North County Coastal Restaurants

Bliss Tea & Treats

Address: Private Residence, Oceanside, CA 92054
Bliss Tea & Treats
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick View Outdoor Seating

The Space Pad

Address: 406 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054
The Space Pad
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The Space Pad exists on the top deck of a tall tower above the surface of the alien planet Rillispore, a technologically advanced 1950’s Atomic Era styled spaceport. The Rillisporians made contact with Earth starting in the late 1940s and 50s in their flying saucers and found a beautiful planet with beautiful people and beautiful architecture. They were so impressed they decided to take the mid-century vibe of the 1950s on Earth back to their planet and incorporated it into their culture and advanced technology. The Space Pad is the Rillisporians favorite cocktail lounge located on their home planet and …

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

Address: 2334 Carmel Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92014
Trattoria Ponte Vecchio
$$ New Special Offer
Trattoria Ponte Vecchio is a culinary escape located in scenic Del Mar where diners can experience the flavors of Northern Italy in a cozy neighborhood setting. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Chef Daniel Nobili infuses his passion for Italian cuisine in all of his creations including the Linguine Alle Vongole-- fresh Manila clams sautéed in a white wine or red sauce or the Vitello Del Tassista-- veal scaloppini in gorgonzola cheese sauce topped with fresh pears. The menu also includes an assortment of Appetizers, Salads, Pizzas, and Chicken Entrees. Your taste buds deserve a vacation— taste the delicious cuisine …

KITCHEN 1540

Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
KITCHEN 1540
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
KITCHEN 1540, our signature restaurant, highlights the feel and flavors of our Southern California roots. The seamless flow from the bar to the dining room and outdoor patio spaces offer guests the perfect mix of experiences. KITCHEN 1540's cuisine highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture bright, seasonal tastes of Del Mar, California. Served amongst an open presentation kitchen. A private dining room wrapped in wine-encased walls is the ideal setting for a special event, or choose the romance of an outdoor private cabana and enjoy the lights, the stars, and the ocean breezes. KITCHEN 1540 has garnered numerous awards including such …

333 Pacific

Address: 333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
333 Pacific
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer
Cohn Restaurant fans take note: the San Diego restaurateur powerhouse has brought their fine dining expertise to Oceanside with their restaurant, 333 Pacific. It is an ode to Southern California, with breath-taking views of its seaside setting, innovative California cuisine, and a faultlessly stylish design aesthetic. Located on the first floor of the Wyndham Oceanfront Pier Resort, diners can feast on clever creations like Bleu Cheese Crusted Kobe Beef Meatloaf and Maine Diver Scallops seared in apple cider, while enjoying a stunning, panoramic view of the Oceanside Pier and beach. 333 Pacific promises a welcome invigoration of the North County …

Pacifica Del Mar

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Pacifica Del Mar
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room View Gift Certificates Outdoor Seating
Pacifica Del Mar reflects the soothing calm of its ocean location. Perched high atop the Del Mar Plaza, the sophisticated restaurant offers a stunning visual Pacific feast to accompany Chef Christopher Idso’s delightful gastronomic feats. The menu features elegant California-inspired creations that manage to be both light and clean, while still imparting a deep satisfaction. Mouthwatering options like the Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese beans and mustard sauce, Moroccan Spiced Prawns, and Filet Mignon with potato-white cheddar gratin, make for delightful dining dilemmas. Sample from Pacifica Del Mar’s Wine Spectator-distinguished wine list to help make the decision-making process that much …

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - Encinitas

Address: 315 South Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92024
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - Encinitas
$ Outdoor Seating
Just minutes from Moonlight Beach (off of S. Coast Highway) is Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, a North County local destination for classic Italian food in a relaxed setting. Bottomless baskets of freshly baked garlic bread are served complimentary to further satisfy your Italian cravings of gourmet pizzas, pastas, and submarine sandwiches. As the original location for this pizzeria establishment in Encinitas, Leucadia has been serving delectable Italian entrees for 25 years. Chef A.J. Mortazavi’s culinary talent is showcased weekly as he offers test menu items which are sold throughout the week. Don’t forget dessert—especially when Pastry Chef Nikki Schaeffer …

