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Phil's BBQ 17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127

We had the beefy ribs and onions rings. The onion rings are by far the best I've had. The ribs were delicious as well. Everything was greasy but...

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Phil's BBQ Terminal 2 West, San Diego
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

Terminal 2 West, San Diego, CA 92101

Fast and delicious! I got the half rack of ribs and had to have help finishing it. The rub had a hint of something different that makes sets it apart from...

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THE LOT Liberty Station 2620 Truxtun Rd, San Diego
THE LOT Liberty Station
Dinner Theater • $$

THE LOT Liberty Station

2620 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Came with another couple and reserved seats at back. Wished for more center seats but due to covid rules had to space out. We were in theater 15 min prior to...

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Bronx Pizza 111 Washington St, San Diego
Bronx Pizza
Pizza • $

Bronx Pizza

111 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Delicious! The service was great and quick- we called ahead and didn't have to wait incredibly long like at some other places. Have been wanting to check...

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Cesarina 4161 Voltaire St, San Diego
Cesarina
Italian • $$

Cesarina

4161 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

I am so glad to have found Cesarina. It's a fabulous spot for numerous reasons and I'm hoping my review can do some justice to this establishment. We...

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  • Superb574 Reviews4.9
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch
Pizza • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch

9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131

Tonight is my husband's pizza night. He's half Italian, so pizza is something he always wants. Gladly I like pizza too. Filippi's is a nice...

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  • Superb774 Reviews4.7
Grub Burger Bar 12045 Carmel Mountain Rd #303, San Diego
Grub Burger Bar
Burgers • $$

Grub Burger Bar

12045 Carmel Mountain Rd #303, San Diego, CA 92128

Grub Burger Bar is the new place in Poway to get a quality . I ordered the You´re My Boy Blue Burger and the Voo Doo Mushroom Burger. Both had exellent flavor...

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  • Superb732 Reviews4.7
Karl Strauss Brewing Company 10448 Reserve Dr, San Diego
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

10448 Reserve Dr, San Diego, CA 92127

Thank you to this thoughtfully organized restaurant for a safe, comfortable first post-vaccination dinner at a restaurant. The outdoor patio tables are...

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  • Superb615 Reviews4.8
Piatti 2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Piatti
Italian • $$

Piatti

2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Great food and service. Sat outside curbside. Comfortable seating and watched the La Jolla tourists walk by. Would recommend sitting.in their outdoor patio if...

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  • Superb527 Reviews4.7
Yanni's Bar & Grill 12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego
Yanni's Bar & Grill
Mediterranean • $$

Yanni's Bar & Grill

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131

Had reservation and seated on timeEasy to find. Very good service. Great menu.waitress was very helpful. Very good service. Food came out in good time and hot....

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  • Superb436 Reviews4.8
In-N-Out Burger 4375 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

4375 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

First time dining here. Food is definitely fresh and I was greeted/served quickly. I don't think the food is bad, it just didn't seem to meet this...

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  • Superb603 Reviews4.8
Maggie's Cafe 3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego
Maggie's Cafe
Breakfast • $$

Maggie's Cafe

3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Wow! I’m so happy we found Maggie’s cafe. Definitely our new favorite spot!! Absolutely delicious food and amazing hospitality! We are new to the area and...

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Woodstock's Pizza SDSU 6145 El Cajon Blvd Suite 3P, San Diego
Woodstock's Pizza SDSU
Pizza • $$

Woodstock's Pizza SDSU

6145 El Cajon Blvd Suite 3P, San Diego, CA 92115

Hands down one of the best pizza spots in the area. Their customer service great which sets a nice vibe. And their pizza is even better! I primarily hit this...

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Rosina's Italian Restaurant 14701 Via Bettona, San Diego
Rosina's Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Rosina's Italian Restaurant

14701 Via Bettona, San Diego, CA 92127

Love the owner telling us about the specials. I loved the lasagna. I would have had second glass of wine but the waitress don't come by to see if we wanted...

