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Food and restaurants in San Marcos

Top restaurants

Brewery
“They have a great beer tour. Beautiful gardens to sit back relax and enjoy a cold one.”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Something for everybody, Restaurant Row has an array of options for any foodie. Be sure to stop by Sublime Ale House during happy hour.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank converted an old bank building into an upscale craft brewhouse and restaurant. The former vault of the bank is now home to 101 Proof, a classic speakeasy with a hidden side entrance, and authentic decor reminiscent of the Prohibition era. The bar menu boasts a number of craft cocktails, like the flaming Boom Tiki Tiki made with ten ingredients, 40% alcohol and house-made grenadine. There are also single-barrel whiskeys and 10 types of Old Fashioned cocktails on the menu. 2002 South Coast Hwy.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Check out their Sunday brunch which includes a boat ride around Lake San Marcos. Great for kids & adults too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're lucky enough to be here on a Tuesday, you have to go to Booze Brothers. You'll probably see us there because of the famous Mexican Cuisine Food Truck. Order their King Tacos and Ol' Grandaddy's IIPA”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The bellows : is very nice either with a group friends or for romantic dinner. Not a chain ! Foodie restaurant with a nice warm industrial decor)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only open for breakfast but its the best breakfast in town. Be prepared to wait otherwise make reservations this place gets busy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Close by - end of street. Local hang out and great breakfast or lunch. Closed for dinner.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Cafes

American Restaurant
“Something for everybody, Restaurant Row has an array of options for any foodie. Be sure to stop by Sublime Ale House during happy hour.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“A great place to have some coffee, play games and eat pastries. Friday nights you can listen to local artist play while sipping your drink around the fire pit.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious coffee and pastries. They also serve full lunch/dinner menu as well as beer/wine. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“The Blue Mug offers fresh-roasted Santa Cruz specialty coffee, fresh pastries, free Wi-Fi anda BrewBar™ coffee system - the ONLY one in San Diego County! You'll have to drive but it's worth every mile”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Fruit & Vegetable Store
“This store is new in this area. We like it because they have a lot of foods you can pick out of the barrels and choose your own amount. ”
  • 1 local recommends