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Best American Restaurants in Pacific Beach


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A photo of Union Kitchen & Tap Pacific Beach restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 3 times today
Backyard Kitchen and Tap is a popular establishment boasting good American cuisine, in the heart of Pacific Beach. Its great location, walking distance to local attractions, makes it an easy choice for both visitors and locals. Patrons praise the friendly, knowledgeable staff, and the incredible food that never fails to satisfy. From brunch to dinner, Backyard Kitchen and Tap serves a range of delicious American classics, renowned for their freshness and taste. Regardless of the occasion, whether it's a casual brunch or a celebration, this restaurant ensures a memorable dining experience, as suggested by numerous positive reviews.
A photo of The Fishery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 46 times today
Based in San Diego, The Fishery has earned its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Customers are captivated by the outstanding food and service, with many describing the seafood as fresh, innovative, and healthy. Top choices from the menu include oysters, mussels, swordfish, macadamia-crusted Alaskan halibut, and mouth-watering seafood linguini. Newly appointed Chef Jon Bautista receives high praise for his creativity and skill, with dishes like amberjack carpaccio and king salmon cooked in brown butter winning diners over. The quality of the seafood at The Fishery is excellent and the restaurant has become a neighborhood gem, with many customers returning frequently to savor the delightful cuisine.
A photo of Waterbar San Diego restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 18 times today
Waterbar San Diego is a true gem in American cuisine, offering a unique blend of atmosphere, service, and quality dishes. Customers frequently praise the restaurant's excellent ceviche, sushi, ahi poke, hamachi crudo, and veggie curry in their reviews. The Waterbar's sumptuous menu is matched only by its stunning beachfront location, offering breathtaking sunset views from open-window seating. Customers rave about the attentive and courteous staff, enhancing the dining experience to a level that keeps them coming back. The vibrant ambiance and the delicious food ensure a memorable dining experience every time, making Waterbar San Diego a leading venue for American cuisine.
A photo of Oceana Coastal Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 13 times today
Oceana Coastal Kitchen, renowned for its spectacular seafood cuisine, offers an unforgettable dining experience. Patrons celebrate their innovative menu, featuring items such as the house-smoked red trout, island shrimp salad, and Pacific coast crab. The freshness and superior quality of the seafood are highly acclaimed in reviews, with customers noting the remarkable seared tuna and impressive seafood buffet. The restaurant, located on the picturesque Mission Bay, features beautiful bay views and an island vibe, further enhancing the dining experience. Not only is the seafood exceptional, but the service is also consistently commended as friendly, attentive, and efficient. Whether for brunch or dinner, Oceana Coastal Kitchen clearly offers a superior seafood dining experience.
A photo of Paradisaea restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 28 times today
Paradisaea, located in Bird Rock, San Diego, is lauded for its exceptional Californian cuisine. Patrons are consistently impressed with the restaurant, praising the organized kitchen, knowledgeable staff, perfect ambiance, and live piano performances. Particularly highlighted are the freshness, quality, and unique flavors of the food, with many commenting on the evident dedication to creating each dish. Standouts include the Milk and Honey Sundae and the Mandarin Creamsicle dessert. Reviews mention the innovative menu, with one customer describing the jalapeño Caesar salad as a "game-changing twist". The service has also been praised as excellent, despite a few isolated experiences. "An amazing experience," "excellent food and service", and "highly recommend" are among the recurrent phrases in Paradisaea's reviews.
A photo of The French Gourmet restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 5 times today
The French Gourmet is praised for its quality of food, excellent service, and delightful ambience, consistently creating a memorable dining experience. Reviewers rave about the diverse range of authentic French dishes from the menu, such as the chicken marsala, rack of lamb, and onion soup, paying particular mention to their exquisite desserts and baked goods. The restaurant's high standards extend to their drinks, with a selection of good wines and killer martinis. Despite parking concerns, patrons find the gastronomic delight offered at The French Gourmet well worth the minor inconvenience. Regulars claim it to be a neighborhood gem offering reasonable prices for its exceptional fare.
A photo of Pacific Beach Alehouse restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 2 times today
Pacific Beach Alehouse is a noteworthy American cuisine destination. Patrons praise this establishment for its excellent "upscale" bar food and energetic ambiance, frequently frequented by college individuals and sports viewers. The restaurant boasts ocean views, particularly from the rooftop, enhancing the overall dining experience. The food is cherished for its taste and fun presentation, with special mentions for the pretzel and the truffle burger. Customer reviews equally commend the service, described as outstanding, and the accommodating handling of large groups. The Pacific Beach Alehouse, therefore, stands out to be an excellent choice for tasty American cuisine with a lively, ocean-side atmosphere.
A photo of Beaumont's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 7 times today
Beaumont's is a highly popular choice for Contemporary American cuisine. Customers frequently praise the outstanding food and top-notch service. Notable dishes include the coast toast, bacon, Chilaquiles, French toast, chopped salad with shrimp, and char berger. A place with a fun and festive atmosphere, it's often described as a cool spot for amazing dinners and brunches. The skinny Spivey margarita is especially appreciated by patrons. Beaumont's has also been a beloved local hangout for over 15 years. It has a relaxing environment and is known for its excellent service, killer Chille Releno, its "keep it clean" salmon, and the fantastic customer-focused team. Whether you're there for a business dinner or a Sunday afternoon meal, Beaumont's guarantees a delicious dining experience.
A photo of Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 21 times today
The Mediterranean Room at La Valencia Hotel excels in offering a sumptuous American cuisine selection. Combining the lively Californian atmosphere with a fantastic menu, it has quickly garnered rave reviews. Patrons value its broad selection, ranging from the acclaimed WAGYU BURGER for lunch and enticing CORIANDER SUGARED PERSIMMON SCALLOPS for dinner to a unique weekend brunch like the LOBSTER BENEDICT. Diners often compliment the restaurant on the creativity and substance of its dishes, saying that the food is "amazing." They also note the excellent customer service and the stunning Pacific views. The service is described as impeccable and the atmosphere as beautiful and refreshing. Reviewers specifically praised the hummus appetizer and salmon dish, vouching for a return visit for the outstanding food, view, and service.
A photo of Brockton Villa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 30 times today
Brockton Villa is a hidden gem in the Californian culinary scene, known for its delightful Californian cuisine. Located on the picturesque La Jolla Cove, its breathtaking views have impressed several patrons. As one review states, "You could not ask for a better view of the Southern California coastline while enjoying a fabulous meal." Customers regard the food as "delicious," "amazing," and "top notch," particularly mentioning the French toast and hanger steak as favorites. The restaurant is also celebrated for its excellent service and unique atmosphere, offering what several reviewers describe as a "joyful California experience." Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Brockton Villa provides an extraordinary dining experience, capturing the essence of Californian cuisine and culture.
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