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Feb 20, 2012 09:41 AM

Need Point Loma recommendations

Headed to SD in a few weeks and would like some recommendations for the Point Loma area. I always eat a couple of times at Point Loma seafood. I also believe that Gabardine will be open by the time I arrive. Any other must try spots? As always, all price points and genres appreciated.

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    Tender Greens in Liberty Station
    Bali Hai Shelter Island..killer mai tais
    Brigantine Shelter Island for everyday happy hour..great fish tacos
    Sessions Public
    The Pearl
    Jimmy's tavern
    Point Loma Seafood for the scallop sandwich
    Con Pane for fab sandwiches
    Santana's for quesadilla with guac late night fix.. ; )

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      BC. Did PL Seafood finish their remodel and move into the renovated space yet?


      1. re: Beach Chick

        Good list Beach Chick.
        I would add Suppanee (sp?) in the mall at Scott and Shelter Island Drive, a cinnamon roll at Con Pane in Liberty Station (in addition to the sandwiches) and a dinner at Pizza Nova.

        1. re: sdnosh

          Supanee looks be honest, it's hard to have Thai anywhere except Lotus of Siam in has ruined me.
          I forget about Pizza Nova...hits the spot after sailing all day..
          Thanks sdnoshie!

        2. re: Beach Chick

          +1 on Tender Greens.... I can't wait until they open the UTC location!

        3. Pomodoro on Scott Street and Avenida de Portugal. Good Italian food at medium price point ($10-15 lunch - $15-25 dinner). Don't count on Gabardine being open by the time you get here. The new PLSF - maybe.

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          1. re: sandiegomike

            "Pomodoro on Scott Street"

            Get the carbonara.

            ***Note: I do not warrant the authenticity of the dish called "Pasta Carbonara" to be an authentic version of any food from any region at any time in history. I warrant said "Pasta Carbonara" as a meal I enjoyed a great deal, and highly reccommend. I hereby stipulate there are much better versions anywhere in the world- I'll take your word for it. Don't yuk my yum.***

            1. re: Fake Name

              Based on the comments on this board I ordered the Carbonara last week. It was very tasty and I was happy I tried it. I wouldn't dare yuk your yum!

              1. re: melee

                I would dare to yuk yuk your yum!
                Super Sergio's Mascot

            2. re: sandiegomike

              Friends in La Playa really enjoy this place...another alternative from Old Venice..
              Is Fiddler's Green still open...remember back when it was a Chart House..ahhhh..those were the days!


              1. re: Beach Chick

                Yea, Fiddler's Green is still open. The food is just OK, not bad, just OK. It's locally owned and been around forever which is why I think it is still in business - the same with Old Venice. Even though Pomodoro is newer, it seems to fall in the same category. If you're looking for steak or Italian, there are so many better options just a few miles away!

                1. re: sdnosh

                  I am up for anything for sure. Just referenced Point Loma because that is where I will be staying. I have been searching the board for can't miss spots--any price point or genre. The one place I have definitely decided on is Banker's Hill. Recommendations for everyone's favorites definitely appreciated. I will have a car and will travel pretty far for a great meal.

                  1. re: bhoward

                    If you have a car and are staying in Point Loma I'd drive over the hill and go to Azucar in Ocean Beach for excellent Cafe con Leche and Cuban-inspired pastries. They have really tasty guava pastries, ginger scones, and Cuban meat pies. If it's a sunny day you could take your treats to go, head south on Sunset Cliffs to the end and watch the surf.

                    1. re: melee

                      Now that is what I am talkin' about! Looks great--definitely on my list now. Website looks great.


                    2. re: bhoward

                      I know I am going to have to have a meal one night in the Gaslamp district. Looks like Quality Social may be my best bet? Also, Burger Lounge on Hillcrest looks good for a burger. Any thoughts?

                      1. re: bhoward

                        Quality Social does not get any mentions here but I enjoyed the charcuterie plate I had there. It definitely gets pretty noisy in there. If you can stray a little bit outside the gaslamp proper, consider Cafe Chloe, Cowboy Star and Neighborhood.

              2. Anybody tried the Wine Pub in PL?

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                1. re: mayache

                  I was just at Wine Pub this weekend for an after dinner drink. They have a nice patio with a fire pit and will even bring you a blanket if you're cold. They also have live music on Friday evenings (I think it's Fridays). It's been about a year since I've eaten there. Pretty basic fare - bruschetta, olive plate, sliders maybe?. While the food might not make it worth a special trip it's a nice option for a glass of wine and I love a place where I can be outdoors on a clear night.

                2. The Elegant Truffle bakery for an incredible chocolate covered caramel or slice of decadent chocolate OMG cake to go.