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19 Restaurants You Must Try During San Diego Restaurant Week

From Coronado to Encinitas, San Diego County Has Killer Cuisine to Offer

Written By: Mayandra Robbins and Noelle Roys San Diego Restaurant Week

Just when it seems as though SoCal life couldn’t get any better, San Diego comes up with a way to outdo itself. From Sept. 23 until Sept. 30, locals and their appetites will be able to partake in San Diego Restaurant Week as the top eateries in the county will offer dishes to satisfy every craving. 

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Did You Say, Tequila?

El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen

Along the picturesque Coronado Ferry Landing bayfront, El Roy’s is serving up outstanding grub in a prime location. Executive Chef Chris Gallo set out to present classic Mexican flavors in an innovative way, and the menu is 100 percent reflective of that vision.  We’re talking dishes like the Pork Belly Banh Mi Tacos, or the meat-eater’s bestie, the Grilled Prime Flat Iron Steak with potatoes, spicy slaw and chimichurri. The bar is home to nearly 100 types of agave spirits, so you can’t go wrong grabbing one of their inventive cocktails made with the freshest fruit juices.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

1201 First Street
Coronado, CA 92118


High Steaks Game

Stake Chophouse & Bar


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Located in the heart of Coronado Village, Stake Chophouse & Bar has a variety of high quality fillets, chops and dry-aged prime steak to make your fellow carnivores do the happy dance. With its luxe ambience, mouthwatering fare and stunning views, Stake Chophouse & Bar is one you have to taste to believe.

Dinner: $50

1309 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118


Farm-to-Table, Fork-to-Mouth

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge gives guests the true farm-to-table experience by using fresh and eclectic dishes to keep your palate pleased. This modern-urban locale partners with local suppliers in order to give their clientele the best culinary experience possible.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

1015 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118


Downtown San Diego

They Sea Me Rollin’

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine


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It’s no surprise that JoJo Ruiz, Executive Chef of Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, was featured on Eater National’s top 50 “Young Guns” list. From the atmosphere to the high-end seafood, dining at Lionfish is the elevated experience you were dreaming about for that first date. Among the restaurant’s top seafood items is the tajin seared albacore, a daring dish made with finger lime, daikon radish, crispy onions and ponzo.

Dinner: $50

435 Fifth Ave #2
San Diego, CA 92101


Beer, There, Everywhere

Nason’s Beer Hall


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Nason’s Beer Hall has some legit history. While the space it occupies was previously home to Nason & Co. Farmer’s Market during the early 1900s, it has been transformed into a refined, modern rendition of a beer hall from the past. Nason’s boasts an impressive selection of both local and international brews, and the perfect bar food to complement every culinary attitude. During San Diego Restaurant Week, Nason’s is giving guests a three-course meal for only $20—house-made pretzel included!

Dinner: $20

570 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101


C’est Magnifique

The Westgate Room


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Get your fancy pants on and take your date out to The Westgate Room. At the French-inspired gem, guests dine beneath sparkling chandeliers and enjoy top notch table service. Wow your boo by inquiring about the perfect wine pairings to complement your three-course meal, with drool-worthy plates created by award-winning Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $50

7451 Bagdad Street
San Diego, 92111


La Jolla

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé

Red O Taste of Mexico


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Culinary Director Rick Bayless has created a delectable menu made with local and sustainable ingredients to give you that relaxing, resort-like feel you didn’t even know you needed in your life. Try the Enchilada Suizas for lunch or the Filet Mignon with chipotle cream sauce and cotija mashed potatoes for dinner. Whatever you choose, we’re sure your tastebuds will thank you.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

4340 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122


Mahalo, Friends!

Duke’s La Jolla


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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, locals know that Duke’s La Jolla is a pro when it comes to bringing the flavors of Hawaii to “The Jewel City.” Try decadent specialties like the Furikake Ahi Steak and Kimo’s Original Hula Pie while overlooking the scenic La Jolla coast. Aloha, indeed!

