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About Searsucker North County/ Del Mar

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 a glass-enclosed kitchen, koi pond, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a two lively bar areas. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant.

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 and Daily Happy Hour.

12995 El Camino Real Suite 21
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Mid Day Eats: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Daily Happy Hour: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 4:30pm - close

Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Del Mar Heights Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 369-5700

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

Entertainment:
Live Music available during weekend brunch!

Parking Details:
Del Mar Highlands Center Parking Lot.

Executive Chef:
Chef Cesar Oceguera

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For private event inquiries, please contact tcoffey@hakkasan.com

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Private Dining

Searsucker has a private group dining area that can seat up to 40 guests, a semi-private outdoor table that can seat up to 8, and a wrap around patio and whole venue available for buyouts!

Searsucker North County/ Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (13)
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Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Authentic (1)
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Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Drinks are good, but kitchen is incredibly slow and food is hit and miss. Servers try to make the most of it and the ambiance is nice, but don't go expecting top notch food or go if you are in a hurry. Have had the same experience the last two times. For the price, should be better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Cool,funky vibe. Reminded me of Austin where I used to live. Noisy like a bar even in the restaurant area. Food was pretty good but not great. Service was pretty bad. Waited about 20 min at our table until our waitress approached and said, "is someone helping you?". When they brought the food, they brought everything except my wife's main course. 15 min later it shows. They did apologize and offered free dessert. Doubt we'll go back. .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2015

We have previously dined at Searsucker and did not have such a poor experience. They were understaffed and our service seriously suffered. It was not the servers fault he must have had 12 tables! We didn't hear any menu information and our entree's came before our wine or appetizer.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Duck fat fries were delicious

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2015

The restaurant was very slow on a Friday night do the ambience was not great. Good service and decent food made it successful.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Our group of 7 was seated in an indoor area which is semi private with a view of the koi pond. We were a relatively rowdy bunch but the location of the table helped dissipate our volume. It was an overall great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Great food, fun ambiance, just a bit noisy. Waiter knew nothing about wine pairings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2015

The menu is unique. I especially enjoyed the foie gras, the description was perfect "trust.the.chef". He did not let me down.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2015

I chose this restaurant not knowing the area. This was close to the hotel we were staying. I took a client here on a Sunday evening. Very quiet but assuming this place just based on SIZE must attract HH and game day crowds.
The food was "ok" . We ordered the chicken lollipops to start ( tasty but overcooked it seemed). I had ahi which was "seared" either I didnt read that on the menu or the server didnt tell me. I like ahi raw or cooked not seared. So might not be flaw of experience. My client had salmon which he said was tasty.
I passed on dessert but he had the butter cake and he LOVED THIS.
server was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2015

My husband and I went here for a date night. We had been here before. We eat out often and wanted to do something a little step above. The food was amazing, once you figured out what you were ordering. Very trendy. We sat on the patio with Koi Pond.
Also I don't drink alcohol, so it was nice that they cold make all their specialty cocktails "Minors" for me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2015

We have eaten at the restaurant once before and were excited to come back. We had a large party and had some issues with the food coming out of the kitchen properly and promptly. However, we did speak with the manager on duty who apologized profusely. When the bill arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find he had given us a generous discount. As we were leaving, he stopped us to apologize again. The food here is very good. We enjoy this restaurant and will definitely be back to give the service another chance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2015

We came in at the end of restaurant week (Sunday night). There were four of us. The restaurant was not busy, but the service, food, and ambiance were fantastic. I can't wait to come again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2015

We participated in San Diego's restaurant week at Searsucker. We came for an early dinner and were seated right next to the koi pond in the covered outdoor patio. My 3 year old joined us and was given food to feed the fish which was a wonderful treat. It's a real challenge to find a great eats restaurant that is also kid friendly. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and gave great suggestions that we thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2015

Probably my worst experience at a high end restaurant. Went here for restaurant week, and the food was very disappointing, especially for the price. The steak was plopped on top of mashed potatoes, and there was not much flavor. Would definitely stay away.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2015

Fun atmosphere- Waitress was very knowledgable and helpful with selections.
I would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2015

Loved the food, server was pretty good. Manager talked to us. Will return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Burlap used to be good, Searsucker reasonable, now it is just terrible. It wasn't busy on a Saturday night which is a sure sign it's not worth being there. Will never go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2015

We had dinner on the outside patio. There was a little bit of road noise from Del Mar Heights road, but not too bad. Everything was perfect. Can't thing of a single thing that needs to be changed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2015

