San Diego

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Diego and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Birria, Spaghetti Tacos, and Other Mexican Dishes You Should Try

Sharing a border with Tijuana, San Diego has always been abundant with Mexican food. You’re hankering for a taco, a burrito, or a serving of exceptionally fresh guac? You’d be hard-pressed not to find...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

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by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

What should I order at San Diego restaurants?

by DoctorChow 4 years ago

Here's a place where we can share our favorite things at restaurants throughout the San Diego area. My first reply is what I was craving at the time I posted.

Family Adventure Night - restaurant suggestions San Diego

by SL92106 23 days ago

Looking for a suggestion for a family adventure night, to try new foods and expose kids (8, 11 & 14) to different cuisines. Have done Ethiopian and Mongolian (Little Sheep). It is a surprise so t...

Review San Diego Area Restaurants

by Property manager 2 months ago

We are planning a trip to San Diego soon and will be in the Del Mar area. Am interested in any feedback on our selection of restaurants and any other suggestions. Our criteria is: fun/crea...

Let's Get Nostalgic - Piret's

by DiningDiva 1 month ago

Long ago in a San Diego far, far removed from today there was a fantastic little hybrid cafe, deli, charcuterie modeled after the bistros of France. That it happened in San Diego in the 1980s is no...

San Diego Food Trip

by josephml1 2 months ago

Hi, I need your advice about your best place to eat In San diego, this food choices.. Thank you all: - Steak House could be a hole in the wall. - Chinese Restaurant I will have a car and can mo...

Mission Beach Hoagies

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by Fake Name 12 years ago

It's a long shot, but I gotta try. Growing up in the 70s, we used to go to a small dive place along Mission Blvd that had the BEST hoagies. Concrete floors, no decor to speak of, just a sandwic...

Olive Bar in La Jolla

by k_marie 29 days ago

Looking for a recommendation for a grocery store or specialty shop in La Jolla/La Jolla Shores area with a good selection of olives. Ideally, the olives would be available in bulk, not in jars, an...

"Chicago-style"pizza in SoCal

by RSMBob 1 year ago

Been a long time since I wrote on this topic (and boy, has Chowhound changed!). Wrote this up last night for another forum and thought I'd share here. All inputs, additions, critiques welcome. T...

Grocery Outlet - September 2019

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

This is where to post your Grocery Outlet finds for the month. Cloverdale GO: Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream, $2.50 for 28 oz - Almost felt retro to come back to the five-ingredient ice cre...

"Topics related to . . . "

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A couple of posts down from the top of the California location page is the insert "Topics Related to California". It directs to SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE and SAN DIEGO. I think this is misleading si...

Windmill Food Hall | Carlsbad

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

First impressions of the newly opened Windmill Food Hall? WINDMILL FOOD HALL 890 Palomar Airport Rd. Carlsbad, CA 92001 https://www.10news.com/lifestyle/exploring-san-diego/carlsbads-long-a...

Paid Food Sport Opportunity for Pepsico Fall Football

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"This paid opportunity is specifically for pitmasters to show off their barbecue skills! . . . "

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Bit of Sweden Smorgasbord in S.D?

by ChefRoux 10 years ago

All through the 70' s , I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Bit of Sweden smorgasbord in Long Beach. The owners left LB and moved to a San Diego location on El Cajon Blvd in the 80's. I often made ...

Harumama Noodles & Buns: AVOID | Little Italy - San Diego

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On the way to the airport in May, I stopped at Harumama Noodles & Buns for happy hour. What a mistake! How do I loathe thee. Let me count the ways. 1) Seaweed salad is coated with slimy, st...

Producers Natural Sour Cream - One Ingredient

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A couple weeks ago I noticed this at the supermarket, Natural Sour Cream, from Fresno's Producers Dairy. Now it contains but one ingredient . . . Cultured Cream . . . and has been on the market for...

OK, Let's Try This

by DoctorChow 3 months ago

Here's an example of an expression you'll only hear about food served in San Diego when in San Diego itself (maybe): "Buck a shuck" (A Happy-Hour phrase used at places like Ironside) True? No...

Chopped 8/6/19

by DiningDiva 2 months ago

Hey San Diego...did anyone else happen to catch the Chopped episode Tuesday night (8/6) featuring the chefs from Barleymash and Union Tap? The episode was a burgerfest with the chefs to create "e...

El Jardin

by phee 3 months ago

Chef Claudia is leaving, and restaurant is now closed to be revamped into a "cantina" with an entirely new menu.