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About Searsucker Downtown San Diego

Searsucker embodies the social dining experience by encouraging guests to come early and stay late.

Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Chef Brian Malarkey created a space that invites patrons to relax and enjoy. The airy design features an open kitchen, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant. Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Open for Dinner, Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brunch, Happy Hour and Late Night.

611 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

DINNER:
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday: 4:30pm-7pm

Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday: 11pm - 1am

BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
5th and Market

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 233-7327

Website:
http://www.searsucker.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is $20 per vehicle
Metered street parking is an option
Parking Structure on 6th and Market (Park it on Market)

Executive Chef:
Chef Chris Gerwig

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For private dining inquiries, please contact kaley@searsucker.com

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Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself.

Searsucker Downtown San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Special Occasion (23)
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Hot Spot (23)
Fun (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
People Watching (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Business Meals (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Tapas (6)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very mediocre. The server recommended the octopus which was burnt so was the toasted cheese. The shrimps in shrimp and grits tasted cheap. The chairs are uncomfortable and the decor seems cheaply done.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I reserved a table for my seven colleagues, and we had an awesome team dinner! Everybody raved about the food, and we were able to share appetizers and have a really meaningful meal experience together. The menu, from drinks to food, is top notch, and the service is stellar. The ambiance feels very cool and casual, yet also elevated enough for special occasions and memorable experiences. The deep tables and seats are extremely comfortable, but the noisy acoustic space did make it difficult for intimate conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was awesome drinks were awesome service was awesome. Mark did a great job. Loved Searsucker and will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious, the service was great! I would for sure recommend this place if you are in San Diego

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Small plates some items were good others so-so. Salads overdressed. Very noisy. Service excellent

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were supposed there for a birthday, and needed to catch a plane. We told our se

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

After we were seated, it took 20 minutes to get our Drink order and another 25 minutes to get our drinks. We hadn’t even ordered our food at this point. Then the waiter forgot several things we ordered. Great food, but really BAD service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I have been to seersucker several times. Bd always had s great meal. However this time I ordered the NY strip, the first time I had steak there and it was not good. It was fatty and tough. Very disappointing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch with family, set a reservation ahead of time. The servers were awesome, attentive, food was tasty! Will definitely go back

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Visited San Diego for the weekend. Got a recommendation from a friend. This experience blow me away. The food was to die for. The Chef and Owner KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THERE DOING. Also, our server (Terry) was fabulous. Great energy and very knowledgeable, a true Rock Star! We watched him perfectly manage his entire section like a Boss. He had a group of 8, 2 tops, 4 tops and handled it with pure grace and style. I am definitely going to visit next time I’m in town.

Thanks!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was there to celebrate my birthday with friends and made sure to write that down on my reservation. It was sad they didn’t even bother to read it and nobody mentioned or wished me happy birthday. I thought a restaurant of that level would pay attention to these details. I didn’t feel welcome and didn’t feel special.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is def. over hyped. The waitress we had really sucked. She barely checked on us and when she finally did come instead of delivering our drinks she went and talked to her co-worker first. The bus boy was way more efficient then her. Biscuits were very dry. I was very disappointed with the Duck Pot Pie which I was looking forward too because it was very soupy and had no flavor.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Love the look and feel

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went here for our anniversary and were not disappointed! We ordered small plates and appetizers and shared an entree and had more than enough food! The biscuits are sent straight from heaven, you have to try them!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Searsucker was recommended by several people and did not disappoint.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Tapas, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good steaks and fish, so-so salad and sides. Service was aloof.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great menu for sharing small plates. There was a wide variety of things to choose from. The cocktail list is pretty amazing too. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We sat outside because it was so noisy inside. Food was excellent. Speed of service was very good but the server was not very friendly. He brought our check before asking if we wanted dessert which we did.

