4353 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
If you’re looking for that classic American meal of burgers and fries with a higher level of quality and atmosphere, Eureka! is perfect for you!
The atmosphere of the restaurant is ambient and dimly lit, with soft house music playing in the background giving the setting a more relaxing and luxurious vibe. The menu consists of mainly gourmet burgers and other Americanized finger foods such as hot wings, quesadillas, and fries. But all cooked and prepared at a higher standard than your average diner or fast-food chain. Although the prices might be slighter higher than other burger joints, you can easily recognize the quality of the ingredients and freshness of the meal. The burgers can range from classic American burgers to special meats such as bison burgers, turkey burgers, and even vegetarian burgers. They also offer a range of sides including fries (regular, garlic or cajun), onion rings, and even mac and cheese slaw. Eureka! is a great restaurant for date night, an outing with friends, a business lunch, or family gatherings!
1212 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Board & Brew has been a Del Mar staple for over 30 years. They stick to a simple menu, offering quality sandwiches and craft beer. It’s a simple concept, but Board & Brew does it really well. With a laid-back, beach-inspired environment, it’s no wonder Board and Brew has become the iconic hotspot for surfers and business professionals alike.
Quality ingredients and simple, California-style sandwich creations are what keep people coming back. The Turkado is their most popular sandwich. However, the real secret that puts Board and Brew above the rest has got to be their sauce. A sweet and sour creation, their sauce is unlike any other and goes great with any type of sandwich. Many have claimed to have developed a physical addiction to this sauce, but this phenomenon has yet to be supported by scientific evidence. Kids and adults agree, Board & Brew is one of the best spots in Del Mar to grab a lunchtime bite!
Live outside of Del Mar? Board & Brew has expanded in recent years with locations across San Diego in Scripps Ranch, Del Sur, Pacific Beach, and even two shops in Carlsbad!
3302 32nd St
San Diego, CA 92104
Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado has established itself as one of the most authentic barbecue spots in town. This Texas style BBQ has all of San Diego raving! They are open from Wednesdays through Sunday from 12-6pm with a menu of Central Texas-inspired barbecue that ranges from Brisket to Tri-tip to Smoked Turkey to Pulled Pork and giant Beef Ribs. They also have Smoked Salmon and Smoked Lamb for those looking for something a little different.
Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado often sells out early so make sure to check their Facebook and Twitter for updates! And be sure to note they have only outdoor seating so dress for the weather!
7770 Regents Rd #109, San Diego, CA 92122
If you’re craving some enticing Mexican cuisine in a casual setting, Los Primos Mexican Food is perfect for you! Los Primos serves both authentic Mexican dishes such as Tacos, Burritos, and Tostada Bowls along with Mexican-American fusions such as Carne Asada fries, Omelettes, and Super Nachos. They also have a breakfast menu that is served all day for breakfast lovers! They are well known for their wide range of burrito options, but their most popular burrito by far and also, widely recommended is the Monster Burrito. Its popularity stems from not only its gigantic size, but also because of its deliciousness and variety of meat options, and it’s surprising low price! Finally, one of the best features of this restaurant (and my personal favorite), is that it has its own self serve chips and salsa bar, absolutely free for customers! Make sure you experience one of SD’s best and classic Mexican restaurants!
12857 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
(Del Mar Highlands Town Center)
You can expect great things from a restaurant whose slogan is “Farm to plate and won’t break the bank!” True enough, Urban Plates lives up to its promises.
Boasting a robust menu of farm-fresh fare, including artisan salads, sandwiches, soups, braises, stews, and delicious entree plates. They even offer pizza and bakery items. Everything on the menu is delicious, which goes back to its fresh, organic origins. They also offer catering and take-out meals for a family-sized discount.
Susan Meyers-Pyke remarks, “It’s healthy and delicious. You might have to wait in line, but it moves fast and it’s so worth it.”
All of their food is sourced locally and arrives fresh on your plate at a price you can afford. Prepared from scratch daily, this is a unique dining experience you won’t want to miss.
4508 Cass St. # D
San Diego, CA 92109
Island Style Hawaii BBQ is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat while hanging out in Pacific Beach! This BBQ joint transports you back to Hawaii with their delicious traditional dishes. There’s nothing like a good BBQ at the beach!
Island Style Hawaii’s menu varies from mouthwatering sandwiches, tasty breakfast plates, savory teriyaki chicken and much more! Our favorite is the BBQ mix plate with chicken katsu!
If you’re around the Pacific Beach area enjoying the summer sun, don’t forget to give Island Style Hawaii BBQ a look and see what all the buzz is about!
1201 Camino Del Mar Ste 200
Del Mar, CA 92014
Beeside Balcony is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat while hanging out in Del Mar! This Mediterranean food has exquisite taste with a gorgeous view and can enjoy a nice bite and a cocktail as the sun sets right in front of your eyes.
Beeside Balcony menu has many different Mediterranean options from an amazing Baklava ice cream cake, to amazing hummus that you can put on anything, as well as the tremendous pita bread so light and fluffy!
If you’re around Del Mar area enjoying the beautiful summer weather, don’t forget to give Beeside Balcony a look and taste the wonders of the Mediterranean.
3251 Holiday Ct. Suite 206
La Jolla, CA 92037
If you’re in the La Jolla area and craving some delicious sushi, Del Sushi caters to busy people on the go! They provide take out or delivery service to the UTC area and do not have restaurant service.
The Del Sushi menu includes everything from traditional rolls to baked rolls to soup and even side dishes. The sushi is always freshly made and is priced very cheaply compared to sushi restaurants in the area. Our personal favorite menu item is the Baked Salmon Roll with edamame on the side.
Del Sushi is located across the street from the UCSD campus, near the shops at Villa La Jolla and Nobel.
3801 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
The Promiscuous Fork’s commitment to their fellow foodies goes beyond their menu. They’ve created a comfortable, casual, non-pretentious feel to their restaurants. They want you to feel as if you were on vacation somewhere and walked in to the “local spot”.
The Promiscuous Fork has two locations in San Diego: in La Jolla on La Jolla Boulevard and in Pacific Beach on Ingraham Street. Both restaurants serve up a delicious menu of unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Our favorites include the Lamb Lollipops, the Mac ‘n’ Cheese With Asian-Braised Shredded Short Ribs, The Notorious P.I.G. Sandwich, and The Yuck Mouth Burger. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beer and wine to enjoy with your food.
Both locations are often busy, especially on nights and weekends so come hungry, but be prepared to potentially wait for a seat!
5375 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 111
San Diego, CA 92123
Vietnamese Pho is a popular dish in Southern California and Pho Duyen Mai offers some of the most authentic and best tasting Pho in San Diego! They have an expansive menu which features different type of Pho, Bahn Mi sandwiches, noodle dishes, egg rolls, spring rolls, and more! Our favorite items were the Surf and Turf Spring Rolls, the Pho Dac Biet, House Special Pho, and the Nem Nuong.
All of the menu items are of excellent quality and taste very fresh. While it may seem like Pho Duyen Mai is just another hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the Convoy area, the elegant atmosphere elevates it above being just a casual eatery. Yet the prices are fair and affordable so you don’t need to relegate dining at Pho Duyen Mai to just a special occasion!
Like many places in the Convoy area, parking can be tricky so give yourself plenty of time to find a space, especially if you’re going on the weekend or around dinnertime. They are open from 9am-9am every day of the week.