3784 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
The Menu in Pacific Beach has some of the best breakfast items in town! It’s the perfect place to spend time with family or catch up with friends over some blueberry pancakes and coffee.
The Menu’s mouth-watering dishes include omelettes, scrambles, pancakes, waffles and so much more! Our favorite item, though, has to be the daily special with banana pancakes and apple-wood smoked bacon. The menu also has great Mimosas and Bloody Marys – perfect for those days that you need more than just orange juice to quench your thirst!
Located just two blocks from Mission Bay on Ingraham Street, the next time you’re in the Pacific Beach area be sure to start your day at The Menu!
3251 Holiday Ct. Suite 206
La Jolla, CA 92037
If you’re in the La Jolla area and craving some delicious sushi, Del Sushi caters to busy people on the go! They provide take out or delivery service to the UTC area and do not have restaurant service.
The Del Sushi menu includes everything from traditional rolls to baked rolls to soup and even side dishes. The sushi is always freshly made and is priced very cheaply compared to sushi restaurants in the area. Our personal favorite menu item is the Baked Salmon Roll with edamame on the side.
Del Sushi is located across the street from the UCSD campus, near the shops at Villa La Jolla and Nobel.
3801 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
The Promiscuous Fork’s commitment to their fellow foodies goes beyond their menu. They’ve created a comfortable, casual, non-pretentious feel to their restaurants. They want you to feel as if you were on vacation somewhere and walked in to the “local spot”.
The Promiscuous Fork has two locations in San Diego: in La Jolla on La Jolla Boulevard and in Pacific Beach on Ingraham Street. Both restaurants serve up a delicious menu of unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Our favorites include the Lamb Lollipops, the Mac ‘n’ Cheese With Asian-Braised Shredded Short Ribs, The Notorious P.I.G. Sandwich, and The Yuck Mouth Burger. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beer and wine to enjoy with your food.
Both locations are often busy, especially on nights and weekends so come hungry, but be prepared to potentially wait for a seat!
5375 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 111
San Diego, CA 92123
Vietnamese Pho is a popular dish in Southern California and Pho Duyen Mai offers some of the most authentic and best tasting Pho in San Diego! They have an expansive menu which features different type of Pho, Bahn Mi sandwiches, noodle dishes, egg rolls, spring rolls, and more! Our favorite items were the Surf and Turf Spring Rolls, the Pho Dac Biet, House Special Pho, and the Nem Nuong.
All of the menu items are of excellent quality and taste very fresh. While it may seem like Pho Duyen Mai is just another hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the Convoy area, the elegant atmosphere elevates it above being just a casual eatery. Yet the prices are fair and affordable so you don’t need to relegate dining at Pho Duyen Mai to just a special occasion!
Like many places in the Convoy area, parking can be tricky so give yourself plenty of time to find a space, especially if you’re going on the weekend or around dinnertime. They are open from 9am-9am every day of the week.
12925 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill serves up classic American and Italian-inspired pizzas and grilled entrees! Their menu is extensive, with options ranging from sandwiches and steaks to burgers and even tacos, but their specialty is their pizza. Every pizza is handcrafted with fresh and delicious ingredients and baked in a woodfire grill. Their pizzas are thin crust and crisped to perfection. Available toppings range from the classics like Pepperoni, Meat lovers, and Hawaiian to their own specialty concoctions.
Located on the upper level of the Del Mar Highlands, Sammy’s offer daily lunch specials, happy hour deals, and even a catering menu. If you are in the mood for high quality and fresh pizza, definitely stop by Sammy’s!
1202 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108
If you're in the mood for a family and dog-friendly restaurant with mouth-watering dishes, then Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Mission Valley is the perfect place for you! Treat the whole family to a night of delicious food and top-of-the-line service. They serve lunch and dinner of weekdays and on weekends they also offer a brunch menu.
They offer an extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, and fusion dishes. Our personal favorite menu item is the BBQ Bacon Ranch Burger. If you're hankering for something sweet, you can't go wrong with the white chocolate chip brownie for dessert. They also have a special dog menu if you decide to bring your best friend!
4505 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that provides guests with a healthy dining experience. Their constantly changing menu is inspired by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmer’s market—52 weeks a year. They also draw inspiration from different countries around the world and many of their dishes represent the best in fusion cooking.
The chefs start with the freshest ingredients and use natural cooking techniques such as a wood-burning grill to enhance flavors instead of relying on high-calorie additives. This allows them to keep each delicious item under just 475 calories. With a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts, Seasons 52 allows guests to mix and match a culinary experience that is big on flavor, not calories! They also offer dining options for guests that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten sensitive, or dairy/lactose sensitive.
Seasons 52 has two locations in San Diego at Westfield UTC and the Seaport District downtown.
6450 Lusk Blvd e110
San Diego, CA 92121
If you want to avoid the crowd at San Diego’s most popular breakfast and lunch spots on a week day, head to Sorrento Valley and visit the Lunch Bunch Cafe! From it’s popular breakfast items to it’s delicious dessert items, this cafe has everything to satisfy your cravings. For breakfast, grab one of their breakfast sandwiches, burritos, or sweet pastries. For lunch, try the daily special or pick one of their regular sandwich, paninis, or salads! Whether you want a Greek Salad, Pot Roast Sandwich, or Italian Chicken Panini, you’ll find it at The Lunch Bunch Cafe. They even serve homemade soup! The Lunch Bunch Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:30-3pm, with breakfast served until 11am.
2625 Lemon Grove Ave
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
For an amazing BBQ experience, you have to visit Coop’s West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove! Trust us – it’s worth the drive!
The shop itself is small so be prepared to wait in line especially if it’s near lunch or dinner time. But all great things take time and Coop’s BBQ is no exception. The storefront definitely has a hole-in-the-wall feel…which is a nice change if you’re used to going to Phil’s. You definitely get the sense that you’re supporting a local San Diego institution!
You can order their meats on sandwiches, on a plate with sides, or just the meat by itself! Can’t decide what to get? Try the sampler platter! We recommend getting either the pulled pork sandwich or the pork ribs. The meat is tender, smoky, and topped with some of the best BBQ sauce we’ve ever had! For the sides, we recommend the mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread, and red beans and rice.
For an authentic BBQ experience that’s a little off the beaten path, visit one of San Diego’s hidden gems, Coop’s West Texas BBQ!
2655 S Coast Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
Las Olas has kept the Mexican tradition alive with their spectacular menu and incredible atmosphere. They serve authentic Mexican food including outstanding fish tacos, local craft beers, and the best margaritas at their two beach locations in San Diego, Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Carlsbad. The food is prepared fresh daily and only from scratch using wholesome ingredients. Cool down this summer with one of Las Olas’ great tasting margaritas or an ice cold beer. Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of their draft beer selections are from San Diego’s own incredible breweries! Check out Las Olas today and see for yourself why everyone is headed here to try some of their spectacular dishes.
Don’t forget about Happy Hour at Las Olas which offers some incredible deals. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 4 to 6PM. The Taco Tuesday specials run from 4PM till close!