Diego
|The Hipster Grilled Cheese||$15.00|
Grilled Cheese, with herb roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Black Truffle Oil, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, House Garlic Aioli, Arugula served on Rustic Sourdough
|The Shorty sando||$18.00|
Braised boneless beef Short Rib, White Cheddar, Arugula, Crispy Onion Strings, Chipotle Aioli, Bacon-Onion Jam served on A Brioche Bun
Crispy Cauliflower florets tossed in our house made calabrian chili buffalo sauce, served with house made buttermilk ranch
431 E St, San Diego
|Three Street Tacos||$12.00|
Choice of Carne Asada, Carnitas, or Chicken on a mini tortilla topped with guacamole, cilantro, and onions.
Seek Beer Co
3052 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
|Dance Partner - 4 Pack||$20.00|
|Align IPA - 4 Pack||$18.00|
|Fortune Pilsner - 4 Pack||$14.00|
Bay City Brewing Co.
629 8th Ave, San Diego
|Bay City IPA: 12oz. 6-pack||$15.00|
7.7% ABV | India Pale Ale: Aggressively hoppy yet deceptively smooth, this IPA is San Diego through and through. (Hops: Southern Cross, Mosaic, Idaho 7)
|72 & Hoppy: 16oz. 4-pack||$10.00|
4.2% ABV | Session IPA: An ode to hops and the City that loves them, our 72&Hoppy packs all the flavor you can handle into a sessionable IPA.
Mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives and tomatoes.
PIZZA • FRENCH FRIES
4033 Goldfinch St, San Diego
|Fusilli alla Vodka||$21.00|
parmigiano, calabrian chiles
panna, mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, soft garlic, ricotta, thyme, pecorino
|Mission Fig Pizza||$24.00|
pickled onion, boursin cheese, soft herbs, fig balsamic, candied walnuts
Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe
10755 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego
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House-roasted turkey, smoked gouda, homemade chipotle aioli, organic greens, onion relish & sliced tomatoes. Served on toasted sourdough bread. Homemade chips.
BBQ • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Pioneer BBQ DNU
8622 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego
smoked brisket, caramelized onions, whole grain aioli, swiss cheese with choice of side. (sub mac & cheese, brisket chili or onion rings + $3) GF*
granny smith apples, cinnamon, oatmeal crisp, topped with vanilla bean ice cream
|Bourbon Pecan Pie||$4.95|
candied pecans, fresh