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Popular Restaurants in San Diego

If you're a first time visitor to San Diego, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in San Diego.

What are some good restaurants in San Diego?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in San Diego.

The Prado at Balboa Park
1549 El Prado San Diego, CA

(619) 557-9441
Hash House a-Go-Go
3628 5th Avenue San Diego, CA

(619) 298-4646
Extraordinary Desserts
2929 5th Avenue San Diego, CA

(619) 294-2132
Juniper & Ivy
2228 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA

(619) 269-9036
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
3940 5th Ave San Diego, CA

(619) 500-3344
South Beach Bar & Grille
5059 Newport Avenue San Diego, CA

(619) 226-4577
Las Cuatro Milpas
1857 Logan Ave San Diego, CA

(619) 234-4460
1654 India St San Diego, CA

(619) 269-3033
Phil's BBQ
3750 Sports Arena Boulevard San Diego, CA

(619) 226-6333
Kansas City Barbeque
600 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA
The Fish Market
750 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA
Cucina Urbana
505 Laurel St San Diego, CA

(619) 239-2222
Green Flash Brewing Company
6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA

(858) 622-0085
Ortega’s, a Mexican Bistro
141 University Ave San Diego, CA

(619) 692-4200
Panama 66
1450 El Prado San Diego, CA

(619) 696-1966


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"The Prado at Balboa Park/Promenade La Jolla Cove Cabrillo National Monument Torrey Pines State Park"  See More

"Hash House a-Go-Go and Snooze, an AM Eatery are good brunch spots."  See More

"Packing a picnic lunch (you can pick up some great sandwiches Cheese Shop) and hiking to the beach at Torrey Pines State Park Watching the sunset at La Jolla Cove or Mount Soledad Dessert at Extraordinary Desserts (two locations, but I like the Hillcrest location better) Strolling around Balboa Park Grabbing some amazing BBQ to go at Phil's BBQ and taking it over to the beach behind Hotel Del Coronado Have brunch in Hillcrest!"  See More

"For dining Wow factor try Ironside, Juniper & Ivy or Kettner Exchange for a memorable meal."  See More

"If you're looking for a good breakfast spot with breakfast burritos try Snooze, an AM Eatery!"  See More

"For example, in Hillcrest there's Ortega’s, a Mexican Bistro which serves the best baja style lobster I've found in San Diego."  See More

"Panama 66 is a nice little bar and eatery located in the Sculpture Garden."  See More

"First of all, go to Kansas City Barbeque right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center."  See More

"Finally, for the best sea food dinner on earth, visit The Fish Market and after take a stroll in down town San Diego."  See More

"Stop by Panama 66 for lunch or dinner in the sculpture garden and a local craft beer, or make the walk west across the Cabrillo Bridge to Cucina Urbana for excellent Italian inspired dishes."  See More

"I'm not a huge beer fan, and there are still some breweries that I'll tag along to, including Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and Green Flash Brewing Company."  See More

Where can I find out more about San Diego?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from San Diego locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about San Diego.

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