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Best American Restaurants in Carlsbad


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A photo of Canyons at The Crossings restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 8 times today
Canyons at The Crossings, situated in beautiful Carlsbad, offers an exceptional American cuisine experience. As reflected in its rave reviews, customers consistently praise its food quality, with highlights including steak, eggs, and a variety of American and Mexican breakfast options. Its service has also received exceptional feedback, with specific mentions of excellent staff such as Brandon, Catherine, and Alexis. Along with the cuisine and service, the restaurant's location plays an integral part in the overall excellent vibe, featuring stunning golf course and ocean views. Furthermore, many mention the ambience enhanced by live music, making Canyons at The Crossings an unforgettable dining experience.
A photo of Campfire restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 49 times today
Campfire restaurant comes highly recommended for its contemporary American cuisine, based on numerous glowing reviews that praise their attentive service, trendy vibe, and outstanding food. The restaurant's American Wagu, roasted broccoli and make-your-own s'mores dessert are some patrons' top picks. With recipes providing interesting flavors that seem to teach something new to one's palate, Campfire stands out in the culinary scene. Highlighted for their detailed flavor profiles, the dishes have been described as 'extremely well balanced with great cooking execution'. Furthermore, guests commend the restaurant's unique concept, complex and original dishes, and their team of well-informed servers who elevate the dining journey.
A photo of King's Fish House - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 54 times today
King's Fish House - Carlsbad is highly regarded for its impeccable seafood cuisine in the California area. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant for its freshness and quality, noting the restaurant’s promise of delivering “fresh, delicious, and plentiful” seafood. The exceptional menu selection offers a wide range of delicacies from clam chowder filled with clams, to a variety of oysters, to fried scallops, where one reviewer admitted that the scallops were so excellent they "overshadowed the fish and shrimp". The Seafood Cobb salad and the fried combo also received notable mentions for their excellence. The restaurant’s consistent good food and service alongside its warm and welcoming atmosphere make this a must-visit spot for seafood lovers in Carlsbad. Many guests have deemed it as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area and continually return for more.
A photo of 20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 11 times today
Located in the heart of Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, the restaurant 20|Twenty is renowned for its authentic Californian cuisine. The restaurant has a reputation for its creative menu and fresh ingredients, with customer favorites including salmon crudo, roasted cauliflower, and squash, each dish combining exceptional sauces and seasonings. Its distinct ambiance, with a distant ocean view, further enhances the dining experience. The reviews highlight their accommodating culinary staff, who are lauded for their attentiveness and expertise in navigating dietary alternatives, such as gluten-free options. Customers also rave about the delectable brunch offerings and the specialty dishes like filet mignon, praising the quality and size of servings. The restaurant's outdoor seating is especially appreciated for its pleasant environment and sunset viewing, making the dining experience truly remarkable. The excellent service, food, and ambiance make 20|Twenty a cherished Californian food retreat for locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 16 times today
The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum consistently delivers a delightful and unique experience that embraces the rich essence of American cuisine. Located in Carlsbad, California, it has become a popular destination for locals and tourists. Patrons praise the excellent service, high-quality, delicious food, and the ambiance of the restaurant. One reviewer notes, "The food is always good, it has a huge varied menu..." while another mentions that the dishes are "fabulous". The restaurant also houses a museum, emphasizing its commitment to highlighting American history. It's not just a place to enjoy good food, but also a venue to immerse oneself in the country's cultural and historical background.
A photo of 7 Mile Kitchen restaurant
Very Good(296)
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 10 times today
7 Mile Kitchen stands as an iconic gem in the domain of contemporary American cuisine. Hailed for its terrific food and ambiance, the restaurant is praised for its broad variety of offerings from the acclaimed OG Burger and Margherita Pizza to delightful gelato from the grab and go. Patrons laud the excellent and caring service, noting it enhances their overall dining experience. The restaurant's relaxing and quiet setting provides an impeccable place for both casual and family gathering meals. With standout dishes, generous portions, and a commendable focus on allergy accommodations, 7 Mile Kitchen consistently earns high marks from customers eagerly planning return visits.
A photo of VAGA Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Encinitas
Booked 40 times today
For a true “vaga”, the journey is never-ending; the spirit and palate, always curious. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from near and far, VAGA explores San Diego’s ever-changing confluence of culture and wanderlust. From its perch on a coastal bluff in Encinitas, California, VAGA keeps one hand in the ocean, one hand in the farm, and both eyes on the horizon.
A photo of Polo Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 17 times today
Polo Steakhouse offers an exceptional steakhouse cuisine experience with high-quality meats and seafood, cooked and seasoned to perfection, as highlighted by several reviews. Renowned for its outstanding customer service, this relatively new establishment is praised for its superior food, ambiance, and knowledgeable staff, who are always ready to offer excellent wine and food recommendations. Various reviewers have singled out the exquisite plating and flavorful sauces as highlights of their meals. Moreover, they compliment the creative approach to the steakhouse menu. From boneless ribeye to filet mignon, each dish showcases the expertise of the chefs and leaves guests eagerly planning their return. Conveniently located near Carlsbad State Beach, Polo Steakhouse is highly recommended for special celebrations or a romantic date night.
A photo of The Landings restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 15 times today
Renowned for its delectable American cuisine, The Landings serves up a feast for both the palate and the senses. Located at the bustling heart of Carlsbad, the restaurant offers patrons an all-around entertainment experience, from delightful food to energizing live music. Many reviews laud the welcoming staff and commend the exceptional service. Diners have particularly praised the food as "delicious," and the "fantastic" atmosphere, with one guest recalling, "It was my friends first time in Cali and I couldn't have taken him to a better spot." The Landings consistently provides a memorable dining experience that truly embodies the spirit of good American cuisine.
A photo of Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 39 times today
Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad is highly acclaimed for its exceptional seafood. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, it frequently garners praise for its delicious food, fresh seafood, and extraordinary dining experience. Customers emphasize the quality and freshness of the seafood, whether it's their calamari steak or seafood Cioppino. The restaurant is also celebrated for its excellent service, attributed to friendly and knowledgeable staff. Customers' experiences often exceed their expectations, as seen from reviews such as "this is an extraordinary restaurant" and "they really know fish!" With a warm atmosphere and consistently high-quality food, Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad never fails to impress.
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