Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

View all

Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

Best Californian Restaurants in La Jolla

View all

Best Californian Restaurants in La Jolla

Popular restaurants in San Diego

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in San Diego

Godfather Restaurant
(252)
$$$$
Italian | Kearny Mesa
Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego
(338)
$$$$
Steak | Kearny Mesa
Benihana - San Diego
(879)
$$$$
Japanese | Mission Valley
Javier's - La Jolla
(887)
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla
North Italia - Fashion Valley
(746)
$$$$
Italian | Mission Valley
94th Aero Squadron - San Diego
(158)
$$$$
American | Kearny Mesa
View all San Diego restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore La Jolla restaurants.

  • Restaurant List
  • Best Restaurants

La Jolla Restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore La Jolla restaurants.

La Jolla Restaurants

HimitsuHimitsu
298 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent food and great staff! More

OpenTable Diner -
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
3343 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Yummy!!Thank you!! More

OpenTable Diner -
NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1875 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service and the food was delicious. Must try the Cacio E Pepe which is a spaghettini pasta with mushrooms and garlic sauce. One of the best pastas I’ve ever had. Also had the Grilled Octupus with Spanish chorizo. Lots of flavor! For Dinner Roasted Colorado Lamb Loin and the Duo Rabbit. Both meats were tender and juicy. So much flavor on every bite. Highly recommend Nine-Ten in La Jolla! More

OpenTable Diner -
AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
966 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Food is outstanding as well as the ambience, presentation of food is divine More

OpenTable Diner -
Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3948 reviews
$$$$
Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Everyone did a great job, food was excellent, best view in San Diego. More

OpenTable Diner -
CataniaCatania
690 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Staying in LaJolla for a few days. Catania was outstanding. Great cocktails. Wait staff are very personable. Shared the flat bread, which was excellent, along with individual salads. Versatile wine list. More

OpenTable Diner -
Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
531 reviews
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego

Bistro continues to provide excellent food, good service, well chilled champagne - the components of a great evening of dining. Our well-traveled guest from San Francisco loved it! If you come to La Jolla, don't miss it. More

OpenTable Diner -
Bernini's BistroBernini's Bistro
77 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Fantastic food and good sized portion. Will come again when I’m in town. More

OpenTable Diner -
Puesto La JollaPuesto La Jolla
642 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

Fun spot for this Seattle-girl for fabulous tacos and margaritas! I'll be back! More

OpenTable Diner -
Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2765 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent service, Heidi is the best! The food is unbelievable. More

OpenTable Diner -
California Modern - George's at the CoveCalifornia Modern - George's at the Cove
1984 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Thank you for a great evening. We took my dad here for his 80th bday and the service and food were excellent. Thank you to the general manager for seating us at the window and the service was amazing. Can’t say enough good things about the whole experience. More

OpenTable Diner -
Bazille - Nordstrom University Town CenterBazille - Nordstrom University Town Center
81 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Love the food here!! So yummy! More

OpenTable Diner -
WhisknladleWhisknladle
1866 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great server —Boyana from Serbia! Incredible fresh halibut More

OpenTable Diner -
True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCTrue Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
361 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Everyone from the hostess to the waiter was wonderful ! My family brought my mother out for brunch for mother’s day! And our experience at true foods made it extra special! More

OpenTable Diner -
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La JollaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Jolla
13 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Good food. Fast service. Nothing to complain about. More

OpenTable Diner -
Sugar and ScribeSugar and Scribe
109 reviews
$$$$
Breakfast | La Jolla, San Diego

Go for the adorable decor and baked goods. But stay for the great menu options (from pancakes to healthy breakfast skillets and veggie toasts.) Service is helpful, fun and professional. More

OpenTable Diner -
Duke's La JollaDuke's La Jolla
1968 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Duke's was great! Food was good. Place was great! Would recommend to a friend More

OpenTable Diner -
Beaumont'sBeaumont's
405 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

We came in a group of six - this is a pleasant neighborhood place, very energetic but welcoming. Our server was outstanding; burgers were massive and well prepared; appetizers of cauliflower, lamb and potatoes great; one guest had “crispy salmon” which was quite good.. A fine choice for a meal, would definitely return. More

OpenTable Diner -
Ocean Terrace - George's at the CoveOcean Terrace - George's at the Cove
3845 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