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

1216 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037


Taco-bout It

Puesto La Jolla


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San Diegans are big fans of Puesto’s ingenious take on Mexican street food. Using only the freshest and the highest quality ingredients, Chef Luisteen created a flavorful menu for all to enjoy, including those who prefer gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

1026 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037


Pristine Cuisine

The Grill at Torrey Pines


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Sit by one of the cozy fire pits and enjoy an unforgettable farm fresh meal at The Grill at Torrey Pines. Located at the renowned Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, all who come are in for a true culinary treat in a spectacular setting.

Dinner: $40

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Mission Bay and Beaches

Meet Me On the Seaside

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Nestled inside the Catamaran Resort and Spa, Oceana Coastal Kitchen takes seaside Californian cuisine to a whole new level. Its marine-inspired design and wide variety of dishes make it the perfect place to dine-in and get a taste of the sea, minus the diving gear.

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


Beer Me Out

PB Ale House


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Reflecting San Diego’s craft beer culture, PB Ale House’s dishes will be paired with some of San Diego’s favorite beers. Local standouts such as the St. Louis ribs will be available, so get ’em while they’re hot!

Lunch: $15
Dinner: $30

721 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109


Central San Diego

Tis’ the Season

One Door North


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This trendy San Diego eatery brings the great outdoors into the spotlight with their simple, authentic menu that highlights seasonal ingredients. One Door North’s nature-esque theme doesn’t stop at their menu; the restaurant offers guests the opportunity to book an indoor tent that seats up to 10 guests, complete with a forest backdrop. 

Dinner: $30

3422 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104


Creative Flair

Farmer’s Bottega


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Farmer’s Bottega gives new meaning to the farm-to-table concept. Using only the best ingredients available, Executive Chef Albert Morreales has created a menu that you’ll regret missing. Housemade artichoke ravioli and bread pudding, anyone?

Dinner: $40

860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

North County Inland and Coastal

Classics Never Die

7 Mile Kitchen


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Dine at 7 Mile Kitchen to get some real comfort-food creations made by award-winning Chef Gil Manipon. Overlooking the seven-mile Carlsbad coast, this spot is the perfect place to enjoy a gourmet burger or artisanal pizza. We recommend saving room for dessert, because there’s a gelato bar by local gelateria, EscoGelato.

5420 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Perfect Vision



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With its scenic views and scrumptious food, 20| TWENTY is a definite winner. Located at The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, they serve farm-to-coast inspired dishes with a California flair. On our way!

Dinner: $40

5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008


California, Knows How to Eat



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As one of the signature dining options at the famed Rancho Bernardo Inn, AVANT sets the bar high for SD Restaurant Week. You’ll be able to revel in a handcrafted masterpieces inspired by the flavors of California wine country. Cheers!

Dinner: $50

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128


Del Mar Deliciousness

Jake’s Del Mar

Come enjoy a fresh catch or an exquisite entrée at Jake’s Del Mar. Diners will be able to savor their meal, maybe snap a selfie of your satisfied mug while relishing in the magnificent ocean view.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

1660 Coast Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014


Come One, Come All

Searsucker Del Mar


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Searsucker is a place many San Diegans know and frequent. Dine in to enjoy the restaurant’s relaxed atmosphere and comfortable, lounge-style seating, where guests are made to feel more like they are at a friend’s dinner party than at a restaurant.

Lunch: $20
Dinner: $40

12995 El Camino Real, Ste 121
San Diego, CA 92130


Point Loma and Harbor Island

Global Flavor

Fireside by The Patio

Fireside by The Patio is great if you’re looking for a laid-back and charming atmosphere. Bring your sense of adventure, however, because you will be taken on a journey to relish in the global flavors of Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Italy and Thailand.

Dinner: $40

2855 Perry Rd, Building 8
San Diego, CA 92106

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