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San Diego’s Best Oceanfront Dining Spots Waterfront Restaurants San Diego

Written By: Jacqueline Bryant Waterfront Restaurants San Diego

Life in San Diego revolves around the water, be it the Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay, La Jolla Cove, Coronado Bay, or any other body of water beloved by locals. A good San Diegan always knows how to maximize their water views, and that includes which top notch coastal dining options to choose from.

 

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Nestled in the iconic Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, Oceana Coastal Kitchen sits beachside on Mission Bay offering a memorable waterfront dining experience to San Diego locals and travelers alike. The modern ocean inspired design features a casually elegant atmosphere where indoors and outdoors blend effortlessly together. The menu features a thoughtful selection of dishes from the land and sea, including a broad assortment of raw seafood and sushi.

Signature dish: California White Seabass – ancho chili, orange, beets, farro, baby kale
Signature Cocktail: Traditional Mai Tai

3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego CA 92109
858.539.8635

 

Coasterra

Coasterra is the latest in Mexican food in San Diego, which means it has to be good. Situated right on Coronado Bay with unrivaled downtown views, this Shelter Island restaurant also has a celebrated bar program that between the strong drinks, good food, and gorgeous views will keep you satisfied all night.

Signature Dish: Mariscos Mixto Combination Plate
Signature Cocktail: Try one of their impressive Agave flights

880 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
619.814.1300

C Level & Island Prime

Nestled right in the same lot as Coasterra is C Level & Island Prime, which means you get the same skyline vistas. Island prime is a proper first class steakhouse, except you’re hovering over Coronado bay, which kicks things up a notch. C Level also offers excellent steaks but has a more casual menu, perfect for sipping cocktails and sharing a bowl of clams and mussels while watching one of those legendary San Diego sunsets.

Signature Dish: C Level’s Lobster & Fontina BLT Sandwich.
Signature Cocktail: C-Level’s Seafood Bloody Mary

880 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
619.298.6802

 

Poseidon

Poseidon, which sits directly on the ocean in Del Mar, is just as popular for brunch as it is for happy hour, truly offering something for everyone. If you happen to stop by for dinner, you’ll be right on the beach as the sun sets and will be able to choose from their impressive spread of both surf and turf options. Pro tip: keep your eyes peeled for whales breaching while you’re watching the surfers wrap up their daily sessions.

Signature Dish: Blackened Pacific Swordfish
Signature Cocktail: Whale Watcher

1670 Coast Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.755.9345

 

Cannonball

Ever thought your sushi dinner was missing a fireside seat overlooking the ocean? The people at Mission Beach’s Cannonball did too. This go-to oceanside spot serves everything from lamb lollipops to their celebrated high-end and creative sushi dishes.

Signature Dish: En Fuego Roll: Crab, avocado, torched salmon, spicy aioli, eel sauce
Signature Cocktail: Fuji Apple Pie: tuaca, Leopold apple liqueur, spiced apple cider, whipped cream

3105 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109
858.228.9304

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