For Anthony’s Fish Grotto (3)… (read more) 2012 marks the 66th anniversary of this San Diego institution! Since 1946, when Mama Ghio and her sons and son-in-law opened their first Anthony’s Fish Grotto Restaurant, Anthony’s has been serving San Diegans delicious seafood for generations.
Today, under the guidance of the third generation of the Ghio and Mascari
Serving home-style food since 1979, the Broken Yolk Café is a favorite among local San Diegans and hungry visitors alike. With a strong dedication to good food and equally good service, the Broken Yolk has built a reputation for its large menu, ample portions and freshly-made flavor. Real shredded hash browns – not dehydrated potatoes.… (read more)
This is not just another Italian restaurant. It’s a dining destination! You can even get a table in the kitchen with early reservations. Or if you are coming with a group of people, reserve the Godfather room. As for the decor, the walls are filled with photos of famous Italians and candid photos of daily… (read more)
Catch the island spirit at Buster’s with its romantic tropical decor, friendly service and great menu. With pastas, fresh fish specials, burgers, salads, wraps and ribs, it’s hard to decide which great-tasting entrée to select. An extra plus is dining on their terrace with its romantic bay and marina view.
Now offering Sunday Brunch. and… (read more)
At the eastern tip of romantic Harbor Island are two restaurants under one roof, Island Prime and C Level Lounge… (read more), which offers dazzling views of the bay and the downtown San Diego skyline.
For spectacular seating at C Level Lounge, ask for table 212 or ask to sit outdoors on their bayview patio. The
The hottest night club and restaurant in the Gaslamp just got a lot hotter. It’s the new location of the famous Cafe Sevilla at 353 Fifth Ave. Their three floors of dining and live entertainment have it all including flamenco dancing and the liveliest nightclub in the Gaslamp Quarter. Plus, they have a sensational restaurant… (read more)
Crossroads at House of Blues features a tantalizing new menu inspired by celebrity chef, Aarón Sanchez. Open nightly for dinner and five days a week for lunch, guests can enjoy contemporary classics with a bold twist like Short Rib Meatball Sliders, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, Burgers and Salads and irresistible Banana Bread… (read more)
Dick’s Last Resort is a great place to unwind. It’s totally unpretentious and unsophisticated. And believe it or not, they actually serve your food in a bucket. Yet, it’s antics like these that have made this theme restaurant so successful. Bucket selections include tender and juicy pork ribs, red skin smashed taters and Dungeness crab.… (read more)
The restaurant’s bar is open till midnight. For a sweeping view of the restaurant and huge cruise ships docked at the pier, ask for table 46. This delightful restaurant has a definite British flavor with ales, darts, bangers and mash and the like. Get into the spirit of it all and try their popular fish-and-chips.… (read more)
Flagship Cruises & Events… (read more), a San Diego Harbor Excursion luxury brand, has a premiere fleet of yachts available for booking private charters and event cruises. It has luxury yacht charter packages for weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, group outings and more. Each package can be customized and consists of stellar service, gourmet food prepared
At Fred’s, you’ll not only get the best tasting Mexican cuisine, but it’s also a great place to have fun, fun, fun. Their dining room incorporates funny themes like the Boom Boom Room and Fred’s Chop Shop. The most popular drinks are the frosty margaritas with salt on the rim. Great tasting entrées are the… (read more)
A Ghirardelli® Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop is the perfect destination to experience decadent chocolate & irresistible World Famous Hot Fudge Sundaes topped with freshly homemade hot fudge. While at a Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop, you can also indulge in unforgettable fountain treats including shakes, floats, malts and other delectable fountain creations.
Look for friendly… (read more)
Since 1944 this famous neighborhood restaurant (5) has been serving the best-tasting food at down-to-earth-prices with excellent service. It’s no wonder that they have received the highest acclaim locally, regionally and nationally from Gourmet Magazine and most recently The Food Network’s popular show Diners, Dive-ins and Dives… (read more) hosted by famous chef Guy Fieri.
Hooters is an American original. It’s delightfully tacky and totally unrefined. Hooters is world famous for their Hooters girls and delicious-tasting Buffalo-style chicken wings, which are served with mild, medium, hot and 911 sauces. Lots of customers are sports fans who come here to eat and watch their favorite sporting events on the numerous TVs.… (read more)
For twenty-five years, Hornblower Cruises & Events (4)… (read more) has provided guests with spectacular views and ocean breezes aboard their dinner cruises, champagne brunch cruises, harbor tours and whale watching adventure cruises. Savor, indulge and unwind on a Hornblower Cruise, where you can enjoy the finest in gourmet cuisine, surrounded by spectacular bay views on one
If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in the Gaslamp, the House of Blues on Fifth is sure to please. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary as San Diego’s premier restaurant and entertainment venue, the artistic environment celebrates African-American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art like never before. In the decorative music hall patrons… (read more)
Island Prime is actually two restaurants under one roof, the first is Island Prime serving steak and seafood, and the other is C Level Lounge… (read more) featuring California cuisine. For spectacular bay and downtown San Diego skyline views, ask for tables 21 or 26. Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime features metro steaks and seafood in a
This is a crowd-pleasing restaurant that is ranked at the top by the people who dine here. Once you try their award-winning rib selections, you will surely agree that Joey’s ribs are sensational! As for their sweet ribs, which are slowly smoked over hickory wood and glazed with their sweet BBQ sauce, you’ll certainly agree… (read more)
Before you even get to Kansas City Barbecue the aroma lures you inside from all the way down the street. Kansas City Barbeque is known for its great food served in a fun, casual setting filled with lot of military memorabilia.