Solana Beach CRUSH

Address: 437 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach CRUSH
$$$ New
Solana Beach CRUSH is equally urban and inviting, marrying a chic and contemporary aesthetic with a welcoming menu of Italian-inspired specialties. The outdoor patio features a table-top fire pit that encourages guests to cozy up with a glass from CRUSH’s collection of more than 160 bottles of international wines, and their plush lounge provides an ideal backdrop for dining while mingling. Your night on the town will pair brilliantly with the restaurant’s Late Night Happy Hour and weekly live entertainment events. In addition to a simple and hearty selection of warm sandwiches and pastas, the CRUSH Lunch Menu also presents …

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Carlsbad

Address: 5970 Avenida Encinas, San Diego, CA 92008
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Carlsbad
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Sammy's of Carlsbad sits minutes from the ocean, just across the way from the Carlsbad By The Sea Resort and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Whether returning from a day at the beach or searching for lunch during a busy day of shopping, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill is available to fulfill your needs. Pizza is the obvious specialty here, with unique favorites like the Organic Arugula & Pear topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese, and organic arugula salad tossed in balsamic basil dressing or the savory LaDou’s BBQ Chicken featuring smoked gouda, BBQ sauce, red onion and cilantro with premium chunks of …

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Del Mar

Address: 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Del Mar
$ Special Offer
Come by and experience the finest of artisan pizzas at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in Del Mar. They are proud to offer many mouthwateringly delicious toppings, such as truffle oil, pear, prosciutto, goat cheese, and orange blossom honey to give you a one-of-a-kind pizza experience every time. The restaurant strives to provide “healthy global cuisine” by using only the freshest of ingredients, many of which are organically and sustainably grown at local farms. Relax and bask in the sun on the newly remodeled patio while savoring a Salted Caramel Pudding or one of Sammy’s famous Messy Sundaes. The restaurant …

Il Fornaio - Del Mar

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar #301, Del Mar, CA 92014
Il Fornaio - Del Mar
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Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals.

Woody's Solana Beach

Address: 437 South Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92075
Woody's Solana Beach
$$ Special Offer
Woody’s Solana Beach is Southern California dining in a nutshell. Featuring a variety of seating options, from the sleek dining room to the relaxing wine lounge, Woody’s Solana Beach provides the ideal location for any event. Open for dinner nightly and lunch Tuesday through Saturday, Woody’s serves a vast collection of American cuisine in the form of steaks, seafood, pasta, chops, chicken, and more. Menu standouts include the Fresh Catch selection and Seafood Paella, as well as beefy options like Baby Back Ribs and Prime New York Steak. Located on Highway 101, just a short distance away from the Pacific …

Shimbashi Izakaya

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar #201, Del Mar, CA 92014
Shimbashi Izakaya
$$ Recommended Special Offer
Literally meaning “New Bridge,” Shimbashi Izakaya brings precision to its meaning by offering an elevated taste of classic Japanese cuisine. Located in Del Mar amongst eye-catching scenic views of the waterfront, Shimbashi Izakaya prides itself on being a casual place where one can easily unwind, similar to the Izakaya-style bars found in Tokyo, Japan. For those who enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi, Shimbashi Izakaya offers a multi-faceted selection that pairs perfectly with their fine array of sake. Shimbashi Izakaya also offers full lunch and dinner entrees that embody Japanese cuisine with a contemporary finesse.