We chose the gorgeous al fresco setting option over looking La Jolla Cove. Delicious food and drinks. Easy to hold conversations. Recommend highly for either work or social gatherings! More

OpenTable Diner -
Cusp Dining & DrinksCusp Dining & Drinks
622 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

I took my family here for Brunch and it was amazing! The food was great, very reasonable prices and views you can’t beat. It truly is a hidden gem! More

OpenTable Diner -
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
399 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Every time I go to Prepkitchen in La Jolla, I'm always blown away by the food and service. I'm reminded each time why I keep coming back. The menu always seems to have items that will please everyone without compromising quality (so delicious!) nor quantity (ever get overwhelmed by the pages of items menus can have?). The best date spot with your significant other or with friends. More

OpenTable Diner -
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
1860 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The service was awesome! The food and ambiance made my nieces birthday special. More

OpenTable Diner -
Brockton VillaBrockton Villa
1767 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The Ambiance is fantastic. The food was absolutely incredible. I love this place. Especially if you love the ocean kisses the perfect place to go. More

OpenTable Diner -
Isola La JollaIsola La Jolla
213 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Food was marvelous. I ordered the swordfish and it was the best! More

OpenTable Diner -
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
309 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent food and service. More

OpenTable Diner -
Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
109 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great food and service More

OpenTable Diner -
La Dolce Vita RistoranteLa Dolce Vita Ristorante
33 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

This place never disappoints, the staff are very attentive and food is just amazing and fresh . More

OpenTable Diner -
The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey PinesThe Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
514 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | La Jolla, San Diego

Everything was fantastic, nice staff, view, service, and everyone’s food was outstanding. More

OpenTable Diner -
Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
455 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

This is by far the BEST Italian restaurant in San Diego. It is a little noisy if you are outside, but it is such a beautiful setting and the food is beyond fabulous, the noise and people walking by do not distract at all from the restaurant. I have been going here for many years and will always come back. You will NOT be disappointed. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Marine RoomThe Marine Room
5296 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego

I’m an employee at the Shores Restaurant and I brought my mom to the marine room for a late mother’s day dinner. We had the best time at the best table with the best view of the sunset!! Rick brought so much knowledge and experience to the table literally in terms of wine and entrees and what pairs well with each corse as well as a warm demeanor and welcoming conversation. Travis the manager greeted us as well, asked about our experience and introduced himself to my mom. We truly indulged and had one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Thank you so much to the staff for making this night so special for my mom and myself. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La JollaThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla
275 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Dined here formy mother's 74th birthday and I feel like they did everything in their power to accommodate our requests and to make us all feel very special on such a special occasion. More

OpenTable Diner -
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
812 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Another fine meal at Manhattan. I am never disappointed and I have tried almost all varieties of their entrees'. Service is some of the best I have ever encountered and I find that the wines and drinks from the bar are a pleasant and important attribute to the thoroughly enjoyable meal. More

OpenTable Diner -
Ballast Point Brewing CompanyBallast Point Brewing Company
613 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

Love this spot!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Javier's - La JollaJavier's - La Jolla
254 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

Great atmosphere, great service and food/drinks delicious! More

OpenTable Diner -
Crab CatcherCrab Catcher
2269 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

A truly amazing place, ! Highly recommend. More

OpenTable Diner -
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La JollaRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La Jolla
290 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

It wasn’t very busy so we were surprised by the moderate wait for the food to come out... but once it did, it was very tasty and satisfying. We had the spicy Texas ribeye and Southwestern chicken salad and both were delicious. More

OpenTable Diner -
Farmer & The SeahorseFarmer & The Seahorse
414 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Great food. Great service. Grear atmosphere and vibe. More

OpenTable Diner -
Level2 - George's at the CoveLevel2 - George's at the Cove
284 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great food! Outstanding drinks!! Exceptional friendly service!!! Cool vide!!!! Couldn’t of picked a better restaurant!!!!! More

OpenTable Diner -
The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
588 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

It was the most beautiful day! You can’t beat the view there. I had the lobster Benedict, it was excellent. More

OpenTable Diner -
Great Maple La Jolla - UTCGreat Maple La Jolla - UTC
390 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Tasty food with nice portions. Will definitely eat here again. More

OpenTable Diner -
Galaxy Taco - La JollaGalaxy Taco - La Jolla
348 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

