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Draft

4.1
4.1
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Located directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, Draft Restaurant is serving up 69 beers on tap and 30+ bottles pairing the surf and sand with a wide variety of craft beers. But the appeal doesn’t stop at the #brewsandviews; Come hungry and experience a fresh take on beachside dining featuring casual, handcrafted fare from Executive Chef Jerry Ranson.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Burgers, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 228-9305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jerry Ranson

  • Private party contact

    Brianna - bcarroll@belmontparkentertainment.com: (858) 228-9288

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Cross street

    Mission Blvd

  • Parking details

    Surrounding Belmont Park are a number of public lots, (4 total) that are available to guests and beach goers alike for free.

  • Public transit

    The #30 bus and the #8 bus make stops along Mission Blvd, #8 will take you up to Belmont Park.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. MQ

    MQ98

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Went there in a great mood and left in a bad one. The male waiter with longer hair in a bun was so rude. He seemed miserable that he had a job. Didn’t check in on us once after taking our order. We had to go inside looking for him for service.

  2. PD

    PatD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the broccoli app! Fruit Dessert was awesome! Salmon meal was great.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Had reservations for 6 in main dining room. Was called twice by restaurant to make sure I was coming. Upon arriving at South Draft I was told there were no tables available but they could give me one outside. UNACCEPTABLE!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    OSU playoff game

  5. PW

    PatW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Good food, loud football.

  6. CL

    CindiL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    I would recommend it as a great place for drinks & the beautiful view we had at sunset. The food was mediocre.

  7. M

    Mexfil1629

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    First visit here on 9/1/19 to celebrate my sisters birthday; dinner was good. I wish the service was better. ; maybe our server was new. Background music is loud where you can’t have a good conversation. Food menu was limited. It was more like a pub than restaurant menu.

  8. CG

    CaliGrrrl

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great burgers ... easily accommodated Celiac dietary requirements

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    If you're a picky eater, be careful! I ordered the cordon bleu sandwich, because as the menu read, it was perfect. Then it arrived with coleslaw and pickles! When I inquired about returning it for a replacement, the waitress seemed shocked that it wasn't made according to the menu. But as someone who despises mayonnaise, I was looking forward to the sweet hot mustard... not coleslaw. On the plus side, the fries were great, it's got a great view of the ocean during the day and the music was entertaining.

  10. R

    Rach

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely views, beer, and food as always. I had the peanut butter milk stout and ahi poke salad.

  11. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 2nd visit and we came back because the 1st visit was a joy. Online reservation had a table ready upon arrival. Sunset dining at its best

  12. JD

    JDAZ

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We always enjoy eating (and drinking) at Draft when we visit Mission Beach. They have a great selection of beers and a wide variety of types of food to choose from and the service has always been great. This time our group enjoyed the Draft Burger, Salmon Sandwich and Summer Salad. Given the overall good quality of the food, it seemed strange to me that, when one of our guests wanted chicken tenders, they were served those generic Dino-shaped nuggets you get at the grocery store. C'mon Draft, you can do better than that!

  13. C

    Chicagogirl

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Seemed like a great choice but not one person in our party of 4 enjoyed the food and our waiter was NOT attentive!

  14. K

    Kemp

    San Diego

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    This restaurant is located in Mission Beach and is a definite must if you want a restaurant that is located right on the boardwalk. It’s a very large restaurant with good food, service and people watching if you’re sitting at one of the tables near the boardwalk. In fact it’s one of the few restaurants with this type of location. If you haven’t been go there you’ll enjoy it!

  15. RS

    RussS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    My friends and I like the location. Beer prices are reasonable given the location. Beer selection is very good. Service (Jeff) was very good. The food is mediocre. The menu needs to be rethought.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    22nd anniversary. Burger and chop salad were amazing. Sat by the boardwalk and enjoyed a beautiful evening. Just was very loud to try and talk.

  17. KB

    KaylaB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved Draft! We sat outside so we could have a beach view. Our waitress was amazing! Super friendly and had great recommendations. They have a lemon meringue pie sour on draft right now from Abnormal that is by far my favorite beer. Great place to enjoy a sunset and people watch. Great food as well!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always a great dining experience here at draft

  19. AB

    AndyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    It took use over 10 minutes before our waitress brought us water and acknowledged us. After being seated in a spot that was blinding us with the sun we asked to be re-seated, and our first waitress was very rude about it. Then we had to wait AGAIN to receive a new table. It took way too long. The food was delicious but the staff needs to work in customer service!

  20. SP

    ShawnP

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had great service from hostess to waitstaff. Good menu. Love bring on the beach people watching

  21. SS

    SavannaS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Busy St. Pat’s Day but we had reservations- hostess gracious and seated us perfectly. We were then ignored for about 10 minutes. Server finally greeted us with a warning that things were taking very long due to crowded conditions. Brought water and took order- St. Pete’s drink was awful (Pledge flavor). Came back to say one appetizer was no longer available and recommended another option. Original order was delivered by another- Outstanding Ribs!! Recommended dish also arrived shortly after (steak salad- meat good but salad was drowned in dressing). Was not charged for original appetizer but noticed a 3% “service fee” on bill.

  22. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent location on the beach. Good menu. Outstanding selection of beers. As other reviewers have noted, cold in the evening as the garage doors are open to the beach.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    I have never been to a restaurant that doesn’t turn on the heat!! We froze!!

  24. MO

    MaryO

    Boise

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Late supper - wine, beer and tapas style dining. Staff was great! A bit loud (confined indoors) which took away from ambiance. That said, I’d come here again because of great staff and solid food....

  25. b

    brunch

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tony the bartender is the man

  26. AN

    AnneN

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Laura our waitress was great. We set up a surprise for my daughters 16th birthday and the staff was super easy to work with and very helpful.

  27. DB

    DavidB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Great Please to watch a game. Hugh TV's. Right on the beach!

  28. BH

    BrandonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent spot in Mission Beach with plenty of parking nearby. Beer is great and the food is solid

  29. CL

    CheyanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    They were able to accomodate my reservation after Open Table mistakenly did not block out a certain date during one of their busiest nights. Great food & good customer service overall

  30. LS

    LiveSimply

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Been here a few times - great food as always and a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. Garrett, our waiter, was efficient, kind & extremely helpful. Burgers & salads were OUR choice of lunch items, along with "draft" beers. Love this place - we have always had great luck here!!!

  31. LL

    LaLa

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Draft is the perfect place to chill and enjoy the view!! Yummy food, brunch is the BEST. Try the Bloody Mary 👍

  32. s

    summerinchicago

    Chicago

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Went here for cheaper meal. Big selection of beers. Service good. Food limited - as well as inside seating. I chose the chopped salad ( very good) and my husband the ribeye. It was way undercooked for medium, fatty. Beach sunset was awesome.

  33. MW

    MichaelW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Draft is a local gem. Location couldn't be better - right on the boardwalk. Food and service are excellent, too.

  34. b

    beezus

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    we were not able to see the bay, which is the big draw here, but the industrial big open bar with huge TVs and fun lighting, comfortable little tables, made it a great place to get a delicious hamburger. The menu seemed like it had a good variety for light suppers and bigger entrees. Delicious array of beer. A good value

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2015

    overall4food2service1ambience3

    Great spot. Very good vibe. Bad seating process and attitude and bad service from waiters to bartenders with horrible attitude.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a wonderful lunch with out of town friends who wanted a beach/ocean view. It was a weekday, so parking and availability was easier than I would expect for a weekend. Good selection of craft beers, and tasty food. I had the pistachio crusted salmon sandwich and found it very tasty. The aioli added a nice zing and provided a nice counter to the fries. Would definitely go again.

  37. J

    Jenn

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and beer selection right on the boardwalk in mission beach. Perfect spot to people watch or watch some sports. They also have an upstairs area for private parties. Will be going back!

  38. M

    Michelle

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    I have dined here many times, both with and without my young children. The food is always delicious; fancy bar food and some inventive appetizers. The beer list is extensive, the wine list is decent, and the cocktails are tasty. The service is never very good; it's always polite, but never seems to be attentive enough. Maybe they are understaffed when it comes to servers or the servers don't have enough experience. The food and view are awesome enough to make up for the slightly lacking attention of the servers.

  39. e

    ethoner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2015

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Waitress wasn't that enthusiastic but overall the service was commendable and wouldn't mind returning in the near future.

  40. PM

    PunkinsMama

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2015

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    This was my second visit. First time was for lunch which was great. I think the food on the lunch menu was superior to the brunch offerings on my second visit. Was with a large group and no one was bowled over by their order. The build your own mimosa was great though, and reasonable priced. Servers were kind and attentive but dropped off a bit once it got busier. I really like the atmosphere/aesthetic and the beachfront view is unbeatable. Next time will just order off the lunch menu or dinner menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

Draft is rated 4.1 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Draft

3105 Ocean Front Walk Suite B San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Burgers, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Surrounding Belmont Park are a number of public lots, (4 total) that are available to guests and beach goers alike for free.

  • Public transit

    The #30 bus and the #8 bus make stops along Mission Blvd, #8 will take you up to Belmont Park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jerry Ranson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 228-9305

  • Private party contact

    Brianna - bcarroll@belmontparkentertainment.com: (858) 228-9288

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