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 »
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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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »
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 other awards of high acclaim. Its white walls, neon lighting and white linen tablecloths accent its… Read more »
If the walls could speak they’d tell you that almost every dignitary in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century had dined here or at least step foot within the walls of this building. The current resident of this historic building is the Firehouse Bar & Grill, which pays homage to the building’s origin. In… 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 »
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 »
Everyone is talking about the new 9,000-sq. ft. Buffet at Harrah’s Rincon Casino. And believe it or not, this new Buffet seats 430 happy diners at the same time. And the prices vary with the day of the week. Plus, they have a great Jazz Brunch Every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seeing is believing… 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 »
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.
Soon after Juan Bandini built his thatch-roofed adobe family home, 1827–29, it became the social center of San Diego. Bandini himself was often seen waltzing gracefully and elegantly across the parlor floor. In 1869, after Bandini’s death, stage master Albert Seeley purchased Bandini’s home and converted it into his family home and a hotel. When… Read more »
Their popular full bar cocktail lounge offers a fine list of wines and domestic and imported microbrews. Yachtsmen and local residents have been dining at this nautical bayfront restaurant for more than 66 years. Come for fresh seafood, purchased directly from local fishermen, and sizzling steaks. Equal to the food is their million-dollar view of… Read more »
Peohe’s Restaurant overlooking downtown San Diego from beautiful Coronado offers delicious fresh seafood selections along with mouthwatering steaks cooked to perfection along with new wave sushi and much, much more. If you haven’t guessed it yet, Peohe’s Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise with breathtaking waterfront views of downtown San Diego’s skyline. It’s the perfect… Read more »
This delightful restaurant at the top of Horton Plaza shopping center features outstanding regional Chinese cuisine, which is balanced in taste and texture. The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable; the menu a treat. They serve all your favorites like sweet-and-sour pork, kung pao shrimp, tea-smoked duck and braised string beans. But don’t stop there. The… Read more »
Since 1971 Tom Ham’s has been one of San Diego’s best known landmark restaurants. It’s beautifully located on the western tip of Harbor Island on San Diego Bay, where it enjoys a fantastic view of the downtown skyline and the Coronado bridge.
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Hotel del Coronado has played host to celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from around the world. Today, guests can select accommodations in the historic Victorian Building, in the contemporary Ocean… Read more »
Bali Hai has been a San Diego favorite for seafood fine dining since 1954 because of their delicious seafood served with a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, bring them here. Entrées to rave about are their Chicken of the Gods, which has been a best seller… Read more »
Definitely plan to discover the impressive Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. This world renowned tennis resort and spa is secluded in the beautiful foothills of Rancho Santa Fe. It has been rated among the top 20 most recommended resorts in the North America in the Reader’s choice poll in Conde Nast Traveler magazine for 2007…. Read more »
TWENTYFIVE/92 is conveniently located at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station. Perfect for Breakfast and they also have a daily happy hour at 5 p.m., which is always a popular event. A favorite dining destination for locals and travelers alike is TWENTYFIVE/92, which gets its name from its address. Their service, presentation and… Read more »
You’ll definitely be happy with this discovery. A memorable gourmet meal is the apple pancakes, which are baked instead of cooked in a skillet. Other winners include blueberry pancakes, pecan pancakes, fresh potato pancakes, sourdough flapjacks, banana pancakes and Hawaiian pancakes. They also feature crepes, waffles and omelettes made with farm-fresh grade AA eggs.
Marieta’s Mexican Restaurant is a well-established East County favorite with a loyal following of happy diners, who visit their three locations so often that customers are often greeted by their first name. The great appeal of dining here is of course the delicious authentic south-of-the-border cuisine and the equally authentic atmosphere including their friendly waiters… Read more »