Eats in and around Julian?
We're doing one of our long-weekend excursions, this time down to Julian. I notice that Jeremy's gets mixed marks, and appears to be up around the fine-dining category, so unless anyone has a horror story (and we believe it) we'll likely check that out. Some apple pie is probably inevitable - we always seem to go places that have some famous pie, like Linn's in Cambria - but I'm more interested in good diner food, and other ethnic or non-ethnic options. Where can I get a good burger and a glass of wine? How about a good breakfast? Anyplace there that has veggie options? We'll be going down there on 2-4 and returning 2-7, in case there are seasonal closings anyone knows about.
All suggestions gratefully received!
Hey Will, are you going to be driving an Alfa up to Julian? Great roads from I-15 up the mountain.
IMHO, the best pie is at the Julian Pie Company.
Jeremy's seems like the best place to go for a "quality" meal. If you are interested in visiting a local winery in Julian, I highly recommend Menghini Winery just west of town. The San Diego Alfa Club goes up annually for the Grape Stomp and the winery always does a great job with their wine and the festival. http://menghiniwinery.com/
I wish I were taking an Alfa, but the Forester is our long-distance car, especially if we're likely to be bringing any edible souvenirs home - it's got a thermoelectric cooler riding in the back! We brought two pies from Linn's back from our last Cambria trip. It's also as agile in the mountains as either Alfa, but with Mrs. O riding shotgun we don't play quite as hard … !
Thanks for the winery rec. Our last wine-connected trip down south was to Temecula, with decidedly mixed results. At least the food was mostly good.
A very rustic little restaurant on Mt. Laguna's Sunrise Hwy, formerly called The Eagle and the Bear, changed hands recently. The new name escapes me. Pine something I think. Open on weekends only for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Had a surprisingly good blackened burger there recently. Constantly changing menu with interesting selections.
Jeremy's on the Hill is a wonderful little place for lunch or dinner..decent wine list and a great burger!
Romano's for Italian is pretty good in the heart of Julian..
Dudleys bakery is very popular...Mom's for the pie.
Santa Ysabel Casino has a great special in the bar with a beer for under $5..usually prime rib..gorgeous drive on top of a mountain..can play the penny slots too.. ; )
Some great little wineries up in Julian/Wynola..
Have a great time and report back!