Restaurants for History Buffs in Greater San Diego, California 

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    Old Town Mexican Cafe

    24 reviews

    AMAZING Mexican food in the heart of historic Old Town!

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    The Prado at Balboa Park

    39 reviews

    Great place to relax, have some food and drink after enjoying Balboa Park

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    The Turf Supper Club

    7 reviews

    Top pick from Bo and I is a short walk up the street to the famous Turf Club: •Classic Drinks • Old-School Charm • Tons of History Come pay a visit to San Diego’s Original Grill-Your-Own supper club. Love the vibe and energy, cuts of meat you grill yourself are amazing... Cook it the way you really want it !

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    Hotel del Coronado

    2 reviews

    After an awe-inspiring walking journey, we returned to catch the next trolley. This time, we headed for Coronado. More class and elegance and incredible views. It was especially relaxing to enjoy a waffle cone on the ocean-view deck at the Hotel del Coronado. Talk about class! Naturally, we took off our shoes and walked the beach.

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    Brockton Villa Restaurant

    Brunch by the beach? Yes, please! A historical beach house built in the late 1800's, Brockton Villa is right in La Jolla cove with views of the seals chilling on the rocks. The brunch food is delicious and the vibe is laid back - the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy Sunday. Must orders: clam chowder, Coast Toast, and carne ...

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    Casa Guadalajara

    14 reviews

    If you are looking for authentic Mexican food and are in the Old Town/downtown San Diego area, Casa Guadalajara is a must!! The food is delish! I had the Chicken and Mango Quesadillas. Sooo yummy. The decor, staff, music, atmosphere, and food really make you feel like you are on a little vacay in Mexico. They also have there own ...

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    Grant Grill

    2 reviews

    The Zagat-winning Grant grill surrounds guests with history while at the same time offering authentic Californian cuisine. Named Hotel Bar of the Year (2012) by Nightclub & Bar. The Grant Grill Lounge is a revived speakeasy experience with a delish hand-crafted cocktails and food. Be sure to ask about seasonal specials. My favorite is their fall pumpkin martini. For breakfast ...

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    Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

    11 reviews

    Decent food, good beer, nice big restaurant. It's in a historical building in the Gaslamp District, used to be a carriage house.

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    The Marine Room

    24 reviews

    A historic restaurant located in La Jolla Shores, next door to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The restaurant has a large dining room and a few different levels. The first thing you notice waking inside is the impressive views, the restaurant is ON the beach, & water has come up & inside of the restaurant (historically speaking). The ...

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  • 10

    Bali Hai Restaurant

    15 reviews

    Being a North County resident, I rarely get the opportunity to venture to restaurants south of Del Mar. Lucky for me my business takes me all over San Diego County now! That means I get to try all of the wonderful options of the Gaslamp, La Jolla, Point Loma, East County, and beyond! For our second bUZZ Night in Central ...

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    Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park

    Whenever we're in San Diego, Extraordinary Desserts is always a must stop for us. My daughter is an excellent dessert critique and this is one of her fave. It's like heaven when enter their shop. You will be surprised of all the selections of desserts and how extraordinary they are. Delicious, moist, rich and flavorful.

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    Encore Champagne Bar

    16 reviews

    Fantastic venue with gorgeous decor, full bar, plenty of plush seating and very helpful staff. This is a great space for events and happy hour, conveniently located on the corner of F & 6th. The bellini's are fantastic and come in a number of fresh flavors. I highly recommend visiting for happy hour, the cheese boards and appetizers were delicious ...

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    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden

    25 reviews

    Good food and great beer...Mac n' Beer Cheese with an Arrogant Bastard is delicious!

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    Extraordinary Desserts - Union St

    20 reviews

    Between the two locations, this is the larger one. The desserts are indeed extraordinary, with beautiful flower petals and gold flakes as decoration, the cakes are rich and decadent. Save room for your visit, their offerings are large and you'll want to order multiple items.

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    Phil's BBQ

    55 reviews

    The best BBQ in town. Expect a long line, but worth it.

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    In-N-Out Burger

    37 reviews

    Make mine a double-double, with grilled onions, and do NOT forget the fresh, hand made french fries. YUM!

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    Hash House A Go Go

    Always HUGE! Always Delicious! A must do if you're visiting or a local. Plan on waiting in line, it is worth it!

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    Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill

    I had a lot of fun going here, especially because a friend hyped up the Clam Chowder. It did not disappoint, it was pretty tasty, and I paid a few extra dollars to get it in a bread bowl. In addition I ordered some shrimp tacos, those were tasty, but not to die for. To be honest, I would come ...

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    Ocean Beach Pier

    5 reviews

    There are cool tide pools to explore on one side of the pier and awesome people watching on the other

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    12 reviews

    Top three BEST hamburgers in San Diego. The "neighborhood" burger is mouthwatering. It comes on a delicious soft bun with caramelized onions. The meat is so juicy and high-quality! They have an extensive list of house-made sauces, a huge plus! Note, they do not have ketchup. I like their aoili's and also this one spicy sauce.. I think it's cranberry ...

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