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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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4.3

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)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The server was excellent. Food so-so, more bar scene than anything else.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Server AND manager were very attentive. Heater was adjusted after request made - all in all a pleasant evening. VERY noisy throughout the restaurant!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good place and tasty food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We made a last minute reservation. The place was very slow on the Sunday we dined. Servers were good, friendly and attentive. We found the open doors in 52 degrees a pain in terms of wearing fleece to dine indoors. The food was a bit salty and average. Drinks and wine came quick. Cocktails were good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always good, excellent servers, fun place for lunch.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great meal, had the burger without the bun. I would like to ask that you create a separate lunch dessert menu so that you do not bring a menu for dessert and then say oh, we only have the top two during lunch hours.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Saved my SDRW cheat meal for Searsucker. I had my eyes set on the burger and duck fat fries and am 100% satisfied with my decision. Burger was cooked perfectly with a soft, fresh bun and delicious crispy fries! Staff was super attentive and nice, from hostess to my server John and everyone who kept my water filled and table clean! One of the best services I have ever had. It was somewhat empty on an early Sunday night; wish they could relocate to Encinitas!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

one of my favorite restaurants for good comfort american food! It has a contemporary spin on how they represent their food and cocktails witch is so good for cute Instagram pictures!
Great service, not rushed or overwhelmingly nice.. I love their Jar appetizer options Poke is one of my faves. LOVEE shrimp and grits dish to share and charcuterie is very generous perfect for a group dinner.
my best friends ultimate favorite drink is Peter rabbit its so good for summer! I love their wine list!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a great brunch spot! So much food though. Tried their sticky bun- worth the million calories

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

After having a wonderful experience at the Vegas restaurant for dinner, I came with high hopes for lunch at the Del Mar location. My friend and I were disappointed. We ordered the soup, salad and half sandwich combo. The tomato soup was so acidic we had to order sides of sour cream to cut it. The salad was a mound of lettuce leaves drenched in dressing. The half hummus veggie sandwich had no flavor. Don't know if I'd come back as this was the healthiest option for lunch.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I had the salmon. It was fantastic. My friend had the duck. No complaint. The company of diners and their low conversations I would wish the same on any night. The ambience was of the best in Carmel Valley.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was horrible! Entrees were super salty and just plain gross. Apps were good. Would not go back or recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was very slow and they brought water after asking three times. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was fantastic, and the service provided by Patrick was phenomenal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Service was great. Main dishes and dessert plates were not as good as we anticipated. However, overall is a great place to hangout.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Best ever fish and chips. Loved the staff. We ate inside. The restaurant has a nice open feel to it. A fun place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Good atmosphere, friendly service, decent value. Bone marrow shared plate was terrific.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

John is a VERY good waiter,
Extremely knowledgeable about the menu with a twist of expert Foody mixed in .
The Shrimp and Grits is our favorite appetizer - enjoy , this is a good date night spot

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was great, patio is a perfect setting but the food was very salty with all 4 of our entrees.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Went there to celebrate 20 yr. Anniversary and my birthday. Just the 2 of us. Huge, loud group of soccer girls celebrating was deafening! Went outside, better, but the service was so awful they comped our drinks and appetizer. Beer poured all over in warm glass. Never made it to dinner. Last year we had a wonderful experience there. Never going back. What happened? So bummed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved the Sunday brunch! Bottomless mimosas for $16 were super worth it,m. Came here with a group of girls for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. The AC was on indoors, and then we sat on the patio after for drinks. Highly recommend:)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I wanted to love this place. I'm guessing it was just an off night as reviews and press have been great.

We had an 8pm reservation for two. Showed up at 8:04. Seemed to be confusion as to where to put us honestly as they wanted to put us outside where it was nearly 90 degrees and humid. Upon sitting, I asked to move inside which was accommodated.

All was fine really but honestly I felt like we were been rushed to turn a table quicker - which was confusing as the restaurant was probably at 35-40% occupancy.

The food, in general was pretty good. A little bland and covered up with salt, but well prepared and creative. We had the short ribs, the chicken, burrata jar, focaccia, and the Caesar. All equally prepared and pretty good.

Honestly, where the meal fell short was the rush factor. Our server asked me if I'd like a second cocktail - I said probably in a few. He snaked my 70% complete drink off table and scurried off. That's a major foul in my book and really prevented us from ordering multiple rounds, and desert. I travel all over and am blessed to enjoy fine dining regularly - this kind of service usually comes from management and is not customer friendly.

