Posts Categorized: Restaurants

Tour Suspended During Pandemic with Best Selling Author Barry Berndes

Tour San Diego with Ultimate Insider followed by 20 mil Your tour guide is local expert and Publisher Barry Berndes. Tour San Diego is a testament to Barry Berndes’ knowledge of what makes San Diego tick. He knows San Diego better than anyone because he’s spent the past 50 years learning it in and out. 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 »

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 is a Landmark Steakhouse with over 40 Years of Success

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 is the Best Steakhouse in Oceanside

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 »

Fiddler’s Green Serves Excellent Steaks & Seafood

Fiddlers Green

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 »

Mission Trails Regional Park is the Largest of San Diego’s Parks and is Great for Hiking

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 BBQ: Best Korean Barbecue in San Diego

Kogi BBQ

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 La Jolla’s Best Italian Restaurant

Piatti La Jolla

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 »

China Max is the Critics’ Choice for Sensational Dim Sum and Cantonese Cuisine in San Diego

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 »

Coronado Brewing Company is Coronado's Premier Microbrewery & Restaurant

The Coronado Brewing Company produces handcrafted beers and delicious food in a casual family environment. Join them for a refreshing pint while they make you one of their signature pizzas or calzones in the wood fired oven, or choose from a wide selection of fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and dining specials. The Coronado Brewing Company… Read more »

Back Street Brewery and Their Lampost Restaurant Serve Great Pizza and Local Craft Beer

This neighborhood brewpub bring together Lamppost Pizza’s award winning pizza with the freshest handcrafted ales and lagers. The brewmasters use traditional brewing methods along with the finest imported ingredients available. They brew our beers in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. Although their methods are more expensive, they believe this process creates the best… Read more »

Pizza Port is famous for its Craft Beer & Delicious Pizza served Family-Style on Indoor Picnic Tables

Pizza Port is home to Pizza and local crafted beers. This is where it all began nearly 25 years ago. Even though it’s the smallest of the Pizza Ports, Solana Beach is the one with the most history (and some would say “character”). The brew system is tiny compared to those of its Pizza Port… Read more »

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is San Diego’s Premier Beer Garden Restaurant

Stop by Stone for a meal or a pint in their Bistro’s dynamic and expansive interior, or venture out to the beautiful open-air patio and one-acre organic beer garden. They specialize in locally grown, small-farm ingredients and feature an eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine and a unique take on comfort food. As strong advocates for… Read more »

Pacific Beach Fish Shop Market Grill Serves Delicious Fresh Seafood Everyday of the Week

Once you dine at the Pacific Beach Fish Shop Market Grill (3) for lunch or dinner you will certainly agree that the food speaks for itself. Every item is cooked to order and the ingredients are totally fresh. The Pacific Beach Fish Shop Market Grill (3) is ideally located across the street from the Pacific… 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 »

Le Passage French Bistro in the Heart of the Romantic Village of Carlsbad Serves Delicious Cuisine

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 »

Danish Bakery in Carlsbad is a Local Favorite

Carlsbad Danish Bakery

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 »

Fiore Steak and Seafood Restaurant at Harrah’s Casino is a Superb Award Winning Restaurant

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 »

Harrah’s Rincon Casino Buffet Restaurant with its 9,000 Sq. Ft. is the Biggest Buffet in San Diego

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 at the the Holiday Inn in Oceanside near the Marina offers Great Hotel Dining

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 Buffet at Sycuan Casino is an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Extravaganza

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 Steak House at Sycuan Casino is a Winner and It’s Only 30 Minutes from Downtown

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 »

Cafe Sevilla Restaurant is Home to Hot Flamenco, Tango and Salsa Dinner Shows in the Gaslamp

The hottest night club and restaurant in the Gaslamp just got a lot hotter. It’s the new location of the famous Cafe Sevilla at 353 Fifth Ave. Their three floors of dining and live entertainment have it all including flamenco dancing and the liveliest nightclub in the Gaslamp Quarter. Plus, they have a sensational restaurant… Read more »

Casino Pauma is North County’s Favorite Small Where Players Love to Play & Win Big

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.

San Diego’s Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant in Old Town Offers Superb Dining in a Historic Setting

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 »

Coronado’s Hotel del Coronado is an Oceanfront Resort with Great Shops and top Restaurants

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 For Romantic Bay Views of San Diego

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 »

Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant Features Upscale Chinese Cuisine & Delicious Dim Sum

This superb, upscale Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant is head and shoulders above all the rest. From the white linen tablecloths to the extensive 12-page menu, the message is loud and clear that there is nothing ordinary about this restaurant. Diners flock here for their superb selection of dim sum delicacies and their incredible selection of… Read more »