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Best places for pre-theatre dinner near San Diego Civic Theatre?

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Hi!

Looking for suggestions for places to go with a good pre-theatre menu and that's walkable to the Civic Theatre.

Thanks!

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  1. Dobson's
    Grant Grill at the US Grant hotel..show ticket get 20% off
    Westgate hotel
    Currant at the Sofia hotel

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      All of those and Downtown Johnny Brown's. The menu is simple, the beer menu isn't and it is in the same complex as the theater. Not a place to go if you are looking for a fancy place as part of the experience of the night, but I see a lot of opera patrons in there before performances. Beer and tuxes, an odd juxtaposition.

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

      1. re: Jeremy_s

        Ok I can totally get down with that. Thanks!!

        Thanks all!

        1. re: cookbookmad

          After the performances (for opera at least) the cast and crew go to Johnny Brown's for dinner and beer. Great place to get autographs annd meet them.

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

        2. re: Jeremy_s

          I've really tried to give Downtown Johnny Brown's a fair chance. While the beer selection is more than respectable, this really isn't a place to go for good food. I'd say grab dinner elsewhere and hit it up for a drink after the show.

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

      2. The San Diego Opera, which performs in the Civic Theatre, has a handy map of local places to eat broken up by distance from the theatre:

        http://www.sdopera.com/Experience/Res...

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        1. re: zmirzlina

          Oh that's an excellent list, thanks for that!