San Diego Restaurants

San Diego restaurants offer a vast range of culturally mixed tastes, which are a blend of San Diego’s seaside cuisine, authentic Mexican shops, Italian influence, all-American delights, hints of Asia, and more. A lot of these can be found on most main streets or blocks, but many neighborhoods in San Diego have a niche type of cuisine and scene like the hipster cafes in North Park, fine-dining restaurants in La Jolla, beach taverns in P.B., mom and pap Italian restaurant in Little Italy, and seafood in Encinitas. Whichever cuisine will satisfy your taste buds, San Diego restaurants will deliver.

San Diego Restuarants
San Diego Restaurants

1. Claire's on Cedros

We are a cafe and bakery located in the heart of Solana Beach. We specialize in fresh, homemade, California-style comfort food as well as a variety of homemade breads, pastries and desserts. We are family friendly, dog friendly, and most of all just plain friendly, so come on in and check us out!

2. Il Fornaio Coronado

Il Fornaio Coronado offers elegant private and semi-private dining space along with a wide range of specialized menus and services to match our authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine.

3. Parma Cucina Italiana

Parma offers down to earth ambience and fantastic Italian cuisine and is sure to be a staple in San Diego for years to come. From the Italian wines and the Lavazza coffee machine to the native Italian, “right off the boat” proprietors, Parma-Cucina Italian is as authentic as it gets.

4. Kensington Cafe

Kensington Cafe is truly a neighborhood cafe. We love our regulars, are always happy to have new faces walk in the door, and strive to make everyone feel at home…you can even bring your dog for patio seating and people watching.

5. Board & Brew

Quality sandwiches and craft beer – that’s what Board & Brew is all about. For decades, fans of our sandwiches have spread the word across Southern California because they love our simple, straightforward menu and consistent everyday value.

6. The Mission

The Mission concept specializes in simple, healthy, tasty food with a whimsical edge and a focus on artful presentation at an affordable price.

7. Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge

A veritable hangout for locals and tourists alike, Leroy's is a departure from conventional island eateries. We are committed to fresh, local, sustainable food, specializing in eclectic cuisine that changes with the season to provide diverse flavors year round.

8. Wow Wow Waffle

We've been plating waffles in Californian farmers markets since 2011. Our Mission is to provide an uplifting "wow" experience for our customer with a healthy Belgian treat and menu that are both socially responsible, and locally sourced.

9. Plumeria

Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant is in the heart of University Heights. We believe in high-quality vegan and vegetarian food. All of our dishes are free of fish sauces and animal products, with the exception of optional egg in some dishes. All dishes are prepared fresh daily, using only the finest ingredients available. We use organic vegetables when available.

10. Station Sushi

Station Sushi has been preparing the best sushi in San Diego since 1998! located in Solana Beach our talented sushi chefs can prepare any roll, sashimi, special roll, noodles, soups or sauces. Come visit Station Sushi…. We love sushi!!!!

11. The Cottage

Cozy and casual restaurant serving daily breakfast and lunch favorites.

12. Peohe's

Nestled on the water’s edge in the Coronado Ferry Landing, Peohe’s offers breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and San Diego Bay. Specializing in fresh tropical seafood dishes influenced by Pacific Rim flavors, Peohe’s also boasts a superb Sushi Bar featuring innovative rolls and new wave sushi creations.

13. Street Side Thai Kitchen

One of the best restaurants in North Park! Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating.

14. Urban Solace

We feature Modern American Food and a fantastic selection of boutique wines, hand made cocktails and craft beer.

15. Bluewater BoatHouse Seafood Grill

Known for hyper-local, pristine quality seafood that's sustainably caught, Bluewater Boathouse offers upscale casual “coastal” dining. Come in, get hooked!

16. Jake's Del Mar

Sea. Food. Friends. Serving chef-driven coastal fare and sea elixirs, just steps from the waves.

17. Soda & Swine

An American Restaurant with a unique twist and amazing food!

18. Barrio Star

The sky's the limit at Barrio Star, presenting San Diego with modern Mexican Soul Food, woven with bold Latin flavors and clever Asian touches. As one of several restaurants created by award-winning chef and restaurateur Isabel Cruz, Barrio Star's bright and lively décor is a metaphor for what we proudly serve.

19. Swami's Cafe

We will make sure you are served the most authentic and fresh dishes, while offering the best customer service. We have an extensive menu. So no matter what your preference is, you will love the flavors of our delicious and Authentic Fresh Food. Come in once and experience our fast and friendly service and we know you'll come back for more.

20. Miguel's Cocina

Over three decades and seven locations, our signature friendly service and festive decor have made Miguel’s a San Diego tradition for locals and visitors alike.

21. Snooze AM Eatery

Snooze AM Eatery is a breakfast experience w/ foods hand-crafted & seasonal using many local & organic products. Classic breakfast dishes w creative twists.

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23. Pacific Coast Grill

Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique "Pacific Coast" cuisine, an oyster bar as well as select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters and a plethora of seafood choices & more!

24. The Field

Join us in our turn of the century Irish pub shipped literally piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter.

25. Brigatine Seafood & Oyster Bar

From our award-winning fish tacos and freshly shucked oysters, to classic filet mignon or our perpetually best-selling marinated grilled swordfish. Always prepared to exceed expectations, and served with a smile. You can stop in at any neighborhood Brigantine and get a taste of the local flavor, from regionally inspired specials, to custom cocktails and home town craft beers.

26. Dublin Square Irish Pub

Snug in the corner of San Diego's Fourth Avenue, Dublin Square Irish Pub was manufactured by O'Sullivan Interiors and shipped thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. It is an authentic Irish pub exuding the warm hospitality and fun that is typically Irish.

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