Best American Restaurants in Carlsbad

Green Dragon Tavern & MuseumGreen Dragon Tavern & Museum
(490)
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American | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(507)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(2859)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(655)
$$$$
American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Searsucker North County/ Del MarSearsucker North County/ Del Mar
(583)
$$$$
American | Del Mar, North San Diego
608608
(234)
$$$$
American | Oceanside, North San Diego
The Barrel RoomThe Barrel Room
(93)
$$$$
American | Poway / Rancho Bernardo, North San Diego
Decoy DocksideDecoy Dockside
(362)
$$$$
American | San Marcos, North San Diego
WESTROOT TavernWESTROOT Tavern
(77)
$$$$
American | Carmel Valley, North San Diego
ArterraArterra
(359)
$$$$
American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Common HouseUrge Gastropub & Common House
(71)
$$$$
American | San Marcos, North San Diego
Americana RestaurantAmericana Restaurant
(53)
$$$$
American | Del Mar, North San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1644)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1529)
$$$$
American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(277)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1029)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1098)
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1995)
$$$$
American | North Park, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1465)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(414)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3253)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1768)
$$$$
American | Coronado, San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(102)
$$$$
American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1040)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in Carlsbad

Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(503)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1490)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Vigilucci's Cucina ItalianaVigilucci's Cucina Italiana
(876)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Gregorio's RestaurantGregorio's Restaurant
(176)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
264 Fresco264 Fresco
(535)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Buca di Beppo - CarlsbadBuca di Beppo - Carlsbad
(400)
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1305)
$$$$
Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
Villa CapriVilla Capri
(193)
$$$$
Italian | Poway / Rancho Bernardo, North San Diego
Rosina's Italian RestaurantRosina's Italian Restaurant
(67)
$$$$
Italian | Poway / Rancho Bernardo, North San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(209)
$$$$
Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Firenze TrattoriaFirenze Trattoria
(808)
$$$$
Italian | Encinitas, North San Diego
Vigilucci's Trattoria ItalianaVigilucci's Trattoria Italiana
(389)
$$$$
Italian | Encinitas, North San Diego
Fresco GrillFresco Grill
(155)
$$$$
Italian | Bonsall, North San Diego
Villa Capri RistoranteVilla Capri Ristorante
(145)
$$$$
Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
Vittorio's Italian Restaurant- San DiegoVittorio's Italian Restaurant- San Diego
(112)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel Valley, North San Diego
Davanti Enoteca - Del MarDavanti Enoteca - Del Mar
(222)
$$$$
Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego

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Carlsbad Restaurants

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

It simply could not have been a nicer evening. All four of us had different entrées and we would rate them 10 out of 10! Fabulous service and atmosphere. More

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West Steak and SeafoodWest Steak and Seafood
1700 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Food was great. I love grass-fed beef and, while I would have preferred more choices, the Australian filet mignon was perfect. More

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

Wonderful waiter and great bartender Took two try’s to get my filet right: Med well vs med rare Replaced it and brought back rare Took it back and replaced with SAME piece of meat close to medium rare... Surprising for a Four Seasons experience. Will cross off as off night for Chef...would not order steak again. Otherwise love this best kept secret! More

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

Our Friend Kat adores Park Aviara Hyatt. She can rarely attend due to wheelchair issues. This was her birthday celebration and she thoroughly enjoyed it - as we all did. Excellent service. More

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

We had a lovely time at Campfire. The food is so creative and tasty -- I would have been full and satisfied just off of the appetizer menu. Definitely try the broccoli -- it's amazing. More

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Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
1490 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

This place is awesome. More

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

Exceptional restaurant with unique menu, presentation, superb service and ambiance. 3-4 course fixed price menu has a lot to offer any palette. More

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

We enjoyed Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana and the service was excellent. More

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

The service is always excellent. They have a fireplace, which is nice for ambience. Try the water roll or the jidori chicken bites. Happy hour is great. More

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

Steak was good, not great. Had a ribeye. Service was great. More

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Gregorio's RestaurantGregorio's Restaurant
176 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Great service and great food. Would recommend to anyone who like Italian food that isn't too pricey. More

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

Great time. More

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264 Fresco264 Fresco
535 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We live the new ambience, the food is delicious and help is friendly, helpful and enjoyable to interact with! More

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

Really enjoyed our dinner tonight. Eggplant parm was delicious & my family loved their pizzas. Great vibe & attentive service. Recommend! More

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PiscoPisco
55 reviews
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Peruvian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Unique, fun atmosphere with vibrant colors. Server was pleasant and attentive, but the food was too salty all the way around - especially the lomo saltado. The food portion was also somewhat small for the price. Would try coming for happy hour next time to try out their cocktails and ceviche. More

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Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar - Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & SpaTwenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar - Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
651 reviews
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Californian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We had our favorite server Erica tonight and had excellent service as always. Food was excellent and very consistent - cream of cauliflower with coriander (very delicious), charcuterie board, and crispy Brussels Sprouts - all excellent and at our favorite table. Thank you for the excellent food and service. More

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

Wonderful afternoon tea. More

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

Great place. Our server was wonderful! I wish we had this place in Northern CA! More

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

The lobster roll (Connecticut) was fantastic! Lots of claw meat - a real treat. More

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

Great food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel special More

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Benihana - CarlsbadBenihana - Carlsbad
1101 reviews
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Japanese | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Benihana is the best place to celebrate a birthday with your loved ones. The entertainment chefs are always fun to watch and the food which they cook in front of you, is always cooked to perfection. Love the food, entertainment and their service. We’ve been going to Benihana for years and will continue for many more! 😊 Enjoy! More

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

Wish we would not have been seated in the bar area. It was not overly busy. More

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

Great value with great views More

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

Very comfortable space - our server was very efficient and friendly. Food was great - very fast service (a rare event)! Free dessert was a lovely birthday present! More

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Crust Pizzeria - CarlsbadCrust Pizzeria - Carlsbad
16 reviews
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

We were vacationing in Carlsbad and looking for good dinner spot that was unique. Found Crust on open table and made reservation. It's in a shopping center with a sprouts, but looks inviting. First thing we noticed was the place was packed. It was 7:45 pm and the bar was full and so were most tables. The atmosphere was lively and high energy. You could see the kitchen tossing pizzas, wait staff was hustling and attentive. Pizza crust and marinara was complimentary. We had a 14" pizza and side salads. Food was really tasty! Next time we're in Carlsbad we'll definitely return. Just wish there was a place like this near home in San Dimas. More

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Carlsbad Diners' Choice Winners

Carlsbad's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
PAON Restaurant & Wine BarPAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
871 reviews
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French | Carlsbad, North San Diego

It simply could not have been a nicer evening. All four of us had different entrées and we would rate them 10 out of 10! Fabulous service and atmosphere. More

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West Steak and SeafoodWest Steak and Seafood
1700 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Food was great. I love grass-fed beef and, while I would have preferred more choices, the Australian filet mignon was perfect. More

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Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
1490 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

This place is awesome. More

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PiscoPisco
55 reviews
$$$$
Peruvian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Unique, fun atmosphere with vibrant colors. Server was pleasant and attentive, but the food was too salty all the way around - especially the lomo saltado. The food portion was also somewhat small for the price. Would try coming for happy hour next time to try out their cocktails and ceviche. More

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

We enjoyed Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana and the service was excellent. More

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

Exceptional restaurant with unique menu, presentation, superb service and ambiance. 3-4 course fixed price menu has a lot to offer any palette. More

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

We had a lovely time at Campfire. The food is so creative and tasty -- I would have been full and satisfied just off of the appetizer menu. Definitely try the broccoli -- it's amazing. More

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Gregorio's RestaurantGregorio's Restaurant
176 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

Great service and great food. Would recommend to anyone who like Italian food that isn't too pricey. More

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

Wonderful waiter and great bartender Took two try’s to get my filet right: Med well vs med rare Replaced it and brought back rare Took it back and replaced with SAME piece of meat close to medium rare... Surprising for a Four Seasons experience. Will cross off as off night for Chef...would not order steak again. Otherwise love this best kept secret! More

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

The service is always excellent. They have a fireplace, which is nice for ambience. Try the water roll or the jidori chicken bites. Happy hour is great. More

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