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Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

Check out the coastal town’s top restaurants

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Situated comfortably between La Jolla and Mission Beach, the oceanfront neighborhood of Pacific Beach was once known for its nightlife scene before the pandemic fundamentally changed the way we socialize. Now, it’s still home to plenty of interesting and vibrant restaurants and eateries, some open for outdoor dining and others for takeout or delivery.

With ever-changing regulations around indoor and outdoor dining, make sure to check before heading to a restaurant for their most up-to-date operations.

Restaurants have been placed on the map in geographical order, from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ambrogio15

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926 Turquoise St h
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 291-8650
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With a menu featuring gelato, wine, and gourmet pizza by Michelin Star-rated Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi, Ambrogio15 is going to be a hit for everyone in your party. That even includes the pickiest of eaters and those who search for a palate-enticing experience.

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2. Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach

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5119 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-2233
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For a delicious breakfast or brunch, Fig Tree Cafe is an easy choice. Their menu offers a variety of eggs and sandwiches, and yes, it has plenty of vegan options. Let’s not forget the all-important range of bloody marys and mimosas available.

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3. The Fishery

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5040 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-9985
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It’s impossible to be this close to the ocean and not enjoy the seafood that’s available from time to time. The Fishery not only operates a wholesale seafood market, but also has a full menu curated under Chef Mike Reidy.

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4. Sushi Ota

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4529 Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-5670
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Locally sourced sushi is Susha Ota’s specialty. An extensive menu includes a variety of rolls, nigiri, sashimi, entrees, and more from Chef Ota. Sake is definitely recommended.

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5. Pacific Beach Fish Shop

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1775 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 483-4746
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Fish tacos, crab cakes, fish ‘n’ chips, $1.25 oysters on Thursdays... the list of enticing menu options could go on and on. Pacific Beach is just one of three locations for this popular eatery in San Diego. You can also find Fish Shop in Point Loma and Encinitas.

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6. La Clochette Du Coin

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4680 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 412-5558
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Inspired by French cuisine, La Clochette Du Coin offers breakfast and brunch in Pacific Beach. If you’re ever hanging around La Jolla, you can snag their food at their other location, too.

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7. Costa Brava

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1653 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-1218
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A Spanish-style menu includes tapas (hot and cold), seafood, steak, paella, and a variety of soups and desserts.

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8. Iron Pig Alehouse

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1520 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 412-4299
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Now open for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up, and delivery, Iron Pig Alehouse is a go-to option for PB residents and visitors alike. Featuring a hearty menu of pub favorites plus a kids-friendly spread, this restaurant is ideal for meat lovers, families, and game nights.

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9. Scuderie Italia

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1525 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 352-6912
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One of the newer Italian eateries in the area, Scuderie Italia’s menu includes a variety of pastas, pizza, and sides.

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10. JRDN Restaurant

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723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-2323
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JRDN Restaurant is located at the Tower 23 hotel, offering oceanview dining and a versatile menu. The location and brunch cocktails are reason enough to want to head down to this spot for Saturday morning meal.

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11. Kono's Cafe

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704 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 483-1669
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Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), this popular cafe has been operating from the same location near Crystal Pier since its doors opened in 1991. Breakfast is served all day, but there’s a lunch menu, too.

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12. Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge

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722 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-3100
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For classic and delicious American cuisine, Firehouse is a go-to. And bonus: It’s right near the ocean, so grabbing a meal for takeout and eating on the beach makes a great pandemic-friendly date.

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13. Baja Beach Cafe

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701 Thomas Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 230-6315
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Baja Beach Cafe offers the perfect Southern Californian experience with a menu that includes Mexican-inspired dishes and ice cold cocktails. Brunch, lunch, and dinner menus are available.

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14. La Playa Taco Shop

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3973 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-7405
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Inexpensive and delicious tacos are a natural menu favorite at this taco shop near the beach.

15. Rocky's Crown Pub

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3786 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-9140
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Is there anything better than indulging in a juicy burger? Rocky’s offers a simple yet powerful menu. Grab a beer to go along with your meal.

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16. The Menu Restaurant

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3784 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-9999
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The Menu is only open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, and stays open an extra hour on weekends. Classic American breakfast and brunch dishes are served, as well as some healthy and Mexican-inspired options.

