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Where to Beat a Hangover in San Diego

Had a little too much to drink last night? These meals will help

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Most of us have been there: waking up with a raging, evil hangover that seems to have come from the depths of hell, itself. In such cases, there isn’t much more one can do other than suck it up, get in a car and head to the nearest restaurant to eat and drink the hangover blues away. In San Diego, there are plenty of options that are a cut above greasy diner food to offer satisfying, hangover-curing dishes that won’t have anyone sacrificing quality for necessity.

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Menya Ultra

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Ramen was going to have to make an appearance on this list and Menya Ultra is one of the absolute best. Nothing cures a hangover quite like fatty pork broth will.

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Friend's House Korean

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Friend’s House Korean has a sprawling menu but top of the order should be dolsot bibimbap, which is the kind of bibimbap that comes in a hot stone, and the spicy hellbroth of tofu jjigae.

Somi Somi

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For those who settle a hangover by binging on sugar, Convoy dessert palace Somi Somi’s colorful and creative ice cream will definitely do the trick.

Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

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Nothing says hangover quite like inhaling a plate of dumplings—Convoy’s Shanghainese Dumpling Inn specializes in hand pulled noodles, housemade xiao long bao and other dumpling specials.

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Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

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Many a hangover will require a significant dose of carbohydrates: enter Bird Rock’s Wayfarer Bread & Pastry. Especially appealing to those under the weather is their egg sandwich, which is served daily until 11:30.

Mien Trung Restaurant

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The bun bo hue at Mien Trung is spicy, loaded up and perfect for knocking the wind out of a particularly stubborn hangover.

Shake Shack

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San Diego’s most famous New York transplant is a hungover person’s dream: greasy, high-quality burgers served with their famous concretes.

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Cantina Mayahuel

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Sometimes keeping the party going is all one can do with a wicked hangover—agave spirits help in this endeavor. Cantina Mayahuel boasts one of the best lists in town along with solid cantina food like carnitas tacos and more.

Cantina Mayahuel

cucina SORELLA

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Pasta is the move at Kensington’s Cucina Sorella. Ample seating means it’s a guaranteed in for those who can’t deal with logistics while under the weather and their satisfying, buttery gnochetti sardi is the perfect bowl to bring someone back to life.

cucina SORELLA

The Friendly

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Greasy spoon The Friendly is famous for their Dirty Flat Top burger and their New York-style slices. In other words, a hangover’s dream.

The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger and the Hamburgers at The Friendly Phaedra Cook

Great Maple

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Great Maple’s popular bunch is ideal for someone who had too much to drink the night before: its large menu caters to the indecisive and its larger-than-life breakfast options are a little “too much” for everyday eating but just right for setting a hangover straight. Bonus points for the grilled octopus leg Bloody Mary.

Great Maple

Point Loma newcomer Royale specializes in mainly one thing: burgers. With cheese. They also have a simple yet stacked cocktail list and a sprawling bar, ideal for posting up and putting down a few while eating one of San Diego’s best burgers.

Royale Burger Phaedra Cook

Garlic Shack

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Grant Hill’s Garlic Shack is a longtime standby for anyone looking for a heavy dose of, yes, garlic and also heat. Their rice bowls make a particularly punchy hangover treat. A stacked beer list also aids those looking for the hair of the dog.

TJ Oyster Bar

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In Baja, hangovers mean spice and acid. TJ Oyster Bar’s spicy aguachile provides the perfect cure. Wash it all down with one of their famed fish tacos.

TJ’s Oyster Bar

Aqui Es Texcoco

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Two words: lamb broth. Hot, spicy lamb broth served with grilled lamb tacos.

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Menya Ultra

Courtesy photo

Ramen was going to have to make an appearance on this list and Menya Ultra is one of the absolute best. Nothing cures a hangover quite like fatty pork broth will.

Courtesy photo

Friend's House Korean

Friend’s House Korean has a sprawling menu but top of the order should be dolsot bibimbap, which is the kind of bibimbap that comes in a hot stone, and the spicy hellbroth of tofu jjigae.

Somi Somi

For those who settle a hangover by binging on sugar, Convoy dessert palace Somi Somi’s colorful and creative ice cream will definitely do the trick.

Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

dumpling inn

Nothing says hangover quite like inhaling a plate of dumplings—Convoy’s Shanghainese Dumpling Inn specializes in hand pulled noodles, housemade xiao long bao and other dumpling specials.

dumpling inn

Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

Many a hangover will require a significant dose of carbohydrates: enter Bird Rock’s Wayfarer Bread & Pastry. Especially appealing to those under the weather is their egg sandwich, which is served daily until 11:30.

Mien Trung Restaurant

The bun bo hue at Mien Trung is spicy, loaded up and perfect for knocking the wind out of a particularly stubborn hangover.

Shake Shack

shake shack

San Diego’s most famous New York transplant is a hungover person’s dream: greasy, high-quality burgers served with their famous concretes.

shake shack

Cantina Mayahuel

Cantina Mayahuel

Sometimes keeping the party going is all one can do with a wicked hangover—agave spirits help in this endeavor. Cantina Mayahuel boasts one of the best lists in town along with solid cantina food like carnitas tacos and more.

Cantina Mayahuel

cucina SORELLA

cucina SORELLA

Pasta is the move at Kensington’s Cucina Sorella. Ample seating means it’s a guaranteed in for those who can’t deal with logistics while under the weather and their satisfying, buttery gnochetti sardi is the perfect bowl to bring someone back to life.

cucina SORELLA

The Friendly

The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger and the Hamburgers at The Friendly Phaedra Cook

Greasy spoon The Friendly is famous for their Dirty Flat Top burger and their New York-style slices. In other words, a hangover’s dream.

The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger and the Hamburgers at The Friendly Phaedra Cook

Great Maple

Great Maple

Great Maple’s popular bunch is ideal for someone who had too much to drink the night before: its large menu caters to the indecisive and its larger-than-life breakfast options are a little “too much” for everyday eating but just right for setting a hangover straight. Bonus points for the grilled octopus leg Bloody Mary.

Great Maple

Royale

Royale Burger Phaedra Cook

Point Loma newcomer Royale specializes in mainly one thing: burgers. With cheese. They also have a simple yet stacked cocktail list and a sprawling bar, ideal for posting up and putting down a few while eating one of San Diego’s best burgers.

Royale Burger Phaedra Cook

Garlic Shack

Grant Hill’s Garlic Shack is a longtime standby for anyone looking for a heavy dose of, yes, garlic and also heat. Their rice bowls make a particularly punchy hangover treat. A stacked beer list also aids those looking for the hair of the dog.

TJ Oyster Bar

TJ’s Oyster Bar

In Baja, hangovers mean spice and acid. TJ Oyster Bar’s spicy aguachile provides the perfect cure. Wash it all down with one of their famed fish tacos.