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May 27, 2008 09:02 PM

San Diego - Gaslamp/Convention Area


My coworkers and I will be staying at the Hard Rock on 5th across from the convention center. We'd love suggestions for mid-price, casual restaurants within cab or walking distance that can accommodate parties of 8 or more. Chains not preferred!

Thanks bunches!

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      1. re: DougOLis

        Thanks so much!

        We attempted to go to Basic. There was a game and it was PACKED. It looked great tho.

        We ended up eating at:
        Tin Fish Cafe (twice - it was SO good and easy)
        Lou and Mickey's (filet did just melt in my mouth)
        Rockin Baja Lobster (good but nothing exciting, I'd get tosada salad again)
        PJ's Cafe (easy pre-conference breakfast and tea)
        MaryJanes (decent food, bad service)
        Dussini (drinks and apps - excellent!)

        I really enjoyed most of my meals. You can read more and see some pics on my blog:

        Thanks for the tips!

      2. Chive (4th and Island)