Pacific Beach Restaurants
PB Bar and GrillAddress: 860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
If you’re looking for a great night in San Diego, look no further than PB Bar & Grill. This venue reflects Pacific Beach’s laid back attitude and hosts a happy hour nightly. It is known as a favorite hangout among San Diego locals and mainly plays host to the college age crowd. PB Bar & Grill has a great selection of beer and cocktails to choose from in addition to their full bar. Their menu consists of typical bar fare and quick bites. It is part indoor restaurant, outdoor patio, and dance floor all of which combined with music results …
Cafe AthenaAddress: 1846 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
Cafe Athena specializes in Greek and vegetarian cuisine and has been serving exceptional food at reasonable prices for over 10 years. This family restaurant has three rooms each decorated tastefully and differently to create a wonderful Grecian islands motif. The atmosphere is casual and pleasant. Beer and wine are served. Banquets, outside catering and take-outs are available as well. Most notably, guests can enjoy a simple meal that is packed with flavors that evoke both traditional and contemporary dishes. Recognized by San Diego Magazine, City Beat, and the Zagat Survey as being the best Greek Restaurant in San Diego, Cafe …
Nick'sAddress: 809 Thomas Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
Nick’s at the Beach has won awards for Best Neighborhood Restaurant multiple times from San Diego Magazine. This two-story restaurant offers the best of both worlds with casual dining and an energetic bar. Downstairs you'll find a light and airy, laid back restaurant serving twenty great tasting entrées including Savory Apple Brandy Pork Chops and crowd-pleasing sandwiches and salads. Upstairs you will enjoy the great ocean view from the outdoor deck where you can grab one of their sixteen beers on tap, catch the game on one of their many big screens, or take in a game of pool.
Isabel's CantinaAddress: 966 Felspar Street, San Diego, CA 92109
At Isabel's Cantina, Chef Isabel Cruz fuses Latin and Asian cuisine into sensual and creative concoctions that are both remarkably addictive and surprisingly healthy. By incorporating ingredients from spicy pork carnitas to tofu, Chef Cruz creates a vegetarian’s haven as well as a meat-lover’s paradise. The exotic dining space is at once dramatic and hip, with accents such as an enormous 15-foot Buddha statue staring down at the dining room. Casual booths, stark lines, and warm colors create an atmosphere not found elsewhere in Pacific Beach, attracting crowds for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Caffe Bella ItaliaAddress: 1525 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
$$ Special Offer
At this family-run Italian restaurant, Chef-owner Stefano Ceresoli has transported the essence of his Milan birthplace to the beautiful setting of Pacific Beach. As a native who knows the niceties of Mediterranean dining, Chef Stefano prides himself in the bona fide Italian ambiance of his restaurant, accenting the space with mood lighting and decorative gold metalwork. His Northern Italian cuisine includes a variety of homemade pastas, complemented by rich sauces such as Saffron and Creamy Tomato. With scrumptious signature entrees, over thirty selections of wood-fired pizza, and a superb wine list with over 70 bottles, Caffe Bella Italia is a …
Pop's Jersey Style CheesesteaksAddress: 1730 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
For an authentic taste of New Jersey style cheese steaks without having to travel outside of San Diego, Pop’s Jersey Style Cheesesteaks offers traditional east coast steak sandwiches for those hungry west coasters. The menu offers simple selections of their house specialties, but their main attraction is the cheese steak, topped with lots of melted cheese as well as diced peppers and onions. This local attraction in the heart of Pacific Beach keeps locals and tourists alike coming back for some New Jersey flavor.
The French GourmetAddress: 960 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109
$$$ Special Offer
Known and loved by many as a charming restaurant and bakery, The French Gourmet also boasts impressive credentials as a full-service catering business. This San Diego favorite has been conjuring up decadent and flavorful delicacies from scratch in its kitchen, and then serving them to loyal patrons inside and out of the dining room since 1979. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner become casual yet decadent holidays at The French Gourmet, where fresh pastries, classic hors d’oeuvres, and house-made specialties mingle with award-winning wines. Set in an intimate space bathed in natural light during the day and a romantic glow in the …
Broken Yolk CafeAddress: 1851 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
$$ Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room
Among one of the original locations, The Broken Yolk Café in Pacific Beach is a local favorite for San Diegans. Open since 1979, The Broken Yolk’s brand of home-cooked comfort food is famous for their generous portions. With over 20 omelets available and a casual atmosphere to boot, make sure you come around for lunch as well. Fans of the Broken Yolk rave about their burgers and sandwiches. It’s a great place to people watch, and the scenic view from their outdoor rooftop patio isn’t so bad either. The Broken Yolk Café is located along the coastal line, so if …
SD TapRoomAddress: 1269 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
$ Special Offer
SD Tap Room sits on Garnet Avenue amongst an array of restaurants, bars and shops in the heart of Pacific Beach. SD Tap Room is well known for its wide selection of beers from local breweries including Stone, Lost Abbey, Green Flash and Karl Strauss. Offering the perfect solution to cleanse the palate between beers, munch on Beer Soakers-- fresh pizza dough topped with parmesan, oregano, fresh mozzarella and garlic served with marinara or ranch. With so much beer to choose from, any beer enthusiast will be content to sample Tap Room's satisfying brews.
Table 926Address: 926 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109
$$ New Special Offer
A melding of Latin and Mediterranean flavors along with the use of local ingredients inspires San Diego native Chef Matt Richman within the walls of Table 926. The place setting puts you in north Pacific Beach while walking inside the clean, soft neon-lit dining room. Some of the unique dishes that quickly go from table to tongue are the Oxtail Ragu with a Bucatini sauce with a lemon-mint ricotta or the Glazed Pork Cheeks with a guajillo-tamarind glaze, braised greens and polenta, while the Bistro Burger and the 14 oz. Grilled Ribeye might be more familiar flavors to a less …
Spice LoungeAddress: 859 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109
Indian Restaurant & Catering. With specialty cocktails, selected Indian Beers, unique Small Bites and spectacular Curries and fresh baked Naans.
Pho Minh & Grill - Pacific BeachAddress: 4468 Ingraham St., San Diego, CA 92109
$ Recommended New
Costa BravaAddress: 1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Costa Brava Tapas Bar and Restaurant is a must for anyone wanting an authentic tapas experience. The quaint indoor/outdoor space feels far removed from Pacific Beach, with tile floors, arched doorways, and simple décor that evokes the Spanish countryside. The tapas menu is extensive, and peppered with delicacies such as Jamón Serrano, necessities such as Tortilla Española, and a seemingly endless array of specialties including dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed piquillo peppers, and savory croquettes. The entrees are equally tantalizing—the Paella has been voted the best in the city, and the steaks and seafood are bursting with tempting flavors. Alongside …
Gringos CantinaAddress: 4474 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
At Gringo’s, diners will find enticing traditional Mexican dishes with a modern flair. The unique setting is one of the most dramatic in Pacific Beach, a blend of modern architecture and artisan décor. Chef Victor Jimenez’s menu blends the cuisines of Mexico, Spain, and the United States, with highlights such as Oaxcan Mole Sampler, Yucatan Salmon, and Carnitas. The drink menu offers an enticing array of creative concoctions, such as pomegranate margaritas or premium tequila flights, allowing diners to sample from the list of premium tequilas. The upscale setting, elegant dishes, and fun libations combine to make Gringo’s a truly …