Best American Restaurants in San Diego

Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1129)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(344)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(594)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1230)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2186)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(3194)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
Ocean Terrace - George's at the CoveOcean Terrace - George's at the Cove
(3612)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(98)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey BankUrge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
(27)
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(225)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(744)
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American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & CasinoJourney's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino
(66)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(564)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego

Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(553)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(962)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(677)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4583)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(569)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(3097)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(162)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1741)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(745)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1521)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
RovinoRovino
(235)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(80)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1296)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(257)
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Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(254)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

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California Modern - George's at the CoveCalifornia Modern - George's at the Cove
1898 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

I believe the best restaurant in San Diego. Freshest ingredients, food bursting with the natural flavors from within the food (not masked by a sauce). I had the halibut which was cooked just the right, so it was soft and it was combined with a crunchy topping. The ultimate in presentation, texture, and flavor. More

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1260 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Outstanding food with excellent service. I’ll be back! More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
234 reviews
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Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

The steak is underwhelming compared to comparably priced steakhouses. More

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Asti RistoranteAsti Ristorante
844 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Perfect dinner. Waiter was on point and food was fabulous. We had great salads with pears and gorgonzola, cioppino, lobster linguine special with a whole tail, and dessert. Wonderful evening. More

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Old City HallOld City Hall
255 reviews
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Lily was our server and did an excellent job - friendly, prompt and informative. This was a group dinner, heavy on appetizers and drinks with some folks enjoying entrees. We liked some appetizers better than others: avocado toast, wings and Mac and cheese were favorites. We were happy to be there on Wednesday for 1/2 price bottles of wine. Convenient to Petco. We would go back! More

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BarbusaBarbusa
963 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

The food was excellent! Great sauce! More

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

Our waiter was attentive and very nice.tge fiid was amazing!!!! More

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West Coast TavernWest Coast Tavern
113 reviews
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Comfort Food | North Park, San Diego

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Sbicca - Del MarSbicca - Del Mar
1406 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

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We sat on the patio and had a lovely lunch. Food was good. Flatbreads were yummy but they took it a little far with horseradish sauce. Overwhelmed the other ingredients! And mushroom flatbread too zingy with tart olives Fun mimosas ! More

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The French GourmetThe French Gourmet
863 reviews
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French | Pacific Beach, San Diego

Great food...good service always! Prix fixed menu has several options which is good value. More

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The Kettle Room1. The Kettle Room
62 reviews
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Contemporary American | Little Italy, San Diego

One of the most amazing meals I have had. Our group did not know what to expect and were blown away by the dishes and the beers paired with each one. I appreciate the prix fixe menu but that you could order individual dishes as well instead of doing all four courses. The waitress was very knowledgable and friendly. The chef was just outstanding. This is serious fine dining! More

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Addison Restaurant2. Addison Restaurant
1172 reviews
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Contemporary French | Del Mar, North San Diego

Outstanding, Like been in a 1 or 2 star Michelin rated Restaurant. I don’t say a 3 star because it took them quite some time between each course. But the food was excellent. Recommended More

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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino3. Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
955 reviews
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Steakhouse | Valley Center, North San Diego

Wonderful service and fantastic food as always More

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Jayne's Gastropub4. Jayne's Gastropub
442 reviews
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Gastro Pub | North Park, San Diego

Jaynes is not your normal local eatery...it is a plane ticket to a small cozy European gem. The food is nothing short of amazing and unique. I’ve been with friends and on dates and have felt snug and delighted every time. I would highly recommend this spot for whatever occasion to escape the ordinary. Cheers More

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Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla5. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - La Jolla
3010 reviews
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Seafood | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

Superb evening. Excellent stone crab ,lobster bisque and salad plus a wonderful anniversary Baked Alaska which was complimentary. More

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Bivouac CiderworksBivouac Ciderworks
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Bivouac Ciderworks' passion for ciders from around the world fueled a desire to bring our own version of cider to San Diego. We at Bivouac Ciderworks love the possibilities in cider, the food pairings, its connection to nature. What Bivouac strives to do is take the culture and flavors in cider and food from around the world, and put a southern California spin on them. We like to say that our cider is “infused with the spirit and adventure of the West Coast.” Our goal is to produce ciders that will taste equally delicious with a fine meal as they will at the top of a mountain after a long hike.

Our flagship tasting room is in North Park where we are focused on providing a place for cider experimentation and education, with awesome food to complement and enhance the cider experience. Our kitchen is focused on producing rustic dishes with fresh, local ingredients and 'West Coasted' flavor.

Reservations may be seated at our shared community table depending on availability. More

FinchFinch
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County

Taking flight November 2018. We are a group of creatives, students, parents, sons and daughters of all things FINCH. Come on a tasting journey of dishes with influences from around the world. No Passport Required. More

Marie Callender's - TemeculaMarie Callender's - Temecula
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County

Marie Callender's® Temecula Restaurant & Bakery is a family favorite serving home-style meals & famous pies. Breakfast, lunch/dinner, banquets & take-out - we do it allMore

North Italia - Fashion ValleyNorth Italia - Fashion Valley
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Italian | Mission Valley, San Diego

At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.More

Red Lobster - Chula VistaRed Lobster - Chula Vista
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Seafood | Chula Vista / Bonita, San Diego

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore