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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Our family loves to go to the beach and then hit Pizza Port on our way home! The pizza and drinks hit the spot after a long day in the sunshine and they also have some old-school arcade games that kids will love!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Ocean side seafood restaurant, worth the price! Best scallops in San Diego. Bring beach attire and swim in the ocean before or after your meal. More affordable during lunch or mid-day happy hour, but we love their dinner menu.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great view of the racetrack & fair grounds... fun spot to have a beer or margarita with fish tacos. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Reallly yummy - everything on the menu! Everyone can find something here :) There’s often a huge line so arrive early! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Poseidon is on the beach in Del Mar - also touristy but they have a good happy hour & lunch menu. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This open-air micro brewery is a great local hang out. Not a restaurant but I've seen folk bring in their own snacks.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“They have reasonably priced wine for the value. The food is delicious. Its sister restaurant in Downtown San Diego, called Cucina Urbana, received a Michelin nod in 2019.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Within a few minutes walk. Great healthy and tasty menu and ocean view. Unique menu featuring healthy ingredients. Open for breakfast and lunch”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“GREAT Mexican and just right next door is it's competitor (separate owner) Tony's Jacal... another great Mexican spot.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
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“One of the best breakfasts you'll ever eat. I first ate at Snooze in Denver and when they opened up a few restaurants in San Diego, I was very excited! Long lines on Saturdays and Sundays if you don't get there before 8:00am”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great new indoor/outdoor place with a view. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or just drinks!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Ocean View, nice atmosphere, downtown Del Mar. Nice bar. Many other restaurants to choose from in the same market area.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“On the corner, a short walk. Great clam chowder. There is a bar where you can eat, or be seated, also take home fish. Menu is loaded with every kind of fish possible. Not quiet but it is good!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfast and lunch place tucked away at the end of Cedros street in Solana Beach. There is always a wait. Usually an hour. So go early, and browse the nearby shops. As soon as you sit down, order the walnut butter. Mmmmm, so good.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“If you have wheels and desire maybe the best Mexican food in the area, make this a part of your itinerary.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“While expensive, it does not disappoint. It is a great date night location within walking distance.”
  • 9 locals recommend