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Eater's Essential List
Blind Lady Ale House is one of Eater's Essential List.

1. Blind Lady Ale House

8.6
3416 Adams Ave (at 34th St), San Diego, CA
Bar à bières · Adams North · 135 conseils et avis
Cafe Chloe is one of Eater's Essential List.

2. Cafe Chloe

721 9th Ave (at G St), San Diego, CA
Café · East Village · 128 conseils et avis
Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen is one of Eater's Essential List.

3. Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen

7.9
4898 Convoy St, San Diego, CA
Restaurant servant des ramen · Kearny Mesa · 77 conseils et avis
Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza is one of Eater's Essential List.

4. Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza

8.2
897 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Pizzeria · 39 conseils et avis

5. Kaito Sushi

8.1
130 N El Camino Real (Encinitas Blve), Encinitas, CA
Restaurant japonais · 19 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Kaito Sushi inspires devotion and reverence from sushi purists who delight in owner Kazuo Morita's dedication to the freshest seafood and time-honored technique. [Eater 38 Member]

Carnitas' Snack Shack is one of Eater's Essential List.

6. Carnitas' Snack Shack

2632 University Ave (at Oregon St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · North Park · 186 conseils et avis

7. The Original Sab-E-Lee

8.8
6925 Linda Vista Rd Ste B (Btwn Comstock St and Ulric St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant thaïlandais · Linda Vista · 48 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Flavor and heat mingle deliciously at this no-frills Thai joint. The curries and noodles are above par but the catfish or duck larb and raw beef salad are really something special. [Eater 38 Member]

8. Farm House Cafe

2121 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA
Restaurant français · University Heights · 26 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chef-owner Olivier Bioteau turns out thoughtful, classic French food out of an impossibly small kitchen. Their Sunday brunch is among the best in town. [Eater 38 Member]

9. Sushi Ota

9.1
4529 Mission Bay Dr (at Bunker Hill St), San Diego, CA
Bar à sushis · Pacific Beach · 137 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Helmed by a venerable sushi master (request a seat in owner Ota-san's section of the sushi bar), the restaurant is unassuming, low-key and unquestionably authentic. [Eater 38 Member]

10. George's at The Cove

8.9
1250 Prospect St (at Ivanhoe Ave), La Jolla, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Village · 222 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chef Trey Foshee at George's California Modern is cited as a guiding force in the San Diego food culture and one of the first champions of local seafood. [Eater 38 Member]

Tender Greens is one of Eater's Essential List.

11. Tender Greens

8.8
2400 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA
Bar à salades · Naval Training Center · 69 conseils et avis

12. Wine Vault & Bistro

8.8
3731 India St, San Diego, CA
Bar à vins · Midtown · 21 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Winemaker events, an ever-changing seasonal menu and prix fixe dinners that feel like a steal. Friday: $20, 3-courses; Saturday $30, 5-courses. [Eater 38 Member]

CUCINA urbana is one of Eater's Essential List.

13. CUCINA urbana

9.2
505 Laurel St (at 5th Ave), San Diego, CA
Restaurant italien · Park West · 171 conseils et avis

14. Searsucker

7.9
611 5th Ave (at Market St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · Gaslamp · 250 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The first of Brian Malarkey's restaurant empire to open and its flagship concept; Searsucker adds a needed food-worthy dining destination to the Gaslamp. [Eater 38 Member]

15. Cowboy Star

8.9
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA
Restaurant-grill · East Village · 117 conseils et avis

EaterEater: An in-house butcher shop, skilled mixologists and a non-stuffy vibe set this steakhouse apart from its expense account counterparts. Try for a seat at Victor Jimenez's chef table. [Eater 38 Member]

16. Urban Solace

3823 30th St (at University Ave), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · North Park · 139 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chef and owner Matt Gordon has established a loyal following for his unpretentious new American comfort food and popular Bluegrass Brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

17. Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

8.6
2202 4th Ave (btwn Ivy & Juniper St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · Park West · 56 conseils et avis

EaterEater: San Diegans were glad to see Market's Carl Schroeder move down from North County for this more casual second spot. [Eater 38 Member]

18. El Pescador Fish Market

8.7
627 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA
Restaurant de fruits de mer · Village · 88 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Just-plucked seafood and unfussy, simple preparations make El Pescador a winner. Hopefully, none of that will change with the market and cafe's move and expansion. [Eater 38 Member]

Wa Dining OKAN is one of Eater's Essential List.

19. Wa Dining OKAN

8.4
3860 Convoy St Ste 110, San Diego, CA
Restaurant japonais · Kearny Mesa · 38 conseils et avis

20. Starlite

8.5
3175 India St (at Spruce St), San Diego, CA
Bar lounge · Midtown · 81 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Responsible for kicking off the local craft cocktail scene. It's also a haven for late night eaters who still want good food - the kitchen's open until midnight every night. [Eater 38 Member]

Aqui es Texcoco is one of Eater's Essential List.

21. Aqui es Texcoco

8.8
1043 Broadway (at Crested Butte St), Chula Vista, CA
Restaurant mexicain · West Chula Vista · 32 conseils et avis
A.R. Valentien is one of Eater's Essential List.

