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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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The Marine Room Offers Superb Oceanfront Dining & Cuisine by Renowned Chef Bernard Guillas

Image Courtesy of: The Marine Room The Marine Room Restaurant, which opened its doors in 1941, is a world class multi-award winner in a class all by itself. Yes, The Marine Room Restaurant (17) is a special occasion restaurant destination second to none. But any occasion is a special occasion, when you dine here! Thus,… 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 »

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen: Exceptional Italian Kitchen Where You’ll Feel at Home

Expect to be greeted with a warm, friendly smile by Francesca, the owner’s wife, or one of the attentive wait staff. You’ll then be escorted to the best table or booth in the house. White linens and flickering candlelight adorn the tables and their attentive servers will pamper you with first-class service. The bruscetta is… Read more »

Baily’s Fine Dining in Old Town Temecula

For a special occasion or any occasion, Baily’s Fine Dining is the place to dine. Their four charming formal dining rooms offer a perfect setting for a memorable meal. The tables are beautifully set with white linen tablecloths, beautiful bouquets of flowers adorn each table and diners are pampered with attentive service. Here in this… Read more »

Baja Cactus Restaurant in Temecula

This delightful medium-sized restaurant has a loyal following of happy diners. And once you dine here, you will undoubtedly become a regular too! Baja Cactus has a loyal following because the food is exceptional, the atmosphere is as authentic as that of old Mexico, the decor is upscale and the service is prompt and friendly…. Read more »

The USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero

Visit the Historic USS Midway at the Embarcadero

USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier in San Diego Bay, 910 N. Harbor Dr., downtown (619-544-9600) [midway.org]. USS MIDWAY IS A HISTORIC MUSEUM Experience the magic aboard one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway. It’s a must-see San Diego attraction. The tour lasts 3–4 hours and is included with… Read more »

El Rey Sol is the Most Recommended Restaurant in Mexico, So Take a Trip and Discover Why

This is fine dining at its best in Ensenada. El Rey Sol Restaurant has been family run since 1947 and has won many awards for their excellent seafood, distinctive international cuisine and impeccable service. Mexico’s oldest French restaurant prides itself on a diverse menu, professional staff and sophisticated atmosphere. The extensive French menu includes seafood,… Read more »

La Cantina de Salsipuedes: Come for the Huge Selection of Mexican Beer

This cozy cantina is famous for serving the best and most extensive selection of Mexican beers. These include Indio, Potro, Estrella, Montejo, Leon and much more. An added bonus for coming here are their free botanas, which are small plate appetizers similar to tapas. Popular choices are their rolled tacos and sopes, or mini tortillas… Read more »

Residence Inn by Marriott Oceanside is Appealing to Business Travelers and Vacationers Alike

This impressive four story, 125 room hotel ($149–$329) has all the amenities that make Residence Inn so appealing to business travelers as well as vacationers. A big plus are its fully-equipped kitchen amenities, which include a microwave oven in every room, dishwasher, refrigerator and more. Complimentary breakfast buffets are offered every morning and they have… Read more »

Best Western Inn and Suites in Encinitas Offers Picturesque Hilltop Ocean Views & Nice Beds

Mention this review for a discount! Overlooking picturesque Moonlight Beach and beyond, Best Western Inn and Suites (1) features 94 rooms with large private balconies, 29 suites with kitchenettes, many with ocean views. This hilltop location has a conference room and inside cabana, which makes the perfect wedding venue, especially with Japanese Restaurant, Tomiko, being… Read more »

Oceanside Harbor and Marina is Home to 950 Yachts, Great Restaurants & Fun Things to Do

This is the only marina and boat harbor in North County and it’s home to over 950 yachts and boats. While it is a small harbor, there are plenty of fun things to do here. Making up this one-of-a-kind harbor setting is a small Cape Cod-style fishing village, complete with a lighthouse. The village is… Read more »

La Jolla Offers a Wonderful Staycation Getaway to La Jolla Shores Hotel at Scenic La Jolla Shores

Highlighted with oceanfront views of the surf splashing onto the beach. Plus they have open-air walkways and comfortable accommodations. The La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of the select few hotels in San Diego situated directly on the beach. This beachfront hotel in La Jolla, California creates vacation memories that last a lifetime.

