San Diego Dining Guide

Your guide to the many choices and styles of dining while in San Diego.

Coastal Cuisine

Pacifica Del Mar
1555 Camino del Mar, #321
Del Mar
858/792-0476
Trendy menu is for seafood lovers who want to take in a sunset overlooking the ocean.

Thee Bungalow
4996 W. Point Loma Blvd. (Bacon Street)
San Diego
619/224-2884
For excellent French cuisine, the older crowd comes to the "old Ocean Beach house." It boasts generous portions and a superb wine list.

Coronado

Azzura Point
4000 Coronado Bay Rd. (Silver Strand Boulevard) Coronado
619/424-4000
California Mediterranean dining with a gorgeous view of the bay can be found on the second floor of the Lowes Coronado Bay Resort.

Downtown

Dobson's
956 Broadway Circle (2nd Avenue)
San Diego
619/696-0398
A great destination for New American food for a business lunch or before the theater. A real cosmopolitan feel.

Laurel Restaurant & Bar
505 Laurel St. (5th Avenue)
San Diego
619/239-2222
A French restaurant (near Balboa Park) with an excellent wine list. Open for dinner only.

Rainwaters on Kettner
1202 Kettner Blvd. (B Street)
San Diego
619/233-5707
Considered by some to be San Diego's version of Morton's of Chicago. Great place for a business lunch at this steakhouse.

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
770 Fourth Ave. (F Street)
San Diego
619/230-8888
Although this is a chain of restaurants throughout southern California, it is still one of the best places for gourmet pizza, pasta, and salads. Open for lunch and dinner.

Star of the Sea
1360 N. Harbor Dr. (Ash Street)
San Diego
619/232-7408
This seafood house boasts delightful views in a nicely renovated space.

Top of the Market
750 N. Harbor Dr. (Broadway)
San Diego
619/234-4867
Another seafood paradise with spectacular views of San Diego Bay. Ask for a corner window table, if possible.

Gaslamp Quarter

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
565 Fifth Ave. (Market Street)
San Diego
619/233-6623
Considered by some to offer the best seafood in the city, in addition to delightful martinis. A place to see and be seen.

La Jolla

George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St. (between Cave & Ivanhoe streets)
La Jolla
858/454-4244
Three levels for dining on New American cuisine and seafood specialties: the main floor for formal business entertainment; the second floor for singles to mingle at the bar; and the roof terrace for a romantic evening under the stars.

Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Dr. (Torrey Pines Road)
La Jolla
858/459-7222
A French restaurant with views of the surf for an upscale dining experience.

Piatti
2182 Avenida de la Playa (two blocks west of La Jolla Shores Drive)
La Jolla
858/454-1589
A true pasta pleaser with family-friendly service. An outside patio offers a quieter, more private dining experience.

North Country

Delicias
6106 Paseo Delicias (La Granada)
Rancho Sante Fe
858/756-8000
A comfortable country French décor is the setting for California cuisine.

Mille Fleurs
6009 Paseo Delicias (Del Dios Highway)
Rancho Santa fe
858/756-3085
French cuisine served in a Mediterranean-style villa.