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.Read More
Where to Beat a Hangover in San Diego
Had a little too much to drink last night? These meals will help
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.
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.
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.
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Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon
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.
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.
San Diego’s most famous New York transplant is a hungover person’s dream: greasy, high-quality burgers served with their famous concretes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Aqui Es Texcoco
Two words: lamb broth. Hot, spicy lamb broth served with grilled lamb tacos.