Jake's Del Mar

Address: 1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Jake's Del Mar
$$$
Jake’s Del Mar is a classic waterfront grill, situated right on the beach in the picturesque town of Del Mar, and has become one of San Diego's best loved restaurants. Floor to ceiling windows provide dramatic panoramas of the breaking surf. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunches all showcase California coastal cuisine and Chef Dustin Anselm remains focused on serving classic dishes prepared with a creative twist. The restaurant’s genuine, friendly service and delicious menu makes for a relaxed atmosphere that is a favorite among locals and tourists alike . The bar offers a special bistro menu specializing in more casual …

Q Restaurant and Sports Bar

Address: 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
Q Restaurant and Sports Bar
$$ Special Offer
Tuned in to what diners really want, Q Restaurant and Sports Bar serves as a true neighborhood hotspot that features not only prime drink specials but also a casual and friendly environment suited for sports fanatics and families alike. This Oceanside eatery is open for lunch, dinner, and late night cravings, and offers quite the spread of classic American fare, along with some international inspired favorites. All of their tasty food selections wash down nicely with any of their fine drink options, which taste even better during Q’s twice-nightly happy hours. And did we mention their grandiose display of HDTV …

Carlsbad Beach Grill

Address: 2780 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad Beach Grill
$$ Special Offer
Carlsbad Beach Grill is a charming addition to Carlsbad Village with its relaxed atmosphere and family friendly cuisine. Serving a selection of signature soups, salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, simplicity has never been more satisfying or more affordable. Although light on the wallet, there is no skimping on homemade ingredients with hand crafted soups, fresh catch of the day fish tacos, and house-roasted whole fresh turkey. When craving American cuisine with a distinctly Southern Californian twist, make sure to head on over to Carlsbad Beach Grill and experience coastal casual dining.

Crepes & Corks

Address: 1328 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Crepes & Corks
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Hunting for a “little piece of Europe by the sea”, then look no further than Del Mar’s cozy restaurant wine bar, Crepes & Corks. Located along Camino Del Mar, this bistro stays open from early morning to night. The ambiance is that of romance and simplicity and be detected throughout their food and customer service. Crepes & Corks offers an extensive list of delightfully full bodied, smooth, and buttery wines. They also have dessert wines and beers and offer wine tastings! Crepes & Corks provides patrons with a little taste of Europe in the heart of this coastal town and …

Ki's

Address: 2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
Ki's
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Where can you find fresh and delicious food, a full bar, outdoor seating, and a beautiful ocean view? Ki’s Restaurant located at the border between Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas. Situated on highway 101 right across the beach, this bar and restaurant strives to provide its patrons with superb service, an extensive menu, and healthy choices for all ages. They serve everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to a kids menu and have specialty evenings like taco Tuesdays.Come out to this beachfront establishment and let all your senses be amazed by the sights, sounds, and tastes that are the …

Brio - A Personal Chef Service LLC

Address: Post Office Box 508, Solana Beach, CA 92705
Brio - A Personal Chef Service LLC
$$$
Always seem to be in a time crunch when it comes to preparing and eating a meal? Let Brio, a Personal Chef Service LLC, help you out! Kyle Marie Wesendorf, the owner and professionally trained chef of Brio, has an exceptional passion for nurturing people through food. Chef Wesendorf is a graduate of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and specializes in everyday gourmet as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. Her menu spans a wide variety of culinary traditions and cuisines and her service is founded on professionalism, kindness, freshness, and creativity. Her company even offers gift certificates and …

Chart House

Address: 2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff, CA 92007
Chart House
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer View
It’s not hard to find eateries boasting “ocean views” in San Diego, but it is rare to find a noteworthy restaurant that happens to claim such prime oceanfront real-estate as Chart House. Picturesquely positioned along the South Coast Highway 101 (with the San Elijo Lagoon to the east), Chart House’s expansive dining room faces the Pacific Ocean and plates up some of the finest sunsets around. As the waves lap upon the rocky shore before you, settle in and savor Chart House’s array of hot and cold appetizers, signature seafood entrees, prime steaks, and luscious desserts. Pair the evening with …