Restaurant of the Week: Park 101

Located just a block from the beach in Carlsbad Village, Park 101 restaurant is a fabulous spot for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy dining, drinking and lounging.

This 8,000-sq.-ft. multi-level, plaza-style complex in Carlsbad has something for everyone. It is both kid-friendly and dog-friendly, with mostly outdoor seating to soak up that SoCal sun. Grab your girls for drinks on the second-floor patio or get your sports-loving friends together to watch your favorite team on the big screen on the first floor.


The selection of beers at Park 101 is the real highlight of the drink menu. You’ll find both local and imported beers and IPAs, lagers and ales. For non-beer drinkers, there is a great variety of seltzers, wine and cocktails. The Prickly Pear Paloma and Watermelon Mule are both Insta-worthy and refreshing.

As for food, we highly recommend starting your meal with the Surf N Turf fries, made with smoked cheddar, diced beef, ancho shrimp, bacon and avo sauce. The smoked wings are a great sharable starter as well with sauce options that include house-rub, BBQ, buffalo and hot lemon pepper.


For main entrees at Park 101, you’ll find delicious sandwiches like The Chick, the Pulled Pork Sand, and the Bang Bang Shrimp Roll that are served with signature house-seasoned, sweet heat fries. The Vibe Bowl is one of our personal favorites, filled with dirty rice, house charro beans, avocado, chimichurri, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes and queso fresco, served with corn tortillas. You’ll also find burgers, tacos and a kids menu to round out the options.


Park 101 also a Smoke Menu that is available Wednesday to Sunday starting when the restaurant opens until they sell out. This menu features a selection of smoked meats including smoked chicken, pulled pork, brisket or tri-tip and St. Louis Ribs. These smoked meats are definitely the best thing on the menu, so make sure you get there before they sell out for the day.

Park 101 Carlsbad is open for dinner starting at 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and open for lunch and dinner Friday to Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

To see the full menu and learn more about Park 101 restaurant in Carlsbad, visit

3040 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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