Best American Restaurants in Pacific Beach

The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1098)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(63)
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1644)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1530)
$$$$
American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(277)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1030)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1996)
$$$$
American | North Park, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1465)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(414)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3254)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1768)
$$$$
American | Coronado, San Diego
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1040)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
(2348)
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(67)
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in Pacific Beach

Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(840)
$$$$
Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(568)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4252)
$$$$
Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(433)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2742)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(629)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(113)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(632)
$$$$
Italian | Coronado, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(133)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1078)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(77)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(791)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(153)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1602)
$$$$
Italian | North Park, San Diego

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Pacific Beach Restaurants

Ambrogio15Ambrogio15
113 reviews
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Pizzeria | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Simply the best pizza out of Italy. The place impecable and the service couldn’t be nicer. Super attentive. All the ingredients...? Imported from Italy. The wine list? Short but perfectly selected. I can’t say enough about this place. A must when in San Diego. More

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Oceana Coastal KitchenOceana Coastal Kitchen
387 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great view - super fun place . The service and the food was impeccible. One of the best kept dinner places near the coast. Really recommend this to anyone! More

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The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
1098 reviews
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great Food. Better Ambience. Amazing Service. More

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The FisheryThe Fishery
954 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Very pleasantly surprised. Calamari crisp. Scallops beautifully prepared and presented. Great service as well. Kudos. More

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The French GourmetThe French Gourmet
780 reviews
$$$$
French | Pacific Beach, San Diego

We eat at the FG a lot and we always love the food and wine and usually the service. Our most recent night there was very busy and the service people were a bit overwhelmed and we waited nearly 90 minutes to be served the main course although apps, salads and beverages showed up promptly. There were only 2 waiters and the place was brimming with full tables throughout. One of our waiters was friendly and funny...the other was showing signs of stress and was a bit ungracious at times but redeemed herself eventually. But as usual the food was great! The BEST bruschetta I have ever had! Salad with bacon and egg was everything my mouth wanted and more. Sauvignon Blanc from France was heavenly. The dessert we ordered was ok...but the Petit-fore and the macaroons they served with it were to die for. A little noisy but that was ok. Cosy local ambience warm and friendly, tiny intimate. Sorry they did not have the Caramelized Onion and blue cheese tartin on the menu any longer but the entrees are always spectacular. I just had a salad the Bruschetta and Le Escargot and was in heaven. More

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The Grass SkirtThe Grass Skirt
63 reviews
$$$$
Polynesian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Super fun atmosphere. Friendly and accommodating service. Food was slightly above average, and service was painfully slow. Would definitely go again, but make a reservation and plan on being there awhile. More

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World FamousWorld Famous
336 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Noisey but to see the sun go down with great food in front of us, it was great. Our favorite, the Brie appetizer with extra bread, Margaritas, the entrees were perfect. More

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Waterbar San DiegoWaterbar San Diego
7 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Service was very quick and the food was excellent! More

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Isabel's CantinaIsabel's Cantina
187 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Pacific Beach, San Diego

I find the dinner prices a bit expensive for what you get. We started with the Ahi wontons (excellent), 2 had lettuce wraps which needed another element to bring together like chopped peanuts for crunch and maybe rice or crunchy fried noodles. The Double happiness was tasty, and the Buddha bowl was good but a bit bland. I will try the restaurant for breakfast as the menu looks good. More

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PuebloPueblo
167 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Pacific Beach, San Diego

We really enjoyed our meal. The food and drinks were tasteful and unique. In addition, the atmosphere was nice. More

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Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
63 reviews
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great for cocktails and view, not for food. Great staff. More

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Backyard Kitchen and TapBackyard Kitchen and Tap
106 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

I love Backyard. Great for brunch and the service is amazing! Go before 11 because it starts to get noisy. More

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JRDN RestaurantJRDN Restaurant
1244 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Waiter was very attentive. Went on New Years Day with friends, everything was great! More

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Pacific Beach AlehousePacific Beach Alehouse
111 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Our waitress was exceptional and all of our burgers were excellent. One person had the Bison burger, two the Alehouse Burger, and two the Beer Cheese burger. The bacon on the burger is very tasty. More

