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
43 Beach Hut Deli
900 Bayfront Court #104, San Diego
|Turkey & Cheese|
Includes mayo, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, onions, peperoncinis & lettuce.
Dude: 250-420 Cal/ Regular: 480-830 Cal/ Large: 710-1150 Cal/ X-Large: 970-1570Cal
Turkey, cheddar, bacon, ranch & lettuce on a toasted french roll. Dude: 450Cal/ Regular: 840Cal/ Large: 1080Cal/ X-Large: 1530Cal
Quinoa, edamame, corn, cilantro, & bell pepper mixture topped with avocado, onions, tomatoes & feta cheese on your choice of spring mix, romaine or spinach. Side of Lemon vinaigrette. 300-310Cal
3715 India St, San Diego
roasted turkey, provolone, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, balsamic glaze, mayo, cranberry mustard
genoa salami, applewood smoked ham, provolone, tomato, onion, pepperoncini, spicy chop-chop, lettuce, mayo, mustard
|Achin' 4 Bacon|
roasted turkey, think-cut bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo
SEAFOOD • SUSHI
2321 5th Ave, San Diego
|Shiitake Miso Soup||$5.00|
Fresh tofu, shiitake mushrooms, seaweed and scallions
|Crispy Rice & Spicy Tuna||$16.00|
Shiitake mushroom, black sesame, jalapeño, sweet tartar sauce
*Topped off with sea salt*
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
945 Broadway, San Diego
Inspired by Triple D’s Guy Fieri - Our Burger served with Pastrami, Ketchup, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Onions and Spicy Brown Mustard
4141 Adams Ave., San Diego
|HONEY LAV LATTE||$6.00|
2 shots espresso mixed with housemade lavender syrup, honey and steamed milk.
Scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, and avocado on an everything bagel
|K CAFE SALAD||$13.50|
Mixed greens topped with pears, gorgonzola, and candied walnuts in an herb & balsamic vinaigrette.
4646 CONVOY ST 111-112, SAN DIEGO
BATTERED FISH, CABBAGE, PICO DE GALLO, CHIPOTLE SALSA
FLAME GRILLED ANGUS STEAK (100% CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF), MELTED CHEESE, TOMATO, FRIES, GUACAMOLE, SALSA MILD, SOUR CREAM
GRILLED SHRIMP, MELTED CHEESE, AVOCADO, CABBAGE, TOMATO, CHIPOTLE SALSA
Arely's French Bakery
4961 Clairemont Dr. #A, San Diego
|Side of 2 Eggs||$3.00|
|Side of Home Potatoes||$3.25|
|Side of 3 Bacon Strips||$3.25|
Aladdin Cafe - Clairemont Mesa San Diego
5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
A refreshing parsley grain salad mix of bulgur wheat, fresh tomatoes, onions, fresh mint, lemon, salt & extra virgin olive oil.
A vegetarian favorite. A seasoned mixture of rice, parsley, chopped onions, tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil. Rolled in grape leaves, steamed, and topped with lemon sauce.
SMOOTHIES • ACAI BOWL
470 15th Street, San Diego
Coconut milk base, beet juice, strawberries, banana, dates, vanilla, lucuma and almond butter
Coconut milk base mixed with kale, chlorella, green spirulina, hemp, vanilla, almond butter and banana
Delicious and creamy acai base topped with nut butter of your choice, Strawberries, Banana slices and Blueberries, GF granola, goji berries, coconut flakes and agave
The Radical Beet
6334 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
|Magic Mushroom Nuggies||$8.50|
Made with buttery, meaty oyster mushrooms, these nuggies will have your tastebeds on a trip!! Served with your choice of drizz!
|Karen Kale Salad||$11.00|
Munch on Kale, Pickled Beets, Tumeric Sweet Potato, Tofu Ricotta Cheez, Red Onions, Avocado and Candied Pecans with our AVO Drizz
|Elote Mac N' Cheez||$8.00|
Cheezy Mac with a Twist! Loaded with Roasted Corn, Avocado Drizz, Chamoy, and Takis
Coal Bros Taqueria
407 C Street, San Diego
|Street Black Al Pastor||$3.99|
555 5th Ave, San Diego
|Shrimp Tempura Roll 8pc||$15.95|
Fried shrimp, crabmeat, sesame seed
|Spicy Tuna Roll 8pc||$12.50|
Spicy tuna, masago, green onion, sesame seeed
|California Roll 8pc||$10.95|
Crabmeat, avocado, sesame seed
9119 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
A bowl of our Yellow Basmati Rice topped with your choice of Protein, Sauces, and Add-Ons.
A bowl of Organic Spring Mix topped with your choice of Protein, Sauces, and Add-Ons.
Our Chicken shawarma in pita, stuffed with french fries, parsley mix, tomatoes, and pickled cucumbers, with Garlic and Tahini sauce. For a spicy kick, try it with our Sriracha Tahini sauce!
SALADS • SANDWICHES • FRENCH FRIES
5026 Cass St., San Diego
|Plant Based Burger*||$13.00|
Beyond Meat 20g protein burger, butter lettuce, vine ripe tomatoes, onions, roasted garlic aioli.
Mixed greens, quinoa, spiralized carrots, beets, guacamole, pepitas, hemp seeds, champagne vinaigrette
|Best Burger In North PB*||$16.50|
Grass fed patty, bacon ,cheddar cheese, tomatoes, butter lettuce, white onion, pickles, garlic aioli.
