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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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1. Menya Ultra

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8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd m
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 571-2010
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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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2. Friend's House Korean

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4647 Convoy St #101-A
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-0499
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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.

3. Somi Somi

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4620 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 939-0388
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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.

4. Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

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4625 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-9638
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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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5. Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

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5525 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

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.

6. Mien Trung Restaurant

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7530 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 576-0962

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

7. Shake Shack

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675 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 391-1626
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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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8. Cantina Mayahuel

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2934 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 283-6292
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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

9. cucina SORELLA

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4055 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 281-4014
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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.

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10. The Friendly

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4592 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 892-7840
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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

11. Great Maple

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1451 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 255-2282
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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.

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12. Royale

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4204 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 431-5653
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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

13. Garlic Shack

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549 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 551-4398
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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.

14. TJ Oyster Bar

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4410 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
(619) 434-4780
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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

15. Aqui Es Texcoco

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1043 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 427-4045
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Two words: lamb broth. Hot, spicy lamb broth served with grilled lamb tacos.

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1. Menya Ultra

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd m, San Diego, CA 92111
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.

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd m
San Diego, CA 92111

2. Friend's House Korean

4647 Convoy St #101-A, San Diego, CA 92111

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.

4647 Convoy St #101-A
San Diego, CA 92111

3. Somi Somi

4620 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

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.

4620 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

4. Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

4625 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
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.

4625 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

5. Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

5525 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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.

5525 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

6. Mien Trung Restaurant

7530 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, CA 92111

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

7530 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111

7. Shake Shack

675 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
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.

675 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108

8. Cantina Mayahuel

2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
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.

2934 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

9. cucina SORELLA

4055 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
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.

4055 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

10. The Friendly

4592 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116
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.

4592 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116

11. Great Maple

1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
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.

1451 Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

12. Royale

4204 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107
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.

4204 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107

13. Garlic Shack

549 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102

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.

549 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102

14. TJ Oyster Bar

4410 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
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.

4410 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA 91902

15. Aqui Es Texcoco

1043 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911
aqui es texcoco

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

1043 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911

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