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Jeune et JolieJeune et Jolie
340 reviews
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Contemporary French | Carlsbad, North San Diego

After hearing about this place decided to give it a try. It met all the expectations!! Wait staff so friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back!! More

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Seasons - Four Seasons Residence Club AviaraSeasons - Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
121 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Wonderful early dinner and drinks. Staff exceptional and food options always excellent! Great local gem 👍 More

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Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
1920 reviews
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Outstanding in all aspects!! Incredible seafood dishes. Recommend highly!! More

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PAON Restaurant & Wine BarPAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
1087 reviews
$$$$
French | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We make it a point to visit Paon whenever we come to Carlsbad. Excellent food, professional service and nice wine list. It ain't cheap, but it's more than worth it! More

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CampfireCampfire
1623 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

I just recommended it today. we had a wonderful time it is a restaurant you want to go to with more then 2 people I believe Waitress was GREAT. Food was very good. just a nice evening More

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Vigilucci's Cucina ItalianaVigilucci's Cucina Italiana
1171 reviews
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Birthday / Family meal More

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West Steak and SeafoodWest Steak and Seafood
2072 reviews
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Steak | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Loved how this steakhouse includes two individual sides with each steak/seafood dish. Service was superb! More

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Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La CostaBob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
469 reviews
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Steakhouse | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Very good steakhouse. Steaks were delicious. Although, I wish all dishes didn't automatically come with carrot and potatoes. Our family likes to share other sides. Ambiance is nice but it's pretty dark in the second dining room. Service was friendly and top notch on timing and needs. More

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Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
587 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Presentations are all works of art at this restaurant. Devine! More

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Argyle SteakhouseArgyle Steakhouse
751 reviews
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Steakhouse | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Amazing service Delicious food Always look forward to dining here when we stay at the beautiful resort More

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Texas de Brazil - CarlsbadTexas de Brazil - Carlsbad
145 reviews
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Steakhouse | Carlsbad, North San Diego

It was great. Me and my boyfriend’s first time and it was for his birthday. The service was extremely fast, friendly, and they threw in a free dessert! More

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264 Fresco264 Fresco
938 reviews
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Very vibe-y, I loved it! Great service and everything was really good. More

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Tommy V's Urban KitchenTommy V's Urban Kitchen
464 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

The food was great. I had the short ribs and gnocchi. Tender, flavorful... very nice. My wife had the rack of lamb and mashed potatoes. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Tender, not “gamey”. Another great choice! Will certainly be back! More

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P.F. Chang's - CarlsbadP.F. Chang's - Carlsbad
38 reviews
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Asian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

My Mom and family had an amazing time at P.F. Chag's for Mothers Day! The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was great, and the food was absolutely delicious! More

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King's Fish House - CarlsbadKing's Fish House - Carlsbad
825 reviews
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Seafood | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Excellent seafood. I highly recommend the halibut. More

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Benihana - CarlsbadBenihana - Carlsbad
1575 reviews
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Japanese | Carlsbad, North San Diego

It was our daughter’s 45th Birthday and lots of fun with our 4 grandchildren ages 2, 5, 7 & 9. Great experience! More

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Lobby Lounge - Park Hyatt AviaraLobby Lounge - Park Hyatt Aviara
73 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Carlsbad, North San Diego

A little pricey for what you get as far as food and drinks go, but it is a wonderful spot with beautiful views, so I guess that is built into the price. They were very accommodating to the 2 pescatarians in our group and replaced some of the items containing meat with more of the seafood options. Scones were delicious! More

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The Land and Water Co.The Land and Water Co.
583 reviews
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Sushi | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We love this place! It’s the best sushi in San Diego. More

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20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
787 reviews
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Californian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Beautiful restaurant great service. Excellent food. Would have liked more vegetarian/vegan options. More

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7 Mile Kitchen7 Mile Kitchen
46 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We really enjoyed our server who took time to find out what we liked then steer us in the right direction. More

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ClaraClara
118 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

The decor is clean and modern, and they have a well stocked bar with ample seating. Upon our arrival, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable on both the drink and food menus. She was able to give us suggestions on well liked menu items. We started with the cauliflower tacos and fish tacos, followed by main dishes of Mushroom Flatbread, Bibb Caesar Salad, and Halibut. Everything was well prepared, and very flavorful. We will definitely be back. More

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Vue - Omni La Costa Resort & SpaVue - Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
18 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

