Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego by dining at these crowd-favorite restaurants! Although, restaurants aren’t the only attractions downtown has to offer. You can look at the water from Seaport Village, walk up Broadway to the Gaslamp Quarter and visit Petco Park in East Village. Make sure to put your walking shoes on!
Tacos in San Diego are a must! Head over to Puesto at Seaport Village for a taco experience like never before. Stop by for Taco Tuesday, sip on their frozen horchata drink or their specialty Margarita during happy hour. Step into Puesto and see its modern murals within the restaurant and taste some award-winning tacos.
Half Door Brewing Co.
Looking for some local brews with Irish roots? Try out Half Door Brewery Co.! This “pub” is located one block from Petco Park and offers a variety of brews made and served fresh. It has a homey-feel and a beautiful view of the ballpark if you sit on the patio. It’s a great place for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour.
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Monday-Friday – 11AM-2AM
Saturday & Sunday – 9AM-2AM
Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher
How about an authentic steak dinner, cowboy-style in San Diego? If you’re in the mood for a night out on the town, check out Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher. Located in East Village, this eatery offers a variety of steak specialties on their menu. Make no mistake: you will leave with a full belly and happy heart.
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Sunday – 5PM-9PM
Monday – 5PM-10PM
Tuesday-Thursday – 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10PM
Friday – 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10:30PM
Saturday – 5PM-10:30PM
Get your seafood fix at this Louisiana-style Seafood Kitchen. Since Crab Hut was founded in 2007, it aims to bring good ole’ Southern style flavor to San Diego. Products are grown and raised locally for you to enjoy the freshest catch! Besides downtown, Crab Hut has locations in Kearny Mesa and Mira Mesa, so you can experience seafood the right way.
For a unique dining experience, make a reservation at Lion’s Share! The restaurant known for its exotic decor was featured on Food Network’s “40 Best Bars in America for Food Lovers” and Eater San Diego’s “10 Great Happy Hours in San Diego.” You can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and the chef’s menu selections, such as PB&J Biscuit, Wild Style Burger and Tacos de Lengua. Happy hour is every day from 4PM-6PM!
A Parisian-inspired spot awaits you! Cafe Chloe is a cozy French bistro that serves classics with a local spin. As you enter the cafe and see the decor, it’s as if you’ve been transported to the most romantic city on earth. It’s perfect for lunch and dinner, but we recommend going for Saturday and Sunday brunch… and getting the macaroni & pancetta gratin!
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday – 4PM-9:30PM
Friday – 9AM-10PM
Saturday – 8:30AM-10PM
Sunday – 8:30AM-9:30PM
Make your way to one of the most talked about breakfast places in San Diego! You can’t help but ooh and aah as you look through their menu. Choose from a variety of benedicts, omelets, pancakes and french toast. If you can’t decide which pancakes or french toast to order, they offer a sampler where you can mix and match. Do yourself a favor and order a side or two of Jurassic Pork. Make sure you ask what the specials of the month are too.
While in downtown, stop by their East Village location, but lucky for you, their newest location is in Pacific Beach, just a 3-minute walk from OPI.
A bit of Paris has been brought to the East Village for you to enjoy. It’s actually around the corner from Cafe Chloe, its sister restaurant. This European eatery will satisfy your sweet and savory cravings with their crepes! The menu options range from ham and gruyere to classic hazelnut spread with homemade salted caramel ice cream. Do we have your attention yet? Minou has a walk-up window for a quick order of espresso and eat-in diners can have beer, wine or hard cider.