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Best American Restaurants in East County

Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1678)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1054)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(288)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(524)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1128)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2047)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(2937)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3334)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(72)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey BankUrge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
(13)
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(132)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(671)
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American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & CasinoJourney's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino
(48)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(445)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in East County

Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
(84)
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Italian | La Mesa, East County
Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(511)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(868)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(596)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4336)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(457)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2816)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(127)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1532)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(660)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1359)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
RovinoRovino
(153)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(73)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1127)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(224)
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Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(173)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

East County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill1. Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill
76 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

Always GREAT!!! More

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Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino2. Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
836 reviews
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Steakhouse | Alpine, East County

the service and food was 5 stars. i would recommend. More

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Antica Trattoria3. Antica Trattoria
678 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

The Staff is Great , the Food is To die for and the place is beautiful feels like you in Italy. Portions are Super filling. More

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Brigantine La Mesa4. Brigantine La Mesa
1667 reviews
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Seafood | La Mesa, East County

Love it every time!! Conning again soon and we have for 30 plus years. But your anniversary card membership don’t work any more, bummer! More

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BO-beau kitchen + garden5. BO-beau kitchen + garden
925 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | La Mesa, East County

The service and food was great, although I ordered Justin Cabernet and was served a lower grade of red wine, but still charged for Justin. I simply did not want to ruin the evening by making a seen, as my wife and I seldom go out because of our young son. I work in the wine industry and know my wines. It's unfortunate and might have been an honest mistake, but when I think about, when's the last time you ordered the house wine and were given one of their fine wines by mistake? More

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East County restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La MesaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa
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American | La Mesa, East County

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

Fourpenny HouseFourpenny House
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Scottish | La Mesa, East County

Welcome to the neighborhood place where brewers, bankers and bricklayers can all come together. There’s a place for you at Fourpenny House. This is why you work. Leave your 9–5 at the door, and let’s raise a glass. Toast to heritage and the many crafty ways we know how to use a simple grain. Drinking, cooking, baking.

Fourpenny House specializes in bread, beer, and spirits. Our rotating seasonal menu features fresh ingredients at the prime of their flavor. Enjoy charcuterie and cheeses, savory entrees like pizzas and sandwiches, and dessert.

There’s plenty to try on tap: we feature our own in-house brews as well as a selection of local and national world-class beers.

Behind the bar, our collection of spirits includes rare and specialized craft and high-quality whiskies, bourbons, and other spirits.More

Testo Pepesto Italian RestaurantTesto Pepesto Italian Restaurant
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Italian | El Cajon / Lakeside, East County

When the mood strikes for some delicious Italian food nicolosi's specialties, check out Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant. You'll find 141 dishes that will tempt your tastebuds. Browse the menu and find the meal that's just right for you. More

Discover East County

In the East County area of San Diego, you’ll spend your time hiking and exploring the beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Nature abounds here, and that includes the food. You’ll easily find American farm-to-table bistros with local wineries, French cuisine with cocktails, gastropubs equipped with on-site breweries, and a large beer selection. As the rugged outdoors is paramount, you’ll find many places with fresh meats as well as produce from local farmers. Besides the international cuisine offered, there is also an eclectic blend of hip restaurants offering contemporary takes on classic dishes. East County offers everything from local, family-owned restaurants to diners serving "western grub," all in the vicinity of the scenic and historical view of the San Diego backcountry.