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Phil's BBQ Terminal 2 West, San Diego
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

Terminal 2 West, San Diego, CA 92101

HOT DAMN! That's some good BBQ. And I love bbq. You couldn't tell from my reviews but that'a because I make my own. That would all change if I...

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Phil's BBQ 17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego
Phil's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Phil's BBQ

17051 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127

We came after hiking on a Saturday around 1130 am so the place wasn't too crowded. Sat in their open space which was very refreshing. Food came out quick...

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Bronx Pizza 111 Washington St, San Diego
Bronx Pizza
Pizza • $

Bronx Pizza

111 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Super nice people working there! They always throw my dog meatball slices! Super affordable too. Remember: Cash only! And no slices (whole pies only) after 4...

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Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego
Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch
Pizza • $$

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Scripps Ranch

9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131

Got the prime rib for my friends and it was so delicious. They come here all the time. The spaghetti and meatball was huge and delicious. The stuff mushrooms...

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Grub Burger Bar 12045 Carmel Mountain Rd #303, San Diego
Grub Burger Bar
Burgers • $$

Grub Burger Bar

12045 Carmel Mountain Rd #303, San Diego, CA 92128

Haary P. posted a review 8 days ago about cleanliness and gloves. If you read it, he is clearly someone who A) has some anger issues to deal with, B) does not...

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company 10448 Reserve Dr, San Diego
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

10448 Reserve Dr, San Diego, CA 92127

Hands down one of the best places for family the brew is amazing and the service is excellent try the red trolley if you are looking for a amazing beer and the...

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Yanni's Bar & Grill 12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego
Yanni's Bar & Grill
Mediterranean • $$

Yanni's Bar & Grill

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131

Great local restaurant. Throughout the pandemic we supported via takeout. So glad now to enjoy their wonderful patio which we hope they will always keep. Good...

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In-N-Out Burger 4375 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

4375 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

First of all, I'm not from the west, and this was my first time visiting this chain... Andddd I was *blown* away by the high ratings for In-N-Out Burger....

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Maggie's Cafe 3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego
Maggie's Cafe
Breakfast • $$

Maggie's Cafe

3232 Greyling Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Maggie's Cafe was kind enough and accommodating in making a blueberry pancake which they don't normally do especially during Mother's Day. The...

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Piatti 2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
Piatti
Italian • $$

Piatti

2182 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Best Italian food hands down in San Diego. Something as simple as there bread and olive oil to all there pasta meals. You can't go wrong with any of the...

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Cesarina 4161 Voltaire St, San Diego
Cesarina
Italian • $$

Cesarina

4161 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

From the get go very friendly , very organized operation in the midst of pandemic Dinning . Staff super friendly food on point from start to finish . We had...

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Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach 5119 Cass St, San Diego
Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach
American • $$

Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach

5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

Loved this spot for brunch! Super cute exterior under an actual tree. Interior feels like you are still outside in a natural way. Food was awesome, we got the...

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Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain 11925 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste. 801, San Diego
Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain
French • $$

Champagne French Bakery Café Carmel Mountain

11925 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste. 801, San Diego, CA 92128

Customer service was wonderful! This one lovely girl Sofia went above and beyond to make my experience enjoyable. She was so sweet and respectful. I was very...

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Woodstock's Pizza SDSU 6145 El Cajon Blvd Suite 3P, San Diego
Woodstock's Pizza SDSU
Pizza • $$

Woodstock's Pizza SDSU

6145 El Cajon Blvd Suite 3P, San Diego, CA 92115

This was VERY good pizza at a reasonable price. They had a nice variety of toppings and sauces. Also, ordering through their website was very convenient and...

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Garden Kitchen 4204 Rolando Blvd, San Diego
Garden Kitchen
New American • $$

Garden Kitchen

4204 Rolando Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

One of my favorite restaurants of all time and it just so happens to be blocks away from my house. Truly a hidden gem, an oasis in the desert. Real food,...

