San Diego dining
I will be in San Diego for three days. I doubt that I will have time to eat breakfast outside of my hotel but would be open to a bakery that makes good muffins in case the hotel breakfast is not good. So I am looking for lunch and dinner options. Previous posts have covered fish tacos and good mexican options in Encinitas so these can be skipped. What are the places a visitor to your great city should not miss?
Yes, I have a car and am staying in the hotel circle south area. I don't mind driving to places as I will have free time. Price range anything from cheap eats to mid $20 entrees. Looking for places that you just love. It can be a great donut shop, cupcakery, diner, or 3 star restaurant. As I said I am all set on fish tacos (a favorite) from a prior post.
re: professor shorthair
Fish tacos: Mariscos German
Fish sandwiches: Blue Water Grille or El Pescador
Mexican: Super Cocina
Local/fresh cuisine: The Linkery
French: The Better Half or Cavaillon
California Cuisine: Starlite, Blanca, or Market
Chinese: Ba Ren
Sushi: Kaito or Sushi Ota
Beachfront Dining: JRDN
Beer bars: Hamilton's, O'Brien's, and Toronado
There is a fantastic izakaya (Japanese pub) north of hotel circle on Convoy called Sakura that I'd recommend as a West coast must. It's a little hared to find because they don't have signage excepting a piece of paper in the window. They're next to the Army recruiting office in the shopping center where Tsuruhashi and Original Pancake House are located. I know it's not the type cuisine you mentioned, but if you like Japanese food, you'll enjoy your meal, lunch or dinner. It's also quite reasonably priced and the bento lunch is a bargain if you have a big appetite.
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3904 Convoy St, San Diego, CA
Ricky's on Hotel Circle Drive makes a really mean Dutch apple pancake. The rest of their breakfast menu is pretty decent too.
If you like Japanese, don't miss Izakaya Sakura. Good sushi and izakaya style food.
If you like Thai, Sab E Lee in Linda Vista has really good Thai. I can't wait to go back there!