Permanently Closed - Searsucker North County/ Del Mar

3.9
774 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located where the surf meets the turf in sunny Del Mar, Searsucker is a nationally recognized restaurant concept encouraging guests to come early, and stay late. Menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics for Weekend Brunch, Weekday Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. 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. Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Searsucker offers a space that invites patrons to relax and enjoy. The airy design features a glass enclosed 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. We encourage making the most of your social dining experience--so come early, stay late!
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pdub
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very underwhelming food. Dishes were really just mediocre. Service good, ambiance good, but the fact that it was a Saturday (though early evening), there were very few people there. Probably won't return.

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kateea
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and the restaurant is gorgeous. good service, nice ambiance and good crowd. they really try hard here.

GS
vipGreatSpot
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The place was dead on a Thursday night. So we left. Bummer because it’s a great looking place with friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The restaurant was a ghost town and offered a very limited menu.

Thankfully I asked about the menu and that it didn’t seem the same as online. They then (and only then) explained that they were closing in 4 days.

See u later Searsucker!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was lackluster. Ordered the Pappardelle, it was undercooked and had no meat. Returned it and they finished cooking it and added the meat. Poke had no flavor. Drinks were watered down. Waiters were great though, they did what they could to make our experience better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was not special

FG
vipFoodieGal
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was pretty good...very not crowded, which was kind of odd considering the size of the place. But the food was good and cocktails pretty good (not as excellent as they should be given the price).

LG
vipLydaG
San Diego
84 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service were fine...especially liked the homemade biscuits for brunch.

SD
vipSDGourmet
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, interesting cuisine

n
notlob
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would have recommended but know restaurant closing soo .

JT
vipJoyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated out anniversary here with our children and had a fabulous experience. Both of my children wear hearing aids, so I was really impressed and grateful when the hostess seated us and volunteered to turn the loud music down for us. We all thought the food was absolutely delicious, and I found my new favorite drink with the “Mule it over.” Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be back.

BP
vipBrianP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The ahi poke was excellent. The service was disjointed and the vibe, well the restaurant was pretty empty. The staff was polite but not experienced.

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Family
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Searsucker heavily promoted their monthly 80's brunch online, but when we showed up attired in 80's garb, no one else was dressed-up. Not the servers or anyone else in the restaurant. Our waitress did not even know about it. When you promote a theme, you should be ready to commit to it, otherwise you make your customers feel foolish. This shows a lack of communication between the restaurant staff and marketing folks. Prices were a little high for what you get, the food was not bad, but the experience could have been better. My family and I will not be returning.

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vipK4food
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Not a good omen when at 7:45 on a Friday night of a holiday weekend....Del Mar racetrack open that we were the only ones in the restaurant. Go to
Gaslamp Seersucker...much better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant has a really cool vibe. The food took way too long to come out in my opinion. There was hardly anybody else and the restaurants and it took over half an hour. Everyone was very nice and the koi pond is cool for the kids.

AH
AnnaH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I hate to say it but the food was terrible. The shrimp and grits was probably the worst I’ve ever had....what’s with the popcorn? The broccolini app was basically raw broccoli, tough as hell.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good however they were out of several entree and desserts. Nearly everyone at our table didn’t get something they wanted.

CR
ChristinaR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been here a few times over the years and the menu has started feeling more interesting and less tasty. Took my husband for his birthday and we spent $100 on dinner and both left feeling meh about our meal. Unfortunately we won't be back as that is the 2nd time that has happened. Service was great and the place is beautiful but the food is meh at best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food is not good. Potatoes were hard and the halibut had hard corn pieces in it. The Halibut was very small too.

M
Michael
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible food. Both wife and I got sick after ordering the entrees highly recommended by the server. Recommended desert was a soggy/stale upside down muffin with a scoop of ice cream. They don’t take passport card and not worth spending over $100 for a meal of 2 without drinks. We will never go back.

GC
GinaC
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered two entrees, the halibut and the pappardelle with short rib ragù. The halibut portion was very small and it was somewhat over cooked. The pappardelle was just okay, not a rave. This was our first visit to Seersucker and I had higher hopes. Maybe it was better when Brian Malarkey was the owner. We were there at 5 pm opening time on a Sunday. No one was there except for two women in the bar for Happy Hour. The restaurant had only one other table filled by the time we left after 6:00. That said, we were pleasantly greeted upon entering and had a very nice waiter. Service overall was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great birthday feast for my family. The chef and his staff came out to greet us which just added to the whole experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.

R
vipRizzoto
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the outside patio and enjoyed to cool breeze this afternoon. The food was great and the service was attentive. I had a delicious grilled chicken banh-mi sandwich that I highly recommend.

DM
DylanM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Location and staff were great but the food wasn’t worth the price. The summer menu isn’t very good where as the winter and spring menu is very good. Would recommend during winter or spring but not summer

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pretty bad from start to finish. Host wasn’t warm or seemed particularly interested in seating us. Table layout is also bizarre and we were seated at a four top that was right up against booth seating. Tuna was way over cooked, medium in temp. Server was more of an order taker and didn’t go over anything on the menu. Vibe as bad, empty restaurant, couldn’t wait to get out of there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every arena. Would absolutely recommend to a friend.

P
vipPecha
Cancun
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Limited menu and the food was horrible

JD
vipJoyofDining
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always changing their menus, which keeps it fun. Food is very good. Service is always friendly and attentive. Noise level was good.

FF
FitFoody
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place and great vibe. We ate at the bar and really enjoyed the service, great cocktails and food. Our bartender made the night.

RM
RobertM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Most of the food was okay. Potatoes were over cooked/burned. Service was average. Prices were high for what was served.

DW
DebbieW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Seersucker for my friend’s 50th. Everyone was so friendly, the food was amazing and the ambiance was awesome. Thank you Seersucker for a great experience.

N
Naiviv
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated very efficiently and had a nice room table in the corner for our party of six. The servers were very friendly and the food was of solid quality.

JM
JosephM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and incredible cocktails. Pricy, but good was too shelf. Even pricier after their 3% Surcharge for "California Wage".... we're tired of Surcharges!!

MW
MarkW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, and it was quick & convenient for.a business lunch!. Food was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Father’s Day scam, charged $45 for buffet and felt like I could’ve had a better meal at I-Hop, overcharged and a bait and switch situation

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Service is spectacular and food is consistently delicious!

FC
vipFromCBad
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I remembered Searsucker as some place special, a place to go to try something new. Now it has a tired, over-priced menu. Maybe that’s why the place had only 4 tables in use at 7p on a Sunday. Our server was fine, great personality but put in the wrong salad.

NP
vipNickPagliochini
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seersucker North County / Del Mar was fantastic! Service was a touch slow, but that's being nitpicky. This place is great! The menu is diverse and creative, without being stuffy and unapproachable. The location is a bit awkward, as is the parking situation for it, but again, that's being nitpicky. Back to service, it really was exceptional on a whole - it just felt a bit like the crew was trying a little too hard? They weren't being themselves. Looking around at the diners though - maybe that is the service that is expected in this higher socioeconomic area? Anyway. Final thoughts. Rockstar dining across the board! Looking forward to trying the other locations and possibly dining with Seersucker again if we find ourselves in North County / Del Mar again. Thanks across the board to the team!

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