You could probably make the argument that there aren’t any bad views in San Diego一and you’d probably be right too. That being said, there’s still a handful of seaside restaurants, bars and grills that specialize in everything from fresh seafood favorites to classic baja California cuisine. Regardless of what kind of food you’re in the mood for, you can find it一along with equally fabulous views一in this beloved SoCal city. Here are some of San Diego’s best waterfront dining options.
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A meal on the patio at the aptly-named The Front Yard feels less like dining at a restaurant and more like gathering at the home of your friend who has the best patio (and happens to be the best chef, too). The dining destination at The Garland hotel in North Hollywood dishes up an elevated spin on traditional dishes and a creative cocktail menu, to boot.
The Golden Bull—a buzzy, Oakland-based bar and music venue that counts Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day as one of its owners—has officially reopened to the public after over a year of closure due to the pandemic.
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, we’ve rounded up the top spots for scoops in San Diego. From scratch-made classics to unique sweets, pop in one of the these adored ice cream shops next time your sweet tooth needs to be satisfied.
A gorgeous cafe and bakery in the heart of Mission Hills in San Diego, Cardellino invites guests to enjoy la dolce vita. From finger-lickin’-good doughnuts to a top-notch burger, Cardellino truly does it all–and does it well.
Ditch the long drives to the city for a night out and say “hello” to the latest local favorite, Bamboo Room. The craft cocktail lounge is now open in Westlake Village.
With Chef Josh Mouzakes at the helm, ARLO is already making a name for itself–thanks to its stunning presentations and from-scratch recipes–at less than a year old. ARLO is found at Town and Country in San Diego’s Mission Valley.
Widely regarded as one of the top waterfront seafood restaurants in Southern California, Sally’s Fish House & Bar serves up much more than a homerun lobster roll. It also offers diners front-row views of San Diego Bay in a setting that delightfully blends the line between family-friendly and fine dining.
The second location of LB Steak, a luxurious modern American steakhouse concept specializing in fresh, in-house butchered steak, now resides on the inside of City Center at Bishop Ranch. Led by a James Beard-nominated French chef, the restaurant just opened its doors in San Ramon.
Whether you’re celebrating in San Diego, Los Angeles or somewhere in between, treat Dad to a day of deliciousness this Father’s Day (June 20). And throw in a side of baseball, golf or cornhole, too.