Nomad Donuts is where to go in North Park for unusual donut flavors, like blueberry lavender and ube taro.
Written byJackie Bryant
Addison in Carmel Valley serves French-Japanese tasting menus, has a huge wine list, and is San Diego’s fanciest restaurant.
Trust is a neighborhood restaurant in Hillcrest that’s known for their wood-fired grill, wide selection of wines, and great atmosphere.
The Grass Skirt is a modern tiki bar in Pacific Beach that serves a variety of umbrella drinks, along with burgers, pork buns, and kimchi fried rice.
The Crack Shack in Little Italy is where to go to a really good fried sandwich on a huge patio.
Temp By Cosecha in Chula Vista is where to go for seasonal dishes, a big selection of wine and sake, and a very boozy brunch.
It’s Raw Poke Shop in Ocean Beach is where to go for authentic poke and chicken long rice.
Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights serves really good pizza and more beers than you could ever consume in a lifetime.
Born & Raised in Little Italy is where to go for an expensive steak, fancy cocktails, and to live out all of your Great Gatsby fantasies.
Campfire in Carlsbad looks like the setting from Moonrise Kingdom, serves a wide range of wood-fired dishes, and let's you roast your own s'mores.
Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park is an outdoor-only spot that serves Texas barbecue and Argentine-style asado.
The Balboa Bar & Grill is where to go in Banker’s Hill for really good burgers and a few beers in a space your grandpa would like.
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Little Lion Cafe is an all-day restaurant in Sunset Cliffs that's the perfect stop before, during, or after a trip to the beach.