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Food and restaurants in Carlsbad

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Legoland in Carlsbad is must do for any family with kiddos under 10. There’s water cannons to shoot, the chance to earn a driver’s license, and a Dragon roller coaster that’ll take you soaring through the sky. Legoland has added on the additions of a water park and the Sea Life Aquarium, making it even more worth it to spend the day here.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great ultra casual seafood! Local favorite beachy spot just a 10minutes away in Leucadia. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Great casual beachy restaurant with excellent food of all types. Great happy hour, especially their margaritas and nightly live music make this a local fav!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“The Coyote Bar & Grill in Carlsbad offers Southwestern cuisine with California flare and live entertainment every night, including bands, DJs & Karaoke! They also have a large selection of tequila and an expansive patio to enjoy it on! They have live bands performing nearly every night on the outdoor patio. My kids and I would go here to dance and listen to some of the best music in north county Only one block from Carlsbad beaches ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Good pizza and amazing beer. If you like beer, seriously... Pizza Port beers are amazing! It’s also family friendly, walkable to Carlsbad Beach, and right in the heart of Carlsbad Village.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Winery
“This is a winery with a ton of varietals because they don’t have their own vineyard—they source from all over. Their Spanish-inspired tapas and platters are also good!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great Whiskey Bar and Microbrewery. Also has great food and neat atmosphere.”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Campfire is a nice dinner place with amazing food crafted from a seasonal menu. The place has a cool vibe with its campfires outside and cozy lighting. All ingredients are very fresh and there are foods to please many different palettes. I love this place for a special occasion. My favorite item is the roasted broccoli. Plates are all made to share making it wonderful social meal for a group. Also... this place has AMAZING cocktails!”
  • 20 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Great coffee, quick walk to great beaches for views or hanging there after. Yummy food! Tell Jose we sent you!”
  • 35 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Sit back and enjoy a latte, fresh baked crossaint and a crepe all while listening to french music. All their seating is outside and they have a few toys and games to keep the little ones busy.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“Coolest spot to have a morning coffee surrounded by succulent plants. this is a great place for good coffee, all the milk alternatives, a few snacks and a cool location unlike any other, ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great vegetarian restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Great teas and coffees too!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lovely cozy environment, great mexican mochas and tons of different eggs benedicts! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Tasty, uber-healthy restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Acai bowls, smoothies, and all sorts of creative vegetarian burritos. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Locals favorite, generous portions and excellent blends and specialty coffee drinks.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 6 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“They are known for well... their awesome donuts. They sell out every day, so you have to get there early.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Von's is the flagship grocery store but in this center there is also a coffee shop, dry cleaners, restaurants, library, post office and so much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“ In California we either bring our own bags or the store charges .10 per bag ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“This place takes gluten-free to a whole new delicious level! Enjoy the bulletproof coffee and cbd infused kombucha. I could eat here 24 7.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best French Bakery in the area with breakfast & lunch since 1998. Offering sweet/savory crêpes & panini, plus espresso, macaroons & cakes.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Good food, burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees with a French flair, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Specialty donuts - highly instgramable - the browned butter is my favorite.”
  • 3 locals recommend