In fact, Kansas City Barbecue was the setting for two bar scenes in the… (read more)
Mandarin House (15)… (read more) offers a perfect setting for delicious Chinese cuisine and exceptional service. The inviting dining room offers comfortable seating in big, inviting leather booths, which are perfect for families or a romantic dinner for two.
The extensive menu offers an impressive selection of chicken, beef, pork, duck and seafood dishes. They also have
This is one of the most romantic restaurant in the Gaslamp district. It features an exotic decor, which is both relaxing and enjoyable. Seating is provided upstairs as well as on the main floor and on the sidewalk patio.
Surprisingly, the most romantic seating is on the second floor, which offers a panoramic view of… (read more)
The finest cuisine of India is beautifully presented in an upscale atmosphere with attentive servers, subdued lighting and a bubbling fountain. If you aren’t sure what to order, simply ask your server for assistance.
Discounted drinks and delicious appetizers make Nicky Rottens a perfect place for food and fun. They have also received rave reviews and an international rating from ZAGAT. Plus, the Gaslamp Association has bestowed upon them the prestigious Lamplighhter Award for Best Bar and Best American Restaurant for 2007 and 2008 and Best Sports Bar for… (read more)
This delightful restaurant at the top of Horton Plaza shopping center features outstanding regional Chinese cuisine, which is balanced in taste and texture.
The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable; the menu a treat. They serve all your favorites like sweet-and-sour pork, kung pao shrimp, tea-smoked duck and braised string beans. But don’t stop there.
The… (read more)
Break out of the ordinary. Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak House will give you something to talk about as well as something to rave about. Find yourself a cozy booth or comfortable table and get ready for a meal to remember. Since you don’t pay extra for the best table, ask for 101. It seats… (read more)
In 2010 Richard Walker’s Pancake House won the Gold Medallion Award for Best Breakfast Restaurant in San Diego. This is another one of our Best San Diego Restaurants worthy of discovery.
Plus, they were named the “Pinnacle of Pancakes” by San Diego Magazine.… (read more)
It’s easy to become a fan of Richard Walker’s Pancake House, just
Fun is always on tap when you dine at Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom Brewery is a lively and casual dining experience featuring fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Rock Bottom Brewery, which is a giant in the microbrewing industry has an excellent location in nearby La Jolla. You’ll discover that… (read more)
A delicious discovery is Royal Thai Cuisine. Even Thailand’s royal family has dined here. Also, this restaurant is a consistent winner of the Southern California Restaurant Writers Gold Merit Award for best Thai Restaurant, and in 2003 it received the Restaurateur of the Year award. The entrees are the delightful results of blending the flavors… (read more)
San Diego Harbor Excursions has a premiere fleet of yachts available for booking private charters and event cruises. It has luxury yacht charter packages for weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, group outings and more. Each package can be customized and consists of stellar service, gourmet food prepared on board by chefs, full bar options and… (read more)
Karl Strauss is one of San Diego’s most well known microbreweries, with several locations in San Diego, including their premier beer garden in Sorrento Valley. A great place to enjoy a cold pint with friends or to have your own event. Well known for their great selection of food, unique pairings with their featured beers… (read more)
Traditional Sunday lunch consisting of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed or roasted potatoes, a delicious onion gravy and two fresh seasonal vegetables is served Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ($14.95).
Shakespeare himself would feel right at home at this traditional British pub. It’s been voted San Diego’s Best Pub five years in a row! You’ll enjoy… (read more)
If you are ready to have fun, this is the place to eat. Sloppy Joey’s Pizza & Pasta Joint… (read more) is real popular. The atmosphere is energized with happy, enthusiastic servers with happy smiles, who are eager to please.
For the best seating ask to sit upstairs overlooking the balcony with a view of passerbys on
Since its opening day in 1966, Anthony’s Star of the Sea reigned as the ultimate choice for fine dining in San Diego. With its unique location, perched over the sparkling waters of San Diego Bay, the Star of the Sea was the premier destination for presidents and prom dates alike. If you had something special… (read more)
Truly a landmark on Harbor Island’s restaurant row is The Boathouse Restaurant. The romantic bay view here is of the yachts at the marina. Delicious brunch, lunch and dinner is served here. The restaurant features steak, prime rib, lobster and a great selection of fresh fish.
Eat here to celebrate your Birthday. On the last… (read more)
The Downtown location is located at the Embarcadero and also features the Top of the Market (619-234-4867) restaurant upstairs, for fine dining and a fabulous bay view. These restaurants with their classy decor definitely are some of the finest seafood restaurants on the West Coast. Winner of the Gold Medallion Award by the San Diego … (read more)
What’s there not to like about The Marble Room? It’s unquestionably the best continental gourmet restaurant in San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District. It boldly offers dinner entrees which can be appetizers or complete meals depending on your appetite. Thus, the menu elections simply offer an array of produce, meats, fish, sundries and pastries. So diners… (read more)
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different – and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Open Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3… (read more)
The Mission was selected as one of the top 25 breakfast spots in the country by USA Today and Zagat… (read more) The Mission restaurant is where diners go to eat simple, healthy, great-tasting food they won’t feel guilty about. Breakfast is their specialty, so you won’t go wrong by ordering their blueberry cornmeal pancakes that are
Upscale, Asian-inspired cuisine paired with a trendy atmosphere makes this an enjoyable destination in the Gaslamp Quarter. Near PETCO Park, The Red Pearl Kitchen transports you to a world of spice, class and style. Executive Chef Chad Cranford artfully presents entrées that blend well with the tasteful decor. Highly recommended are the succulent Scottish Salmon… (read more)
The Top of the Market with its breathtaking San Diego harbor views is one of our city’s top San Diego Restaurants. Executive Chef Michael McDonald was named Chef of the Year for 2011… (read more) at the Gold Medallion Awards by the San Diego Restaurant Association. Every aspect of this restaurant is first class from the white