San Diego’s Best Restaurants

Readers’ Choice

We asked and you delivered: here are your picks for where to eat, drink, and be merry in America’s Finest City.
Bon appetit!
 

To see our San Diego Best Restaurants Editors’ Picks, click here.

 
 

 

Happy Hour Drinks
Searsucker
searsucker.com

Searsucker

Searsucker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Hour Eats & Bar Scene
Pacifica Del Mar
858.792.0476, pacificadelmar.com

 

New Restaurant
Bracero Cocina de Raiz
619.756.7864, bracerococina.com

 

Farm To Table
Market Restaurant + Bar
858.523.0007, marketdelmar.com

 

Juice Bar
Nekter
nekterjuicebar.com

 

Place To Take Out-Of-Town Guests
Top of the Hyatt
619.232.1234, topofthehyatt.com

 

San Diego Tradition/Establishment
Bertrand at Mister A’s
619.239.1377, asrestaurant.com

 

Date Night Spot
Herringbone
858.459.0221, herringboneeats.com

Herringbone

Herringbone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Occasion
Marine Room
858.459.7222, marineroom.com

 

Hotel Restaurant
Kitchen 1540
858.793.6460, laubergedelmar.com
Nine-Ten
858.964.5400, nine-ten.com

 

Catering
Waters Fine Catering
619.276.8803, waterscatering.com

 

Desserts
Extraordinary Desserts
extraordinarydesserts.com

 

Donuts
VG Donut & Bakery
760.753.2400, vgbakery.com

 

Cupcakes
Sprinkles
sprinkles.com

 

Baked Goods
Susiecakes
760.632.2253, susiecakes.com

Susiecakes

Susiecakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gluten-Free
2Good2B
760.942.4663, 2good2b.com

 

Neighborhood Hotspot
The Patio on Goldfinch
619.501.5090, thepatioongoldfinch.com

 

The Patio on Goldfinch

The Patio on Goldfinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steak
Ruth’s Chris
ruthschris.com

 

Seafood
The Fish Market
thefishmarket.com

 

Oysters
Ironside Fish & Oyster
619.269.3033, ironsidefishandoyster.com

 

French
Mille Fleurs
858.756.3085, millefleurs.com

 

Italian
Il Fornaio
ilfornaio.com

 

Thai
Taste of Thai
sdtasteofthai.com

 

Chinese
Del Mar Rendezvous
858.755.2669, delmarrendezvous.com

 

Indian
Taste of the Himalayas
tasteofthehimalayassandiego.com

 

BBQ
Phil’s BBQ
philsbbq.net

 

Sushi
Sushi Ota
858.270.5670, sushiota.com

 

Pasta
Bencotto
619.450.4786, lovebencotto.com

 

Pizza
Ciro’s Pizzeria
619.696.0405, cirossd.com
URBN
urbnrestaurants.com

 

Fast Casual
Rubio’s
rubios.com

 

Burger
Rocky’s Crown Pub
858.273.9140, rockysburgers.com

 

California Cuisine & Late-Night Dining
Zel’s Del Mar
858.755.0076, zelsdelmar.com

 

Tacqueria
Puesto
eatpuesto.com

 

Mexican
Fidel’s Little Mexico
858.519.1177, fidelslittlemexico.com

 

Ceviche
Don Chido
619.232.8226, donchido.com

 

Don Chido

Don Chido

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Beer
Ballast Point
ballastpoint.com

 

Wine List
The WineSellar & Brasserie
858.450.9557, winesellar.com

 

Craft Cocktails
Polite Provisions
619.677.3784, politeprovisions.com

 

Sports Bar
Jimmy O’s
858.350.3725, jimmyosbardelmar.com

 

Wine Bar
The 3rd Corner
the3rdcorner.com

 

Gastropub
Knotty Barrel
619.269.7156, knottybarrel.com

 

Tapas/Small Bites
Costa Brava
858.273.1218, costabravasd.com

 

Brunch
La Valencia Hotel
858.454.0771, lavalencia.com

 

Coffee Spot
Better Buzz
betterbuzzcoffee.com

 

Dog-Friendly Spot
The Patio on Goldfinch
619.501.5090, thepatioongoldfinch.com
The Patio on Lamont    
858.412.4648, thepatioonlamont.com

The Patio on Lamont

The Patio on Lamont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market
Little Italy
littleitalysd.com/mercato

 

Upscale Grocery Store
Whole Foods
wholefoodsmarket.com

 

Sandwich Place
Board & Brew
boardandbrew.com

 

Healthy
True Food Kitchen
619.810.2929, truefoodkitchen.com

 

True Foods Kitchen

True Foods Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Décor/Design
Kettner Exchange
619.255.2001, kettnerexchange.com

 

Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Truck
Devilicious
deviliciousfoodtruck.com

Devilicious

Devilicious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kettner Exchange: Photo courtesy of JORG PHOTO

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