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Best American Restaurants in Kearny Mesa


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A photo of Forbidden Cove restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Kearny Mesa
Booked 6 times today
Enter the Forbidden Cove by unlocking a hidden rum barrel door using your wooden idol key where an island Tiki inspired paradise serving handcrafted cocktails awaits you. Once inside, traverse the Infinity Mirror Bridge and be welcomed by the island's inhabitants to explore the mysteries, culinary pleasures and enchanted elixirs of the Forbidden Cove. Find this tropical escape by entering Kilowatt Brewing located in the Kearny Mesa and Convoy District neighborhoods and kindly asking for a Key to The Cove!Reservations offer a 90-minute experience.WALK-INS WELCOME - Reservations not available? We always set aside space to accommodate walk-ins, first come, first served. And before or after your experience at Forbidden Cove you're welcome to join us at Kilowatt Brewing for our award winning craft beers, hard seltzers, adult slushies, and a bite to eat!
A photo of Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Kearny Mesa
Booked 14 times today
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse in San Diego is highly praised for its exceptional steak cuisine. Known for its superior quality meat, this restaurant provides a remarkable dining experience as vouched by many customers. In the words of one review, "The Porterhouse Steak that I had was succulent and tender!" Another said, "This place has the finest filet in all of San Diego." Besides the steak, many complimented the outstanding service and the restaurant's charming ambiance, making it a favorite dining spot for locals and tourists alike. The consistency in quality and service makes Butcher Shop Steakhouse a prime example of a top-notch steakhouse.
A photo of Quixote restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • North Park
Booked 64 times today
Quixote, an exceptional restaurant providing an unforgettable culinary experience, is highly reputed for its exceptional American cuisine with a Oaxaca-inspired twist. Reviewed as a "must-try place," Quixote impresses patrons with its innovative menu, unique flavors, and excellent service. Many reviewers expressed immense satisfaction with their meals, highlighting dishes such as the crab donut, squash blossoms, and the lamb belly as particularly memorable. Equally praised are their beverage offerings, from mezcal shots to inventive cocktails. The ambiance of the restaurant received commendations too, with its beautiful and intricate decor creating the perfect dining environment. Customers particularly appreciated the attentive service, some specifically praising "Tommy's table."
A photo of 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Kearny Mesa
Booked 3 times today
The 94th Aero Squadron in San Diego is a gem in the American cuisine scene. Known for meticulously prepared American fare including steaks, seafood, and an impressive variety of brunch options, it has been lauded by guests for the quality and flavour of its food. Visitors particularly praise its steaks as "the bomb" and the desserts as excitingly varied. Apart from its cuisine, the restaurant offers an enjoyable atmosphere, with its unique WWI fighter squadron theme and a location overlooking a local airfield runway that adds a touch of novelty. With it being described as "a magical place to celebrate a family event", "great for date nights" and the ideal venue for special occasions, it's clear that the 94th Aero Squadron is much more than just a dining experience. Its carefully crafted dishes, fantastic service, and inviting atmosphere make it a shining beacon of quality American cuisine.
A photo of Gravity Heights Mission Valley restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mission Valley
Booked 21 times today
We’re not out to take the San Diego beer scene by storm or reinvent the wheel because the truth is, there’s no shortage of good breweries in San Diego. Instead, our aim is to pair that good beer with the same delicious food, exceptional service and genuine hospitality we’re known for so you never have to compromise one for the other again. Situated in Mission Valley, our 9,000 square foot brewpub includes a full service restaurant, an expansive and lush outdoor beer garden, and a pretty stellar team to make sure you always have good food in your mouth and a solid beer in your hand.
A photo of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 12 times today
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in La Jolla offers an exceptional seafood cuisine experience. Customers rave about their "knowledgeable and courteous" staff, as well as the stunning presentation of the food. Many recommend their raw seafood tower, praising it as "absolutely fabulous". The seafood specialties, such as the lobster risotto and the cioppino, boast of rich and fresh flavors. One notable review cited their "outstanding food" as a "quite a nice surprise". The excellent service further enhances the dining experience, with servers like Paul and Kelly receiving accolades for their attentive and professional conduct. As one satisfied customer puts it, "Their seafood is always on point and their service is always thorough and professional."
