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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

Sad that they closed the San Marcos one, this is the closest one to us now. We were in the area after an extensive hike, we needed to feed! We got here like 10...

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Phil's BBQ 3225 N Scottsdale Rd, San Diego
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

3225 N Scottsdale Rd, San Diego, CA 92101

Wonderful experience at Phil’s. We haven’t been back for over 12 years and it’s as delicious as we remember. Still super friendly service!!! Kudos for...

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DZ Akins 6930 Alvarado Rd, San Diego
DZ Akins
Deli • $$

DZ Akins

6930 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

Always delicious. I've been coming here for over 20years. Portions used to be very extremely large, now they're more appropriate. Same prices. About...

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  • Superb1454 Reviews4.9
Carvers Steaks & Chops 11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego
Carvers Steaks & Chops
Steak House • $$$

Carvers Steaks & Chops

11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

My husband and I have been coming to Carvers for 22 years and have never had a bad meal. Food is excellent and the servers are professional, courteous and...

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  • Superb1183 Reviews4.8
Bronx Pizza 111 Washington St, San Diego
Bronx Pizza
Pizza • $

Bronx Pizza

111 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

We got the Whitestone and the pesto slices with a drink for about $7 total. It was very yummy but we were a bit sad the Bronx pizza wasn't an option, at...

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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

We had a work happy hour a couple weeks ago at The Lot, and I was very pleasantly surprised. Parking was easy and the bar and restaurant area has a nice...

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Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe 12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy #107, San Diego
Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $$

Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe

12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy #107, San Diego, CA 92128

Such a cute place and great service! I got the berry pancakes and omg they're so good! Super fluffy and just the right amount of sweetness that you...

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  • Superb894 Reviews4.8
Cesarina 4161 Voltaire St, San Diego
Cesarina
Italian • $$

Cesarina

4161 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

Yummmmm! Having been to Italy, we have high standards for pasta, and this place met them 100%. The pasta is homemade, and you can tell. The texture is perfect....

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  • Superb751 Reviews4.8
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

Visited again last night 9/29/2021 I sat at the oldschool bar for cocktails and The Best Prime Rib in San Diego. Started with a fantastic Cadillac margarita...

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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

This restaurant has been here for many years, it used to be "O's Kitchen" but kept the same fun atmosphere. I was extremely happy with the...

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  • Superb769 Reviews4.7
Ponce's Mexican Restaurant 4050 Adams Ave, San Diego
Ponce's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Ponce's Mexican Restaurant

4050 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

We wanted to treat our staff to lunch for our return to the office - but most places were needing 2 and 3 day notices. Ponce's was great about helping us...

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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

The place was not busy for lunch. It's a great place and the food is decent. they have outdoor seating if you're concerned about COVID. I got the...

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  • Superb632 Reviews4.7
Piatti 2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Piatti
Italian • $$

Piatti

2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Had dinner with 6 friends on the walkway. Our service was great and we loved sitting outside. I hope you can keep that open. We had a few first timers with us...

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  • Superb689 Reviews4.6
Maggie's Cafe 3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego
Maggie's Cafe
Breakfast • $$

Maggie's Cafe

3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Found this place on a search. Never would have otherwise. Glad I stopped in. Good food and good service. Lots of games on multiple TVs on Sunday morning. Loved...

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  • Superb474 Reviews4.8
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

Even after 4 years... I still rate this place 5 s! I finally tried the lamb burger and it was so good! Price is just right. Servers wear masks. And they were...

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  • Superb464 Reviews4.8
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

Enjoyed this restaurant recently when staying at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina - within walking distance. The restaurant and bar is upstairs and...

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  • Superb639 Reviews4.5
Great Maple - Hillcrest 1451 Washington St, San Diego
Great Maple - Hillcrest
American • $$

Great Maple - Hillcrest

1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

The good the below average and the ugly here. I gave 4 stars, so the good obviously outweighs the downsides. I had a bacon cheese skillet. It was awesome....

