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Waypoint Public

91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighborhood Gem (139)
  • Kid-friendly (121)
  • Fit for Foodies (120)

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Located in San Diego's Gaslamp neighborhood, Waypoint Public offers inventive American pub fare with global influences. The restaurant's menu changes often in order to offer the best seasonal ingredients. Waypoint Public has a full bar which features local craft beers in addition to wine and spirits.

Start out your meal with an appetizer to share with the group such as the hummus plate or the Moroccan deviled eggs. Waypoint Public also serves brunch on the weekends which includes items like black pepper herb sausage, Applewood bacon and herbed potatoes. Choose from dinner items like the chilaquiles verde or the "devilmademedoit" burger which comes topped with Sriracha aioli.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm to 1:00am.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00am. (Brunch is served from 10:00am to 3:00pm)
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Phone number
(619) 255-8778
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Amanda Baumgarten
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Cross street
North Park Way
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Parking details
Street Parking Available
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 91 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Energetic
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2014

My friends and I went for lunch on Sunday. I made a reservation. We arrived 15 min early and they were able to seat us right away. It was pretty busy that day and we waited one hour for our food, but the manager was nice enough to comp our food due to such a long wait!

Champslove (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2014

I really like this place and have been quite a few times. My only complaint - I was excited to try their coffee, which is from Dark Horse Roasters next door to them, but was disappointed because it tasted really old. I should have stuck with alcohol like I usually do!
Awesome spot for kids and for watching Sunday football.

vipnejnej (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

It has very chilled san diegan ambiance and the food was very yummy, the tacos and the burger we tried and were so yummy

niceblokesf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2014

Waypoint is an excellent gastropub that provides terrific food and a great beer list. But even better is that they have a little play area for kids that has bean bags, books, toys and movies. The play area is visible from about a third of the restaurant so parents should plan to sit in that part of the place. If you're not a kid person just sit away from that side, you'll be fine. Great setup and something other restaurants can learn from.

Lurels (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

We went to this place for my sister's bachelorette party and the place did not disappoint. She loves gastro pubs so this was a very good choice. The place had a fun atmosphere and I liked the décor, modern Americana. There were a lot of babies when we went, and the noise level was pretty high up there, which made it really hard to get the attention of the waitresses. However the food was good and the beer even better and it kicked off a great party so no real complaints. It was pretty reasonably priced too.

Foodfun (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

The food and service was very good. The noise level was very loud. The music was way to loud for a restaurant. You had to yell over the music to talk to your friends.

Nici13 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

well the food was very tasty I did not understand why they had all of their windows up when it was 100 degrees out and they had the AC cranked in the back of the restaurant. why would you not shut the windows and run the AC in the whole restaurant? In addition the planter of flowers that was on our table was a fly magnet, it was disgusting.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 7, 2014

Great food and great service. Went for brunch on a Sunday and all three if us were very pleased with the experience. They games on too which I don't care about but for many that is a plus.

Peaches (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2014

Great place! The food and service were excellent!

HurtsSoGood (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

I'm glad I made an Opentable reservation for this place considering we went there on a busy Saturday night.

Love the beer & wine list. I consider it a treat when an eatery features so many different beers.

The food was very tasty. I just wish I had more of it. The portion size of the food left me feeling somewhat ripped off despite how delicious it all was. My girlfriend also thought the soup that came with her grilled cheese would have been better if it was thicker and less chunky.

I enjoyed my experience there. I would definitely come back. I just hope I end up with other orders of food actually worth the value paid. Besides that, this place is a good one.

vipSunnycalM (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

I have been to the waypoint several items as the restaurant was on my top 10 go-to list. Unfortunately I have noticed to food seemingly going downhill over that past couple visits. Service and ambiance has always been great, that I still enjoy, but as a foodie the Waypoint is apparently cutting costs in the wrong places with lackluster food as the result l.

Jaebird (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2014

My friends and I LOVE this place. The food has always been outstanding. However, this time, not so much. Our main dishes were not cooked correctly. My husband had the flatiron steak, but it was really undercooked. I had the albacore, but it seemed fishy and didn't set well with me. The appetizers were perfectly cooked and tasted great! We may have come on an off night. Will definitely try it again.

bsab (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2014

The food was excellent and the beer list was incredible. Highly recommended!

vipFleur (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

I have had good and bad unfortunately not very consistent with their food.

vipbeeloo (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2014

Waypoint is a gem - delicious good, savvy beer list, and friendly service. Added bonus = kids play area that gives parents a little breathing room to enjoy it all! Keep up the great work, Waypoint!

Jaebird (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2014

My best friend and I are foodies, and we both fell in love with this place. He was visiting from DC, which has an amazing restaurant scene. However, he said this place, and his dish, was in the top 5 of the best food he has ever eaten. I couldn't agree with him more. We started with the grilled octopus! OMG! Out of this world!!! Our main dishes were outstanding. With the perfect combination of flavors and color. The flat iron steak was tender and juicy. You will not go wrong with this place.

unglichat (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 13, 2014

Went there for World Cup Viewing. Perfect place but we struggled to see the screen. They can probably use more screens for viewing parties

kfergey (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2014

When we first got there the waitstaff was all over us but as soon as we ordered drinks it felt like we were ignored. Great beer selection but the menu is just alright. I had the paparadelle on the waiter's recommendation and it was so salty I could only eat half. My friends' food was good they said but the salad was tiny! The food is too expensive for what it is. The dessert as good though, the smorelaska.

ndraya (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2014

Great beer recommendations, food was excellent! Love the wide open windows, eclectic decor and atmosphere.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on June 19, 2014

Two friends of mine and I visited Waypoint Public on a Thursday night. Quite frankly we were neither wowed by the food or the noise level. The place is so loud that we decided only to have a drink and entree and run out since it was so hard to hear each other and we were supposedly seated in the quiet area of the restaurant. In reality there is no quiet area, but it is a great place for kids since they have a big screen and a kid's area. The menu is all over the place and not cohesive - I would not say it is a place for foodies, but a local hangout. I wish them luck but so hope that they could consider doing something for the sound level ...