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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Burger Restaurant
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“The Hodad's burger is widely credited with putting Ocean Beach on the map! Now a Guy Fiere favorite, it has long been known that when anyone hears someone is heading to San Diego, Hodad's will usually be the first thing they want to tell you about!”
  • 116 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Relaxed to active bar with lots of windows features ocean views, sports on TV & a full food menu. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing seafood tacos with a great view of the ocean. Perfect to come during sunset and watch the surfers riding waves in the ocean. ”
  • 132 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“OB Noodle House comes from humble beginnings in the heart of Ocean Beach. Having immigrated from Southeast Asia through a sponsor family, the Yeng brothers grew up in OB working at his parents’ donut shop, OB Donuts. When the opportunity to open a restaurant of their own arrived, OB Noodle House was founded with a simple mission: simple, delicious meals, served quickly. Now with two locations, the original on Cable Street, and Bar 1502 on Niagara Avenue, as well as a music hall on Newport Avenue, the OB Noodle House family has become a mainstay in Ocean Beach, always giving back to the community that supported the Yeng family so much the past few decades. OB Noodle House is known for our signature pho bowls and Asian-fusion dishes. Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, it’s the meal Guy Fieri says “You’re going to have a pretty tough time finding it this good.” If you don’t take Guy’s word for it, check out our our 4+ Star Yelp reviews, 4.5 Stars on Trip Advisor, or 4.4 rating on Zagat!”
  • 104 locals recommend
Brewery
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“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
Pizza Place
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“Great local, casual hangout for good pizza and great craft beer. Eat at communal long picnic tables. Family friendly. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Lunch/Dinner/Bar: Unique and cozy, the beautiful (Beau) design transports you to a cottage in a small village in the South of France”
  • 80 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You can't go wrong with eating actually on the pier out over the ocean! Menu is inexpensive but delicious typical beach fare!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Lunch/Dinners/wine: The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro is a unique concept that combines a retail wine shop with a true California Bistro restaurant. They offer your favorite wine to drink or Duck Confit at midnight. Ready to try something different?”
  • 68 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Be prepared to be LINED UP for this place! Expanded to multiple locations across San Diego, Phil's BBQ is finger lickin' good! From their famous BBQ pork to sausage to ribs, phew! it will leave you feeling soooo full by the time you walk out the door ! Price Range: $$”
  • 58 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Our absolute fav for a "nicer" yet still affordable dinner. On the water with amazing views. Highly recommend.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“There are two OB noodle House locations in Ocean Beach, this location is best! Featured on Dives and Diners!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“You can easily spot this taco joint by the long line of taco dwellers who line up like addicts for their daily fix during the peak lunch hours. If you ever drive by and don't see a long line forming - jump at the opportunity!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A casual restaurant serving unique, delicious New-Zealand Inspired grass-fed hamburgers. They are open for brunch on the weekends & lunch and dinner everyday. It's just a 15 minute walk. Price range: $15.00-30.00 ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Casual seafood market and restaurant on San Diego Bay. Watch fishing boats leave the harbor.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Lounge
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“They have incredible food and unbelievable drinks. This spot truly is a hidden gem in Little Italy and the $10 cocktails and beautiful interior decor are to die for.”
  • 50 locals recommend