Best Restaurants in San Diego Personally Reviewed

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Best Restauants in San Diego are all Personally Reviewed by San Diego’s Dean of Restaurant Reviewers. San Diego is blessed with top San Diego Restaurants worthy of discovery. With a Big Oceans and romantic bayfront, try to experience destination dining at its best. All of these top San Diego Restaurants have been reviewed by San Diego’s Dean of Restaurant Reviewers. Quickly browse by category, suburb and name. His review of each restaurant is your assurance that you will receive the same or a better experience than he did. When he reviews a restaurant, he will always eat at least three meals at one sitting.

Also review Barry’s personal recommendations for the Best 66 Eat Free on Your Birthday places. You many not live to be 100, but everyone should have a 100 birthdays. It’s what dozens of restaurants in San Diego are encouraging you to do. EAT AT THEIR RESTAURANT for FREE. They know that you won’t be coming alone and are hoping that invite a TON of your friends to join you. They’ll easily makeup for the cost of your free meal. Eating FREE get even better  because their offers are month long events. So, that means you can dine at multiple restaurants during your birthday month for FREE.

Then there is the all important 87 dining alternatives for Where Kids Eat Free everyday of the week..

70 Curbside takeaways, 163 Wedding, Banquets & catering venues, 30 regional restaurants accessed via individual chapters and last but not least the 20 outstanding restaurants found in the 7 Mexico chapters, all totaling a whopping 573 restaurants personally reviewed on this website out of 10,000 restaurants reviewed over the past 54 years and counting. Of course, with so many different venues there are some duplication, which is to be expected. But we do our best to be accurate and complete. And the outbreak of the Corona Virus will have changed the venues of many restaurants. So, call ahead to verify if their offers are still valid.

Outstanding San Diego Restaurants

Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House Restaurant, 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 views of the pounding surf sets this restaurant apart from all of the rest.

Fiddler’s Green

Fiddler’s Green, 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 entrees such as their grilled chicken breast, aged steaks and lots of fresh seafood.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events offer an exciting dining experience, where the celebration begins the moment you come aboard. Your brunch cruise starts with a glass of chilled champagne on deck, where you can then relax as their gracious crew transports you to a world of relaxation & pleasure.

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  is a special occasion restaurant destination second to none. But any occasion is a special occasion, when you dine here!

Sand Crab Tavern

The Original Sand Crab Tavern (7) established in 1988, is a family-friendly, funky seafood joint with a New Orleans and nautical atmosphere. One patron described the decor “…as if the Sand Crab owners happened upon the yard sale of Jack Sparrow and Sailor Jerry – and bought everything!”

Top of the Market Seafood Restaurant

The Top of the Market with its breathtaking San Diego harbor views is one of our city’s top San Diego Restaurants. Every aspect of this restaurant is first class from the white linen tablecloths to the professional wait staff exude with excellence. And the seafood selection comes from throughout the world daily.

The Restaurant at Ponte

The Restaurant at Ponte is ranked as one of top 50 outdoor restaurants in the U.S. says a lot. With live music on the menu every Fri. and Sat. evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m. Executive Chef Sal Giuliano and his staff prepare a seasonal menu with one delightful gourmet entrée after another in an inspiring outdoor vineyard view dining setting. You are in store for a memorable meal.

Old Town Mexican Cafe

A ­festive spirit fills the air at Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina. This San Diego legend is a favorite of residents and their out-of-town guests. Perhaps it’s because the tortillas are made right before your eyes in their sidewalk window. The tortillas are served hot, plump and delicious. You can order almost anything on the menu all day.

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