Overall, I can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Unfortunately we got a server who was not the friendliest. She was very dull. She greeted us asked us what we wanted to drink and was off, came back with drinks ask for our food orders, there was no small talk. She did not try to interact or connect with us in any way. She came to us simply to take drink and food orders. We asked for a new server who was amazing! Friendly, outgoing, and bubbly! The manager also went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied after finding out we were not fond of our server. Food was amazing, atmosphere is upbeat, and location is perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a party of 11 for my "last day" lunch. Our server, Robert, was one of the most helpful servers I've encountered. He was well educated on the menu and happy to give us any info we needed! The food was superb (try the Brussels sprouts...), cocktails were tasty (Jalaberry Strawpeno is on point) and we had awesome service! It was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went w/two friends. 7:30pm. Ordered biscuits to share. 10' later: "we're out of biscuits". (How long does it take to make biscuits?). Two fish choices: "Black and blue" and catch of the day. My friend orders B&B, I order the Catch of the day. We get the same entrees brought to our table. Server then tries to tell me the B&B IS the catch of the day. Desserts were good. Selection of beers good. But when charged a pretty penny, I expect better service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Second time to Searsucker (I was on a business trip) and meeting up with friends who have recently moved to the San Diego area. We loved everything about our meal. Our server Marc was a pleasure!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went here twice while at a conference and both times it was great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and ambiance was great!

Service was poor.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The noise level is ridiculous. We all left with scratchy throats from yelling so much. Food was mediocre. I had the duck pony pie. The amount of duck was miniscule and the gravy totally eradicated any duck flavor. No reason I can recommend this place to anybody.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food used to be exciting and flavors precise. Feels long in the tooth. Signature steak dish was mediocre quality meat. Friday and saturday night pary, otherwise no.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious. We went with the waiter's recommendations for two small plates and each got an entree also. It was more than enough food for two people and we did end up taking some home. We are definitely game to go back the next time we are in the area. Loved the kitschy decor as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall it was a GREAT time! I was celebrating a birthday with good friends and this is a great spot to do that. Service was good without being too intrusive and the server's menu knowledge was on point and I wound up taking all his recommendations. The only thing that was a miss was the sides came out luke warm at best, even after they came back after being sent back. I sent them back again and asked that they get heated in a pan which they did and they were fine after that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The octopus was tasty. The outside dining area was great for people watching in the gas lamp. However, our waitress was not very attentive. Our food was delivered by the busses and we were almost done with our meal and she finally came back. She asked my boyfriend how was the scallops and we already done. Not impressed with the food and value. Had the ny steak which was cooked medium and I requested medium rare. One potato? We spent $135 before tip and felt a little ripped off.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

What a great experience , a date night for husband birthday. Excellent service great food just relaxing. The experience exceed my expectations. Will come back .

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall disappointing. Flavors were definitely off- bass tasted like smelly vinegar, fried chicken breading had no flavor, steak was tough. The waiter was very busy but he tried, so the service was better than the food. Took a long time to be seated even with reservations. Not a place to go to if you want really great food/flavors.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place to share and eat new American food! Great cocktail list. Fun and lively ambiance.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were visiting town from Western Canada and playing some golf and seeing the sights. Searsucker was in a great location in the GasLamp district and it lived up to the great reviews I had read. We ordered way too much food as the entrees dishes are substantial but we spent a good chunk of our time loading up on the small plates. I would recommend the Tomahawk steak to share amongst several hungry men but be prepared to wait the full 60 minutes for it to cook. For the small plates we tried the Octopus, pork belly and duck wings, all of which were excellent.

If I'm back in San Diego I will be back, no question.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We came here after a few people recommended it. Man were we happy we did! Fantastic food right in the heart of the gaslamp district. Get the pork chops you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great spot! Loved the vibe!
Service & food on point.
Definitely would go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Poor service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Over an hour to get our meal. Not until we said something to our waiter, did he give us an excuse. Which by the way, it was a different excuse from the managers!
Wont go back or recommend it to anyway.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service, despite not having a kids menu they accommodated food for ours. We had several small platter to share, nice flavors, portions on the small side. Nice selection of drinks, wine list is limited tough.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and great service. We popped in for a weekday lunch and some cocktails.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I enjoyed the shrimp and grits. My friends had the blat & the fried chicken sandwiches.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual
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