The squid “sweet heat” is "fried food with sugar" just like at Panda Express and the Shrimp & Avo Ceviche is a tasteless shrimp and avocado salad. If you dream of a ceviche, you will be highly disappointed. This is a cooked shrimp dish, nothing ceviche about it. The chicken "salsa verde" was served without the salsa and the faro/corn/pepper mélange was in fact 90% roasted corn, nothing else. The scallops were appropriately cooked, but at $35 for 3 units, I don't see the value. The pinot noir was served at 75 degrees. When I asked for an ice bucket to cool it for 5 minutes, the waitress looked at me like I was a Martian. The décor is nice and the restaurant offers many dining lounges. For these reasons, I won't be back...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2015

I have never seen Searsucker so empty, but it was a Sunday night post race season in Del Mar. The dinner itself was good, but not great, although I did have better food on a previous visit. Our server was outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2015

We chose to eat outside because the restaurant was too noisy. But our table outside was right next to the street traffic below us.
The food was good but my scallop entree was too salty.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2015

Food was pub style and hard to find healthful choices. Decor was nice. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. Great bar scene with live music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Ambiente relajado, buen servicio y Buena comida, la combinacion de estos tres ingredientes,

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Fantastic one year ago. Everything was subpar this year, especially the service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Its a favorite its always consistent and great food best service and value for the price. My only comment is maybe change the food up more and some items that are not as spicy. My wife is sensitive to spicy foods. Other than that I can't complain!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Highly recommended. can't wait to go back again. Very friendly to kids. Great food. Great desserts. Love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2015

This was our first at Searsucker and we were impressed. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! The service was excellent and the bottomless mimosa made it all that much better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2015

Fun and delicious food choices! Great patio for outside dining! Comfortable friendly service! Have never been disappointed. We are definitely repeat customers!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Sorry to say that I won't be back to Searsucker. The menu selection is not extensive and there is not a wide enough variety of foods to choose from. We felt rushed by the bus-persons -- there were four of them around our table and we were only a party of four! No need to make a reservation because the restaurant was nearly empty on a weekend night. The best thing about the night was the wine, but not good enough for a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2015

First time for this restaurant. We were a table of 5. The service was sharp and professional. The food was outstanding. Side dishes were
plentiful for everyone to enjoy. Absolutely plan on many return visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 10, 2015

Innovative items on the menu that just don't get made well. The place is really loud. It's a nice layout and servers are good. I want to like it, but just don't.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2015

We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation. Even though they were busy, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We asked many questions and he had a correct answer for each one.

We had a wide variety of food dishes, mostly from the "smalls" on the menu. The tomato soup+grilled cheese sandwich was by far the favorite. It was enough food to make it an entrée. Our least favorite were the cheese puffers. They were dry and tasted like a cheese-it cracker. Short rib= wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2015

Always a great meal and super vibe!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 13, 2015

We are a past of the older crowd scene so we went early - 5:30 PM on a Saturday. Place was nearly empty whne we arrived but the music by Musak was a bit much so we asked for a provate table and were pleasantly seated in the private dining area - perfect for us. Now the ambiance is not going to bowl you over if you want white table clothes and classical music. But the food and service were wonderful so that covers a number of sins.

Tables are barren; chairs are eclectically mixed; decor is, well, different and the view is valet parking. That being said, the receptionist was delightful and very helpdul. The service was wonderful (except for knowing where to put knife & fork) and the food was varied and wonderful. Salads are an unexpected delight. Main courses are a tad small but filling and very tasty. All in all, a very enjoyable dinner.

BTW: when we left (around 7:15) the main room was filled and the bar scene was filling up....so it is a lively place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 7, 2015

service can be slow - waiting and asking for coffee three times at brunch. Otherwise service is good. We were also here for Mother's Day and had the same issue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 6, 2015

Searsucker is our favorite new restaurant find. We have been twice within the month and loved it both times. Must try the scallops and pork belly. Best take on bacon wrapped scallops.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Everything was wonderful, expect the noise level. We were a party of 6 and it was very hard to hear anyone that wasn't next to you. Other than that, the service and food were excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2015

I recently took my Mom to brunch at the San Diego location & loved it. While this location is very different, once inside, the vibe was similar & the food equally good. Had dinner with friends who happen to be somewhat difficult to please but the food & service were spot on.
Love the indoor/outdoor bar, very nice touch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I will never return to this restaurant simply based on the treatment we received from the hostess that was working the night of Mothers Day. She actually rolled her eyes at my mother as we were leaving and told her to have a good evening. This was after she told us there were no reservations available at the time we requested, even though we saw the time available on open table. When we told her this she replied "7pm isn't a convenient time" We still made the reservation through open table and were treated like second class citizens from the moment we walked in the door. To be treated so poorly on what was supposed to be a nice family dinner was very disheartening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Although we had a reservation we still had to wait for 40 minutes. The hostess said the computer crashed and there were others ahead of us. Service was slow. Coffee was not being filled, food was delicious but eggs were cold. Ambiance was lovely and overall very nice but for $35 a plate, just not all worth it. I was so happy to be there for the occasion but disappointed with service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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