As always very good food and excellent service. Try the brioche french toast. Eggs Benedict also wonderful. Love the side of potatoes, so tender and not loaded with extras. More

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Green Dragon Tavern & MuseumGreen Dragon Tavern & Museum
665 reviews
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American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Excellent service superb food great place to dine. A favorite place for us and we shall return many times. More

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Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton ResortChandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
717 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Great service and wonderful food! A nice place to go for drinks too. Good selection of wines and nice craft cocktails. More

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California Bistro - Park Hyatt AviaraCalifornia Bistro - Park Hyatt Aviara
154 reviews
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Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Went for Mother's Day brunch and it was a pretty spectacular spread. Seafood, sushi, prime rib, lamb, pork belly, along with the usual pancakes, french toast, omletes, bacon and sausage. Whole room of tiny amazing desserts. By far the nicest brunch - also the most expensive. Worth it for a special treat! More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - CarlsbadBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Carlsbad
26 reviews
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American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

It was great and what I expected. Service, food, drinks were all great and would come back again. More

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Buca di Beppo - CarlsbadBuca di Beppo - Carlsbad
439 reviews
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

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Carlsbad Diners' Choice Winners

Carlsbad's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Jeune et JolieJeune et Jolie
340 reviews
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Contemporary French | Carlsbad, North San Diego

After hearing about this place decided to give it a try. It met all the expectations!! Wait staff so friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back!! More

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Seasons - Four Seasons Residence Club AviaraSeasons - Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
121 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Wonderful early dinner and drinks. Staff exceptional and food options always excellent! Great local gem 👍 More

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Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
1920 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Outstanding in all aspects!! Incredible seafood dishes. Recommend highly!! More

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West Steak and SeafoodWest Steak and Seafood
2072 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Loved how this steakhouse includes two individual sides with each steak/seafood dish. Service was superb! More

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CampfireCampfire
1623 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Carlsbad, North San Diego

I just recommended it today. we had a wonderful time it is a restaurant you want to go to with more then 2 people I believe Waitress was GREAT. Food was very good. just a nice evening More

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PAON Restaurant & Wine BarPAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
1087 reviews
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French | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We make it a point to visit Paon whenever we come to Carlsbad. Excellent food, professional service and nice wine list. It ain't cheap, but it's more than worth it! More

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Vigilucci's Cucina ItalianaVigilucci's Cucina Italiana
1171 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Birthday / Family meal More

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Argyle SteakhouseArgyle Steakhouse
751 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Amazing service Delicious food Always look forward to dining here when we stay at the beautiful resort More

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Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
587 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Presentations are all works of art at this restaurant. Devine! More

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Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La CostaBob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
469 reviews
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Steakhouse | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Very good steakhouse. Steaks were delicious. Although, I wish all dishes didn't automatically come with carrot and potatoes. Our family likes to share other sides. Ambiance is nice but it's pretty dark in the second dining room. Service was friendly and top notch on timing and needs. More

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Discover Carlsbad

Carlsbad, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in North San Diego, offers locals and visitors beach escapes, family-friendly entertainment and dining options. During the day, visitors in this sun-filled beach neighborhood take surfing lessons, visit museums and engage in boardwalk activities. The dining scene, however, shines much brighter. You can find anything from comfort food to ethnic offerings. Adventurous foodies are sure to love the Carlsbad Food Tour, which is a guided walking tour to unique restaurants that specialize in authentic Italian, Mexican and coastal seafood cuisine as well as indulgent local chocolates and wine. Whether a day at the beach leads to cravings for cocktails or you’re planning a special meal celebration with friends and family, you’ll be able to find the ideal watering hole or bistro for the occasion in Carlsbad.

Discover Carlsbad

Carlsbad, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in North San Diego, offers locals and visitors beach escapes, family-friendly entertainment and dining options. During the day, visitors in this sun-filled beach neighborhood take surfing lessons, visit museums and engage in boardwalk activities. The dining scene, however, shines much brighter. You can find anything from comfort food to ethnic offerings. Adventurous foodies are sure to love the Carlsbad Food Tour, which is a guided walking tour to unique restaurants that specialize in authentic Italian, Mexican and coastal seafood cuisine as well as indulgent local chocolates and wine. Whether a day at the beach leads to cravings for cocktails or you’re planning a special meal celebration with friends and family, you’ll be able to find the ideal watering hole or bistro for the occasion in Carlsbad.