Skip to content

Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Spend a day at the beach and follow it up with an ice cream at The Baked Bear, grab a drink at an oceanfront bar (El Prez, Shoreclub, Mavericks), go surfing, or have a family picnic at Kate Sessions Park!”
  • 185 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Shopping Mall
“Newly Remodeled outdoor mall with tons of unique space to fill your adventure”
  • 147 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
“This restaurant serves great wood fired oven pizza. Would recommend to make a reservation. Located in South Park near downtown.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Burger Joint
$
“In Ocean Beach. Many locals think these are the best burgers in San Diego. Watch for lines at lunch.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Amazing seafood tacos with a great view of the ocean. Perfect to come during sunset and watch the surfers riding waves in the ocean. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Great for tacos, beach front. Gets really busy and there is often a wait of at least 30 min in the evenings. It's worth the wait if you don't have little ones.”
  • 91 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“They have ocean views! Super casual restaurant & pub serving breakfast, lunch & dinner with American, seafood, Mexican, & eclectic options. Get there early to get a good spot to watch the sunset.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Fresh seafood and cool design. Call and ask for a table on the patio when the weather is warm.”
  • 87 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Not to miss for drinks or dining! Fabulous views of the cove. There are 3 levels - top level is outside dining and casual and downstairs is fine dining.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Huge portions - perfect for sharing. Come hungry. Worth the wait. As seen on Man vs Food.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Rated best seafood restaurant. Their house fish sauce is so bomb. Get it on anything, you'll love it. They have a house shrimp that is amazing.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Café
$
“This place makes four kinds of breakfast burritos that you eat out of a basket in view of Crystal Pier (patio seating available) alongside pancakes, eggs and Kono potatoes. It’s always crowded but well worth the wait.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
$$
“Amazing food, great people watching and all around a local OB spot not to miss. There are two locations in OB, they are that good!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Another great spot for families - they have a large outdoor dining area that has a small trolley kids can climb around on and outdoor play area. Basic beers, burgers, etc, but a funky little town and a cozy little spot to grab lunch or dinner. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pub
$
“Hamilton's is a great local bar if you are into craft brews. Laid back and has a delicious kitchen attached. You won't be disappointed!”
  • 122 locals recommend