Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?
- Beach Chick Mar 14, 2011 03:22 PM
SF post got me thinking about old restaurants in SD and wondering which ones are still around?
Albie's Beef Inn in Mission Valley comes to mind and Bully's East..and the beloved Bali Hai..
Baci, Troy's, Perry's, Jimmy's (Santee), Aunt Emma's. All since the 70's.
If you consider the 70's to be long ago.
1955 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
If you ever watch Ken Kramer's About San Diego on KPBS, he will hit one of the old places every couple of weeks. I will add Chicken Pie Shop, Filippi's, and the Marine Room. And I think they may been around longer than your three. The Pie Shop moved, I think, in the 50's, The Marine Room has been renovated, but I don't think Filippi's has changed much sinse it opened.
Marine Room Restaurant
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
I'll add Old Trieste, Anthony's, Niederfranks (okay, that's not a restaurant but their ice cream's been around a long time), Nicolosi's has been around for 50+ years. FWIW, Hob Nob Hill and Mr. A's, the Westgate, El Indio, Tony's Jacal, Posiden, and the Grove Bakery.
I'm pretty sure I can come up with more if I think about it.
621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Hob Nob Hill
2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Old Trieste Restaurant
2335 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
I was at Albies last weekend, just for drinks and appetizers. Closed the place down with some friends. I had never eaten there before. The artichoke was just about the worst I've ever had -- boiled to a soggy, limp and overly acidulated mush. The calamari was better -- a pounded steak, fried with a light breading and covered with a too lemony sauce. But the martinis are fine as is the singer.
Crown Room (Sunday Brunch)
Restaurants at La Valencia since 1926
Hob Knob Hill 1944
Tony Jacal 1946
Red Tracton's established 1948
La Especial Del Norte
Grant Grill established 1951
Red Sails Inn established 1957
Harry's Coffee Shop 1960
Red Fox Steakhouse
Imperial House early 70's (feels older)
Lubach's . . . oh, wait.
Would love to, but it's in a book published that year called "San Diego Restaurant Menus", and I don't think it would be legal, copyright-wise. (No, I didn't steal an actual Lubach's menu back in '76.)
I had several restaurants that are in the table of contents circled; this is one of them. It was fun looking back -- hadn't looked at (or even run across) this dusty old paperback in decades.