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San Diego - Rec near Petco Park for Game Night

schoenick Sep 9, 2007 12:55 PM

My brother in laws are flying in to San Diego this weekend on Friday - flight arrival time is 5:30 - any recommendations on places to grab a quick dinner before heading to Petco Park to catch the Padres game at 7:00pm?

thanks in advance for recs....

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    Cathy RE: schoenick Sep 9, 2007 01:14 PM

    If they have luggage, you may get out of the airport parking lot and find someplace to park (downtown on a Friday night) near the ballpark *just* in time to see the first ball pitched.

    However, I'll be the optimist and assume he gets in exactly at 5:30,has no luggage and the airport parking lot is not busy...I would head closer to the ballpark so I can get a parking spot and go to McCormick and Schmidt's, the bar area or just the restaurant. Maybe Tin Fish next door. The Hotel that M&S is in has a walkway directly into the ballpark.

    You are cutting it close.

    1. Beach Chick RE: schoenick Sep 9, 2007 04:07 PM

      Tin Fish has happy hour..
      McCormicks in the Omni has the some of the cheapest drinks and great bar food.
      I like Tivoli's on Island for cheap drinks and good bar food too.
      Go Padres!

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      1. re: Beach Chick
        Cathy RE: Beach Chick Sep 9, 2007 04:21 PM

        McCormick and Schmidt does *not* do Happy Hour on Game Days.

        Tin Fish did not either; maybe they have changed, but I can't see why. They were always busy on game days without having to discount anything.

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        jessicah RE: schoenick Sep 9, 2007 05:32 PM

        The Kebab Shop on 9th.

        It may be a bit of a walk but all the food there is cheap and delicious.

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