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Oct 4, 2011 09:11 PM

Gaslamp Quarter in SD...need recommendations from foodies!

My husband and I are staying in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego this weekend (10/6-10/9), and we are looking for restaurants that local foodies recommend (we like to think we are "foodies"...though the definition of a foodie can vary greatly). We are there for a wedding, and from my research, I understand it is pretty touristy. We won't have a car, but are willing to walk a few miles and cab further if necessary. We love great craft beer and locally sourced food. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!

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  1. JSix, Cafe Chloe

    Cafe Chloe
    721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    JSix Restaurant
    616 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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    1. re: honkman

      Having a a gathering at JSix on Saturday night...looking forward to it:) Menu looks great! Thanks!

      JSix Restaurant
      616 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    2. Jsix at the Hotel Solamar
      Grant Grill at the US Grant hotel
      Cafe Chloe
      Cowboy Star
      Fish Market sushi bar/oyster bar
      Basic for pizza


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      1. re: Beach Chick

        Awesome, thanks Beach Chick!! Will definitely hit up a few of those.

        1. re: Beach Chick

          Awesome, thanks for all the suggestions Beach Chick:)

        2. Not a local but recently had tasty good Mexican food and drinks at
          La Puerta in the heart of gaslamp
          560 4th Avenue
          San Diego, CA 92101-6905

          La Puerta
          560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

          1. Neighborhood, Monkey Paw or Downtown Johnny Brown's for craft beer. I like the food at Neighborhood (especially the chorizo corn dogs) but wouldn't recommend it at Johnny Browns. Havent eaten at Monkey Paw, but I generally like the food at 2 of the owner's other bars - Hamiltons and Small Bar.

            I have also recently had a couple of good meals at Quality Social.

            Downtown Johnny Brown's
            1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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            1. re: JRSD

              Not that locally sourced, but Roy's Restaurant in the Marriott Marquis is quite good with a great view and setting.

              There is also Acqua Al 2 Ristorante for Italian, Candelas for upscale Mesican, although I like their Coronado location better, Rama A Thai Restaurant by Celadon and The Hopping Pig for some interesting craft beers.

              Acqua Al 2 Ristorante
              322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

              1. re: scottca075

                The Hopping Pig looks right up our alley! Thanks for all the suggestions:)

              2. re: JRSD

                Checked out Neighborhood last night! Loved it!! Planning on checking out Downtown Johnny Brown's today:)

                Downtown Johnny Brown's
                1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

              3. Haven't been there, but this seems like it might fit your criteria:


                Also, Proper Gastropub may work, too.