Old Mission San Luis Rey at 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside (760-757-3651) is known as the King of the Missions. It is the largest of the 21 missions that flourished here in the 1700s and 1800s. It’s the majestic jewel of early California history. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Prices for self-guided tours… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Banquets & Catering
Why not let your favorite restaurant be the caterer or banquet location for your wedding and rehearsal dinner, a cocktail party, corporate event or special event? Here are some of San Diego's finest choices for banquets and catering for your event or wedding. Also browse the San Diego Wineries and Temecula Wineries for great event locations. Wineries are excellent venues for weddings, banquets and special occasions. Many wineries in Temecula now offer vineyard hotels and can accommodate large groups.
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We have personally inspected most of these locations and their venues, which is your assurance that these suggested locations are good choices for your special event.
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The fascinating floating museum at the Embarcadero consists of six historic ships and two submarines: the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship in the world, the steam ferry Berkeley, the steam yacht Medea, the San Diego Harbor Pilot, also an actual Soviet-era diesel B-39 submarine and the deepest-diving submarine ever, a… Read more »
Saska’s Sushi is next door to Saska’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant. It’s Saska’s little sushi restaurant. The sushi bar seats 10. Plus, there are several tables as well as a large enclosed patio where you can be served complete meals with steamed rice, miso soup and a Japanese salad. Their list of appetizers is almost… Read more »
Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina, 2489 San Diego Ave., Old Town (619-297-4330) [oldtownmexcafe.com]. Open Sun.–Thurs., 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 7 a.m.–midnight ($8–$15). Happy hour Mon.–Fri., 3 p.m.–7 p.m. and 10 p.m. till closing. Bar is open daily till 1 a.m. And their popular Taco Tuesdays run all day long. This year is their 36th… Read more »
Phuong Trang Vietnamese Restaurant, 4170 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa (858-565-6750) [phoungtrangrestaurant.com]. Open daily serving lunch and dinner. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ($3.95–$14.95) with family dinner combination for two–10 people from ($18.95–$129.95). While it is great to dine at this restaurant on your own or as a couple, many guests… Read more »
If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in the Gaslamp, the House of Blues San Diego on Fifth is sure to please. 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 can find… Read more »
Mandarin House (15) 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… Read more »
Fiddler’s Green Now Offers Curbside Takeaway Dining with wine at 1/2 price Fiddler’s Green (12), which is located on Shelter Island, is one of our city’s great San Diego Restaurants. And this reviewer, who has dined here since the 1960’s has never hand a bad meal. It stands above all of the rest for it’s… Read more »
Alfonso’s of La Jolla (5) is always festive with happy diners. Alfonso is there too, chatting with his guests, catering to special requests. He is a perfect host, always cordial and accommodating. If there is a secret to his success, it has to be in the well-guarded Mexican recipes that have been in his family… Read more »
Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is ideally located on Shelter Island, San Diego’s own Hawaiian Isle. This tropical resort-style San Diego hotel, framed by America’s Cup Harbor and the San Diego Bay, offers breathtaking views of the hotel’s private marina and downtown San Diego. Their tranquil setting is just minutes from the airport and… Read more »
Mission Trails Regional Park is the largest of the City of San Diego’s parks and is the third gem of the city’s park system. Mission Trails is larger than Mission Bay and Balboa parks combined. At 5,800 acres, it is the largest open space urban park west of the Mississippi. It includes two lakes, a… Read more »
Kogi Korean Barbecue Restaurant, 5447 Kearny Villa Rd., Kearny Mesa (858-505-0611). Open for lunch and dinner half orders ($8-$19); full orders ($16–$38); combinations: ($45–$65). From the outside of the restaurant, Kogi Korean Barbecue Restaurant looks like just another Asian restaurant crammed into Kearny Mesa, which is the most popular destination for the best tasting Asian… Read more »
Piatti is nestled in the unique La Jolla Shores neighborhood with an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Their light and airy interior décor features an exhibition kitchen and full service bar. Outside, they offer two tree-covered patios – perfect for a private event or al fresco dining. Piatti’s Executive Chef, Pepe Ccapatinta, has developed their menu… Read more »
Bright Valley Farms has been in business for over 50 years and is located just minutes from Downtown San Diego. At Bright Valley Farms you’ll find over 52,000 acres of prime horseback riding trails with access to thousands of miles more for your horseback riding enjoyment. If you enjoy trail horseback riding then this is… Read more »
China Max is the Critic’s Choice for the Best Chinese Cuisine in San Diego. Bar None! Delicious tasting Cantonese cuisine is the house specialty at China Max Restaurant (1), and it’s the best in town. In fact, China Max Restaurant has received rave reviews from the San Diego Union Tribune to go along with their… 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 hosted by famous chef Guy Fieri. With a… Read more »
Located in the heart of the Carlsbad Village is the delightful Le Passage French Bistro. It’s small and intimate with sidewalk dining on warm afternoons otherwise you will be equally happy dining at one of their intimate tables for two. Offered from their select menu are such memorable entrees as their sauteed fresh salmon with… Read more »
One of the reasons why the Village of Carlsbad so special is that it is home to the Carlsbad Danish Bakery (2). Locals have been coming here daily since the 1980’s to satisfy their cravings for delicious-tasting, mouthwatering, hot just out of the oven, bakery creations, which are all made by hand by the talented… 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 »
Fiore Steak & Seafood Restaurant is the winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine. At Fiore Steak & Seafood Restaurant you can expect a enjoyable fine dining experience like no other. It’s a place where each entree is prepared to uncompromising standards and served by a warm and… Read more »
Aryana Restaurant & Bar (6) at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina, is the first and only hotel in Oceanside with an on-site restaurant. It’s a delicious discovery. Don’t let the fact that the dining room is small and cozy fool you because their master chef is indeed a wizard when it comes to producing star-quality… Read more »
Paipa’s Oasis Buffet, inside Sycuan Casino at 5469 Casino Wy., El Cajon (619-445-6002). Open Mon.–Thurs., 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Fri. till 10 p.m.; Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; and Sun. till 9:30 p.m. The Paipa’s Oasis Buffet features an incredible variety of delicious entrées at their all-you-can-eat buffet for only ($20.95). Choose from a wide variety of… Read more »
Wachena Restaurant & Gaming Lounge inside Sycuan Casino is a winner! It offers the best value for the best price. The décor is modern and fresh, and guests have the option of dining in either a smoking or nonsmoking section. Add impressive and eclectic menu selections, wine and cocktails, and attentive service, and you will… Read more »
Hornblower Cruises & Events is the premier San Diego harbor and whale watching cruise ship line in San Diego. You will not find a better venue for sightseeing, Sunday brunch or dinner, and dancing than on a Hornblower Cruise. This recommendation is based on personal experience. It’s the policy of the SAN DIEGAN and SanDiegan.com to… Read more »
Casino Pauma is a North County favorite, because it’s smaller in size compared to the other casinos. This is a very appealing aspect for many people because big is not always better. You’ll also be greeted by a friendly door man with a smile and a warm greeting. Yes, Casino Pauma is a friendly place. A palm tree-lined road greets guests to Casino Pauma and its comfortable 42,500-sq. ft. facility. More than 1,050 state-of-the-art slot machines are featured here at Casino Pauma along with exciting table games including poker, roulette, ($5) blackjack 24-hours a day, Lucky Lady’s Bonus Blackjack, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker, and no limit Texas Hold ’em tournaments. The Poker Room opens at 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri.–Sun.
Harrah’s is well-known for having the best casinos and hotels nationwide. So you definitely won’t be disappointed with your discovery of this casino with all its gaming and entertainment venues. For the color and excitement of a Las Vegas style casino, Harrah’s Rincon has it all. Of course they offer state-of-the-art gaming including 2,000 slot machines, more than 59 table games and a 12 table poker room where the action never stops! Harrah’s Rincon also offers unique games like Rincon Craps and Volcanic Roulette Bingo.
Moments away from downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino and Resort is the premiere daycation destination for San Diegans. Set amidst 425-plus lush acres, surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain, there are wonderful areas to walk around and take in the sites. This 305,000-sq. ft. casino is open 24 hours a day with 2,000 Vegas-style slot machines, a smoke-free poker room and a 51-table gaming room.
The San Diego Hall of Champions (29 on the map) is also a must-see Balboa Park attraction. It features San Diego’s sports history and memorabilia. This one-of-a-kind museum honors nationally known athletes with a San Diego connection, including athletes such as Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn, Bill Walton, Florence Chadwick and many more. It is is… Read more »
El Indio Mexican Restaurant, Tortilla Factory & Catering (1) is also the most popular Mexican caterer in the city. They have been providing first class professional catering services to the greater San Diego area since 1985. Ask them and they will help you plan your wedding, banquet, birthday or gathering. Their seasoned and well trained… Read more »