Ah, San Diego! From the incredible harbor views to the iconic beaches, and the foggy mornings to the fiery sunsets, this city is one that just keeps making me want to return over and over again. But it’s just not those reasons why I keep returning – it’s the food in San Diego that make me love the city the most!
I’ve found some delicious places all throughout the city that I know you’ll love! Go check out these San Diego CA Best Places to Eat to find out the restaurants and best kept travel secrets you can’t afford to miss!
San Diego CA Best Places to Eat
- California Road Trip Itinerary (2 Weeks)
Best Breakfast in San Diego:
1. Acqua California Bistro at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Address: 1775 E Mission Bay Dr. San Diego, California 92109
Overlooking San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay is the Acqua California Bistro, a trendy, chic restaurant that is home to San Diego’s best breakfast. The Crab Benedict was out-of-this-world delicious!
Best lunch in San Diego:
2. Original Rubio’s location:
Address: 4504 Mission Bay Dr. San Diego, California 92109
This humble taco stand was the first location of what would become one of the nation’s largest Mexican Food chains. Order a Burrito Especial or some Fish Tacos, and take them down to Mission Bay Park for a nice afternoon lunch!
Best Dinner in San Diego:
3. Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill:
Address: 3667 India St. San Diego, California 92103
The Blue Water Seafood Market has the best seafood in San Diego, period. You can order everything from shark to squid and of course classics like shrimp, clam chowder, salmon, and more. This is a must-stop on your next visit to San Diego. Beware… lines can get long, but it’s well worth the wait! 🙂
4. Point Loma Seafoods:
Address: 2805 Emerson St. San Diego, California 92106
If the Blue Water Seafood Market has San Diego’s best seafoods… then Point Loma Seafoods is a close runner up. You can order all of the classics like shrimp, clam chowder, and salmon, but this restaurant’s true speciality lies in the fact that it’s one of the best San Diego restaurants with a view of the San Diego Bay and city skyline!
Best Dessert in San Diego:
5. Corvette Diner:
Address: 2965 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, California 92106
Calling all Corvette buffs… it’s time to meet your new favorite restaurant! As the name implies, the classic Americana Corvette Diner is completely themed around the iconic Chevrolet sports car and is an excellent place to get dessert. The dessert menu has everything from the insanely tall cotton candy plate to some of the most incredible milkshakes I’ve ever tasted!
Best late night snack in San Diego:
Address: 5010 Newport Ave. San Diego, California 92107
Located in San Diego’s Ocean Beach Neighborhood, this fun burger restaurant is a favorite among San Diego locals and gained national recognition when it was Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The proximity to the beach is unbeatable as well!
So there you have it, the very best restaurants all over San Diego! But don’t leave just yet without checking out these travel tips below…
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