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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Some of the best pizza and homemade pasta you can eat outside of Italy. It's popular, they don't take reservations. Locals only tip: Call ahead and ask to put your name on the list and ask how long the wait is and then get to the restaurant 10-15 minutes before the table is going to be ready. Saves a lot of wait time! Or, put your name on the list and walk over to Hamilton's bar for a pint of San Diego's finest microbrews.”
  • 156 locals recommend
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
Brewery
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“Upscale brewery at the heart of Liberty Station, good spot for the more laid back group who enjoys solid food and lots of people.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Pub
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“Bustling brewpub is known for its extensive selection of beers, housemade sausages & other pub fare.”
  • 123 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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“A hidden gem that locals and industry professionals love! Great craft cocktails and it's unique in that you cook the meat to your liking on the communal indoor grill. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perfect for groups with kids. There is a cute little play area great food and drinks. ”
  • 109 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
Pizza Place
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“Counter-service spot specializing in NY-style pies & calzones, served with a big menu of craft beer.”
  • 71 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
Restaurant
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“Super swank rooftop restaurant that overlooks San Diego bay. If you're dining in the restaurant, men have to wear a sports coat. Recommend happy hour or sunset cocktails on the deck. It's a beautiful view. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Tiki coffee dessert spot. What's not to love about that? Sandwiches, breakfast all day, beer, wine. Open daily but closes at 6pm. Free Wi-Fi.”
  • 82 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
American Restaurant
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“Hidden in the middle of Balboa Park. Stop in and have drinks and appetizers as you tour the Park.”
  • 65 locals recommend
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