The Most Fun Restaurants in San Diego

Ask a local and you’re bound to get the most accurate read on the pulse of the food scene in San Diego. So, we looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going for the most fun restaurants in this city loved for its beaches and sunny weather. These tastemakers go and curate, while you benefit. See where they are dining now, and find out the best places to eat in San Diego.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Jeune et Jolie, The Henry - Coronado, Addison Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary French, American, Californian
Neighborhoods:Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Jeune et Jolie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Carlsbad
1,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

This colorful and welcoming French restaurant in Carlsbad takes its place as one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. Full of playful decor and plenty of style, Jeune et Jolie (translated to youn...

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Best Overall in North San Diego
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The Henry - Coronado

$$$$·American·
Coronado
748 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

A welcoming place off of Orange Avenue in Coronado, The Henry is a laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This cheerful restaurant maintains a relaxed, fun vibe for diners. Stop in for breakf...

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American in San Diego
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Addison Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Del Mar
1,543 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu

This upscale and fun San Diego restaurant is one of the most acclaimed eateries in the city. Right in the heart of Carmel Valley off of Grand Del Mar Way, Addison is one of the more elegant spaces in ...

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Best Service in San Diego
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
873 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

With an excellent pun in the name, the Wrench and Roden “Seabasstropub” is one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. This creative and lively San Diego spot features a diverse menu of seafood with...

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Fit for Foodies in North San Diego
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The Lion's Share

$$$$·Wild Game·
Downtown / Gaslamp
907 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

This classic and stylish bar in the City Walk section is one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. Stop into this lush and relaxing bar and pub for some local brews or a cocktail and some traditio...

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Sugar Factory American Brasserie - Theatre Box

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

One of the most colorful places in San Diego, the Sugar Factory is also one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. This is a place for those diners with a sweet tooth. Try the restaurant's famous d...

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Most Booked in San Diego

Bellamy's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Escondido
1,340 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Trek to Escondido for the fine Californian-French fare at Bellamy's Restaurant and Wine Bar. Elegant and modern, Bellamy's is one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. Grab a seat at the bar for a...

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Special Occasion in North San Diego

Valentina

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Encinitas
723 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

This welcoming and cozy restaurant in San Diego is a place for upscale, internationally-styled dishes and fine wines. For “openers,” go for the Valentina beef tartare aioli with capers and toast or th...

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The Melting Pot - Gaslamp Quarter

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown / Gaslamp
2,007 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

What's more fun than fondue? In the heart of San Diego's elegant Gaslamp quarter, The Melting Pot is one of the city's most fun restaurants. Not only does the restaurant feature prime cheese fondue, b...

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Special Occasion in San Diego
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Campfire

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Carlsbad
3,088 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Campfire is a throwback-style spot and one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. With a cozy and rustic feel, Campfire features a live-fire cooking style for its classic but upscale menu. Try the ...

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Contemporary American in San Diego
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The WineSellar & Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Sorrento Mesa
763 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

For fine wine and classic bites, The WineSellar & Brasserie is the place to go in San Diego. Peruse The WineSellar's shelves for a gem of a bottle or two and try a few sips from a tasting. For dinner,...

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Best Overall in San Diego
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Juniper & Ivy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Little Italy
6,036 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

A fun and welcoming spot in the heart of San Diego, Juniper & Ivy is the ideal spot for dinner after visiting the nearby Ballast Point Brewery. Stop into this lively restaurant and begin a meal with b...

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Contemporary American in San Diego
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Q'ero

$$$$·Peruvian·
Encinitas
949 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

This colorful spot in Encinitas brings the soul of South America to one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. Specializing in Peruvian dishes, Q'ero is an intimate and unique dining experience. Do...

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Suckerfree Southern Plate & Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown / Gaslamp
130 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Comfort Food
  • Creative Cuisine

The middle of San Diego's Gaslamp district delivers some of the best Southern soul food in California. Suckerfree is a fun and engaging restaurant with plenty of televisions for games and some incredi...

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Texas de Brazil - Carlsbad

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Carlsbad
766 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups

Head out to the Shops at Carlsbad Mall for one of the most fun restaurants in San Diego. In Texas de Brazil, the restaurant's exquisite Brazilian-style meals come carved tableside to the delight of di...

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Steakhouse in North San Diego

Cesarina

$$$$·Italian·
Ocean Beach
2,155 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Voltaire Street in San Diego is the home to Cesarina, one of the city's top Italian places. A warm and welcoming spot, Cesarina is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A highly-customi...

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Best Overall in San Diego
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

$$$$·Organic·
Escondido
5,688 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups

A short trip away from the San Diego Airport, Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens is an excellent spot for food and brews. Grab one of Stone's famous IPAs or stouts to go along with a full menu of ...

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Most Booked in San Diego
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