Aside from that, my only other complaint would be that upon getting the check I notice a 3% surcharge that states it's due to the states wage system. This is the first time I've seen this and frankly would rather them just raise their prices - guests understand. But to sneak it into the tab as if they were Verizon Wireless is kinda tacky.

Will probably give it another shot someday, but we could receive impeccable service, food, and value better at Jakes or the Brig.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Met a friend for a brunch get together and enjoyed this place so much we ended up staying for 6 hours!!! Loved this place. Service was excellent!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The pork belly sandwich was fabulous but the french fries were way too salty. My friend's salad was a little wilted and the steak on top was overcooked even though she asked for rare. Ambience kind of boring for what would normally be a busy lunch time. Very few tables filled inside and those were all crammed together (I guess for server convenience) but it was very unpleasant. I felt like people were on top of you with the majority of the restaurant tables empty and when 3 very active/noisy toddlers were seated next to us it became almost unbearable as they ran around their table banging into our chairs. I had been to Searsucker before many months ago and I feel that it is not as good as before.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Service seemed very "corporate." All in all not a very authentic or genuine vibe to this establishment. My steak was cooked perfectly and enjoyable, but the entire meal was over valued and not in touch with the price points presented.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

First-time visitors, at least with this brand, we enjoyed the ambiance except for the glare projected on our table from the parking lot. The brunch options were fabulous, with our party opting for an eclectic mix of meals. All were well prepared and well received. Service from John was exceptional, very attentive while not overbearing. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great dining experience. Chosen for location and gluten free options. Pork chop was so good. Also had gluten free dessert option which was appreciated. Waiter was nice and knowledgeable of gf options and wines.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Had a customer lunch here. As requested we had our table prepared and our server and busser were able provide a pleasant experience for my customers and I.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Have been coming to Del Mar for years and first time to try Searsucker and was not disappointed at all. The salmon, fish and chips and salad were all great. Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Came here for a family dinner. They have really spicy wings on their menu that aren't even marked as spicy. I can handle spicy food and these were too spicy for me. Too spicy to be enjoyable. My dad ordered them not knowing they would be spicy. No markers on the menu to indicate that. Additionally, two of our side we ordered never came and were eventually given dessert items for free to compensate for them never coming. They also forgot to bring water which wasn't fun when I was trying to eat these crazy spicy wings. Then they took 10% off the bill. Overall not a great experience and I'm not sure I'll be coming back. The overall bill was quite high at about $40 per person even with 10% off and free desserts which makes this an even less attractive place to come back to.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was wonderful! Unfortunately the waitress made a mistake and brought one of us the completely wrong entree. It took quite a long time to bring the correct one. I guess everyone makes mistakes once in awhile. So, I will definitely go back and would still recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was my first time dining at Searsucker. I have dined, in the past, when this was Burlap. I was expecting the same type of food quality and ambiance. We ordered the Shrimp Cocktail, and it was great - full of shrimp! I ordered the chicken. It was so salty, I couldn't finish it. The rest of our food was ok.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Best fish and chips in town

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Beautiful place. My friends and I loved the ambiance. The food was delicious as well. Our server Daniel was really nice from the moment he greeted us. He even took pictures for us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The bone marrow special was amazing, but beware, it is enough for 4.
Next was mussels with an order of duck fat fries. Also very good. Grilled buttered bread was a nice touch.

Their dessert menu looked amazing but we were much too full

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Everything was way too salty. Ease up on the salt. I don't think I ate anything that blew me away. The shrimp was too salty. The duck wings were too soggy. Overall not impressed with any of the food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We ordered about 5 appetizers a bottle of wine and a burger. Everything came out in a timely manner was cooked properly and we had great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We are here a couple of times while on vacation recently. The food is great - creative, fun, well made and the service friendly. Small but well curated California wine list. Great for kids too.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Held a small business lunch there. The outside seating was great on the sunny, warm day. They let us use the table by itself next to the pond area. Interesting decor, a varied menu, large portions, food freshness, and attentive service made it a positive experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday brunch as a group of women. The food was delectable. We all enjoyed our food. The service was wonderful. Our server, Daniel made sure that we were well taken care of. He was professional, cheerful and attentive. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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