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Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in San Marcos

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A photo of Fish House Vera Cruz restaurant
4.5
Awesome(229)
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • San Marcos
Booked 8 times today
Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market in San Marcos, CA is part of Old California Restaurant Row. Fish House Vera Cruz is known for its fresh grilled seafood over mesquite charcoal. Offering the largest selection of fresh fish and seafood in North San Diego County. If you live near Escondido, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside and San Diego area, stop in for our Fresh Fish Market for fresh seafood to grill at home. Our restaurant features multiple Salt Water and Fresh Water fish tanks for a beautiful atmosphere. Check out our full bar and patio for happy hour in San Marcos, CA. We offer private dining and events through our Adobe Room and patio for weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, corporate events and more in San Marcos, CA. Come stop in and Eat Lots of Fish!
A photo of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(7025)
Price: Moderate
• Beer Garden • Escondido
Booked 98 times today
At Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, we endeavor to use as much in-season, locally and organically grown produce as possible. It's about much more than freshness and sustainability. Local, organic food--fresh from local growers to your table--simply tastes better and is better for you. With our expansive gardens, patio seating, 36-tap beer systems and select wines you've got a dining experience to satisfy your--body, mind and soul.
A photo of Brickmans Restaurant & Bar (formerly The Grill) restaurant
4.0
Excellent(89)
Price: Moderate
• American • San Marcos
Booked 9 times today
Brickmans epitomizes the essence of a charming golf-side eatery, exuding a laid-back country club ambiance that effortlessly cultivates a sense of camaraderie and relaxation. Serving as a beloved community hub, it seamlessly transitions from the ideal 19th hole for golf enthusiasts to the cozy familiarity of your best friend's living room or the lively charm of your fun uncle's country club. 
A photo of My Yard Live Beer Co restaurant
4.5
Awesome(687)
Price: Moderate
• Comfort Food • San Marcos
Booked 15 times today
The “My Yard Live Beer Co.” experience brings together all the elements of a brewery, family-friendly restaurant, community center, park, and a one-of-a-kind live entertainment and events venue. For the young, or young at heart, MYL Beer Co. combines the comforts of your own fantasy backyard with the convenience of a brewery and full-service restaurant. Enjoy our house-smoked meats, or our beers which have medaled at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. My Yard Live Beer Co. has something for everyone! We also offer an amazing indoor/outdoor bar, walk-up bar service, open seating at the fire pit with a view of the band cabana, and seating throughout the rest of the venue. MYL Beer Co. can create a semi-private or private event experience including seated or buffet-style scratch kitchen catering, open bar/drink packages, and entertainment booking. For more information please visit https://www.opentable.com/private-dining/restaurant/1047
A photo of Giaola Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.3
Awesome(425)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 5 times today
With a menu featuring the perfect marriage of classic homemade Italian tastes and contemporary flair, Giaola Italian Kitchen invites you to be our guest. Enjoy time-tested recipes and fresh, hearty meals that feed the body and nourish the soul. Welcome to our kitchen. Welcome home.
A photo of Campfire restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4998)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Carlsbad
Booked 74 times today
A New American restaurant and cocktail bar with a focus on market driven live-fire cooking, Campfire is a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, and celebrates the spirit of the name by creating an environment in which we gather around a fire, create honest food, and share it with friends.
A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(8769)
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Cardiff By The Sea
Booked 100 times today
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
A photo of Jeune et Jolie restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(3811)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary French • Carlsbad
Booked 40 times today
A culinary experience celebrating the moment, Jeune et Jolie reimagines French cuisine through the vibrant lens of our Southern California landscape with a 4-course menu offered at $120 per guest. For those looking for a more casual evening, we feature "Le Menu du Bar”, an à la carte offering available for walk-in guests at our bar and lounge.
A photo of Herb & Sea restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2671)
Price: Moderate
• Californian • Encinitas
Booked 80 times today
Blending classic East Coast culinary traditions with a modern Californian sensibility, Herb & Sea is Chef Brian Malarkey’s venerable companion restaurant to the much-loved Herb & Wood in Little Italy. Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after tables in town, the concept shines with a menu that focuses on simple, clean, bright flavors. Located steps from Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, the vibrant space is housed in a 1920’s art deco building that has been restored to its original glory.Daily operations are helmed by Executive Chef Aidan Owens. The menu includes a mix of raw bar staples, fresh seafood, meat dishes, and roasted vegetables. A variety of pizzas and pastas round out the offerings, alongside dessert and a dedicated kids’ menu.The spirits program is bright and playful, emphasizing citrus and floral notes that utilize the same ingredients found on the menu. The wine list offers a similar sense of whimsy, highlighting labels meant to complemen
A photo of The Pony Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1387)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Rancho Santa Fe
Booked 50 times today
The Pony Room is a favorite among locals and resort guests alike. In addition to an extensive selection of all expressions of agave spirits, it is also home to one of Southern California's most impressive wine and hand-crafted, seasonally inspired signature cocktail lists. The Pony Room serves exceptional, American inspired comfort classics with daily specials.Live Music 7 nights a weekJoin us every Saturday and Sunday for Brunch on our beautiful hacienda inspired terraces from 11am to 2pm.
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