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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in North San Diego

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in North San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Poseidon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5355)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Del Mar
About the restaurant
The minute you walk into Poseidon, you’ll be swept by the fabulous view. You couldn’t be closer to the sand and the beach than sitting at Poseidon on their beautiful outdoor patio. With such a spectacular ocean view, you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets and during the right season even catch a glimpse of the whales migrating up or down the coast. The bar offers a large circular firepit, which is nice on those chilly fall or winter nights. Off to the side of the bar is a split level dining room offering every table a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. For decades, Poseidon has delighted both local San Diegans and the tourists that love the beach.
Top review
Shelvis
Dined 6 days ago
Lovely eveing of outdoor dining by the beach in Del Mar. Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful ambience. Great place for special occassions.
A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8770)
$50 and over
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
About the restaurant
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great sunset dinner at the Pacific Coasr Grill. Excellent location, directly on the beach, great service and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.
A photo of The Veranda Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1450)
$30 and under
Californian
Fallbrook
About the restaurant
While dining at the most atmospheric restaurant in Fallbrook, you can gaze at our sparkling lake and gorgeous grounds while enjoying a delicious meal prepared with seasonal produce from our on-site vegetable and fruit gardens. We offer patio heaters during the winter months and fans during the warmer months. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy a stroll through our many gardens before or after you dine at The Veranda.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Nice menu for brunch or lunch. Beignets with berry sauce and whipped cream, just delicious!
A photo of Jake's Del Mar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (10039)
$30 and under
American
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Aloha friends of Jake’s Del Mar! We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Visit jakesdelmar.com to view our menus or place a takeout order online!

Jake’s is the quintessential California oceanfront dining experience. The eclectic menu compliments the casual, yet elegant restaurant atmosphere right on the Del Mar shore. With chef-driven California coastal fare, craft cocktails, and unforgettable ocean views, it’s the best of the west coast. Whether for a date night or a celebration with friends and family, Jake’s serves up something special every time.

Top review
Carryllvip
Dined 2 days ago
First of all, if you’re dining at Jake’s, request a beachfront table. The views are spectacular, especially if you are fortunate enough to catch a beautiful sunset. The food was delicious (halibut, mahi mahi and steak and shrimp) and our server, Chucky, was attentive and friendly. Such a wonderful dining experience.
A photo of Pacifica Del Mar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4767)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Del Mar
About the restaurant
Perched atop the Del Mar Plaza in the heart of the Village, Pacifica Del Mar has remained a local gem for years as one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after places to dine, wine and gather with friends and family. Their menu showcases casual and inspired fare - like fresh seafood, steak and pasta - complimented by an award-winning wine list and creative cocktails.

Whether you choose to dine on their cozy ocean view patio, or join them in our vibrant dining room or bar, their warm service and great food and drink will provide a memorable dining experience.

We look forward to seeing you at Pacifica Del Mar. Please note that in an effort to give our staff enough time to turn over and sanitize tables between diners, reservations will be limited to an hour and a half for parties of 4 or less, and 2 hours for parties 5+. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep things safe for you.

Top review
alansvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service & view! The grilled octopus is amazing.
A photo of Canyons at The Crossings restaurant
4.5
4.5 (695)
$30 and under
American
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
The Canyons Restaurant is located inside the clubhouse of The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course in North County San Diego, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean! With our unique culinary flare, stone clubhouse, vaulted ceilings, rustic feel, multiple patios, and private dining rooms, The Canyons is perfect for any occasion. We are located right next to Legoland and the Sheraton/Westin Carlsbad Resorts!

*Please note that the Canyons Restaurant is open until 3pm daily and Player's Lounge is open after 3pm. Player's Lounge seating is outdoors with the exception of bar seating. There is heaters and fireplaces outside as well as a wind wall for guest comfort.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
I enjoyed my short stack and tye eggs were perfectly prepared. Service was excellent as it was the last time I visited.
A photo of VAGA Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (114)
$31 to $50
American
Encinitas
About the restaurant
For a true “vaga”, the journey is never-ending; the spirit and palate, always curious. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from near and far, VAGA explores San Diego’s ever-changing confluence of culture and wanderlust. From its perch on a coastal bluff in Encinitas, California, VAGA keeps one hand in the ocean, one hand in the farm, and both eyes on the horizon.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Wow what a special night. My boyfriend and I received such incredible service from start to finish!!! I wish I got the hostess’ name because she went above and beyond to help us and was just so so sweet. We came for the sunset and pics and so did others, so no outside tables were available at first, but we enjoyed a drink on the outdoor patio. At about 8 we were sat outside and it was great weather. The food was divine, so fresh and delicious. Jessica and Tyler showed us incredible service. Jessica especially gave us such accurate descriptions of all the dishes. Could not recommend this place more!!! Definitely will be back!
A photo of The Watering Hole- San Diego Zoo Safari Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1175)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Escondido
About the restaurant
Located in the San Diego Safari Park
OpenTable Diners Choice 2022 Award for Best Ambiance

Enjoy an incredible view of the African Plains at the Safari Park's newest gathering spot: The Watering Hole restaurant and bar. Watch rhinos and giraffes as you dine on menu items including tasty sandwiches and fresh salads, or relax with a refreshing beverage from the full-service bar with a wide selection of craft beers, wine, and mixed drinks.

18% Gratuity charge to be added to checks for parties of 7 or more

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Good food, quick service. Highly recommend for any safari visitors.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff restaurant
4.3
4.3 (6906)
$30 and under
Seafood
Solana Beach
About the restaurant
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
Top review
Tigervip
Dined 1 day ago
We had a lovely ocean view table and the blackened sea bass was excellent.
A photo of Vue - Omni La Costa Resort & Spa restaurant
4.3
4.3 (138)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
VUE is a lively and contemporary restaurant with an outdoor dining patio and magnificent “VUEs” of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa's championship golf courses and lush green rolling hills. This signature restaurant features creative dishes from our talented culinary team, a unique selection of craft brews, wines and cocktail offerings. Start or end your day with a leisurely meal the whole family will enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
It was very busy for the staff for breakfast/brunch. Lots of walk-in customers waiting together with us with reservations. Finally, we got seated at a table with unobstructed views of their magnificent golf course! We received prompt service and our food came at a timely manner. My short ribs, over easy eggs, hash browns with chimichurri sauce was outstanding and so was the cinnamon French toast with mixed berries! This girl loves breakfast! My husband’s entree of corned beef hash and Brussels sprouts were great too! So when the food and the amazing location was fulfilled, I can overlook the minimal inconvenience. The staff were very apologetic and we certainly understood as they lacked the necessary help; no fault on theirs at all! I highly recommend dining at the Vue! Just be patient and kind if it’s busy! We look forward to returning to the Omni La Costa Resort and the Vue!
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