A photo of Seasons 52 - San Diego - UTC restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • University City/Golden Triangle
Booked 45 times today
Seasons 52 - San Diego - UTC is a beloved restaurant that truly embodies the essence of good American cuisine. Customers consistently praise its excellent service and high-quality food. Many reviewers mention the important emphasis on fresh ingredients and healthy options, contrasting this with other American eateries that often focus on large, heavy meals. Seasons 52 offers a seasonal menu, with most dishes cooked on a wood-fire grill using American White Oak. Patrons love the innovative healthy food choices, and the restaurant even provides menus for those with dairy or gluten sensitivities. All in all, this establishment is highly regarded for its commitment to providing a delicious, thoughtfully prepared dining experience.
A photo of King's Fish House - Mission Valley restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mission Valley
Booked 17 times today
King's Fish House - Mission Valley is celebrated for its excellent seafood cuisine. According to reviews, patrons express their satisfaction with the delightful menu, praising the quality and preparation of dishes such as crab, salmon, and catfish. The restaurant's Cedar Plank Salmon and South African lobster tail are frequently highlighted as favorites. Further adding to the appeal is the wide variety of side dishes, as one reviewer notes, from veggies to mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Diners emphasize the consistent quality of the food and the generous serving sizes. The restaurant is hailed as "one of the best seafood restaurants" visited by customers in years and a go-to spot for special occasions. Furthermore, the service is described as fabulous, with servers being personable, accurate, attentive, and efficient, contributing to an overall wonderful dining experience.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mission Valley
Booked 24 times today
True Food Kitchen in San Diego is renowned for its fantastic American cuisine. Praised for its freshness and speed, many guests have reported having an enjoyable dining experience. Patrons commend the attentive and friendly staff who provided recommendations such as the strawberry smash cocktail which was found to be as light and crisp as described. Customers also raved about their entrees, pointing out the use of fresh ingredients and the availability of seasonal options. Notably, the corn soup and bolognese lasagna were reported to be exceptionally delicious. The service is highlighted as excellent and the atmosphere, particularly on the patio, is described as relaxing. True Food Kitchen is reported to have an interesting menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences and items suitable for various diets. Overall, the restaurant is applauded for its great food, service, and overall value.
A photo of ARLO San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mission Valley
Booked 11 times today
ARLO San Diego is a beloved destination for American cuisine, known for its artful culinary creations and consistently outstanding service. The restaurant offers a vast array of beverages from domestic and imported beers to an expressive wine list, meeting every diner's preference. The entrée selection is a testament to the versatility of American cooking, featuring dishes like Brick Oven Bolognese, Maple Leaf Duck Breast, and Mediterranean Spiced Eggplant. Reviewers rave about the memorable gastronomic experiences at ARLO, praising not only the delicious food, like the bay scallops and the prosciutto turkey, but also the atmosphere and the attentive staff. Whether it's a special occasion or just an evening out, ARLO delivers a heightened dining experience in the heart of San Diego.

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Discover best American restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Discover the best of American dining in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, where a blend of traditional and innovative American cuisine awaits. Whether you're craving succulent steaks, fresh seafood, or a delightful brunch, Kearny Mesa's dining scene caters to all tastes, reflecting a commitment to quality and a rich culinary heritage. The area's restaurants pride themselves on serving dishes made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients, prepared with both skill and creativity. The ambiance in these eateries ranges from sophisticated and historical to cozy and intimate, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every occasion. Each restaurant in Kearny Mesa offers a unique glimpse into the heart of American dining culture, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. The dining scene here is not only about enjoying a meal; it's about experiencing the diverse flavors and exemplary service that define American cuisine. Enjoy exploring a variety of dining options that highlight the best of what San Diego has to offer, right in the heart of Kearny Mesa.

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