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Best American Restaurants in East County

Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1887)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1766)
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1129)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(344)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(594)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1229)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2186)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(3192)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Ocean Terrace - George's at the CoveOcean Terrace - George's at the Cove
(3608)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(97)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey BankUrge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
(26)
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(222)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(744)
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American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & CasinoJourney's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino
(65)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(563)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in East County

Tiramisu TrattoriaTiramisu Trattoria
(103)
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Italian | La Mesa, East County
Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(552)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(961)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(676)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4578)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(569)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(3092)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(162)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1737)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(745)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1520)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
RovinoRovino
(235)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(80)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1293)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(256)
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Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(254)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

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Banbu Sushi Bar & GrillBanbu Sushi Bar & Grill
100 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

I had a really great time. Our waiter was super nice and really helpful describing the food and tastes. More

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BarbusaBarbusa
961 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Simple and yet amazing. Definitely coming back! More

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Oceana Coastal KitchenOceana Coastal Kitchen
515 reviews
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Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Our waiter was attentive and very nice.tge fiid was amazing!!!! More

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West Coast TavernWest Coast Tavern
113 reviews
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Comfort Food | North Park, San Diego

Always a great time! More

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Sbicca - Del MarSbicca - Del Mar
1405 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

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Host and waiter and bus personnel very friendly and cordial. Food was delicious. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

East County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Antica Trattoria1. Antica Trattoria
831 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | La Mesa, East County

We have eaten at Antica Trattoria many times and have never had less than a wonderful meal. It has the feel of a neighborhood bistro, with a happy vibrancy. The service is efficient and the food is delicious. More

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Alpine Beer Company Pub2. Alpine Beer Company Pub
21 reviews
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Barbecue | Alpine, East County

Awesome as always, can't wait to go back! The gluten reduced beer is a real treat. More

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Brigantine La Mesa3. Brigantine La Mesa
1796 reviews
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Seafood | La Mesa, East County

Excellent food and Coco is an excellent server. The dirty martinis were a great addition! More

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Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill4. Banbu Sushi Bar & Grill
100 reviews
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Sushi | La Mesa, East County

I had a really great time. Our waiter was super nice and really helpful describing the food and tastes. More

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Tiramisu Trattoria5. Tiramisu Trattoria
103 reviews
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Italian | La Mesa, East County

As usual, a perfect meal. We never leave disappointed! More

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East County restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
El Torito - La MesaEl Torito - La Mesa
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Mexican | La Mesa, East County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.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.