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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Best pizza in San Diego! Our favorite is the Nicola. They also have gluten-free crust, and you can’t tell the difference!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Pub
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“Bustling brewpub is known for its extensive selection of beers, housemade sausages & other pub fare.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bar
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“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
Seafood Restaurant
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“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
Bar
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“San Diego Brewery Staple. Their larger production siteand restaurant in Miramar is also a great place to hangout.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perfect for groups with kids. There is a cute little play area great food and drinks. ”
  • 110 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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“Counter-service spot specializing in NY-style pies & calzones, served with a big menu of craft beer.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Taxidermy & old books line the walls of this hip gastropub, serving seasonal eats & craft cocktails. There is also a speakeasy in the back through the cooler doors, called False Idol. Ask me how to get in...”
  • 77 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“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
Restaurant
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“Bay & skyline views draw diners to this elegant eatery, serving French-hued American cooking. Watching the planes fly in is AMAZING! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upstairs outdoor patio! Eatery for handcrafted cocktails & a creative menu of American dishes with some global flare.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Gaslamp dinner and dance scene. Popular destination for an energetic night out.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“Fun place near the San Diego harbor with great food and fun vibe. They have a bocce ball court right there where you sit! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Hidden in the middle of Balboa Park. Stop in and have drinks and appetizers as you tour the Park.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“Chic bar with a large selection of beer & wine as well as upscale & eclectic eats in a hip space.”
  • 65 locals recommend