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  • Superb315 Reviews4.9
Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain 11925 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste. 801, San Diego
Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain
French • $$

Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain

11925 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste. 801, San Diego, CA 92128

This place never disappoints. I love their pastries and desserts. I've been coming here for years. The first time I had a taste of Champagne French Bakery...

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The Balboa 1863 Fifth Ave, San Diego
The Balboa
Bar & Grill • $$

The Balboa

1863 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Rad spot! Dank chicken sandwich and the garlic on the fries really slaps! Definitely laid back but high quality customer service. This is a go-to spot for me...

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  • Superb331 Reviews4.8
Great Maple - Hillcrest 1451 Washington St, San Diego
Great Maple - Hillcrest
American • $$

Great Maple - Hillcrest

1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Late lunch with a friend. We were seated quickly. Entire parking lot was turned into a dining area which made parking difficult on a Sunday. Would have...

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Farmer's Bottega 860 W Washington St, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega
American • $$

Farmer's Bottega

860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

We had an amazing dinner! The grilled Octopus was excellent! The Swordfish was cooked to perfection with Risotto! Just amazing from beginning to end! We...

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Wood Ranch Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr #215, San Diego
Wood Ranch
Barbecue • $$

Wood Ranch

Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr #215, San Diego, CA 92108

This place is one of my favorite restaurants. I come into town once a month on business from Seattle and it's the first place I go every time... I...

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Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach 5119 Cass St, San Diego
Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach
American • $$

Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach

5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

The fig tree cafe is really good and it's a cute place to dine in. They have a lot of options on the menu and they're drinks are amazing.They...

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Piacere Mio Del Sur 16490 Paseo Del Sur UNIT 135, San Diego
Piacere Mio Del Sur
Pizza • $$

Piacere Mio Del Sur

16490 Paseo Del Sur UNIT 135, San Diego, CA 92127

Outstanding, wood-fired pizzas; great pastas that you can customize to your personal tastes; some really tasty entree options to choose from. In my view,...

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  • Superb425 Reviews4.6
Garden Kitchen 4204 Rolando Blvd, San Diego
Garden Kitchen
New American • $$

Garden Kitchen

4204 Rolando Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

One of my favorite restaurants of all time and it just so happens to be blocks away from my house. Truly a hidden gem, an oasis in the desert. Real food,...

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  • Superb312 Reviews4.8
Caffè Calabria 3933 30th St, San Diego
Caffè Calabria
Pizza • $$

Caffè Calabria

3933 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

My favorite coffee shop in North park. I come here multiple times a week. They have the best seating available with 2 floors to choose from. The barista are...

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  • Superb291 Reviews4.8
Clem's Tap House 4108 Adams Ave, San Diego
Clem's Tap House
Tapas Bar • $$

Clem's Tap House

4108 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Love this bar. I don't think this bar even needs my review as everyone knows they are awesome. They have a great beer selection as well as liquors. Food...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.9
Burger Lounge 1101 Wall St, La Jolla
Burger Lounge
Hamburger • $$

Burger Lounge

1101 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Okay so- "all" salads were out of stock... and it did take QUITE a while for our order to get to us, (not the milkshake, that came fast) but still...

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Tom Ham's Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego
Tom Ham's Lighthouse
Seafood • $$$

Tom Ham's Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

My friend and I went on a mini getaway to San Diego last weekend, and we stayed at the Sheraton Hotel on the Marina, and as we were bike riding, we came across...

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In-N-Out Burger 2910 Damon Ave, San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

2910 Damon Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

For all the hype it gets, In-n-out is not the most amazing, fast, or cheap burger joint I’ve visited. Still, it’s worth stopping in for a double double,...

