Best American Restaurants in San Diego

Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1863)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1757)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1122)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(338)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Del MarPrepkitchen - Del Mar
(586)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1218)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2175)
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American | North Park, San Diego
PoseidonPoseidon
(3169)
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American | Del Mar, North San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3579)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(95)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey BankUrge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
(25)
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American | Oceanside, North San Diego
Avensole Winery RestaurantAvensole Winery Restaurant
(209)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Solace & The Moonlight LoungeSolace & The Moonlight Lounge
(736)
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American | Encinitas, North San Diego
Journey's End at Pechanga Resort & CasinoJourney's End at Pechanga Resort & Casino
(65)
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American | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(556)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego

Vivace - Park Hyatt AviaraVivace - Park Hyatt Aviara
(548)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(950)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(672)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4550)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
CataniaCatania
(560)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(3070)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(158)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Vigilucci's Seafood & SteakhouseVigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
(1725)
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Italian | Carlsbad, North San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(737)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Cucina Enoteca - Del MarCucina Enoteca - Del Mar
(1505)
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Italian | Del Mar, North San Diego
RovinoRovino
(228)
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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
(1276)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - OceansideFratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside
(253)
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Italian | Oceanside, North San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(241)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

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Roy's San Diego WaterfrontRoy's San Diego Waterfront
1249 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

In addition to great food and service, we had a table outdoors with a harbor view. Perfect! More

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Old City HallOld City Hall
254 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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Roy's - La JollaRoy's - La Jolla
1070 reviews
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Seafood | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

Great food adequate service. More

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

The waiter was outstanding and the food lived up to its reviews online. We were very please with the entire dining experience. More

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Grant GrillGrant Grill
1026 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Great place to go for a date and romance. Food is great too. There was Live music too. More

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BarbusaBarbusa
928 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

The food was excellent, but our waitress had abit of an attitude. Great prices for happy hour More

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

Great brunch and Brian is one of the best servers in San Diego. More

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Sbicca - Del MarSbicca - Del Mar
1395 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

Ask for a table in the rear building. It is pretty crowded by the street and provides no view. Upper level of the rear building has a great ocean view. More

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Petrini'sPetrini's
42 reviews
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego

Alfredo and shrimp dishes were both great. Can’t believe this place isn’t packed all the time. Service was a little slow though even though they weren’t busy. More

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Juan Tequila Bar & RestaurantJuan Tequila Bar & Restaurant
5 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Excellent selection of Mezcals in a cool downtown atmosphere. A smaller venue, but still very comfortable. They are new, so when I asked for a menu of drinks, I was given a list with about 10-15 pages of alcohol, but none of it had prices. I'm sure they will fix this in the near future, because who needs a random price order that could cost me who knows what?? More

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Addison Restaurant1. Addison Restaurant
1166 reviews
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Contemporary French | Del Mar, North San Diego

Perfect service in a grand setting with fabulous food, tasting menu of small portion but quite tasty and innovative. The overall experience is truly enjoyable and would rate it as the best spot in the San Diego area. More

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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino2. Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
943 reviews
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Steakhouse | Valley Center, North San Diego

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Food and service were both excellent! More

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The WineSellar & Brasserie3. The WineSellar & Brasserie
548 reviews
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French | Mira Mesa, San Diego

We dine at the Brasserie and Winesellar whenever we are in San Diego. It is always wonderful. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is delicious and beautifully prepared. We intend to keep this restaurant on our favorites list. More

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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room4. The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
385 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

You could do a lot better on Gluten free breads, what you have is very poor, there are lot of vendors with much better products. It was very cold this morning, our table by the kitchen very busy and drafty. Have been here many times, More

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Market Restaurant and Bar5. Market Restaurant and Bar
2693 reviews
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Contemporary American | Del Mar, North San Diego

Excellent food and wine. Great for a special occasion or dinner anytime (if it fits in your budget). More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Fashion ValleyBlanco Tacos + Tequila - Fashion Valley
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Mexican | Mission Valley, San Diego

Make the best moments stand still and delight in every savory, delicious bite of our fresh twist on Mexican food favorites. Feel the light, breezy air of the atmosphere lift you up and transport you to a taco & tequila paradise. This is your Blanco bliss. Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.More

Farmer's Table - Bay ParkFarmer's Table - Bay Park
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Farm-to-table | Bay Park, San Diego

Farmer's Table is opening a new location in Bay Park! Come enjoy all the farm-to-table food you love from the Farmer's Table family.More

LATiTUDE by JRLATiTUDE by JR
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Californian | Temecula, Temecula / Wine County

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We want to bring back the true meaning of “breaking bread”. We believe good food connects people and cultivates lasting relationships. To us, it’s all about the food.
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P.F. Chang's - CarlsbadP.F. Chang's - Carlsbad
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Asian | Carlsbad, North San Diego

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Smokeyard BBQ & Chop ShopSmokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop
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Barbecue | University City/Golden Triangle, San Diego

Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop. Located in Mammoth Lakes, CA and San Diego, CA, We are a steak house, BBQ, and chop shop with original recipes from the grill, house made specialties, premium seafood and fan favorite comfort food.More