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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Definitely worth checking out if you're into oysters and great cocktails. Order the clam chowder fries...they're a must. Decor's a spin on Grand Central with tall ceilings and a wall of piranhas. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
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“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Gaslamp dinner and dance scene. Popular destination for an energetic night out.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Fun place near the San Diego harbor with great food and fun vibe. They have a bocce ball court right there where you sit! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great restaurant, lively and not-too-crowded night scene to start off the night. Casual, classy joint in Little Italy. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Young professionals, lively scene, restaurant and rooftop bar in Little Italy. Ideal date spot or night out to meet gorgeous locals! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“This location is in Little Italy. If you have a sweet tooth this is the place to go. Get your phone out because everything is IG (Instagram) worthy.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Spacious, modern restaurant serving imaginative New American fare & drinks in woody, arty surrounds.”
  • 62 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant with rotating menus, serving perfect sharable bites in a cozy and modern atmosphere. Great cocktail menu too!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“1250 J St. (multiple locations) #619- 232-7662 Great rosemary potatoes and egg scrambles. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“San Diego's iconic burger joint! If you like fat, juicy, and a little messy burgers, check it out. Downtown is about 10 mins from my spot. They shakes are bomb too!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Some of the best pizza the San Diego way. Another great spot to eat before hitting the Gaslamp area as the cocktails and wine selection are also top notch. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“The oldest dive bar in SD. Drinks are strong and this place is always packed, but it's worth stopping in for a drink or two. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Lounge
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“At 22 stories, ALTITUDE is the highest open-air rooftop bar in the area, which means you’ll have better views of the city here than anywhere else. In addition to the bird’s eve view of the city, ALTITUDE’s location next to Petco Park also means you can catch a free ball game, which -- given how godawful the Padres are -- is the perfect price. The bar rarely has a cover, but it does have a dress code, so don’t show up dressed like you just rolled out of bed and you should be good.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you're going to Little Italy but no keen on Italian food, try the Underbelly for the best ramen! My favorite is the Belly of the Beast.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Happy Hour, and Late Happy Hour. Solid small bites, and good mixed drinks. This is our staple inexpensive Happy Hour treat! ”
  • 38 locals recommend