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  • Superb461 Reviews4.7
Alforon Mediterranean 5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
Alforon Mediterranean
Mediterranean • $$

Alforon Mediterranean

5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Best Lebanese or Mediterranean food around. Flavors are fresh and vital. You can taste the real ingredients and the za'atar they have is the best. I need...

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  • Superb281 Reviews4.8
Bud's Louisiana Café 4320 Viewridge Ave, San Diego
Bud's Louisiana Café
Cajun/Creole • $$

Bud's Louisiana Café

4320 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Yummm! Had a crab cake appetizer and a jalapeño corn muffin, but forgot to take pictures. Crab cake was seasoned well, and full of crab (not...

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Pizza e Birra San Diego 3625 India St, San Diego
Pizza e Birra San Diego
Pizza • $$

Pizza e Birra San Diego

3625 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

FANTASTIC! In from out of town. Checked out pizza places on Yelp. After scanning through? Called Pizza E Birra. Asked if they delivered down town Gaslamp? Said...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.8

American Restaurants

American in San Diego
Mister A's 2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, San Diego
Mister A's
American • $$$$

Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, San Diego, CA 92103

If you want a quiet, relaxing, outstanding brunch, lunch or dinner Mr A’s is the place to be. The ambiance, service and food can not be beat. The view is...

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The Red Door 741 W Washington St, San Diego
The Red Door
American • $$

The Red Door

741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

We were so glad to have experienced this restaurant. We had the kale Cesar, beef wellington, and the sticky toffee dessert. It was our anniversary so they...

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True Food Kitchen 7007 Friars Rd Suite 394, San Diego
True Food Kitchen
American • $$

True Food Kitchen

7007 Friars Rd Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108

Spacious restaurant, high ceilings plenty of distance between patrons and mask optional. Delicious, light food at a reasonable price. Tasty infused drinks...

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  • Superb350 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in San Diego
Pizza Nova 5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Pizza Nova
Pizza • $$

Pizza Nova

5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

We have been here before, but always had some of their specialty pasta. This is the first time we had pizza. We thought we were starting with a Caesar salad...

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Buona Forchetta - South Park 3001 Beech St, San Diego
Buona Forchetta - South Park
Pizza • $$

Buona Forchetta - South Park

3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102

Gluten free pizza that has a great texture and tastes like a pizza, with many choices of toppings. Not all of our group skips gluten, everyone enjoyed their...

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Zia Gourmet Pizza 3311 Adams Ave A, San Diego
Zia Gourmet Pizza
Pizza • $

Zia Gourmet Pizza

3311 Adams Ave A, San Diego, CA 92116

This is not your typical/traditional pizza. Z is really creative with his recipe development. If you want to try pizza that is out of the ordinary with...

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Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in San Diego
Miguel's Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego
Miguel's Cocina
Mexican • $$

Miguel's Cocina

2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Was a very good dining experience, my Ahi Ahi tuna tacos were very delicious, well seasoned and fresh , I also had a coconut margarita and that was so great,...

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Maritza's Mexican Food 3582 Mt Acadia Blvd Suite D, San Diego
Maritza's Mexican Food
Mexican • $

Maritza's Mexican Food

3582 Mt Acadia Blvd Suite D, San Diego, CA 92111

We were just in the area and were looking for something small to snack on before meeting family for dinner. Our friend suggested Maritza's Mexican Food...

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Coasterra 880 B Harbor Island Dr, San Diego
Coasterra
Mexican • $$

Coasterra

880 B Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Came in on Thursday for a dinner with a good friend and we had a 5 star experience. Caitlyn was our waitress and she was absolutely stellar. So sweet, polite,...

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Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in San Diego
Water Grill San Diego 615 J St, San Diego
Water Grill San Diego
Seafood • $$$

Water Grill San Diego

615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

My new favorite place to eat! I came here for my birthday with some friends and wow was I amazed by the quality of the food and service. I couldn’t think of...

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Ironside Fish & Oyster 1654 India St, San Diego
Ironside Fish & Oyster
Seafood • $$

Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Stop reading Yelp reviews and just book a reservation here. You will not regret it. It's very rare to have a restaurant experience where everyone at the...

