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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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“Great view of the racetrack & fair grounds... fun spot to have a beer or margarita with fish tacos. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cardiff State Beach is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation and is popular for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. There are many businesses where you can rent gear for surfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Visitors will also find a lot of people beachcombing and looking for valuable and interesting things – equipment can be rented for those looking to join in. Tide pools are located up and down the coast, and guided explorations are held throughout the year – more information can be found at the visitor center. Basic amenities such as lifeguards at intervals, bathrooms, and showers are available to all those looking for a fun day in the sun.”
  • 40 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
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
Mexican Restaurant
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“Across the street from our favorite beach for relaxing, reasonably priced for location, large portions”
  • 25 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
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
Thai Restaurant
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“A lush selection of plants at the entrance to this Thai restaurant add to the tropical, exotic vibe.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Italian...love the Patrick bartender. (Ross and Kelly sent you) flatbread pizzas Happy Hour until 6...Salad and drinks. Famous Meatballs”
  • 7 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“SouthEast Asian Cousine. Pho and Thai - cute restaurant, nice decor, open layout”
  • 11 locals recommend