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Buddy's DinerBuddy's Diner
8 reviews
$$$$
Breakfast | Pacific Beach, San Diego

50's dinner! Buddies has generous portions with the fun of a 50's dinner. Elvis must be near. Probably best for families and teenagers. I had breakfast and lunch. Good experiences both times. More

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Woodstock's Pizza - Pacific BeachWoodstock's Pizza - Pacific Beach
4 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great place to get together with friends and catch up while you enjoy some of the best pizza in town! This will be our new hangout every time we visit San Diego. More

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Pacific Beach Diners' Choice Winners

Pacific Beach's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Ambrogio15Ambrogio15
113 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Simply the best pizza out of Italy. The place impecable and the service couldn’t be nicer. Super attentive. All the ingredients...? Imported from Italy. The wine list? Short but perfectly selected. I can’t say enough about this place. A must when in San Diego. More

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Oceana Coastal KitchenOceana Coastal Kitchen
387 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great view - super fun place . The service and the food was impeccible. One of the best kept dinner places near the coast. Really recommend this to anyone! More

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The FisheryThe Fishery
954 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Very pleasantly surprised. Calamari crisp. Scallops beautifully prepared and presented. Great service as well. Kudos. More

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World FamousWorld Famous
336 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Noisey but to see the sun go down with great food in front of us, it was great. Our favorite, the Brie appetizer with extra bread, Margaritas, the entrees were perfect. More

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The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
1098 reviews
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great Food. Better Ambience. Amazing Service. More

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The French GourmetThe French Gourmet
780 reviews
$$$$
French | Pacific Beach, San Diego

We eat at the FG a lot and we always love the food and wine and usually the service. Our most recent night there was very busy and the service people were a bit overwhelmed and we waited nearly 90 minutes to be served the main course although apps, salads and beverages showed up promptly. There were only 2 waiters and the place was brimming with full tables throughout. One of our waiters was friendly and funny...the other was showing signs of stress and was a bit ungracious at times but redeemed herself eventually. But as usual the food was great! The BEST bruschetta I have ever had! Salad with bacon and egg was everything my mouth wanted and more. Sauvignon Blanc from France was heavenly. The dessert we ordered was ok...but the Petit-fore and the macaroons they served with it were to die for. A little noisy but that was ok. Cosy local ambience warm and friendly, tiny intimate. Sorry they did not have the Caramelized Onion and blue cheese tartin on the menu any longer but the entrees are always spectacular. I just had a salad the Bruschetta and Le Escargot and was in heaven. More

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Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
63 reviews
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great for cocktails and view, not for food. Great staff. More

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PuebloPueblo
167 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Pacific Beach, San Diego

We really enjoyed our meal. The food and drinks were tasteful and unique. In addition, the atmosphere was nice. More

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Isabel's CantinaIsabel's Cantina
187 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Pacific Beach, San Diego

I find the dinner prices a bit expensive for what you get. We started with the Ahi wontons (excellent), 2 had lettuce wraps which needed another element to bring together like chopped peanuts for crunch and maybe rice or crunchy fried noodles. The Double happiness was tasty, and the Buddha bowl was good but a bit bland. I will try the restaurant for breakfast as the menu looks good. More

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The Grass SkirtThe Grass Skirt
63 reviews
$$$$
Polynesian | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Super fun atmosphere. Friendly and accommodating service. Food was slightly above average, and service was painfully slow. Would definitely go again, but make a reservation and plan on being there awhile. More

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Discover Pacific Beach

Bordered by La Jolla to the north and Mission Beach to the south, Pacific Beach is the go-to San Diego community for sand, surf and sun. A haven for college students and surfers, it's a youthful neighborhood with a thriving nightlife supported by hip and trendy bars and clubs. A palpable relaxed vibe is fully embraced with laid-back eateries serving fish tacos, asada fries and other SD faves. Bistro burgers, crowd-pleasing sandwiches and unique creations like brandy pork chops and "beer soakers" further define the local food scene. In recent years, the dynamic of the neighborhood has changed somewhat with the addition of more upscale restaurants where you can crack open an Alaskan king crab, build your own mimosa or snack on Kobe beef sliders.