Posts Categorized: Downtown Restaurants

Lotus Thai has San Diego’s Award-Winning Thai Food

Lotus Thai, 906 Market St. (619-595-0115) [lotusthaisd.com]. Open Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. for lunch featuring their savory Lunch Specials ($8.95–12.95) and dinner 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., Fri. till 11 p.m.; Sat. noon – 11 p.m. and Sun. noon till 10 p.m. ($8.95–$25.95). Lots of memorable vegetarian entrees. Happy Hour Daily. Student discounts. For the best… 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 »

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 »

Hob Nob Hill is Nationally Acclaimed For Serving The Best Home Cooked Style Meals in San Diego

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 »

Hornblower Cruises and Events is the Most Recommended Harbor Cruise in San Diego

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 »

Panda Inn Restaurant is a Popular Dining Destination at Horton Plaza Mall Downtown

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 »

Buca di Beppo Offers Family-Style Italian Dining

This is not just another Italian restaurant. It’s a dining destination! You can even get a table in the kitchen with early reservations. Or if you are coming with a group of people, reserve the Godfather room. As for the decor, the walls are filled with photos of famous Italians and candid photos of daily… Read more »

Fred’s Mexican Cafe is a Popular San Diego Mexican Cuisine With 3 Locations

At Fred’s, you’ll not only get the best tasting Mexican cuisine, but it’s also a great place to have fun, fun, fun. Their dining room incorporates funny themes like the Boom Boom Room and Fred’s Chop Shop. The most popular drinks are the frosty margaritas with salt on the rim. Great tasting entrées are the… Read more »

The Marble Room: Sexy & Sophisticated Dining

What’s there not to like about The Marble Room? It’s unquestionably the best continental gourmet restaurant in San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District. It boldly offers dinner entrees which can be appetizers or complete meals depending on your appetite. Thus, the menu elections simply offer an array of produce, meats, fish, sundries and pastries. So diners… Read more »

Hooters is an American Original for Chicken Wings & Their Beautiful Hooters Girls

Hooters is an American original. It’s delightfully tacky and totally unrefined. Hooters is world famous for their Hooters girls and delicious-tasting Buffalo-style chicken wings, which are served with mild, medium, hot and 911 sauces. Lots of customers are sports fans who come here to eat and watch their favorite sporting events on the numerous TVs. The… Read more »

Masala Restaurant: World-Class Indian Cuisine in the Heart of Gaslamp

This is one of the most romantic restaurant in the Gaslamp district. It features an exotic decor, which is both relaxing and enjoyable. Seating is provided upstairs as well as on the main floor and on the sidewalk patio. Surprisingly, the most romantic seating is on the second floor, which offers a panoramic view of… Read more »

Shakespeare Pub & Grille: San Diego’s Original and Most Recommended British Pub

Traditional Sunday lunch consisting of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed or roasted potatoes, a delicious onion gravy and two fresh seasonal vegetables is served Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ($14.95). Shakespeare himself would feel right at home at this traditional British pub. It’s been voted San Diego’s Best Pub five years in a row! You’ll enjoy… Read more »

Richard Walker's Pancake House Wins The Top Honor for Best Breakfast in San Diego for 2010

In 2010 Richard Walker’s Pancake House won the Gold Medallion Award for Best Breakfast Restaurant in San Diego. This is another one of our Best San Diego Restaurants worthy of discovery. Plus, they were named the “Pinnacle of Pancakes” by San Diego Magazine. It’s easy to become a fan of Richard Walker’s Pancake House, just… Read more »

Island Prime Metro Steaks and Seafood: Excellent Cuisine with Fabulous Bay Views

Island Prime is actually two restaurants under one roof, the first is Island Prime serving steak and seafood, and the other is C Level Lounge featuring California cuisine. For spectacular bay and downtown San Diego skyline views, ask for tables 21 or 26. Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime features metro steaks and seafood in a… Read more »

It’s Buster’s Beach House for Island-Style Cuisine

Catch the island spirit at Buster’s with its romantic tropical decor, friendly service and great menu. With pastas, fresh fish specials, burgers, salads, wraps and ribs, it’s hard to decide which great-tasting entrée to select. An extra plus is dining on their terrace with its romantic bay and marina view. Now offering Sunday Brunch. and… Read more »

The Melting Pot: Dip Into Something Different

Melting Pot Restaurant in Temecula

At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different – and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners. Open Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3… Read more »

Sloppy Joey’s Pizza & Pasta Joint Serves The Best Pizza in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter Downntown

If you are ready to have fun, this is the place to eat. Sloppy Joey’s Pizza & Pasta Joint is real popular. The atmosphere is energized with happy, enthusiastic servers with happy smiles, who are eager to please. For the best seating ask to sit upstairs overlooking the balcony with a view of passerbys on… Read more »

Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint Has Great Tasting Burgers & was Rated Best Bar in 2007 & 2008

Discounted drinks and delicious appetizers make Nicky Rottens a perfect place for food and fun. They have also received rave reviews and an international rating from ZAGAT. Plus, the Gaslamp Association has bestowed upon them the prestigious Lamplighhter Award for Best Bar and Best American Restaurant for 2007 and 2008 and Best Sports Bar for… Read more »

Joey’s Smokin’ B.B.Q.: A Favorite Among Barbecue Lovers

This is a crowd-pleasing restaurant that is ranked at the top by the people who dine here. Once you try their award-winning rib selections, you will surely agree that Joey’s ribs are sensational! As for their sweet ribs, which are slowly smoked over hickory wood and glazed with their sweet BBQ sauce, you’ll certainly agree… Read more »

C Level Lounge has San Diego Bay Views

At the eastern tip of romantic Harbor Island are two restaurants under one roof, Island Prime and C Level Lounge, which offers dazzling views of the bay and the downtown San Diego skyline. For spectacular seating at C Level Lounge, ask for table 212 or ask to sit outdoors on their bayview patio. The key… Read more »

Dick’s Last Resort: The Shame ‘O Gaslamp Quarter

Dick’s Last Resort is a great place to unwind. It’s totally unpretentious and unsophisticated. And believe it or not, they actually serve your food in a bucket. Yet, it’s antics like these that have made this theme restaurant so successful. Bucket selections include tender and juicy pork ribs, red skin smashed taters and Dungeness crab…. Read more »

San Diego’s Karl Strauss is a Great American Microbrew

Karl Strauss is one of San Diego’s most well known microbreweries, with several locations in San Diego, including their premier beer garden in Sorrento Valley. A great place to enjoy a cold pint with friends or to have your own event. Well known for their great selection of food, unique pairings with their featured beers… Read more »

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is Ideal For Good Friends, Great Food and Great Beer

Fun is always on tap when you dine at Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom Brewery is a lively and casual dining experience featuring fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Rock Bottom Brewery, which is a giant in the microbrewing industry has an excellent location in nearby La Jolla. You’ll discover that… Read more »

The Award Winning Fish Market Restaurant Offers Awesome Harbor View in a Romantic Setting

The Fish Market Restaurant, 750 N. Harbor Dr., at the Embarcadero next to the USS Midway, downtown San Diego (619-232-3474); also in Del Mar at 640 Via de la Valle, across from the Del Mar Racetrack, (858-755-2277) [thefishmarket.com]. Both locations are open Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. till 10 p.m. Winner of numerous “Best… Read more »

Top of the Market Seafood Restaurant Serves Delicious Seafood & Breathtaking Bay Views

Top of the Market, 750 N. Harbor Dr., atop the Fish Market Restaurant, at the Embarcadero, downtown San Diego (619-234-4867). Open daily for lunch 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. ($8.95–$42) and dinner Sun.–Thurs. 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. till 10 p.m. ($8.95–$59). This superb bay front restaurant with an awesome view serves the freshest and finest seafood… Read more »

Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant: A Downtown Favorite with British Flavor

The restaurant’s bar is open till midnight. For a sweeping view of the restaurant and huge cruise ships docked at the pier, ask for table 46. This delightful restaurant has a definite British flavor with ales, darts, bangers and mash and the like. Get into the spirit of it all and try their popular fish-and-chips…. Read more »

The Mission Restaurants are touted by Zagat and USA Today as One of Top Breakfast Spots in U.S.

The Mission Restaurant was selected as one of the top 25 breakfast spots in the country by USA Today and Zagat. The Mission restaurant is where diners go to eat simple, healthy, great-tasting food they won’t feel guilty about. Breakfast is their specialty, so you won’t go wrong by ordering their blueberry cornmeal pancakes that are… Read more »

The Red Pearl Kitchen Serves the Most Innovative and Delicious Pan Asian Cuisine in the Gaslamp

Upscale, Asian-inspired cuisine paired with a trendy atmosphere makes this an enjoyable destination in the Gaslamp Quarter. Near PETCO Park, The Red Pearl Kitchen transports you to a world of spice, class and style. Executive Chef Chad Cranford artfully presents entrées that blend well with the tasteful decor. Highly recommended are the succulent Scottish Salmon… Read more »

Anthony’s Fish Grotto for Seafood Dining

For Anthony’s Fish Grotto (3) 2014 marks the 68th anniversary of this San Diego institution! Since 1946, when Mama Ghio and her sons and son-in-law opened their first Anthony’s Fish Grotto Restaurant, Anthony’s has been serving San Diegans delicious seafood for generations. Today, under the guidance of the third generation of the Ghio and Mascari… Read more »