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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

Love their burger and fries. It's nothing out of this world but it taste good, and it doesn't make me feel sick like many other fast food burgers...

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  • Superb617 Reviews4.7
PARC Bistro-Brasserie 2760 Fifth Ave, San Diego
PARC Bistro-Brasserie
Seafood • $$

PARC Bistro-Brasserie

2760 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Amazing, classic, low-key French restaurant. Really warm and wonderful experience. Our server Morgan was lovely and we had a great evening. Just very authentic...

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  • Superb493 Reviews4.6
Baci Restaurant 1955 Morena Blvd, San Diego
Baci Restaurant
Italian • $$$

Baci Restaurant

1955 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

I have been going to Baci's for many years now both for business dinners and family dinners and as with many restaurants they don't change with the...

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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

Great service and great food and drinks. If you come here you're lucky because you get to experience a great time! Doug provided the best restaurant...

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  • Superb491 Reviews4.6
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

Oh Woodstock, where have you been all my life?! I found you by happy accident yesterday, and I'm still thinking about you today. You are everything...

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  • Superb491 Reviews4.6
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

Pleasantly surprised by everything from start to finish. Service was excellent, chef greeted us with the specials after being seated (ahead of out reservation)...

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  • Superb358 Reviews4.8
Farmer's Bottega 860 W Washington St, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega
American • $$

Farmer's Bottega

860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Beautiful environment with great service. Loved the plants and whole ambiance outdoors. The food was delicious and great quality. The fried green tomato...

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  • Superb557 Reviews4.5
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

We tried couple of pastry here it was our first time. Though some were absolutely amazing but the cheese danish was a little disappointing. Usually that's...

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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

This restaurant is amazing and the view is awesome. Spent my first anniversary here and our captain (Benjamin) was amazing at explaining the menu items and...

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  • Superb656 Reviews4.6
Raised by Wolves 4301 La Jolla Village Dr #2030, San Diego
Raised by Wolves
Cocktail Bar • $$

Raised by Wolves

4301 La Jolla Village Dr #2030, San Diego, CA 92122

Fantastic service from Israel! He was attentive, helpful, and timely with all our needs the whole night. One of the drinks we wanted to order was out of stock...

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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

Seafood is what they are known for at this beautiful place. I love how the inside looks like, especially the bar this place is so bright and light with so much...

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  • Superb611 Reviews4.4
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

The food here was really good. I got the pulled pork and it was great. My friends got the tri-tip and said it was surprisingly soft and savory. The sides to...

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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

I highly recommend Piacere Mio to anyone and everyone! The atmosphere, the staff, the food, the drinks; everything here is just absolutely amazing. The pizza...

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  • Superb455 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in San Diego
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

Love the place, it’s a really really cute spot with a wonderful vibe, classic hit songs playing in the background makes you feel like you’re on a...

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  • Superb450 Reviews4.6
In-N-Out Burger 2005 Camino Del Este, San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

2005 Camino Del Este, San Diego, CA 92108

I love this In-N-Out! The lines are always long, but that is to be expected. Nonetheless, the lines go by fast. They come out to your car so that they can take...

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  • Superb584 Reviews4.6
Madison 4622 Park Blvd, San Diego
Madison
American • $$

Madison

4622 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

Jazz night, sat in a booth, it was just perfect setting for a nice date night. Enjoyed several craft cocktails, ceviche to start, main course Pork Chop was...

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  • Superb484 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in San Diego
Caffè Calabria 3933 30th St, San Diego
Caffè Calabria
Pizza • $$

Caffè Calabria

3933 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

It was my first time visiting this venue and I wish I knew about it sooner. This place was amazing. Tons of space for dining, visiting with friends over a...

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  • Superb373 Reviews4.7
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

My husband and I were so impressed with the food, the beer, and most of all Sam. We had just flown in from New England. We were tired and hungry. Pizza e Birra...