22. A.R. Valentien

8.3
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
Restaurant américain · Torrey Pines · 12 conseils et avis
Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar is one of Eater's Essential List.

23. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

7.7
910 Prospect St (at Jenner St), La Jolla, CA
Restaurant américain · Village · 35 conseils et avis
Bencotto Italian Kitchen is one of Eater's Essential List.

24. Bencotto Italian Kitchen

8.6
750 W Fir St (at Kettner Blvd), San Diego, CA
Restaurant italien · Little Italy · 109 conseils et avis
Neighborhood is one of Eater's Essential List.

25. Neighborhood

777 G St (at 8th Ave), San Diego, CA
Gastro-pub · Central San Diego · 198 conseils et avis
The Fishery is one of Eater's Essential List.

26. The Fishery

9.0
5040 Cass St (at Opal St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant de fruits de mer · Pacific Beach · 41 conseils et avis
Jayne's Gastropub is one of Eater's Essential List.

27. Jayne's Gastropub

7.5
4677 30th St (Adams Ave.), San Diego, CA
Gastro-pub · North Park · 32 conseils et avis
Whisknladle is one of Eater's Essential List.

28. Whisknladle

8.2
1044 Wall St (at Herschel Ave.), La Jolla, CA
Restaurant américain · Village · 93 conseils et avis
Addison is one of Eater's Essential List.

29. Addison

8.9
5200 Grand del Mar Way (at Del Mar Meadows Road), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · Carmel Valley · 16 conseils et avis
Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro is one of Eater's Essential List.

30. Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro

8.4
4346 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA
Restaurant mexicain · East Chula Vista · 35 conseils et avis
Market Restaurant & Bar is one of Eater's Essential List.

31. Market Restaurant & Bar

8.4
3702 Via de La Valle (at El Camino Real), Del Mar, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · 36 conseils et avis

EaterEater: A just-redesigned dining room and a newly-installed pizza oven mean it's about time to revisit this chef-driven restaurant, which has reopened after a quick redo in November.

Tapenade is one of Eater's Essential List.

32. Tapenade

7612 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
Restaurant français · Village · 10 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This La Jolla institution offers reliable service and traditional French Provencal food from chef Jean Michel Diot; their Bistro bar menu's one of the best values in town. [Eater 38 Member]

Alchemy is one of Eater's Essential List.

33. Alchemy

1503 30th St (at Beech St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · South Park · 35 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This community-minded restaurant has garnered affection in the neighborhood and beyond, thanks to chef Ricardo Heredia's eclectic farm-to-table food and their warm service. [Eater 38 Member]

PrepKitchen is one of Eater's Essential List.

34. PrepKitchen

1660 India St (at Date St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant américain · Little Italy · 85 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The Little Italy space has been steadily stepping up its culinary game. The cocktails are commendable too, as are the bar bites and brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle is one of Eater's Essential List.

35. Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle

8.7
1776 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA
Bar · 22 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This place might be an only-in-San Diego special. Where else could you eat house made sausages while drinking local beer in a still-operational bait and tackle shop on a pier? [Eater 38 Member]

Tiger!Tiger! is one of Eater's Essential List.

36. Tiger!Tiger!

3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Pub · North Park · 107 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This unpretentious spot just celebrated their two year anniversary. That's two years of what might be San Diego's best convergence of craft beer and food. [Eater 38 Member]

37. Buona Forchetta

9.1
3001 Beech St (at 30th St), San Diego, CA
Restaurant italien · South Park · 73 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Regulars rave about the char and chew of the oven-burnished crusts at this friendly South Park pizzeria, which also specializes in homemade pasta. [Eater 38 Member]

38. Veladora

7.8
5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Restaurant · 5 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This hacienda-style restaurant at Rancho Valencia isn't short on style, nor does it skimp on the quality of its ingredients. Seasonal ingredients shine. Plates are elegantly composed.[Eater 38 Member]

Zia Gourmet Pizza is one of Eater's Essential List.

39. Zia Gourmet Pizza

8.8
3311 Adams Ave (at 33rd St), San Diego, CA
Pizzeria · Normal Heights · 19 conseils et avis
Alforon is one of Eater's Essential List.

40. Alforon

8.9
5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Restaurant du Moyen-Orient · 55 conseils et avis
Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana is one of Eater's Essential List.

41. Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

8.6
689 H St (btwn Woodlawn & Oaklawn Ave), Chula Vista, CA
Bar à tacos · Central Chula Vista · 110 conseils et avis
Coop's West Texas BBQ is one of Eater's Essential List.

42. Coop's West Texas BBQ

8.7
2625 Lemon Grove Ave (btwn Cypress & Grange St), Lemon Grove, CA
Restaurant de cuisine au barbecue · 39 conseils et avis
Oscar's Mexican Seafood is one of Eater's Essential List.

43. Oscar's Mexican Seafood

9.3
703 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA
Restaurant mexicain · Pacific Beach · 98 conseils et avis