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1. Ambrogio15

926 Turquoise St h, San Diego, CA 92109
Photo Courtesy of Ambrogio15

With a menu featuring gelato, wine, and gourmet pizza by Michelin Star-rated Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi, Ambrogio15 is going to be a hit for everyone in your party. That even includes the pickiest of eaters and those who search for a palate-enticing experience.

926 Turquoise St h
San Diego, CA 92109

2. Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach

5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
Fig Tree Cafe [Official Photo]

For a delicious breakfast or brunch, Fig Tree Cafe is an easy choice. Their menu offers a variety of eggs and sandwiches, and yes, it has plenty of vegan options. Let’s not forget the all-important range of bloody marys and mimosas available.

5119 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109

3. The Fishery

5040 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
Photo Courtesy of The Fishery

It’s impossible to be this close to the ocean and not enjoy the seafood that’s available from time to time. The Fishery not only operates a wholesale seafood market, but also has a full menu curated under Chef Mike Reidy.

5040 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109

4. Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Sushi Ota [Official Photo]

Locally sourced sushi is Susha Ota’s specialty. An extensive menu includes a variety of rolls, nigiri, sashimi, entrees, and more from Chef Ota. Sake is definitely recommended.

4529 Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109

5. Pacific Beach Fish Shop

1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
The Fish Shop [Official Photo]

Fish tacos, crab cakes, fish ‘n’ chips, $1.25 oysters on Thursdays... the list of enticing menu options could go on and on. Pacific Beach is just one of three locations for this popular eatery in San Diego. You can also find Fish Shop in Point Loma and Encinitas.

1775 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

6. La Clochette Du Coin

4680 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
La Clochette Du Coin [Official Photo]

Inspired by French cuisine, La Clochette Du Coin offers breakfast and brunch in Pacific Beach. If you’re ever hanging around La Jolla, you can snag their food at their other location, too.

4680 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109

7. Costa Brava

1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Costa Brava [Official Photo]

A Spanish-style menu includes tapas (hot and cold), seafood, steak, paella, and a variety of soups and desserts.

1653 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

8. Iron Pig Alehouse

1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
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Now open for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up, and delivery, Iron Pig Alehouse is a go-to option for PB residents and visitors alike. Featuring a hearty menu of pub favorites plus a kids-friendly spread, this restaurant is ideal for meat lovers, families, and game nights.

1520 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

9. Scuderie Italia

1525 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Scuderie Italia [Official Photo]

One of the newer Italian eateries in the area, Scuderie Italia’s menu includes a variety of pastas, pizza, and sides.

1525 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

10. JRDN Restaurant

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109
JRDN Restaurant [Official Photo]

JRDN Restaurant is located at the Tower 23 hotel, offering oceanview dining and a versatile menu. The location and brunch cocktails are reason enough to want to head down to this spot for Saturday morning meal.

723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109

11. Kono's Cafe

704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Kono’s Cafe [Official Photo]

Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), this popular cafe has been operating from the same location near Crystal Pier since its doors opened in 1991. Breakfast is served all day, but there’s a lunch menu, too.

704 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

12. Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge

722 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
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For classic and delicious American cuisine, Firehouse is a go-to. And bonus: It’s right near the ocean, so grabbing a meal for takeout and eating on the beach makes a great pandemic-friendly date.

722 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

13. Baja Beach Cafe

701 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Baja Beach Cafe [Official Photo]

Baja Beach Cafe offers the perfect Southern Californian experience with a menu that includes Mexican-inspired dishes and ice cold cocktails. Brunch, lunch, and dinner menus are available.

701 Thomas Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

14. La Playa Taco Shop

3973 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Inexpensive and delicious tacos are a natural menu favorite at this taco shop near the beach.

3973 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

15. Rocky's Crown Pub

3786 Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109
Rocky’s Crown Pub [Official Photo]

Is there anything better than indulging in a juicy burger? Rocky’s offers a simple yet powerful menu. Grab a beer to go along with your meal.

3786 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109

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16. The Menu Restaurant

3784 Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109
The Menu Restaurant [Official Photo]

The Menu is only open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, and stays open an extra hour on weekends. Classic American breakfast and brunch dishes are served, as well as some healthy and Mexican-inspired options.

3784 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109

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