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Piacere Mio Del Sur 16490 Paseo Del Sur UNIT 135, San Diego
Piacere Mio Del Sur
Pizza • $$

Piacere Mio Del Sur

16490 Paseo Del Sur UNIT 135, San Diego, CA 92127

Wonderful place where food is always consistently good. Service is also outstanding. The staff and owners seem pleased to have you there even precovid. My...

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Rosina's Italian Restaurant 14701 Via Bettona, San Diego
Rosina's Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Rosina's Italian Restaurant

14701 Via Bettona, San Diego, CA 92127

Beautiful setting and personal service from Rosina herself. You can tell the dishes are from her personal recipes and she takes care in her cooking. The menu...

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Wood Ranch Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr #215, San Diego
Wood Ranch
Barbecue • $$

Wood Ranch

Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr #215, San Diego, CA 92108

The beef ribs we had were amazing. Service was good and fast. And best of all we got the food insanely fast while still being hot and good. This place lives up...

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The Purple Mint Vegan Bistro 6171 Mission Gorge Rd UNIT 118, San Diego
The Purple Mint Vegan Bistro
Vietnamese • $$

The Purple Mint Vegan Bistro

6171 Mission Gorge Rd UNIT 118, San Diego, CA 92120

Love this place and have been here many, many times. My favorites are the avocado egg rolls, orange chicken, and Buddha's Delight drink. This is a great...

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Burger Lounge 1101 Wall St, La Jolla
Burger Lounge
Hamburger • $$

Burger Lounge

1101 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

This was an ok experience. They've closed off most of the store and made it into storage so it's quite cramped. There are a few tables outside on the...

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Caffè Calabria 3933 30th St, San Diego
Caffè Calabria
Pizza • $$

Caffè Calabria

3933 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

So SO yummy. The pizzas are a tad bigger than a personal size- you could definitely eat one yourself because they’re thin. I was with 3 people and we got 4...

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Alforon Mediterranean 5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
Alforon Mediterranean
Mediterranean • $$

Alforon Mediterranean

5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

I used to live in the apartments across from this place and order take out. It's seriously so good! Lamb fatteh is delicious if you like yogurt sauce, and...

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In-N-Out Burger 2910 Damon Ave, San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

2910 Damon Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Got here right after they opened & they already had a line, but it was still pretty quick. This is legit the time to go, the fries never tasted better!!!!...

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Pizza Nova 5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Pizza Nova
Pizza • $$

Pizza Nova

5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

I ordered a Vegetarian Mediterranean pizza for takeout. It was ready in less than 15 minutes. The pizza was amazing, and they threw in a batch of garlic knots...

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Farmer's Bottega 860 W Washington St, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega
American • $$

Farmer's Bottega

860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

I reserved a couple days in advance for a Friday night. We had no issue with it, even calling to add an additional person. Phone service was great, parking...

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Pizza e Birra San Diego 3625 India St, San Diego
Pizza e Birra San Diego
Pizza • $$

Pizza e Birra San Diego

3625 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

We celebrated my Sons 21st bday here over the weekend. There were about 25 people in our party, ranging from little kids to adult. Let me first tell you when I...

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Villa Capri 3870 Valley Centre Dr #301, San Diego
Villa Capri
Italian • $$

Villa Capri

3870 Valley Centre Dr #301, San Diego, CA 92130

Fantastic service!!! So kind and caring!! Ask for Leticia, she is the best server!! Not to mention the food was so flavored and seasoned!! This is the best...

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Burger Lounge 16490 Paseo Del Sur #105, San Diego
Burger Lounge
Hamburger • $$

Burger Lounge

16490 Paseo Del Sur #105, San Diego, CA 92127

Quite sometime since I've been to burger lounge. I took my amazing honey here a few weeks ago on a whim and he fell in love with it! I also rediscovered...

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Great Maple - Hillcrest 1451 Washington St, San Diego
Great Maple - Hillcrest
American • $$

Great Maple - Hillcrest

1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

I was able to take my daughter here for a lovely Birthday Luncheon with her Boyfriend. The server was very sweet and ended our visit with a little Birthday...

