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Restaurants near Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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A photo of King's Fish House - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 75 times today
Established in 2003, King’s Fish House is Carlsbad’s choice for seafood. Located just across from the Carlsbad Premium outlets and LEGOLAND, King’s Fish House features a large selection of fresh oysters, seasonal catches, sushi and live shellfish, including lobster and crab, on a menu that changes daily.We’ve been in restaurants a little while – three generations, to be precise. A long time ago, we embarked on a road trip in search of the ultimate seafood experience. We traveled down highways and byways, pulled up a seat, put on bibs and soaked up the seafood experience: the no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable.Welcome to the House that Seafood Built.Come gather with us, celebrate, relax and enjoy a seafood dining experience of high quality, comfort, service and value.
A photo of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 22 times today
Just as 18th century taverns served as the epicenter of the communities they served, so too does the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad offer a warm, family-owned gathering place today for San Diego friends and neighbors of all ages. The welcoming atmosphere is surpassed only by the highly acclaimed and award winning menu. Each dish is curated by with a focus on seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Craft cocktails, wines and 20 rotating local beers on tap pair perfectly with our savory fare. Our guests rave about our Maine lobster rolls, Shepherd's Pie, hand-tossed pizzas, fresh seafood, and braised short rib to name a few.As part of the dining experience, guests are invited to travel back in time to the days when our nation's founders met in secret at the original Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. Explore our museum; documents and antiquities from the colonial and Revolutionary War eras and learn more about our nation's founders and their everlasting legacies.
A photo of Miguel's Cocina - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Carlsbad
Booked 5 times today
Miguel's Cocina is a Mexican restaurant and cantina. One of the primary tenets of this eatery is authenticity. If it can't be ordered south of the border, it's not on Miguel's menu. The restaurant itself opened in 1982 with a few classic recipes and has been consistently growing and expanding ever since. The kitchen staff at Miguel's cocina make almost everything in the restaurant by hand from scratch, including tortillas, salsas and colorful corn chips.Popular starters, or antijidos as the are known on the menu, include the ahi tuna ceviche, carinta flautas and crispy fried calamari with a house jalapaño white sauce. Entrées are straightforward traditional dishes made with premium ingredients. Diners will find dishes like pork belly quesadillas, steak burritos and even gorditas made with griddled masa and filled with chorizos, potatoes, cilantro, onion, cotija cheese, cabbage and lime crema.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Chinese • Carlsbad
Booked 6 times today
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
A photo of Ruby's Diner restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 2 times today
Come visit nostalgic Ruby's Diner Carlsbad for amazing burgers, fabulous shakes, and super breakfast. We are located near the family fun Legoland and next door to the world-renowned Carlsbad flower fields. Our 1940's location is family and pet friendly. We offer a place where mom and dad can relax while their little ones enjoy our motorized train that circles the restaurant while you dine. Come Shooby Dooby Down to Ruby's for your next family meal, first date, or shake craving.
A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
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 Campfire restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • Carlsbad
Booked 82 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 20|TWENTY restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Carlsbad
Booked 13 times today
Named for its picture-perfect views of the Pacific coastline, 20|TWENTY offers contemporary California cuisine that is globally inspired, yet locally sourced from within a 40-mile radius. At the helm of Chef Jason Luke, minimalistic dishes put fresh, seasonal ingredients at the forefront while maintaining flavorful profiles that embrace Southern California’s coastal palette. Do not miss our brunch on Sundays from 10AM - 2PM, bottomless mimosas $18!Complimentary Valet Parking
A photo of Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 58 times today
Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The location sits across from the Pacific on the historic 101 and has one of the best views in San Diego.Open seven days a week. Signature dishes include Caprese salad with bufallo mozzarella and Heirloom tomatoes, made from scratch stuffed pastas, Cioppino, prime steaks, fresh seafood including a warm or cold fresh seafood tower with oysters, clams, mussels, crab, lobster and jumbo prawn. (items may vary )Private Wine Cellar room available for private parties.For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.comCatering to the most discerning palates for over 25 years.Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carlsbad
Booked 18 times today
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.

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  • OpenTable Dinervip
    San Diego •7 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    Excellent food and great service also:) Thank u!
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    King's Fish House - CarlsbadPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Carlsbad
  • Mjbeach
    San Diego •57 reviews
    Dined 5 days ago
    What a fantastic evening. A last minute decision to go out to dinner to celebrate our sons birthday. It'd been at least 5 years since our last visit. Unsure why because the food was amazing, the service was exceptional and the value worth what we all had and enjoyed. Need to put Green Dragon on the list of spots to get back to on a regular basis.
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    Green Dragon Tavern & MuseumPrice: Moderate• American• Carlsbad
  • KentC
    San Diego •6 reviews
    Dined 6 days ago
    The food at Miguel’s is always good, but not great. I got the Pork fajitas, the meat was dry, but flavorful. Everything else was good. They have the BEST chips and queso dip, so good! The margaritas were good and the mud pie was great. Our waiter was super attentive and provided excellent service. If you’re looking for an Americanized nicer Mexican restaurant with good food, this place is great.
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    Miguel's Cocina - CarlsbadPrice: Moderate• Mexican• Carlsbad
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Diego •1 review
    Dined on Jul 5, 2024
    Had a lovely, relaxing evening before heading into the restaurant. Our sever was great…I THINK he told he his name was Jason (or Justin. You have to try the dry rub spare ribs from the appetizer menu.So yummy 💕
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    P.F. Chang's - CarlsbadPrice: Moderate• Chinese• Carlsbad
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Diego •10 reviews
    Dined on May 12, 2024
    Ruby’s is always fun and delicious. We popped in for Mother’s Day and were completely pleased!
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    Ruby's DinerPrice: Moderate• American• Carlsbad
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