Best of San Diego
Whether you are local or from out of town, save your time and head to the our favorite picks in San Diego for food and drink! Locals voted. We listened & we tasted, so here you go:
Best Happy Hour: Oceanaire Seafood
$1 buck oysters and great drinks in an Oceanliner atmosphere. 5-6pm only Monday – Friday
400 J Street in the Gaslamp
Best Burger: Bare Back Grill
Try the Lamb Burger with mint jelly New Zealand lamb. Scrumptious!
4640 Mission Boulevard in PB
624 E Street, Downtown
Best Pizza: Basic
Yep, that’s the name.
New Haven style pizza to order.
It’s that simple and it’s that good!
410 Tenth Avenue in East Village
Best Fish Sandwich: Blue Water Grill
Toasted french roll with your favorite grilled fish in butter garlic oil. Add avocado for a buck.
3667 India street in Old Town
Best Desert: Outrageous Deserts
OMG. Pick your flavor. Chocolate to Cheesecake and everything in between. Prepared as beautifully and fresh as can be.
2929 Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest
1430 Union Street in Downtown
Best Beer: The Neighborhood
A Gastropub with over 25 cold tap beers. Non pretentious place, great staff and food. A simply better than a typical, neighborhood bar.
777 G Street, East Village
Best Margarita: The Prado
Pomegranate is the one to have. Great artsy, fartsy, yet elegant atmosphere.
1549 El Prado in Balboa Park
Best Funky Dinner: The Tractor Room
Atmosphere of a dark hunting lodge. Cool place. Classy. How about Pheasant & Rabbit Skewer or Elk Sausage Ravioli for starters? Great drinks!
3687 Fifth Avenue in Hilcrest
Best Chicken Wings: Outback Steakhouse
We know it’s corporate, but they are just darn good! Large, meaty and red sauce free.
1640 Camino del Rio North
Best Sushi: Sushi Ota
Fish so fresh, it’s swimming! All japanese staff and mostly clientele. Make a reservation.
4529 Mission Bay Drive at Bunker Hill
Best Sandwich: People’s Co-op
This healthy, organic deli inside of the Peoples grocery store in OB serves up delicious sandwiches made to order with all healthy ingredients!
4765 Voltaire Street, between Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Ebers Street.
Best Breakfast: Cafe 222
European breakfast – try the Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakery or Green Eggs and Spam! Urban environment – just fun.
222 Island Avenue, Downtown
Best Tacos (Tie): Barrio Star
Bursting with flavor, these tacos are a twist on traditional Mexican food. Also try the tortilla soup.
2706 Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill
Best Tacos (Tie): Lucha Libre Taco Shop
Lucha Libre is an awesome taco shop located in Mission Hills, San Diego with the freshest ingredients, top quality meats, and funky delicious new menu items cooked and priced just right!
1810 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA
Best Mai Tai: Bali Hai
Knock your socks off Mai Tais with a great view of the harbor.
2230 Shelter Island Drive