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Best American Restaurants in Cardiff By The Sea


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A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Solana Beach
Booked 41 times today
Located on the Pacific Coast, the Chart House Restaurant in Cardiff delivers a phenomenal seafood dining experience with the luxury of a stunning ocean view as a backdrop. Customers continually praise the superb seafood offerings, noting classics such as Seafood Cobb Salad, Sea Bass, and Mahi Mahi as standouts. The restaurant's detailed attention to service from reservation to dining, exceptional wine pairings, and the tranquil ocean views, enhance the overall dining experience. In addition, the stunning sunset views and occasional dolphin appearances from the window tables offer a unique, unforgettable experience. The consistently excellent service, fabulous ambience and delicious food, as quoted by the customers themselves, make Chart House Restaurant a must-visit destination for seafood lovers.
A photo of Jake's Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Del Mar
Booked 133 times today
With exquisite ocean views, Jake's Del Mar in California is a quintessential dining spot for American cuisine lovers. The restaurant has received rave reviews for its extensive menu, featuring a diverse range of dishes from Pan Roasted Half Chicken to Surfing Steak. The seafood variety, with dishes like Mixed Seafood Pot and Togarashi Spice Crusted Ahi, resonates with the coastal location. Patrons laud the unique atmosphere, with one diner noting, "They no longer fix cars, but what they fix in their kitchen is a great reward to one's taste buds". Another praised the "gorgeous ocean views" and "excellent food", while several testimonies highlighted the attentive, friendly service.
A photo of Poseidon restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Del Mar
Booked 78 times today
Poseidon has received rave reviews for its exceptional seafood, making it a standout choice among diners. The beachside location offers stunning views of surfers, adding to the overall dining experience. The Seafood Cobb salad with scallops, shrimp, salmon, and barramundi has been praised for its amazing taste, generous portion sizes, and overall value. The lobster, mahi-mahi tacos, and seafood linguine come highly recommended by patrons. The freshness and quality of the seafood, coupled with the beautiful view and attentive service, make Poseidon a highly sought-after seafood dining destination in San Diego. The commitment to quality seafood cuisine and customer service makes it a perfect place to create lasting memories.
A photo of Waverly Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Encinitas
Booked 60 times today
Located in beautiful Cardiff by The Sea, Waverly is a full-service restaurant serving Progressive American cuisine & specialty cocktails with a European influence.Evening Dining Reservation tables will be reserved for 1 hour and 45 minutes for parties of up to 2 and for 2 hours for parties of up to 6.Reservations are weather permitting and may be rescheduled if inclement weather is forecast. You will be contacted by one of our Hospitality Leaders should modifications need to be made to your reservation.*We offer a limited menu happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 5 PM. No reservations needed – first come, first served
A photo of Pacifica Del Mar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Del Mar
Booked 29 times today
Pacifica Del Mar is a renowned seafood restaurant offering an exquisite variety of dishes. According to reviews, it serves some of the best seafood, including Grilled Swordfish, Seared Diver Scallops, and Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut. Other standout dishes include the herb-roasted Branzino and the yellowfin tuna poke from the chilled seafood menu. Patrons complimented the generous portions, beautiful presentation, and the innovative pairing of flavors, such as the Halibut in green curry sauce. The restaurant offers stunning sunset views complementing the delicious food, and the staff is noted as kind, attentive, with one reviewer labelling it as one of their favorite seafood restaurants.
A photo of UNION Kitchen & Tap restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Encinitas
Booked 17 times today
UNION Kitchen & Tap is a much-loved American cuisine hotspot, consistently lauded by its patrons for its excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Located in the heart of Encinitas, this restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes and beverages, with particular praise directed to their Baja fish tacos, Southwest chicken wrap, and an impressive array of beers. Their Sunday brunch has also been well-received, as is their pet-friendly policy. Reviews consistently highlight the restaurant's warm staff and great vibe, with many customers considering it a 'go-to' place. From the relaxing ambiance to the strong selection of food and drinks, UNION Kitchen & Tap indeed secures its place in America's good cuisine scene.
A photo of Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Solana Beach
Booked 13 times today
Tavern, a delightful restaurant situated next to the Belly-Up concert venue, is known for its exquisite American cuisine. The dishes, described as "very good" and "excellent" by satisfied customers, range from perfectly cooked steak to mouth-watering Mahi-mahi tacos. The menu is ever-changing, focusing on the freshness and availability of ingredients. The service is described as "outstanding", "efficient", and "friendly" which only adds to the overall warm and inviting atmosphere. The Tavern's emphasis on quality food and exceptional service results in a memorable dining experience, making it a true gem of American cuisine. The numerous 5-star reviews highlight how Tavern goes "above and beyond", making it a must-visit dining destination.
A photo of Sago restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Encinitas
Booked 12 times today
SAGO is a new and exciting dining and nightlife concept, steps from Encinitas beaches. Looking forward to greeting our guests and giving them and outstanding experience.
A photo of Sbicca - Del Mar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Del Mar
Booked 26 times today
Sbicca - Del Mar is a notable destination for Contemporary American cuisine, nestled in the scenic Torrey Pines/Del Mar area. Patrons frequently praise the exquisite fare, with the menu featuring a wide range of Asian, American modern, and casual dishes. The grilled salmon tacos, steak salad, and chicken parmesan are among the many mouthwatering dishes mentioned by satisfied diners. The restaurant boasts a quaint ambiance with ocean views, and guests frequently commend the excellent service, pointing out the attentiveness and professionalism of the staff. Numerous reviews mention memorable dining experiences, one satisfied customer even labeling it "the BEST food in Del Mar—Every. Single. Time!"
A photo of Le Papagayo Encinitas restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Encinitas
Booked 25 times today
Le Papagayo Encinitas is a prized gem in the American cuisine scene, known for its consistently excellent food and top-tier service. Praised for its flavorful and tender meat, and a diverse menu that serves up everything from Chicken Satay, Paella, Pasta, to Steak Tacos, it offers a gastronomic journey that keeps customers coming back for more. The tantalizing Lobster Bisque has been lauded as one of the best. However, the restaurant isn't just about the food; its ambiance is equally compelling. It features live music every day, enhancing the dining experience, and offering an enjoyable backdrop for memorable gatherings. The vibrant and eclectic ambience complements the gastronomic delight, making it a popular choice for a date night or casual outings with friends.
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