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Apr 27, 2011 12:52 PM

lunch in SD or Coronado?

This is always the first place I start whenever I'm headed somewhere--you all never steer me wrong!

Doing an anniversary trip w/hubby next month. Got some good dinner ideas, but looking for either great lunch spots (sit down, nice atmosphere or patio or view--not "upscale" just interesting) OR markets where we could pick up some good stuff to picnic it somewhere.


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  1. Try the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday from 9-1pm(?) or the Wednesday market at Ocean Beach. Both have good take away stands. Although it is a chain, the Il Fornaio in Coronado has a great view and we've always enjoyed our meals. Happy hour at Bali Hai for a Mai Tai before sunset and some appetizers would be fun. Best bay view IMO and the new chef has really improved the food experience. We liked the poke better than Roy's. Great grocery/market in -- Golden Triangle--Bristol Farms and Whole Foods in Hillcrest. Enjoy your stay!

    Bali Hai Restaurant
    2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Il Fornaio
    1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118

    1. I would take the water taxi over to Coronado from the Gaslamp and have lunch at Sapori..

      1. My absolute favorite farmer's market in San Diego is the Little Italy one, on Saturdays from 9am to 130pm. GREAT place to find fresh picnic cheeses, fruits/vegetables, etc. There's even a food truck that goes there. From there, you can picnic at the park near the USS Midway on Harbor drive, in Seaport Village, or eat right in Little Italy- there's open tables on the sidewalk. Hope this helps!

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        1. re: Creen2

          thank you! I didn't know there was a market in Little Italy on Sat. We were planning on checking out the Sicilian Festival the Sunday we are in town. But...I'm more into it on a quieter day so maybe we'll do the market thing.

        2. Point Loma Seafoods?

          Point Loma Seafoods
          2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106