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Food and restaurants in San Diego Bay

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Some of the best pizza and homemade pasta you can eat outside of Italy. It's popular, they don't take reservations. Locals only tip: Call ahead and ask to put your name on the list and ask how long the wait is and then get to the restaurant 10-15 minutes before the table is going to be ready. Saves a lot of wait time! Or, put your name on the list and walk over to Hamilton's bar for a pint of San Diego's finest microbrews.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Definitely worth checking out if you're into oysters and great cocktails. Order the clam chowder fries...they're a must. Decor's a spin on Grand Central with tall ceilings and a wall of piranhas. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Brewery
“Upscale brewery at the heart of Liberty Station, good spot for the more laid back group who enjoys solid food and lots of people.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Pub
“Bustling brewpub is known for its extensive selection of beers, housemade sausages & other pub fare.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bar
“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
“A hidden gem that locals and industry professionals love! Great craft cocktails and it's unique in that you cook the meat to your liking on the communal indoor grill. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Bar
“Perfect for groups with kids. There is a cute little play area great food and drinks. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Bar
“Downtown Gaslamp dinner and dance scene. Popular destination for an energetic night out.”
  • 57 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Tiki coffee dessert spot. What's not to love about that? Sandwiches, breakfast all day, beer, wine. Open daily but closes at 6pm. Free Wi-Fi.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“1250 J St. (multiple locations) #619- 232-7662 Great rosemary potatoes and egg scrambles. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Only 1 block south (3 min walk) I love their Cafe Moto blend coffee and fresh baked pastries! They also have great sandwiches and salads. influxcafe.com 1948 Broadway San Diego, CA 92102 6am-9pm”
  • 43 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Get ready for a huge breakfast or lunch, a blast back to the 70's and hippie style ambiance. The place gets crowded on the weekends, so go early. Hosted by Judy the Beauty on Duty. Walkable. CASH ONLY,”
  • 55 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“1602 State St. Gelato shop in Little Italy. Large variety of house made gelato. Another location on Fifth Ave.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
“The tiramisu pancakes are absolutely to die for and you can get the portion anyday of the week! Highly HIGHLY recommend going if you can!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Cozy, French-inspired, Certified Illy Aristi del Gusto Café that specializes in espresso drinks, crêpes and paninis plus outdoor seating.”
  • 37 locals recommend

Bakeries

Dessert Shop
“This location is in Little Italy. If you have a sweet tooth this is the place to go. Get your phone out because everything is IG (Instagram) worthy.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Feel like something sweet? Huge selection of beautiful tasty treats and delicious creamy coffee.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Innovative & locally sourced donut menu that changes daily & includes vegan choices.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“BEST Croissants in San Diego. All of our breakfast pastry options ONLY come from here. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Plant based fare in hip, Zen-like digs. If you are vegan you will love this place!!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
“This established Mexican bakery offers traditional pastries, breads & cakes in an unassuming space.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Coffee, pastries, yummy sandwiches and salads at this cafe. Free wifi and a great space to get some work done. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing breads and love their cinnamon buns (not overly sweet like some) Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The location of the cafe is a great place to explore other shops and stores.”
  • 24 locals recommend