Foodies in town for a few days, where to eat?
Will be attending a large conference at the convention center with my husband at the end of July. We'll have a few business dinners, and dinner with another couple who also enjoy good food. We spouses will also have some free time for lunches and breakfasts. We love local cuisine, loath most chains, like seafood (but not sushi) don't mind spending money on really good food, but wouldn't pass up an exceptional greasy spoon either. We are staying at the Hilton near the convention center. Not sure if we will have a car yet. I haven't been in San Diego in 25 years, so I am open to anything. Suggestions?
I would add to mcgraths great list..
Point Loma Seafoods
Fish Market...do not dine at the resto downstairs..only oyster bar/sushi bar or Top of the Market upstairs..they have a great bayfront patio for drinks and apps
Island Prime for happy hour on the patio
Take the water taxi over from the Gaslamp to Coronado to Candelas and Hotel Del
Let's start with places within walking distance of your hotel, meaning within a mile. (There are actually 2 Hiltons near the Convention Center; I assume you're in the big one.)
Cowboy Star (mostly for steak)
The Fish Market (maybe a touch over a mile but a nice walk)
Red Light District
Bice (No. Italian)