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Features Breathtaking Views of San Diego’s Beautiful Harbor

The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is a newly renovated hotel featuring 333 guest rooms, suites and town homes with balconies that overlook downtown and the harbor. They also have two ballrooms for special events and meetings that can accommodate up to 200 people. They have superb catering and tasteful extras that make them top… Read more »

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport at Liberty Station is a mile from the Airport on San Diego Bay

The waterfront Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport Hotel (8) at Liberty Station is nestled along the water and located just minutes from all of the major San Diego Attractions including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego Harbor Tours, the Maritime Musuem, historic Old Town San Diego, Coronado, the historic Gaslamp district… Read more »

Sushiya at Liberty Station Has Delicious Sushi Rolls, Sake & Other Great Japanese Favorites

At first glance you can tell that Sushiya Japanese Restaurant (18) is a fun place to go for the best-tasting sushi in Liberty Station. The decor has an inviting beach feel with surfboards mounted on the walls, three big-screen TVs and a lit up sushi bar. Their extensive menu of hot and cold specials, cut… Read more »

Homewood Suites is a Hotel That’s Like Home

At Homewood Suites by Hilton, you’ll enjoy their spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, along with amenities to help you feel at home. 120 suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table, work desk, sofa, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable TV and complimentary HBO. Complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast served daily. Complimentary light meal and… Read more »

Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery in Temecula

Carol’s Restaurant at Bailey Winery in Temecula is an excellent place to eat when touring the Temeculca Wineries. In fact, this fine restaurant is ideally located in one of the most recommended wineries. You can indoor or on a delightful patio overlooking the vinewards. If you dine indoors you’ll be greeted by a high-ceiling dominated… Read more »

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant in Grossmont Center, La Mesa Is an East County Favorite

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant is home to their world-famous bird-bath sized margaritas. It is undoubtedly the most colorful and enjoyable Mexican restaurants in San Diego County. They were previously located in Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo for 35 years. Now, by popular demand, it has been relocated to La Mesa…. Read more »

Ocean View Dining at Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House Restaurant (30), for more than 50 years has represented the best of the best when it comes to spectacular settings be it at the ocean or in a forest. Here it is a breathtaking seashore view of waves crashing on the beach while you dine. Their floor to ceiling windows and inspiring… Read more »

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Old Town San Diego Has Won Many Awards

Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (31) won the Gold Medallion Award in 2010 for the Best Mexican Dinner House, and for good reason. For great San Diego Restaurants, it’s at the top of the list. It’s an excellent Mexican restaurant, which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Ask for a seat on one of their… Read more »

Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant is Famous For Their Big Refreshing Frosty Cadillac Margaritas

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Old Town San San Diego State Historic Park. Located in a lush garden setting, the atmosphere is warm and festive and the food is delicious. At night you can even dine under the stars. An added plus is that it also features live Mexican music while you dine…. Read more »

Motel 6 Oceanside Offers 10% Off, a Free Room Upgrade and is Near Oceanside Pier & Beaches

This 106 room motel ($49.99–$89.99) is within four blocks of the Oceanside Pier, beach and harbor. They now have extended stay vacations suites available. Nearby attractions are Camp Pendleton, Legoland, Old Mission San Luis Rey and the California Surf Museum. This affordable, centrally located motel offers all the amenities you are looking for to have… Read more »

Lamplighter is San Diego's Award-Winning Karaoke Bar in the Heart of Mission Hills

You’ll definitely have fun at this award-winning karaoke bar. Their awards say it all: “Best Karaoke/Song Selection” in 2001 by Karaoke Star magazine; “Best Karaoke” by AOL City Guide, City’s Best 2005; and “Best Karaoke Bar” 2003 by San Diego Reader. They are consistently the favorite spot for San Diegans looking to have a great… Read more »

NOW CLOSED Albie’s Beef Inn was a Local Favorite

Albie’s Beef Inn (20), which has been in business for over 50 years, is well known and highly recommended for its popular piano bar and delicious aged steaks and fresh seafood. A loyal following of San Diegans of all ages dine here often. Ask to be seated in the cocktail lounge piano bar in a… Read more »

Cafe Coyote Serves Award Winning Mexican Food

For San Diego Restaurants, this one’s a winner. In fact, it’s been selected as the top Mexican Restaurant in San Diego by the San Diego Restaurant Association for 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. They received the Gold Medallion Award for Best Mexican Restaurant. This year this Mexican Restaurant in Historic Old Town is celebrating… 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 Shores Restaurant Offers Casual Resort Style Dining with a Spectacular Beach Front View

The Shores Restaurant (16) offers spectacular, unobstructed, beach front views combined with an unforgettable dining experience. The Shores Restaurant is ideally located in the La Jolla Shores Hotel, which was formerly called the Sea Lodge Hotel. Here in this upscale, yet casual hotel, setting Executive Chef, Bernard Guillas, and Chef de Cuisine, Augie Saucedo, have… Read more »

El Pescador Fish Market Serves Fresh Seafood Daily & Has a Full Service Fish Market in La Jolla

Being in business for 35 years should tell you that El Pescador Fish Market and Restaurant (14) is a definite winner. Seafood lovers from the area come here weekly to buy the freshest seafood in town. They also serve fresh fish sautéed or char-grilled that you can eat right there at small tables. They are… Read more »