As always the sunset was spectacula
As always the sunset was spectacular. Brie was to die for but the Kona Salad was not tasty. Our server seemed annoyed that she had to wait on us but I still love this place.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always good in every way
We enjoy eating at World Famous and have for years. This time the menu was different and it seemed the food presentation was more elegant too. We often go for their delicious hamburger but this time we didn't see it on the menu so we switched it up. Both the crusted yellowfin with jasmine rice and the grilled salmon with Mac n cheese were delish. The sides portions were smaller than we expected but we were full anyway. The lobster bisque wasn't "on" that night but we will continue to have it-it's always been one of the highlights of eating at World Famous. The wine selection was very satisfactory. The waitstaff is friendly and appropriately chatty and we love the view-we always try to sit on the patio. Will continue to recommend.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reservation allowed us to
Reservation allowed us to sit immediately in main dining area (patio was an additional wait, so we sat in main area). We brought our 2 and 3 year old, they did well and enjoyed the kids food. Service was excellent.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
on the beach and sunset!
love this place. Great for after a day of surfing. casual and the food is fresh seafood quality. staff is always accommodating.
3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a great restaurant.
It is a great restaurant. What a view!!! No matter where you are seated --- there is an ocean view!!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Must go again
The only critique I have would be on the fact that the table I reserved wasn't ready until about 20 minutes after the reserved time. Other than that, great staff, wonderful view, and excellent food! I am looking forward to going back to try the rest of the menu :o)
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's all good!
Eclectic menu, good food at reasonable prices, attentive service, excellent location on the beach, good views of the ocean. A nice place to bring someone for lunch or dinner.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took a group of visiting family and received rave reviews on my choice of restaurant, Thank you World Famous! I just love the Lobster Bisque and make a point to have it every time I go but I was told that the eggplant fries were very tasty as well as the Portabello Ponzu Wrap and I noticed that none of the fish and chips were left on the plate either.
Our server was attentive and happy and the view was gorgeous of course. All in all a lovely lunch.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place to eat in Pacific Beach
Stayed in Pacific Beach (San Diego)and this place was across the street from the our hotel. Very casual.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a great time. Very pricy
had a great time. Very pricy for the taste of the food. there were many menus and we were only offered 1 and the choices were ok. looking for a good burger and not offered.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for Our Anniversary!
We had excellent service and a wonderful time! Ate early so that we could get back to our hotel to take photos of the sunset. Lots of families, casual dress, and wonderful staff, which always works for us!
I had prime rib and my hubby had the Cioppino. We have also been there for brunch, although it has been a while, and that was equally enjoyable. Everything was wonderful! Thank you!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ocean front meal
Had lunch with a group of friends and we all enjoyed ourselves, priced really well too, I had the chicken sandwich and it was perfect
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow - All I can say is don't
Wow - All I can say is don't judge a book by its cover. Walking by this restaurant on the boardwalk -- from your first impression it does not look great. However after looking online at the menu, I insisted we go there for dinner. I ordered the prime rib - oh my goodness it was the best prime rib I have ever eaten. I live in Calgary, AB, Canada and grew up on a ranch so I believe I know my beef. The prime rib was cooked to perfection, the portion size was huge - the horseradish condiment was so yummy. Our server, Sarah was the best.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizers are very good. The seafood entres were execellent, but the steak was very tough. Quite noisy with a lot of out-of-town visitors and their small kids there. The servers are friendly and efficient.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was great. The food and service were very good and not outrageously priced.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Breakfast and Dinners
We first went to World Famous for breakfast, it was very good. I had the Epic French Toast and my husband had the Prime Rib Hash with Eggs. The hash was delicious with chunks of beef, potatoes all on top of scrambled eggs. My french toast was made with a focaccia bread served with a berry puree and fresh berries on top..yummy! We decided breakfast was so good, we made reservations for dinner. I had the potato wrapped white seabass with a shrimp arborio rice cake in a white champagne sauce and my husband had the cioppino both were delicious. Our only regret...we didn't save room for dessert:( The dessert menu looked great! The service was great, attentive and you didn't feel rushed.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nut Crusted Brie w/ Mango Habanero
Tasty seafood restaurant. Was hesitant to take advice and try this place after having had the over-hyped market seafood dinner on my last trip. The World Famous does not disappoint.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food with great view
Delicious food all around. Prime rib juicy and tasty. Amazing view of ocean. Service was outstanding. Only problem was noise level but wouldn't discourage us from returning.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view of the ocean
Patio tables have a great view of the bech and ocean. Good food and good service. Excellent.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best on the Beach!!
World Famous has great food, super friendly service, and a view of the ocean/sunset that is remarkable.