Delicious! Galaxy Tacos never disappoints! Out favorite is to order the Trout for the table as an appetizer- everyone enjoys it so much. A chef we brought on our recent visit declared it “the best fish tacos she’s ever had”. The margarita was fresh and delicious, everything so good!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
361 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

From the first hello with the hostess, to even walking out after dinner, everyone was very friendly. Our food was excellent and the special touches to celebrate our anniversary were very appreciated. More

OpenTable Diner -
P.F. Chang's - La JollaP.F. Chang's - La Jolla
60 reviews
$$$$
Asian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great as usual. The food is always consistant. My daughter took me there for Mother's day celebration. I thought I might get a dessert, but didn't. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
1330 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Mother’s Day was very special More

OpenTable Diner -
THE LOT - La JollaTHE LOT - La Jolla
359 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

We chose The Lot in La Jolla as our late night dining choice after attending our Prom at the Birch Aquarium. It was the perfect choice! The atmosphere was fun and romantic. We ordered the delicious flatbread, the most decadent, amazing(!!) mac n cheese & the yummy mini Brie grilled cheese. My girlfriend, Cora, loves her cheese!! Unbeknownst to us, the owner and his family were seated beside us. He engaged us in conversation asking about our Prom & dining experience at The Lot. Afterward, he graciously gave us two complimentary movie tickets inviting us back for another romantic, amazing night! Dessert was the perfect ending to our Perfect Prom, rich & creamy chocolate cheesecake!! The cherry on top was noticing the wonderful man (owner) had so kindly purchased dessert for us as well!! You really made us feel special and we will remember your kindness and generosity always whenever we find ourselves back at The Lot in La Jolla for the rest of our lives. :) Thank you from bottom of our hearts. -Sam&Cora- More

OpenTable Diner -
Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
232 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Marco greeted us at the door with a smile. Our entire experience at Stella was amazing from start to finish. The food is authentic Italian fare. Flavorful, but not overpowering. Great wine selection as well. We finished with a nice dessert. Try the chocolate salami! More

OpenTable Diner -
Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La JollaAdobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla
41 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

It's a lovely setting, food is excellent ~ highly recommend it! More

OpenTable Diner -
Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaMustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
312 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The Tomahawk steak with chimichuri sauce was awesome pricey but taste so good!! Truffles aioli French fries awesome ! Great service friendly staff! Complimentary valet service ! A great place to have lunch or dinner ! Nice patio to enjoy a happy hour!! More

OpenTable Diner -
James' PlaceJames' Place
594 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | La Jolla, San Diego

Pre theater dinner. More

OpenTable Diner -
Torreyana Grille - Hilton La Jolla Torrey PinesTorreyana Grille - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
120 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Many of the staff have worked here for more than three decades and they are very friendly and attentive. Imagine a hotel dining room with great food and a professional staff who appreciate their guests. I usually have sandwiches soup and salads here and they are great! Ask for Ty, Raul, Antonio, and the other staff who have been assisting guest since the place opened! More

OpenTable Diner -
CAVU Brewery & RestaurantCAVU Brewery & Restaurant
5 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent service and atmosphere. A good value for the money in a pricey village. More

OpenTable Diner -
Cafe la Rue - La Valencia HotelCafe la Rue - La Valencia Hotel
66 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary European | La Jolla, San Diego

Cafe la Rue at Hotel la Valencia is a lovely place and a wonderful stop to show off beautiful La Jolla to guests. Service is excellent but the food is hit & miss. This time I had the cheese and meat plate. Very expensive for the tiny amount of food on the enormous plate that took up our entire table. I also ordered the ceviche which was basically inedible. I have had wonderful food there but this visit was a disappointment. More

OpenTable Diner -
Olive & BasilOlive & Basil
46 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | La Jolla, San Diego

The outdoor seating view is wodnerful More

OpenTable Diner -
Cocotte BistroCocotte Bistro
1 review
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego

An incredible French Cafe with a relaxing atmosphere, great food and coffee.More

Fresh-Marriott La JollaFresh-Marriott La Jolla
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego

Fuel up for your travels in La Jolla at our modern restaurant. We serve a variety of a la carte options in addition to a full breakfast buffet. Order our convenient to-go options to suit your busy travel schedule.

More

Acquavite Ristorante ItalianoAcquavite Ristorante Italiano
54 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Very probably the best Italian in town. Good ingredients, great cooking not salty (like most others), not fat More

OpenTable Diner -
Cherrywine modern Asian cuisineCherrywine modern Asian cuisine
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Asian | La Jolla, San Diego

TOP Asian Fusion Restaurant in La Jolla.

Exotic blend of noodles, seafood, and rice, a plethora of unique dishes spiced up and enhanced by condiments and salads. Myanmar chefs emphasize on the cooking procedure rather than ingredients, paving a way for a variety of dishes with constant improvisation. With an emphasis on rich, predominately savory/salty flavors, influences from South and Southeast Asia and a repertoire of ingredients not found in any other cuisine, there's much to discover. More

Pizza ProntoPizza Pronto
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Pizzeria | La Jolla, San Diego

Pizza Pronto is currently located at 7556 Fay Ave. Order your favorite pizza, pasta, salad, and more, all with the click of a button. Pizza Pronto accepts orders online for pickup and delivery.More

Fresheria - Be Fresh La JollaFresheria - Be Fresh La Jolla
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Café | La Jolla, San Diego

Freshería - Fresh, balanced and delicious food, try us for lunch, breakfast and dinner too!

From freshly squeezed juices to tasty sandwiches and more!
More

La Jolla Diners' Choice Winners

La Jolla's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
HimitsuHimitsu
298 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent food and great staff! More

OpenTable Diner -
AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
966 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Food is outstanding as well as the ambience, presentation of food is divine More

OpenTable Diner -
Bernini's BistroBernini's Bistro
77 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Fantastic food and good sized portion. Will come again when I’m in town. More

OpenTable Diner -
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
3343 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Yummy!!Thank you!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
531 reviews
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego

Bistro continues to provide excellent food, good service, well chilled champagne - the components of a great evening of dining. Our well-traveled guest from San Francisco loved it! If you come to La Jolla, don't miss it. More

OpenTable Diner -
Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3948 reviews
$$$$
Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Everyone did a great job, food was excellent, best view in San Diego. More

OpenTable Diner -
NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1875 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service and the food was delicious. Must try the Cacio E Pepe which is a spaghettini pasta with mushrooms and garlic sauce. One of the best pastas I’ve ever had. Also had the Grilled Octupus with Spanish chorizo. Lots of flavor! For Dinner Roasted Colorado Lamb Loin and the Duo Rabbit. Both meats were tender and juicy. So much flavor on every bite. Highly recommend Nine-Ten in La Jolla! More

OpenTable Diner -
CataniaCatania
690 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Staying in LaJolla for a few days. Catania was outstanding. Great cocktails. Wait staff are very personable. Shared the flat bread, which was excellent, along with individual salads. Versatile wine list. More

OpenTable Diner -
Sugar and ScribeSugar and Scribe
109 reviews
$$$$
Breakfast | La Jolla, San Diego

Go for the adorable decor and baked goods. But stay for the great menu options (from pancakes to healthy breakfast skillets and veggie toasts.) Service is helpful, fun and professional. More

OpenTable Diner -
Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2765 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent service, Heidi is the best! The food is unbelievable. More

OpenTable Diner -

Discover La Jolla

One of San Diego’s top beach destinations, La Jolla provides visitors with plenty of fun and exceptional dining options. Some of the most popular places in the area include fine dining restaurants that serve high-quality food amid a relaxing coastal atmosphere. With its location so close to Mexico, La Jolla also offers some of the best Southwestern foods in the nation. You’ll be able to find everything from authentic tacos to Americanized breakfast burritos. In addition to fine dining options and satisfying Mexican dishes, La Jolla’s dining scene features casual seafood spots and restaurants serving up American, Mediterranean and Indian favorites.

Discover La Jolla

One of San Diego’s top beach destinations, La Jolla provides visitors with plenty of fun and exceptional dining options. Some of the most popular places in the area include fine dining restaurants that serve high-quality food amid a relaxing coastal atmosphere. With its location so close to Mexico, La Jolla also offers some of the best Southwestern foods in the nation. You’ll be able to find everything from authentic tacos to Americanized breakfast burritos. In addition to fine dining options and satisfying Mexican dishes, La Jolla’s dining scene features casual seafood spots and restaurants serving up American, Mediterranean and Indian favorites.