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Shakespeare Pub 3701 India St, San Diego
Shakespeare Pub
Pubs • $$

Shakespeare Pub

3701 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

If you are looking for good food AND a good time look no further! This place is tremendous and the food is simply divine. The contactless payments are as easy...

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American Restaurants

American in San Diego
The Red Door 741 W Washington St, San Diego
The Red Door
American • $$

The Red Door

741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

A bit on the pricey side, but full bar and excellent food. Service is top notch. Plenty of seating. Worth the drive and fairly good parking. The owner and...

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Mister A's 2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, San Diego
Mister A's
American • $$$$

Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, San Diego, CA 92103

Great rooftop experience for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were surprised at how little noise there was from the approaching aircraft, which we enjoyed...

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Kettner Exchange 2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego
Kettner Exchange
American • $$

Kettner Exchange

2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

First off they do a great job following covid protocols and we felt safe the whole time there. Wonderful restaurant to come hang out at and have a good time!...

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Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in San Diego
Buona Forchetta - South Park 3001 Beech St, San Diego
Buona Forchetta - South Park
Pizza • $$

Buona Forchetta - South Park

3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102

Oh gosh. It was so good, I forgot to take many pictures because we were already eating! Lol. This was our first time here and I don't usually review on a...

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Zia Gourmet Pizza 3311 Adams Ave A, San Diego
Zia Gourmet Pizza
Pizza • $

Zia Gourmet Pizza

3311 Adams Ave A, San Diego, CA 92116

Easily the best pizza in San Diego! Owners and staff are extremely pleasant and always friendly and the pizza is second to none! Perfect little spot to duck in...

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Officine Buona Forchetta 2865 Sims Rd, San Diego
Officine Buona Forchetta
Pizza • $$

Officine Buona Forchetta

2865 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

I am partial to the south park location but the casual park vibe at liberty station is different and good. 5 stars for the service, they were inattentive/way...

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Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in San Diego
Miguel's Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego
Miguel's Cocina
Mexican • $$

Miguel's Cocina

2912 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had! Miguel's is a MUST TRY if you're in the San Diego area. The drinks are strong, the food is...

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Maritza's Mexican Food Restaurant 3582 Mt Acadia Blvd # D, San Diego
Maritza's Mexican Food Restaurant
Mexican • $

Maritza's Mexican Food Restaurant

3582 Mt Acadia Blvd # D, San Diego, CA 92111

Awesome local spot, cash only. I had a great carne asada burrito and shared some carne asada nachos. This was my first time here, but this might be my new...

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Cocina 35 1435 Sixth Ave, San Diego
Cocina 35
Mexican • $$

Cocina 35

1435 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

I love coming to this place for lunch! We parked across the road at a parking lot for $10 for 2 hours, wasn't the best but we weren't able to get...

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Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in San Diego
Tom Ham's Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego
Tom Ham's Lighthouse
Seafood • $$$

Tom Ham's Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

The service was impeccable!!! Wonderful attention, and the staff was incredibly friendly!!! Who can complain when you’re enjoying a glass of wine overlooking...

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Ironside Fish & Oyster 1654 India St, San Diego
Ironside Fish & Oyster
Seafood • $$

Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Clean, cool atmosphere. Ordered mussels, lobster, ceviche, and grilled octopus loved all of it. Husband got table side banana pudding and said it reminded him...

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Mitch's Seafood 1403 Scott St, San Diego
Mitch's Seafood
Seafood • $$

Mitch's Seafood

1403 Scott St, San Diego, CA 92106

There is a wide variety of very fresh fish offered here. The fish sandwiches are particularly good. The prices are quite reasonable. The place is located at...

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Azuki Sushi Lounge 2321 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Azuki Sushi Lounge
Sushi Bar • $$

Azuki Sushi Lounge

2321 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

10/10 would recommend this place. Our server, Stephanie, was extremely knowledgeable. It wasn’t just eating sushi it was truly a culinary experience. She...