Dinners are great, but don't miss breakfast and lunch!!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, This place was great in every way. I loved it !!!!!!!!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were great.
Service and food were great. We had a window with a view of sunset...very special! Kinda noisy but it was crowded, as usual.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The customer service from
The customer service from both the wait and managerial staff was excellent. They both went out of their way to accommodate our special requests and make our experience that much more enjoyable. The menu options were fantastic and because their menu changes everyday to accommodate fresh meats and fish, the entire meal was very very good.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location, location, location. Love going to this resturant on a beautiful San Diego day. Food is very good. I've always enjoyed everything we had for breakfast. I had a great ahi salad this week. It was generous in proportion and tasty. Another bonus is you can park at the Promenade Shopping Center next door. They validate for 3 hours.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally World Famous
I finally had the chance to try World Famous in PB! My friends have recommended this place since I moved here two years ago and yesterday I finally was able to give it a try. Really professional and friendly service!! Loved the view!! Right on the PB walk. The food was very, very good and I would not hesitate to go back anytime! (Maybe not world famous, or revolutionary in any way but very good.)
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunset and seafood
World Famous is one of our favorite restaurants everytime we visit San Diego. It's within walking distance to our summer home, a comfortable relaxing feel and awesome food. Their Lobster bisque is a must! Super! I'm usually a person who eats the same thing at each of the restaurants we frequent however, at World Famous I've tried AND LOVED everything. I just tried the Salmon Mac 'N Cheese this last visit. Wonderfully fresh and not too rich, great!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breathtaking Summer Sunsets
Right on the beach and boardwalk in Pacific Beach, World Famous does not disappoint as a summer sunset lovers dinner spot. The patio views of the Pacific are spectacular and the California coastal food very good. Service is great. Breakfast and lunch also served with PB hospitality! Tourists and locals.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't expect much from Ocean front restaurants, especially when half of their entrees are under $20, but I was sure impressed with World Famous. Great menu selections superbly executed,, beautiful view, nice service and for prices I would pay in the boondocks, but I was looking at the Pacific. And valet parking for $5 - I will be back every trip to San Diego!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
TREATED MY FRIENDS TO DINNER ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE FOOD WAS FRESH AND FABULOUS. IT WAS SO AWESOME WE WENT AND BROUGHT ALONG MORE FRIENDS ON SATURDAY FOR DRINKS AND MORE FOOD! CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE.. THE LOCATION AND BEACH WAS BEAUTIFUL... THEY DEFINALTEY LIVE UP TO THE NAME!! WORLD FAMOUS!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were early for our reservation
We were early for our reservation and the happily seated us early. Appetizers were brought out quickly and just the right amount of time between courses. Food was delicious hot and fresh our glasses were never empty they knew it was my birthday and brought me the most delicious creamy Creme Brûlée with a lit birthday candle on the house! Raving about it to everyone.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made a reservation asking for a view table for 4 and did not get one. Obviously a popular place but too noisy to hear conversations. We're looking forward to having lunch to compare.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
World Famous is truly World Famous!
Great service, great food, I wish we could dine there every week, but we live in Arizona!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined there often. LOVE IT!!! Great service -- extremely friendly staff. The food is super!!! What a view of the sunset!!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a great experience.
We went to World Famous for our Anniversary. The view is outstanding, literally on Pacific Beach, 25 yards from the ocean. The food was really great. This is my new favorite place for special occasions, and any ol' Tuesday sunset.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had never been to San Diego
Had never been to San Diego before. When I asked some locals on the street to recommend a good, moderate priced restaurant, and great seafood I was told to go to World Famous. I am glad I did. Sat outside with the surf and the entire staff really wanted to take care of you. It was worth the trip.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extensive menu options and
Extensive menu options and beer selections, can watch the sunset at the beach.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pacific beach gem
This was the best find in pb. Sat on the patio for breakfast every day and enjoyed watching the surfers. The food was amazing. Also visited their sister restaurant Fat Fish, it was also amazing.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made reservations for 1/2 price lobster taco night or whatever the deal was, and we were seated by the hostess. When we place our order with the server, she said they only serve them at that price in the bar and that's a first come first serve...usually. She hightailed it to the bar and wrangle us a table (probably ticked off a few people in line), but service like that, WONDERFUL!! and the food was delicious.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the friendly and competent staff. Thank you for making sure we got a table even though we couldn't be there at our reserved time! Great restaurant with a great seafood choices.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Turkey Day Buffet
The entire dining experience on Thanksgiving day was great! The food, the location and the staff all were excellent!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our reservations were for 5:30 and we were seated immediately. The service was good and everyone cleaned their plate!!! Overall, this was a great experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM