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About One Door North

At One Door North we host a New American Bar and Eatery that pays homage to the outdoors with the spirit of adventure, serving only fresh farm to table cuisine. Come enjoy the adventure with us, we look forward to serving you.

3422 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
HAPPY HOUR: 4:00 - 6:00pm daily

Cross Street:
Upas and 30th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 618-1285

Website:
http://www.onedoornorthsd.com/

Parking Details:
Limited street parking, neighborhood parking available

Public Transit:
MTS Busline. Stop at 30th and Upas.

Executive Chef:
Fred Piehl

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have happy hour seven days a week 4pm to 6pm.

One Door North Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Good for a Date (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Romantic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Brad was accommodating with changes to our reservation, as traffic was bad. Liz was fantastic as our server. She was helpful with making selections, worked with us on the timing of food, and was a joy to meet and chat with. The three of us had cocktails, the cheese board, grilled octopus, and charred Brussels sprouts for appetizers; then the chicken, salmon, and hamburger for entrees. All were excellent. Cool vibe inside with a rustic feel with tents and plaid flannel shirts on all the staff. I live in Leucadia, but I will definitely make the trip again for One Door North.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food, octopus and Mac and cheese are a MUST ORDER. The general manager was extremely friendly and helpful, but our waitress was pretty abrupt. Felt like we were being rushed out. 😕

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Big hit with the whole group, including a wine expert and craft beer aficionados. The trout was fantastic! Also notable for us was the octopus starter and the arugula mushroom flatbread. We found ourselves sharing so we could try more dishes, wines and beers. It was fun eating inside a tent, too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had been wanting to come here for some time and it was not the experience we had hoped for. For starters I have Celiac and the waitress seened incredibly put out that she had to check on gluten free options for me, but she was fairly rude to everyone so it wasn't just me. The appetizers weren't all that great - the mains were decent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our second time here. They had a pre fixed menu for New Years Eve. The food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion or night out for dinner. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One Door North is my favorite place to hang 10 reminds me of sitting around a campfire with my family & friends

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Emily was 110% Great! Congratulations, very attentive, and quick to offer correct advise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed a great date night at One Door North! We were seated promptly for our reservation, and everyone we spoke to provided friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive service. The camping theme and decor are super cute, and I really appreciate the space between the tables so you're not involuntarily eavesdropping on your neighbors conversation. Great selection of cocktails, wine, and beer to choose from, and when my husband couldn't decide on a beer our waitress brought over a few samples for him to try. Food is excellent, I highly recommend sharing the mac and cheese and a flatbread. They're on point, and it seemed like every table had these items. The mini muffins and oysters are also amazing. Only downside here is that the kitchen is really slow, but the staff did a great job communicating and keeping you informed about when your food is coming out. We never had to ask about anything. Warm cookies and ice cream was the perfect ending to a great night out. Can't wait to come back with some friends and sit in a tent with some s'mores!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Way too loud but great place

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Date night here was awesome. Food is amazing, it's got a very unique atmosphere inside, with tents and antlers, it feels very homely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent food with good service at a reasonable price. Will definitely be coming back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fun place with good food and excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was delicious again! Love it! We will be back again for sure!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Disappointing
This is a co-venture of the Smoking Goat, which we like. The experience here was something less. Caesar salad was a scattering of chopped up leaves, with crouton dust that added a little flavor but was hard to swallow. Trout was water soaked and relatively tasteless, served over some watery beans and diced tomatoes. We would not go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Your restaurant is fun and unique to take first timers, friends, family and out of towners. The food is amazingly creative and delicious. Two objections include the lack of a liquor license and the fact that there are too few tents available (despite making reservations) to enhance the ambiance and uniqueness of the restaurant. While the alcohol drinks are interesting, it would seem adding the option of cocktails, would be favorable. Some of us do not drink beer and/or wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a group of 10+ to celebrate my birthday but everyone was arriving at different times so the staff allowed us to section off a portion of the bar tops. The happy hour menu was superb and everyone was raving about the jalapeño infused mixed drink. Everything was perfect, Chris at the bar was able to handle all us knuckleheads with ease. 10/10 would recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

An unexpected surprise that shouldn't have been. The food was amazing! Dessert has room for improvement but still good!! My boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed our time here!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The starters were yummy! I really wanted to sit in the tent, but they were booked. However, the tables next to the windows worked well for our group. We also loved the s’mores!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The steak was an inferior cut with too much fat and gristle. The reservation was supposed to be for a tent, they were unable to accomodate. Service was slow. Wouldn't go back or recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was cooked to perfection. I really loved the wine selection, too. It was nice that they are a retail shop, which brought the overall price of a bottle down a bit.

Emily, our wait staff, was helpful, kind and gave us great recommendations. We both really enjoyed ourselves very much. I can’t wait to return.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good pork chop. Atmosphere ok but kind of ho humm. We had the octopus and it was also tasty

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful experience sitting in the tent. It was a little warm. I don’t think one fan was enough. Nevertheless,great service and setting.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a wonderful experience! Great for date nights, nice happy hour specials, and fabulous staff! Will be a repeat customer!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We are in love with this place!! We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the “tent” and the wine and s’mores. Thank you Natalie for great service 😎

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Birthday. It was good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love the tent seating. Creates a warm comfortable feeling. Service was great and the food was delicious and perfect sizing. I prefer smaller portions. I will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went during restaurant week so had a limited menu but we were aware of that ahead of time. The chicken and trout were delicious the appetizers were okay and the panna cotta dessert was not very good. It was incredibly minty and not very tasty. The restaurant was decent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Save your money for greater than mediocre food. A half of a fingerling potato does not count as a side of roasted potatoes. My pork chop was so overdone I could barely cut it. The service leave something to be desired.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great place for date night or just even a group date. The food was awesome and the service was impeccable! I would definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Overpriced and subpar food. The chicken had no flavor and the Brussels were over cooked.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Delicious food, great venue. Loved all of it especially the wine pairing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I went for my friends birthday and requested a tent table and that was amazing and the food was great as always... I just have a really hard time with the service and as if it's almost impossible for the table servers to be nice. I come back because I love the food and ambiance. Overall it was fun and a nice birthday dinner!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Perfect evening with a great table, yummy food, excellent service. No fault of the restaurant but a large noisy group came in and we opted out of coffee and dessert because they were loud and made it difficult to continue our conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Read an online Zagat article that included One Door North as one of the most creative restaurant experiences in San Diego and thus figured the food here must be good, atmosphere interesting or even inspiring... Zagat write-up = good, right? Wrong.

The front of the restaurant felt more standard with the usual seating in front of large streetfront windows. Then a longer bar area with several big-screen TVs showing various sports, tables located across, proceeding to the back of the restaurant to the three tented seating areas lining the back wall.

I think we quickly got over the "eating in a tent" experience -- even our kids. After all, once seated inside the "tent," we were left staring out of it at what looked like the usual sports bar. Our kids' eyes were glued to baseball and football. Inside the tent, the back wall was lined with forest-print wallpaper. Overhead hung an antler chandelier.

Service was fine, courteous, responsive -- nothing to complain about. Speed of delivery was also fine. But the food: our kids' chicken fingers and fries came out first. The chicken fingers looked flat and lifeless, and our kids immediately commented that they didn't taste as good as most other places'. (Disappointing when you know those other places include Carl's Jr...) That put me on alert about our adult entrees. My husband chose a medium sirloin with mashed potatoes and broccollini, and he was underwhelmed. He offered me a bite, and what I tasted was beyond well done. Crispy on the outside, dry and overdone on the inside. Maybe it was just a bad bite. Mashed potatoes and broccollini: nothing to write home about. Fennel sausage and mushroom flatbread: flavorful but not a lot more than glorified pizza... And the atmosphere: well, to limit the camping theme to the back wall of the restaurant reminds all too starkly that one is eating at a wooden table with cheap metal seating behind heavy pieces of khaki fabric...in the back of a small sports bar.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My birthday celebration dinner was so great thanks to our fun tent table, great food and wonderful service! Thank you

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 28, 2017

My wife and I went to One Door North for our anniversary and we LOVED our experience. I had the trout and it was the best fish I had eaten in recent memory. My wife had the salmon, which was also excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

It was our first time at One Door North. We had great food and great service. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Celebrating a special occasion & they started us off with a complimentary bubbly drink & finished us off with a complimentary dessert. Delicious food, pleasant environment, excellent service, an overall 5⭐️ experience!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The only complaint is the lighting and the uncomfortable chairs.

It's strange but we see this in so many restaurants where some of the tables have great soft ambient lighting and then you go to another table and there is a spotlight beaming down on us like we're on stage. Our waitress was great, she turned the lighting down but someone kept turning it back up. If I owned a restaurant I would sit in each seat and see how it felt, both from a lighting perspective and how the chairs felt. You should order more of the grey chairs which were softer and ditch the white ones. You should get diffusers on your lights or aim those hideous spotlights somewhere other than at the table. I'd come back if I knew I wasn't squinting while eating and my butt wouldn't be sore.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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