Searsucker North County/ Del Mar
Searsucker North County/ Del Mar

Searsucker North County/ Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.searsucker.com/
  • Phone: 8583695700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 5:00pm- 9:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Malarkey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music 8-10pm every Friday & Saturday Night in the bar & lounge!
  • Special Events: For private event inquiries, please contact Mikki@ehgrp.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Del Mar Heights Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Del Mar Highlands Center Parking Lot & Valet
A word from Searsucker North County/ Del Mar
Searsucker's atmosphere is relaxed and inviting with an emphasis on approachable and unpretentious dishes. The New American Classic menu features everything from comfort food with unexpected ingredients to lighter coastal fare. The space includes stylish decor that is both modern and rustic, comfy sofas and a firepit in the open back bar area for guests to sip and socialize, and a private dining room that can hold up to 48 people. The music, lighting and layout of the space creates a one-of-a-kind social dining experience.
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Searsucker North County/ Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)great for outdoor dining (42)special occasion (31)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (29)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (22)romantic (19)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (12)late-night find (9)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Nice evening out
    EveningOut
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Took my daughter to Seersucker during Restaurant Week --- food was excellent and beautifully presented. Waiter was very attentive. The restaurant would be especially good for a "date night".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner
    Linda
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was very cold inside had to wear my jacket. Took a long time to get dessert so the manager gave us one meal for free. the food was very good, and great salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LPCHVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a fantastic time during restaurant week. We started with the crab cake and the Brie which were both very enjoyable. My cousin had the hanger steak and I had the filet. Both were cooked to perfection and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spot
    rrljsd
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Amazing food, can't really go wrong here. Had a pretty wide sampling of their food during restaurant week, loved all of it. Service is a little awkward , but all and all pretty good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very delicious food!
    foodie4fun
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was impressed with the dishes I ordered, quite tasty! I would have like to have more options for Restaurant Week though. The dessert was good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Friday Night!
    Jlovtodine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was excellent for being so busy- fun atmosphere, great people all having a great time! What a great place to spend after a hard working week. Cocktails amazing! Food has so many delicious flavors, loved each coarse. Cant wait to go back next Friday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Tryme
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was good, especially the short rib. Service was excellent, a little pricey, but good for a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, great service! Superb dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieNdisguise
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Ordered the octopus, hanger steak and s'more dessert. The octopus was ok. It was sort of a ragout. The ahi poke looked better. Then I ordered my hanger steak medium rare and it arrived more on the med well side. Not the best steak, but the fries were good. The s'mores dessert was ok. Pretty presentation, but nothing to write home about. We will probably give it another chance. The patio was great. ice lighting and koi pond. The service was friendly. Maybe just ordered the wrong things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food / light and open
    MIssM
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was great, even on the restaurant week menu. Portions were perfect, not too small or big. Like the light open feel. Staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was great and the menu excellent. I was confused with a few items on the menu but the staff answered all my questions and my waiter's suggestion were spot on. Just going there for the shredded pork will make your mouth water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    Dodger
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Met an old friend for lunch. Our service was very good and not intrusive. The food was well prepared and quite good. We stayed for a long chat and did not get that 'ushered' out feeling at all. Lovely leisurely lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cobb Salad
    starcandy07
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I enjoyed the cobb salad and grilled bread for lunch. It had lots of great flavors and wasn't overdressed and the blue cheese was in the dressing which I prefer vs. big chunks of cheese. It had just the right amount of applewood smoked bacon, avocado, hard boiled egg, etc. We had some special dietary needs in our party of 3 and the server was extremely patient and courteous about accommodating her as best he could (which wasn't easy).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank goodness for previous visits
    TallFish
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If I hadn't dined at Searsucker many times, I would not visit again based on this experience alone. I had the Flat Iron Steak- medium rare. I had to remove a number of pieces from my mouth because it was so sinewy I could not chew it completely. Nearly choked on the smallest of bites. The mashed potatoes and mushrooms were INCREDIBLY salty. My husband had the Hanger Steak- cooked medium, it was tough. He said it was, "like chewing gum...similar to eating at Sizzler...the sauce was like molasses". Also, the server and kitchen were unwilling to do simple substitutions to two of four dishes. Again, if I didn't LOVE my past dining at Searsucker (this and other locations) I'd never return. Duck Fat Fries (appetizer) were divine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local fave