Fin and Lime
5664 Mission Center Rd Suite #402, San Diego
|Battered Fish 4 Pieces||$9.99|
Sombrero Mexican Food
12090 Scripps Summit Drive,, San Diego
shredded chicken, rice and salsa
|Two Item Combo||$12.69|
Choice of entrées, two sides and drink
|Deluxe Breakfast Burrito||$7.69|
Choice of protein, egg, potato and cheese
Hot or Not Thai
4965 Cass St, San Diego
|Thai Spring Rolls||$7.00|
SEAFOOD • GRILL
1421 University Ave, San Diego
Sauteed onions and bell peppers with your choice of protein, served with rice, beans and corn tortillas
a traditional tortilla bowl filled with black beans, mixed greens, cucumbers,
black olives, grilled corn, tomatoes, jicama, red onion; topped with monterey cheese, guacamole and sour cream...
|Chicken Adobado Quesadilla||$12.25|
flour tortilla, Monterey cheese blend and grilled chicken adobado; sides of guacamole and sour cream
Sandbox Pizza and Wings
1466 Garnet Ave., San Diego
|MONSTER MOZZARELLA STYX||$12.00|
Deep fried mozzarella sticks, served with house marinara.
Served with celery, carrots and choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
Served with celery, carrots and choice of ranch or bleu cheese.
Isola Pizza Bar Little Italy
1526 India Street, San Diego
arugula, parmigiano reggiano, shaved crimini mushrooms, lemon dressing
baby greens, vine-ripened tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette
|Gnocchi alla sorrentina||$18.00|
oven baked potatoes gnocchi, tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella cheese, eggplant, parmigiano cheese, fresh basil
4195 Suite 104 Kanas St, San Diego
|Pesto Provolone Breakfast Sandwich||$5.50|
Made with whole cage-free eggs and provolone cheese, topped with a delicious pesto sauce on a sourdough english muffin
|Bacon Breakfast Sandwich||$5.50|
Bacon with whole cage-free eggs and provolone cheese, on a sourdough english muffin
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
1985 National Ave, San Diego
Blackened chicken breast with melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, with chipotle mayo
Home fried potatoes mixed with bell peppers onion and chorizo topped with 2 eggs and our chipotle hollandaise
Angus chuck beef burger, pepper jack cheese, bacon, and Maggie's Bourbon glaze, lettuce, tomatoes and, onions
2320 Truxtun Road, San Diego
|Can of Soda||$2.50|
2933 Adams Ave, San Diego
|Russian River Pliny The Elder IIPA||$8.00|
$5.00 OFF 64oz GROWLERS!! OG Price $32.00.
Available by the Glass or Growler! Double IPA ABV: 8%
Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. It is well-balanced with malt, hops, and alcohol, slightly bitter with a fresh hop aroma of floral, citrus, and pine. Best enjoyed FRESH! That is why we make it in such limited supply.
***Keep The Pint Glass now available for only $1.75!!
New England Style with San Diego Flair, 8 oz Cup or 16 oz Bowl.
Sweet Corn, Red Piranha Sauce
North Park Sushi & Grill
3021 University Ave, San Diego
|Vegetable Egg Rolls (4)||$6.00|
Chicken, cabbage, carrots, teriyaki, and sesame seeds
grilled steak, avocado, roasted poblano peppers, topped with crispy fried onions, tapatio aioli, cilantro-lime crema, melted monterey jack cheese
slow-simmered short rib, roasted guajillo sauce, avocado, cream cheese, chile gueros, shaved radishes, cilantro-lime crema, melted monterey jack cheese
S3 Coffee Bar
6225 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego
24 hours slow steeped coffee for extra smoothness
|Vietnamese Cold Brew||$4.65|
24 hours slow steeped cold brew with chicory and condensed milk.
|Half Acai & Pitaya||$9.25|
Organic açai and dragronfruit sorbet, honey granola, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut chips, almond slices, condense milk and honey drizzle.
Fluster Cluck Hot Chicken
2820 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
|#2 - (2) Tenders + Fries||$11.95|
white bread, bread & butter pickles, crinkle cut fries, (choose your sauce when you pick up)
|Cheesy Chicken Fries||$9.95|
crispy chicken pieces, crinkle cut fries, cheddar cheese sauce, green onions
|#1 - (2) Sliders + Fries||$13.95|
crispy chicken tender, American cheese, slaw, bread & butter pickles, Nashville comeback sauce, crinkle cut fries
Invigatorium | J&Tonys
631 9th Ave, San Diego
Just Eggs Vegan Eggs, Soyrizo, Avocado, Arugula, Toasted Potato Bun
|Honey Cinnamon Latte||$5.50|
House-Made Honey-Cinnamon Syrup. Steamed Milk or Malk, with espresso.
|Amaro Nog Can (Serves Two)||$14.99|
Amaro Meletti. Alpine Walnut Liqueur. Deluxe Cream Sherry. False Idol 151 Full Proof Rum. Egg. Cream.
4475 Ingraham St, San Diego
|CHEESY GARLIC BREAD||$5.95|
Garlicy-buttery goodness slathered on crispy french bread, topped with mozzarella & melted until golden brown.
Organic mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, red onion, sliced mushrooms, bell pepper, house-made croutons, choice of dressing.
Sauced is FAMOUS for these (just check out our Facebook page!)! Hand-rolled breadsticks, slathered with garlicy butter, and sprinkled with Chef's secret "Breadstick Dust".
Home & Away
2222 San Diego ave, San Diego
Crispy Barrels seasoned to perfection.
1 lb of Wings Tossed in a Special Blend of These 3 Choices: Traditional Buffalo sauce, Spicy Thai sauce, or Korean BBQ saucea, Served with Celery Carrots and side of Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing
1/3 lb Burger with aged Cheddar, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Secret Sauce on a Brioche Bun (Double 1/3 lb Patty - $3)