Looking for a real coast experience...
We are visiting the area in two weeks. stying in Carlsbad but willb travelling to Sea World. I need recommnedations for three suppers. i have three kids...I have gotten AWESOME advise on the LA board for our stay there I am hoping for like advice here.
I would love to go for some great seafood....does not need to be fancy...I will have my three kids, 6,8,10.
Just yum and true to the area. I guess that is the heart of the question what is this area known for? We will probably not do suschi the kids do not love it enough.
We will have a car and can drive, not to the ends of the earth mind you. But don't mind a bit of a jog.
re: The Office Goat
Strong 2nd for Point Loma Seafood. Great waterfront vibe.
2805 Emerson St
San Diego, CA 92106
One of the best seafood meals on the West Coast can be enjoyed at:
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
400 J St
(between 4th Ave & 5th Ave)
San Diego, CA 92101
More formal than Point Loma Seafood. Fresh market menu prepared daily. Virtually everything is wonderful. I especially enjoy their Crab Cakes, Sea Bass, Black Cod, and Scallops. Desserts are yummy too, especially the Baked Alaska (stunning visual presentation for the kids).
Superb Mexican can be found at:
3627 University Ave
(between 36th St & Cherokee Ave
)San Diego, CA 92104
1417A University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Mariscos German Taco Truck
3504 University Ave
(between 35th St & Wilson Ave)
San Diego, CA 92104
I thoroughly enjoyed some marlin and some shrimp (gobernadores) tacos there last year.
Here's some more info on the bottle shop (second page of the pdf) http://www.pizzaport.com/calendars/cu...
If you go to the San Diego Wild Animal Park from Carlsbad, you'll be going right by Holiday Wine Cellar (and very close to Stone Brewing and Lost Abbey, too) when you pass through Escondido on the 78. Holiday has one of the better beer selections in SD County. When you go in, it's not just the stuff you see in front, there is more in a back room.
Edit: Here's a link for Holiday:
Pizza Port won Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Brew Festival this year and they produce their own great beers but also have a lot of good guest beers on tap.
If you're husband wants to take brewery tours then he should check out Stone, Lost Abbey, and Green Flash. All of which are near Carlsbad.
And like The Office Goat recommended, Holiday Wine Cellar has a great bottle shop. But that might be unnecessary in conjunction with the Pizza Port bottle shop.
Well there's one place that you might consider that's: * great seafood * casual * kid friendly * true to the area, and best of all, * freaking incredible
If your kids eat Sushi, and if in particular you're a fan of traditional Sushi, than you cannot do any better than Kaito Sushi in Encinitas. Plenty written up on these (including the old 'California') boards. And not to worry, you can order "Americanized" rolls too, it's just that their focus is elsewhere (Edo Mae [Tokyo style] Sushi).
BTW Bull Taco would hit all of your points too...
Home and reporting in...we went to Port PIzza dn ended upo not staying way too noisy after a week at Disneyland we neede something more layed back we ened up going for pizza ata mom-and pop right around the corner and really enjoyed it.