    ChestersMom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Searsucker Del Mar and it is my new local favorite. This visit was to celebrate a promotion at work and I brought my mom out to celebrate with me. We were seated as soon as we walked in the door and given drink and dinner menus. Our server was excellent and he took the time to explain to mom how everything was prepared so she could make her dinner selection. We shared the calamari, mom had the chicken and I had the flat iron steak. Everything we ordered was perfect, the service was outstanding and we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bathrooms were filthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was good and the decor was interesting. A couple of major issues. Not a place for a romantic evening. Noise level was very high throughout entire place. Inside or out. Public bathrooms at a road stop would be cleaner that the bathrooms at searsucker.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nanygaard
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We dined at Seersucker for our Anniversary celebration. The food was wonderful. The presentation and the staff were lovely. They have a very pretty patio with a large koi pond. The overall decor is very nice. Great for private parties, large parties or an Anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat Irritating
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Not a well run business. Chaos. Lethargy and indifference. Some dishes can be good…hit and miss. More of a bar than a restaurant. I give this place another year...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost outstanding
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a group of six people for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. We all loved the character of the place and there was live music which was nice (though sometimes hard to talk over). Five of the six of us loved our meals. The French Toast was wonderful as were the stuffed zucchini blossoms! The crab 'benny' was not eatable. We noticed another table had sent theirs back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let down
    sabrinaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I always love the ambiance when I peek in, but lunch IS NOT the time to go. It is dead!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where was everyone?
    Seenitalldiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had dinner a bit later because of ours or time and were surprised to see the parking lot and restaurant nearly empty. It was Sunday but also summer. Nothing wrong with food or service (other than not being that great on Gluten Free which I have found at other Malarky restaurants, who puts gluten in sorbet??), but the ghost town feel was a bit if a bummer for my husbands birthday dinner. I had avoided this place for years bc of the "meat market" rep so was surprised to see it this way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time here
    Diningwithfriends
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. No problem getting a reservation at 6:15 & we were seated immediately. Our server was excellent. She was very friendly & answered all of our questions about the menu. Based on her descriptions, my husband made his choice (the pork butt) & loved it!! He was still singing the praises on the drive home. Dessert menus weren't shoved at us, but our server had them ready when we asked. Drinks were always refreshed quickly. I had been hesitant about trying this restaurant but we will definitely be returning, maybe just not on a Saturday night because once the music started, it was to difficult to carry on a conversation, even at our table for 4. The music was why the Ambience only got 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Lunch
    Ilikesteak
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Although the lunch menu is somewhat short. The selection are quite good. I had the soft shell crab sandwich, very good. It appears the dinner menu is more extensive. Next time, I'll go for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below Average Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I've given them a couple chances because I want to like this place but the food just isn't good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brian Malarkey doesn't disappoint
    NorthCountyFoody
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food: Scrumptious, although the menu seemed a bit limited The service: Really, really good. Our server was friendly and informative without hovering The atmosphere: Didn't really get the searsucker motif. Burlap was super cool and Searsucker is sort of non-descript. The hostess station: Three ghouls greeted us. They looked as though their faces would crack if they tried to smile. They looked at us as though we were taking up their time. Not any kind of good first impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    weeatallover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place exceeds our expectations every time we dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Searsucker
    Cathi
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The restaurant has a modern, yet welcoming feel. The terrace is a nice place for small bites & cocktails. Offering the cheddar puffs gratis is a nice touch & they are delicious. The menu is not overwhelming but offers interesting choices. One can also experiment with new and unusual drink selections. Altogether I would recommend this restaurant & I would return with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Terrible Service
    SocalgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    While the food is good, it's not worth enduring the bad service that we have had on numerous dining experiences at this restaurant. This latest trip was no exception. There is no reason why it should take a server 15 minutes to greet a new table when the restaurant is virtually empty - then take 10 minutes to pick up drinks from the bar. Part of our order was unavailable and we were not informed by the server until AFTER our food arrived. Spoke to the manager before leaving. She bashed the new owners. We were given a gift card but I will not return. Horrible experience.
