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San Diego is blessed with top San Diego Restaurants worthy of discovery. Fortunately, nearly 200 of these top San Diego Restaurants have been reviewed by San Diego's Dean of Restaurant Reviewers. Quickly browse by category, suburb and name.

These top San Diego Restaurants are showcased by area such as Old Town San Diego restaurants serving Mexican food, Downtown San Diego Restaurants including the Gaslamp, Coronado restaurants with bay views, La Jolla restaurants offer ocean view. Others areas with top San Diego restaurants include Shelter Island, Mission Bay and lots of North County restaurants as well. Best of all, these top San Diego restaurants have been personally reviewed.

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Convoy Street is the Biggest and Most Extraordinarily Diverse Asian Restaurant Row in the United States

Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to an awesome selection of nearly 100 excellent Asian restaurants, which can easily claim the title for being the best of the best in America. This multitude different styles and tastes from different countries are clustered together in min malls along a wide 1.5 mile long thoroughfare (see… Read more »

Sardina’s Italian Restaurant is a Family-Owned Restaurant Serving Fine Italian Cuisine for 46 years

  Sardina’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, at 1129 Morena Blvd. in Bay Park near Mission Valley, Old Town and Mission Bay off Sea World Drive near Sea World (619-276-8393). Open Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri. till 11 p.m.; Sat., noon – 11 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m.– 10 p.m. Great Happy Hour Daily. Dinner ($7 to… Read more »

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & British Village Shoppe are Home to Everything British

  Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe (33), 3719 India St. in the International Restaurant Row at the foot of MIssion Hills  (619-683-2748) offers everything British with two locations to serve you. Their second location in the heart of La Mesa at 8401 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa (619-464-2748). Their second location is open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m…. Read more »

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe & Pub is a Bay Park Winner

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe and Pub, 2415 Morena Blvd., Bay Park (619-276-2100). Open Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 11:3- a.m.–10 p.m. (kitchen closed at 9 p.m.); Friday 11:30 a.m. till  11 p.m. (kitchen loses at 10 p.m.); Sat. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); Sunday 10:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9 p.m.)… Read more »

Coronado’s Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill offers a Bay View in the historic, original boathouse that served during the construction of the Hotel Del

Bring your furry friend to Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado and sit out on the deck over the water with the sea breezes, delicious seafood and inviting ambience.The Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill is new to San Diego County, but it is not new to Orange County, Phoenix, Arizona, Catalina Island or Temecula in the… Read more »

Temecula’s Ponte Winery Offers a Superb Overnight Escape

Ponte Winery

Ponte Family Estate Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-694-8855) [Pontewinery.com] Open daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wine tastings week days $15 Weekends $20 for six wines and a souvenir glass The impressive Ponte Family Estate Winery with its award winning outdoor vineyard view restaurant and top 10 ranked Ponte Vineyard… Read more »

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse Open Mon. –Thurs., 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.–11 p.m. | Sat., 3:30 p.m.–11 p.m. | Sun., 3 p.m.–10 p.m. Outback Steakhouses offer excellent service and down-to-earth prices with a very appealing Australian outback atmosphere. This unbeatable combination has gotten them rated as America’s Best Steak House by Zagat. It’s also a real… Read more »

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad

Green Dragon Tavern

Enjoy a Revolutionary Dining Experience Green Dragon Tavern & Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad (760-918-2421). Open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ($8.95–$21.95). Happy Hour Daily 3 p.m.–6 p.m. During the week dinner is served from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. and till 10 p.m. on the weekends. ($11.95–$47.95). Sunday Brunch is served 10:30 a.m.– 2:30… Read more »

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

AVANT Restaurant

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 (858-675-8550). Open Sun.–Thurs. 4 p.m. –10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m. –11 p.m. ($21–$32) with a prix fix menu Mon.–Fri. 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.  Happy Hour Mon.–Fri. 4 p.m.­–6 p.m. with ($2) off signature drinks… Read more »

Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego is Where History Lives and the Fiesta Lasts Forever

Barra Barra Saloon at Fiesta de Reyes

Festive Old Town comes alive at this new shopping and dining attraction in historic Old Town. Shop at the Beacon Artworks Gallery (619-823-6130) for colorful San Diego paintings. Sample San Diego’s best tasting wines at the Hacienda De Las Rosas’ tasting room (619-840-5579). Dine on the spacious patio at the Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant,… Read more »

Vineyard View Dining at The Restaurant at Ponte

Ponte Winery Vineyard VIew Dining

The Restaurant at Ponte, at Ponte Family Estate Winery 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-252-1770) [Pontewinery.com]. Open daily. For lunch and dinner ($15–$34) Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Ranked as one of top 50 outdoor restaurants in the U.S. says a lot. With live music… Read more »

Temecula’s Falkner Winery & Breathtaking Hilltop Restaurant offers a Great day trip getaway

Falkner Winery Pinnacle Restaurant

  Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their… Read more »

Aqui es Texcoco As Seen on Travel Channel

Aqui es Texcoco

As seen on Travel Channel with Andrew Zimmerman, Aqui es Texcoco is an authentic Mexican restaurant serving Barbacoa de Borrego, since 1990. The TV personality referred to the restaurant as “the best of the best in San Diego County,” and Zagat said it had “the best tacos in 15 U.S. cities.” Texcoco has its first… Read more »

Bully’s East Is Famous For Its Prime Rib

Bully's East Juicy San Diego Burger

For great San Diego Restaurants Bully’s East is a winner. They are the 2012 City Beat Magazine Readers Poll winner for Best Prime Rib and the prestigious winner of the 2011 California Beef Backer Award. Bully’s East is Famous for their Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Awesome Weekly Specials. Monday: Burger, Steak, Fries and… Read more »

Oceanside Ale Works offers Award-winning Ales at their Microbrewery in Beautiful Oceanside

Oceanside Ale Works

Oceanside Ale Works (15) is located at 1800 Ord Way (760-721-4253), which is 5 miles east of Interstate 5 Freeway off of Oceanside Boulevard. Their tasting room is open Thurs. and Fri. from 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon till 6 p.m. They regularily have a dozen microbrewed beer made manually on tap. And… Read more »

Studio Diner was Featured by the Food Network

Studio Dinner

Dine here once and you’ll undoubtedly become a regular. The reasons are simple: the food tastes great; pretty, young, high-energy servers provide excellent service and the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly. Plus, the retro decor, which is fashioned after a 1940s railroad dining car, is sparkling new and stylish.

Villa Manila Restaurant Features Filipino Hospitality and Authentic & Delicious Cuisine

Villa Manilla

When you eat at the Villa Manila Restaurant (1) you will undoubtedly enjoy the warmth of Filipino hospitality in a comfortable, family atmosphere. Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American cuisines. So expect to enjoy all types of flavors ranging from sweet and salty to sour and spicy. Plus, they… Read more »

Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine

Il Fornaio

Coronado 1333 First Street Coronado, CA 92118 (619-437-4911) [hours] [map] [menu] Del Mar 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 301 Del Mar, CA 92014 (858-755-8876) [hours] [map] [menu] Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine with Bay & Ocean Views in Coronado & Del Mar Located in upscale Del Mar and impressive Coronado, Il Fornaio’s authentic Italian… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Mission Valley & Oceanside Has Been a Landmark Steakhouse for 40 Years and is Also Outstanding For Banquets & Catering

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Oceanside Has Been a Landmark for 40 Years & Serves the “Best Prime Rib in Town!"

Hunters

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Kansas City Barbeque Has Great BBQ Food and Was Featured in Top Gun, Starring Tom Cruise

Kansas City BBQ

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 »

Saska’s Sushi is Next Door to Saska’s Steakhouse With an Intimate Little Sushi Bar

Saska's Sushi

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 Has the Best Carnitas

Old town Mexican Cafe

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 »

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates Over 55 Years

Nati's Mexican Restaurant

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant is the gold medal-winner for being the best restaurant in Point Loma and Ocean Beach six years in a row. This landmark restaurant, which is only a block away from the Ocean Beach Pier, is celebrating over 55 years in business. Mexican food lovers dine here on a regular basis. To this day, Nati’s is one of… Read more »

Phuong Trang Voted Best Vietnamese Restaurant

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 »

House of Blues San Diego Entertainment Venue

House of Blues

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 Has Been Serving Delicious Chinese Specialties in San Diego for 34 Years

Mandarin House

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 is Shelter Island’s Best Spot for Fine Food, Good Friends, a Good Time & Great Spirits

Fiddlers Green

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 classy nautical decor, congenial service and a superb menu filled with delicious… Read more »

Alfonso’s of La Jolla Serves Mexican Food, Excellent Margaritas in a Festive, Friendly Atmosphere

Alfonso's of La Jolla

The best Mexican food in Solana BeachThe mood at Alfonso’s (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… Read more »

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel is a Low-Rise Resort-Style Hotel Encompassing Acres of Tropical Beauty

Sheraton La Jolla

The Sheraton La Jolla Hotel is a low-rise resort-style hotel encompassing 7.5 acres of tropical beauty. We are just a 10-minute drive from spectacular beaches, tide pools, the famous Torrey Pines Golf Club, snorkeling and sunbathing at romantic La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. Step out their doors and walk to theaters, restaurants, and… Read more »