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  • Superb315 Reviews4.8
Pizza Nova 5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Pizza Nova
Pizza • $$

Pizza Nova

5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

This place was recommended to my wife, something like 25+ years ago. After one visit it became her favorite "pizza" place and we used to make the...

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  • Superb406 Reviews4.6

Mexican Restaurants

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

Coasterra

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

The food was terrific. Great flavors to each dish. The service was strange. Somehow our table of 4 got out of sync with the kitchen. Some of us got our...

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  • Superb564 Reviews4.3
Miguel's Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego
Miguel's Cocina
Mexican • $$

Miguel's Cocina

2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

3pm - close Monday happy hour is awesome. All the apps are delicious, especially the flautas, and the drinks are pretty decent. Service takes a bit long, since...

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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

Great carnitas on Wednesdays but the very best part of the experience is the lovely woman at the register. She’s so attentive and quick and kind that she...

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  • Superb344 Reviews4.8

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in San Diego
Island Prime 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego
Island Prime
Seafood • $$$

Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Exceptional service. Our food was extremely tasty and my lamb chops were cooked to perfection. Our server was amazing and we were approached by several...

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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

The ambience in the restaurant was quite pleasant given the crowd. Normally, such a place would be much noisier. Service was very good. For starters, the...

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The Fishery 5040 Cass St, San Diego
The Fishery
Seafood Markets • $$

The Fishery

5040 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

Had the most delectable dinner at The Fishery the other night. Everything was fresh and flavorful. For entrees we had the scallops and the macadamia crusted...

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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

Real good Thai food! The taste is so authentic and delicious. We had panang curry, yellow curry and veg florets. The menu is very diverse. Lot worth trying....

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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

We wandered into Plumeria when our original destination was too crowded and we were delighted by the food and service. Their sign says "vegetarian,"...

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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

The service is great, the food is delicious, it's a family run place and the employees are friendly. What more could you ask for in a Restaurant? I got...

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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

This place is great, burgers are so good and their onion rings are full of flavor. Shanna took our order and she was the sweetest person ever! Please give this...

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Burger Lounge 1101 Wall St, La Jolla
Burger Lounge
Hamburger • $$

Burger Lounge

1101 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

I don't come her often. But Everytime my wife and I have come it's been delicious!! A bit pricey but worth it! Our favorite burger place in San...

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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

Hodad's is a San Diego staple and if you haven't been yet, you're missing out! I am partial to this location since I love OB, but it's more...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in San Diego
CUCINA urbana 505 Laurel St, San Diego
CUCINA urbana
Italian • $$

CUCINA urbana

505 Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101

My family and I always have an outstanding experience. This has been our absolute favorite place to celebrate all of our fun and special occasions for many...

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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

We came here for dinner tonight and were extremely happy we made the right decision. Everyone was very friendly and courteous, not to mention the food and...

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  • Superb363 Reviews4.7
Monzu Fresh Pasta 455 Tenth Ave, San Diego
Monzu Fresh Pasta
Italian • $$

Monzu Fresh Pasta

455 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

First time dining at Monzu for dinner with a colleague. It’s a cute place. We dined outside and the service was impeccable. The server gave us her...

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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

food, service, ambiance… this place has it all. Our server took great care of us and all his recommendations were just perfect. This was our second time here...

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Lou & Mickey's 224 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Lou & Mickey's
Steak House • $$$

Lou & Mickey's

224 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Lou & Mickey's is one of the best steakhouses in San Diego. For drinks I had the the smoking gun and my wife had an old fashioned, both were classic....

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Larsen's Steakhouse La Jolla 4301 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 1050, San Diego
Larsen's Steakhouse La Jolla
Steak House • $$$

Larsen's Steakhouse La Jolla

4301 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 1050, San Diego, CA 92122

First time coming here to celebrate my BF birthday.The wedge salad was the best I'd ever had. Would definitely come back just for that. Mac and cheese...

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