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PARC Bistro-Brasserie 2760 Fifth Ave, San Diego
PARC Bistro-Brasserie
Seafood • $$

PARC Bistro-Brasserie

2760 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

This restaurant is amazing + Blake our server is the sweetest & amazing.. our meals came out to perfection! Let me just say without amazing ppl like Blake...

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  • Superb343 Reviews4.5

Thai Restaurants

Thai in San Diego
Veganic Thai Cafe 1417 Suit A, University Ave, San Diego
Veganic Thai Cafe
Thai • $$

Veganic Thai Cafe

1417 Suit A, University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

The whole family was absolutely thrilled and every picky child left happy and full! Only one of my kids is vegan and all three are so picky but guys this...

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Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant 4661 Park Blvd, San Diego
Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant
Thai • $$

Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant

4661 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

The food was really good. The restaurant itself is pretty small and the only thing I don't like about it is that there's only street parking so...

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Charm Thai Kitchen 11625 Duenda Rd, San Diego
Charm Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Charm Thai Kitchen

11625 Duenda Rd, San Diego, CA 92127

Not only the best Thai food I've ever had - always made-to-order with the freshest ingredients and huge portions - but the kindest, most wonderful people...

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  • Superb256 Reviews4.5

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in San Diego
Burger Lounge 16490 Paseo Del Sur #105, San Diego
Burger Lounge
Hamburger • $$

Burger Lounge

16490 Paseo Del Sur #105, San Diego, CA 92127

I'll start by saying the food is amazing. It's fresh and full of flavor. The restaurant itself it well kept, clean and they follow the covid...

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Hodad's Ocean Beach 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego
Hodad's Ocean Beach
Hamburger • $$

Hodad's Ocean Beach

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Went to San Diego as a day trip and really wanted a burger and fries, a few family members told me that we MUST try Hodad's. We waited inline for a few...

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Crazee Burger 3993 30th St, San Diego
Crazee Burger
Hamburger • $$

Crazee Burger

3993 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

What a selection! We ordered a "Texas" burger, a "Jamaican" burger and the kids meal with two waygu sliders for the kids. It was all...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in San Diego
Villa Capri Carmel Valley 3870 Valley Centre Dr #301, San Diego
Villa Capri Carmel Valley
Italian • $$

Villa Capri Carmel Valley

3870 Valley Centre Dr #301, San Diego, CA 92130

I stumbled upon this gem while shopping at Pavilions. We are just visiting the area or else we would be dining here weekly. They wine list is very nice with...

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Siamo Napoli Restaurant 3959 30th St STE 105, San Diego
Siamo Napoli Restaurant
Italian • $$

Siamo Napoli Restaurant

3959 30th St STE 105, San Diego, CA 92104

Tried this for the first time and will definitely make a trip back. Very attentive service! Food was all delicious. We started with mussels, moved on to the...

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  • Superb283 Reviews4.7
CUCINA urbana 505 Laurel St, San Diego
CUCINA urbana
Italian • $$

CUCINA urbana

505 Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101

We got the pepperoni pizza and the taggliatelle bolognese. It was very good, but not the best I've had. I believe they are operating by reservation only,...

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Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 640 Tenth Ave, San Diego
Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop
Steak House • $$$

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

640 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Wanted to try a new place outside the Little Italy area. This place was fantastic. Expensive so would only go for a special date night. The Wagyu skirt steak...

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Born and Raised 1909 India St, San Diego
Born and Raised
Steak House • $$$$

Born and Raised

1909 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Beautiful, delicious, everything you want in a restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation well in advance. The table side caesar salad was a must, the filets...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House • $$$

Ruth's Chris Steak House

1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

One of my favorite steak houses. I've gone here for so long, the service & food quality still stays amazing. I usually get the ribeye medium, I love...

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