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Sushi Kami 11611 Rancho Bernardo Rd, San Diego
Sushi Kami
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi Kami

11611 Rancho Bernardo Rd, San Diego, CA 92127

Fresh fish and yummy rolls! We tried the submarine roll and the rainbow roll-both were fresh and delish! The toro and albacore sashimi melted in my mouth...

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Full Moon SD 926 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Full Moon SD
Sushi • $$

Full Moon SD

926 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Really good sushi rolls! Are you the best I've had in a long time only problem is it's downtown and that area ain't looking so good right now....

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Thai Restaurants

Thai in San Diego
Veganic Thai Cafe 1417 Suit A, University Ave, San Diego
Veganic Thai Cafe
Thai • $$

Veganic Thai Cafe

1417 Suit A, University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

The whole meal was so enjoyable. I would recommend getting the punkin curry! It was so good we ate the drunken noodle with pumpkin curry sauce. The mango...

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Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant 4661 Park Blvd, San Diego
Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant
Thai • $$

Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant

4661 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

So far so good. First visit and everything went well. Not too crowded. Sat outside. Fast service. The prices are fair. Vegan options big plus for me and most...

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Charm Thai Kitchen 11625 Duenda Rd, San Diego
Charm Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Charm Thai Kitchen

11625 Duenda Rd, San Diego, CA 92127

I love this place. It's really close and convenient for me on nights that I need to grab a quick bite. They are priced well and I am never disappointed...

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Burger Restaurants

Burgers in San Diego
Hodad's Ocean Beach 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego
Hodad's Ocean Beach
Hamburger • $$

Hodad's Ocean Beach

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Hodad's hands down best food in SD if you're looking for a burger joint. The wedges, onions rings were perfection. The shake amazing. The service was...

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Boomerang's Gourmet Burger Joint 4577 Clairemont Dr, San Diego
Boomerang's Gourmet Burger Joint
Hamburger • $$

Boomerang's Gourmet Burger Joint

4577 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Our whole family just had dinner at this fabulous place tonight! The people working there were amazing and extremely friendly. We felt like we had know them...

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Crazee Burger 3993 30th St, San Diego
Crazee Burger
Hamburger • $$

Crazee Burger

3993 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

These burgers and fries are always on point and hit the spot! Onion rings are great too! Love their variety, they have vegetarian and vegan options so...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in San Diego
Parma Cucina Italiana 3850 Fifth Ave, San Diego
Parma Cucina Italiana
Italian • $$

Parma Cucina Italiana

3850 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

First dinner after COVID restrictions were let up and it was everything I've been dreaming of! Quaint, intimate dining with incredible staff and the food!...

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Ciccia Osteria 2233 Logan Ave, San Diego
Ciccia Osteria
Italian • $$

Ciccia Osteria

2233 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Mothers Day! We were able to get a reservation, it wasn't overly busy. Enjoyed food and the team is attentive. Can't beat the bumping sounds of the...

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The Godfather 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
The Godfather
Italian • $$

The Godfather

7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Went here for last minute Mother's Day dinner, and was very happy with the staff, service & food! Chicken Piccata, Tiramisu, and Double Espresso:...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House • $$$

Ruth's Chris Steak House

1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

I called in to reserve a booth a few days ago and brought my mother for dinner tonight. We planned on using the valet (that they offer on weekends) because my...

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Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 640 Tenth Ave, San Diego
Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop
Steak House • $$$

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

640 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

The food was amazing. We had oysters ?, Parker rolls (amazing), halibut , scallops and ribeye. All were amazing. We wished there was a baked potato option. For...

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Born and Raised 1909 India St, San Diego
Born and Raised
Steak House • $$$$

Born and Raised

1909 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Celebrated our son’s birthday and what a way to celebrate. Service was spot on and attentive while giving you time to enjoy your company. But the food! We...

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