San Diego - recs near Sea World/Mission Bay area
Hello, will be in SD for a week with family and staying near Sea World. Any recs that are also family friendly (toddler and baby in tow) near Sea World area. Will eat almost everything, looking for good sushi and seafood. Will drive for good eats too. Thanks.
If you happen to go to SeaWorld and you like barbecue, try the Calypso Bay Smokehouse for lunch or early dinner. The brisket, pork spareribs and baby back ribs, and chicken are smoked low and slow in the smokehouse behind the serving/dining area. It's not the equal of bbq I've had in Texas or Memphis, but it's surprisingly good (the sauce at the condiment counter is way too sweet, though). The brisket was best, followed closely by spareribs when we ate there a couple of months ago. And they have chicken tenders, hot dogs, and veggie wraps for non-bbq people.
Bay Park Fish Co. off Sea World drive on Morena.
Sushi Ota in Mission Bay..
Brigantine Shelter Island everday happy hour for seafood..best fish tacos for around $3.00
Point Loma Seafood..go early when they open..calamari or scallop sandwich are really good
Fish Market Downtown..sushi bar or oyster bar with bayfront views
Bahia's Don Bravo in LJ/Bird Rock..best lobster burrito
El Pescador in LJ..best grouper/fish sandwich..small fish market with a couple of tables..lunch
Crab Catcher in LJ..pretty decent seafood..happy hour is great
Ranchos Cocina - all organic healthy style mexican food (so unbelievably delicious!!!) on Sunset Cliffs Blvd in Ocean Beach - good for family w/ kids
Saska's in on Mission Beach Blvd Mission Beach Steak, seafood and sushi - family friendly and good food.
I like Dining Diva's suggestion for Blue Water Grill :)