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Best American Restaurants in East County

Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1697)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1701)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1072)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(298)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(546)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1157)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2094)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(3004)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3416)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(81)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey BankUrge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
(16)
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(162)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(695)
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American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & CasinoJourney's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino
(55)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(478)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in East County

Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
(93)
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Italian | La Mesa, East County
Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(525)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(894)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(617)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4402)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(494)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2887)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(142)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1594)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(686)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1407)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
RovinoRovino
(180)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(76)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1173)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(236)
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Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(194)
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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
Cucina Basilico - La Mesa1. Cucina Basilico - La Mesa
15 reviews
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Italian | La Mesa, East County

My husband and I have driven past this restaurant several times wondering if it would be a new "go to" restaurant in La Mesa. It absolutely was beyond our expectations. Service was good, my pesto lasagna with homemade pasta was outstanding, my husbands Bolognese was equally enjoyed. We will definitely return. Reasonably priced. More

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Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill2. Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill
85 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

The food is fantastic. We made reservations and was seated next to the kitchen. Not too bad but I would have preferred a different spot. Of course we will go again, the food and people are wonderful, this time I will request a patio seat. Highly recommended! More

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Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino3. Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
871 reviews
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Steakhouse | Alpine, East County

Service and food was impeccable! That's what you will receive from this 5 star, 4 Diamond Restaurant. Definitely would recommend to family and friends. Guy's, Ladies...want to impress your date, dine here! More

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Brigantine La Mesa4. Brigantine La Mesa
1705 reviews
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Seafood | La Mesa, East County

We had a great round of drinks in the bar and excellent dinner in the dining room. Each of us chose one of the three specials for the night and shared. All were excellent! More

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Antica Trattoria5. Antica Trattoria
717 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

Great experience! Great real food! Amazing service! More

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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.