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  • Not going back
    Fifin
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Menu said all day happy hour on Wednesday, but server said "only afternoon" all day. Since when "all day" means half day? Did not have dessert menu and took 10 minutes to bring the only dessert. Food was eehh.. Nothing special. Disappointing overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous night
    trackfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I would recommend this place to anyone that loves food. Each of our dishes were amazing, but most of all the wait staff made us feel at home. Their attention to detail and their suggestion were spot on. The shrimp and grits was to die for. This is one restaurant that you need to visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Seersucker Del Mar
    Seersucker
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I took my daughter for a birthday dinner with her brother & a friend. We all liked the food we ordered very much. The staff seemed disappointed that we didn't order alcohol drinks or dessert. Would go again for a special occasion as the prices are high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good for business lunch
    TabbyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have had business lunches 3x in the past two months. Every time, service was painfully slow. They don't staff enough waiters for lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level was an auditory assault
    mine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was artfully prepared. I had the scallops and the strawberry salad. Both were amazing. Also, the server was incredible. Prices were normal for the area. I asked for the scallops to be prepared medium and they were spot on. However, we will not be back because of the noise level. I think that this is intended for a late night bar scene instead of a restaurant. In fact, the noise hits you the moment you walk in the door. I believe this owner also owned it when it was Burlap, and Burlap also suffered from this same problem. Go here if you have a first date, or are not a big talker, that way you don't have to worry about straining to hear each other speak over the noise level.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sear-iously different
    Hognather
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Combination in the dishes is unique and surprising. I like the unexpected. Good staff. I'd consider it hip but if your a downtown hip person not the same area of San Diego Delmar chill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not close to the original
    mooser23VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were on vacation to San Diego and searsucker downtown is a favorite. We ate there on Tueaday and it was stellar. The del mar restaurant is a poor imitation. The Hamachi was warm, my son's steak was over cooked... but the big issue is we have a 45 minute wait between first course and second. This place does not have the quality or attention to detail of the original. Go downtown.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant
    foodishappinessVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time eating at the one in Del Mar and it was not a disappointment. Amazing food, vibrant scene, and friend staff. It is trendy and hip. Reminiscent of the great places in Williamsburg.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What I Asked For
    Bbonta
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I was disappointed that the hostesses disregarded my specific request to be seated at a table "away" from the bar in a quieter area of the restaurant... They sat us right next to the bar under a speaker. My fiance asked for us to be re-seated, which the were happy to. Once we were moved, the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Our server was polite but seemed not too enthused with serving us. We will definitely go again. the food was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dessert was a miss, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Dinner was actually amazing. Salmon, steak, mussels, drinks... all wonderful. Then we chose a dessert. We had tried a few previously and none had been great. We went for the berry crumble. Total miss, unfortunately. Is that enough to bring the whole rating down a star?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 190 reviews are from the Searsucker North County/ Del Mar reviews archive.
  • Very Nice!
    Mimiz
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My dinner companion and I sat outside on the covered patio, near the koi pond. We were immediately served water and asked if we wanted to start with any drinks. We spent some time going over the wine list and the menu and found so many wonderful choices that it was almost hard to choose. They offered a three course option for $35, which gave you a choice of starter, entrée, and dessert. I asked our server for a recommendation on wine basted on our choices, and she made an excellent selection! All in all, great venue, great food, great wine, and great service. I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    elandelsbVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have some strict nutritional guidelines at the moment, and the staff and kitchen could not have been nicer - they accommodated my needs, and tailored my meal without question. Much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate