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A photo of Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1562)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 27 times today
Indoor dining is now available. Reservations recommended, walk-ins accepted.WE’VE BEEN MASTERING OUR CRAFT SINCE 1964, so you could say we know a thing or two. Our cuts are aged at least 21 days, seasoned to excellence, expertly flame-grilled and served up just the way you like it. You’ve earned it. Whether you’re here to throw back a couple with old friends or trying to finish off the High Noon Feast on your own, there’s always a seat for you. So here’s to the nights you can’t remember and the steaks you won’t forget.
A photo of Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1026)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 35 times today
Bull & Bourbon is a cut above other steakhouses – literally. Our innovative approach to classic steakhouse cuisine makes for a multi-sensory experience. Enjoy steaks prepared on our custom wood burning grill paired with our hand-selected bourbon menu for flavors that beautifully complement each other. Because we source local coastal California seafood, use steaks cut from our in-house butcher program, and choose select cuts from our on-site aging room, we always start with top-quality ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. You will always know where your food has been sourced from, and our chefs approach cooking as the true art that it is.
A photo of Retreat Pool & Cabanas restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(180)
$$$$
• Cocktail Bar • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 8 times today
Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time. If you’re looking for a getaway from the everyday, look no further than Retreat Pool and Cabanas. Our El Cajon venue offers guests the opportunity to relax, soak up some Vitamin D, and escape in a picturesque aquatic oasis. Our unique and thoughtful layout features two beautiful pool areas and a cleverly designed lazy river. You’ll feel layers of stress melt away as you float down the slow-moving lazy river, taking in your surroundings at a leisurely pace that is enjoyable for both adults and children.
A photo of Bluewater Grill restaurant
4.4
Awesome(95)
$$$$
• Seafood • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 24 times today
Bluewater Grill is a seafood restaurant and grill serving delicious food for over two decades. Located along the swishy water body, the outdoor seating arrangement makes it a refreshing experience to dine in at this restaurant. The Bluewater Grill is a place to go for dinners in large groups, with friends or family; the place is also child friendly. The casual dining space offers television and free Wi-Fi.Bluewater Grill has a full bar which adds to the delectable flavors of the cuisines. Some of the popular cuisine choices at the restaurant & grill include baked stuffed maine lobster, crab crusted cobia, cedar plank salmon, lemon pepper mahi mahi, san Francisco cioppino, Alaskan king crab and linguine vongole. The restaurant also has a wide variety of appetizers, daily specials, salads, a grill menu and deliciously prepared homemade sauces.
A photo of Elicit restaurant
4.2
Awesome(271)
$$$$
• Cocktail Bar • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 8 times today
With live DJs, attentive and skilled service, and the best homemade artisanal cocktails, Elicit Bar & Lounge is the ultimate cocktail lounge ideal for a night out on the town. Here you’ll find cocktails that are works of art, craft beers, and aromatic wines that play to your palette.

Discover Lakeside

El Cajon and Lakeside are nestled in San Diego's East County and seamlessly blend a down-home country atmosphere with the amenities of a suburban community. Lakeside has several different cuisines and dining atmospheres ranging from outdoor tables to formal white tablecloths. Near the lake, Italian restaurants serve pizza, pasta, and luncheon buffets. Hearty and traditional American cuisine is another option for eating out in Lakeside, with long-standing cafes serving burgers, coffee, and pie. El Cajon, named for the box-like canyon it sits in, offers exotic cuisine choices including themed Halal/Arabic restaurants serving kebab, shwarma, and fresh hummus. Thai food choices in El Cajon include casual lunch options and dining establishments serving extensive menus with Thai curry, noodles, and seafood.

El Cajon and Lakeside are nestled in San Diego's East County and seamlessly blend a down-home country atmosphere with the amenities of a suburban community. Lakeside has several different cuisines and dining atmospheres ranging from outdoor tables to formal white tablecloths. Near the lake, Italian restaurants serve pizza, pasta, and luncheon buffets. Hearty and traditional American cuisine is another option for eating out in Lakeside, with long-standing cafes serving burgers, coffee, and pie. El Cajon, named for the box-like canyon it sits in, offers exotic cuisine choices including themed Halal/Arabic restaurants serving kebab, shwarma, and fresh hummus. Thai food choices in El Cajon include casual lunch options and dining establishments serving extensive menus with Thai curry, noodles, and seafood.

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