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A Cozy Creole & Cajun Bistro - Bud & Rob's Bistro, San Diego, CA
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Bud & Rob's Bistro

4.9
4.9
245 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 542-9002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering available, see website for menu. Call to order. 24 hr lead-time.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    On F St, Between 8th & 9th

  • Parking details

    Public lot on 8th, street parking available - free after 6pm

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 245 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. GK

    GabrielaK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. The shrimp and cheese grits were delicious as well as the ribs and Cajon fries. My favorite was the jalapeño corn bread.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the best Louisiana style style food in San Diego. I had the pasta jambalaya and my wife had the shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. Our server was incredibly nice. Overall great experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful little place with outstanding, world class customer service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my girlfriend here for our first date night since having our babygirl. Like always, the food was AMAZING! If I could recommend anything it’s the shrimp n grits, out of this world!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Was in New Orleans a month or so ago and the food is very comparable to the quality and flavors of true New Orleans. Highly recommend and definitely best Cajun food in San Diego county
  6. E

    Elaine

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised by this little place we picked out of Open Table for dinner. They accommodated us when we arrived early and service and food were excellent.
  7. J

    Jess

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious, consistent, and authentic food! Impeccable service too! Highly recommend.
  8. f

    food1st

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hidden gem! Soft shell crab, jalapeño cornbread, creole fries with gravy and red beans and rice, were all spot on!! Best beignets I’ve ever had💣💣💣
  9. BC

    BaldChep

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the caesar salad to the bread pudding, it’s all amazing. Everything is perfectly thought out. Full flavors, great portions, excellent service. We had the Jambalaya and Mardi Gras, both were absolutely incredible. Don’t be afraid to try anything on the menu, nothing disappoints. Can’t wait to be back.
  10. JD

    JimD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We expected more I suppose, this is not a dinning experience. This is alright everything tasted good for what it is. This is an affordable place not a place for anything special.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food is delicious. Staff is friendly, fast and accommodating. Highly recommend!
  12. CB

    ChicagoBrit

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great find if you want to get out of the hustle of gaslamp district. Dishes are fresh and authentic and service great/casual.
  13. A

    Adam

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious. I went slightly "off menu" by asking for fries instead of rice with my Louisiana Chicken, and they knocked it out the park. Comfortable and cozy and unpretentious with killer food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the New Orleans experience. Being as southern food is my favorite food my family and I really enjoyed it. We will be back again!!!
  15. C

    Chase

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter brought us out our drinks and food at an above the standard timely manner, And took photos of us during dinner as we requested. The customer service at this establishment is amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service is consistently great!! I’ll be back!
  18. TM

    TimM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The shrimp and grits were delicious. The shrimp pasta (+1$) or you get rice was very good also but could a least have a piece of bread. Bread like on the also delicious shrimp po boy
  19. SG

    StephenG

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside of New Orleans, it is difficult to match, much less beat the quality of this food. If you've ever spent any time in NOLA, you'll quickly recognize and appreciate their personable and excellent service. There's always time for a little chit-chat along the way. The restaurant itself is by no means fancy, but that is part of what makes it homey and comfortable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Highly recommended! Definitely will be back soon!
  21. PK

    PaulK

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth the 20 minute walk from my hotel. Staff was top-notch!
  22. DP

    DamianP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, this place was a nice restaurant with great service and tasty food. Only downside was parking was a little troublesome to find.
  23. SC

    ShelleyC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking is tricky but we feel the food and experience is well worth while.
  24. LI

    LISA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On the outskirts of the Gaslamp District, but the food was definitely worth the walk. We all opted for the crawfish etoufee, which was delicious. They kindly split the bill for us too, which we appreciated as conference attendees who have to apply individually for reimbursement. Ambience was more diner than romantic rendezvous, but for a tasty meal out with friends or colleagues, I definitely recommend this restaurant.
  25. JB

    JennBaia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. The waiter suggested a Caesar salad to start which was great, strong garlic flavor, delicious. Shrimp Creola was equally delicious. The place is small, probably a dozen tables or so not a good place for large groups.
  26. FB

    FranklinB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommended! I am a fan of Nee Orleans cuisine and this place does it as well as the best restaurants in NOLA. Best crawfish etoufee that I have had anywhere. Great service and atmosphere. They really care. You won’t go wrong here.
  27. BM

    BrianM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was my birthday night out with my. I had heard about this place so we thought we would give it a try. It's a small place so get there early if you want to sit down because the space was full. My wife had the blackened catfish Ceasars salad, I had a cup of gumbo and the shrimp and grits. We shared our meals and both were very delicious! The catfish was tende, tasty, Ceasars dressing gave it a nice finish. I could have had more grits because the sauce was very good, shrimp prepared just right. Good price for a quality meal. Parking is a bear but we will be back again.
  28. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and fantastic food!!! Would highly recommend.
  29. JD

    JeniD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the energy of the staff and customers were pleasant and happy.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, great food! Would definitely come back again. Small restaurant, you need to put your reservation in in advance to get seated!!
  31. JR

    JuliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shrimp and grits was amazing. Sauce was delicious. Restaurant was empty but everything about service was friendly and helpful.
  32. C

    Crabcakes

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors (saucy food), wonderful desserts (beignets and pecan pie cheesecake), nice service, and sweet space. A little part of New Orleans transported to the West Coast.
  33. IS

    IScanU

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cajun food! Not New Orleans, but close...
  34. AJ

    AnnieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always excellent. My husband and I always feel welcomed and food is always delicious. Great sized portions and full of flavor.
  35. D

    Dislikegivingreviews

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The restaurant is cute. We had a wonderful experience, and we will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good menu and good service! Would eat here again and recommend this restaurant to friends.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience! Very attentive to my friend’s dietary issues and made suggestions regarding what was best. The food was amazing! I would recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting the area. I hope to visit again next time I go to San Diego.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, and easy to get a reservation last minute for two people . Recommended!
  39. DJ

    DiamondJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good and we'll definitely be back. The service was great and the restaurant is very "homey" and comfortable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tmfood and service were incredible, I'll be back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bud & Rob's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bud & Rob's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 542-9002.

Bud & Rob's Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bud & Rob's Bistro

815 F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6417

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On F St, Between 8th & 9th

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public lot on 8th, street parking available - free after 6pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 542-9002

  • Catering

    Catering available, see website for menu. Call to order. 24 hr lead-time.

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