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Carlsbad around Christmas

Due to various diet restrictions, I'm looking for some restaurants offering good but plainly prepared food --grilled fish, salads, all-day breakfast, something that can accommodate low-sodium, low-carb diets. We're more interested in lunch than dinner and also enjoy a little booze with lunch.

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

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  1. Fish House Vera Cruz, in Carlsbad Village, has excellent simply prepared grilled seafood options. Don's Country Kitchen for breakfast.

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    1. re: cstr

      Thanks -- I appreciate the help.

    2. Bobbie's - on El Camino Real. Real food all day long. One of the things I look forward to on my trips back home - we always head over for breakfast at the very least!

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      1. re: JostLori

        Thanks!

      2. Paon
        Park Hyatt for Christmas
        Blue Fire at La Costa resort
        La Especial Nortè

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          Thanks -- Paon's menu looks especially good.

        2. Not quite Carlsbad, but Solace and the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas and Rimels in Cardiff offer great grub.

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          1. re: OCAnn

            Thanks -- the menu looks good, but we'd have to see if they can prepare the fish without the various crusts and glazes. Such a drag . . .

          2. The Chart House in Cardiff might qualify. Although not outstanding, they generally can do good simple salads, grilled fish, etc. And...they do have a full bar and make good drinks.

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            1. re: josephnl

              Good to know one's available in case of emergencies. My experience with various Chart Houses is mixed, but they are generally dependable for what I'm looking for.

              1. re: Teddybear

                It has a great ocean view, and as already noted although not special is dependably decent.

            2. Ki's in Cardiff is a place that is good for lunch (great view) and has very healthy and low-carb food. Breakfast options too. I believe they have wine and beer too.

              1. Forgot to add a couple of places that will be great for you.

                Claire's on Cedros in Solana Beach..great breakfast/lunch
                Rancho Valencia Resort for lunch at the Pony Room..FAB!
                Haggo's organic tacos in Leucadia
                Blue Ribbon
                El Especial Norte

                Most places will cook things plain/sos/no spices..just ask

                Try and make it to the Hotel Del Coronado..the place is unbelievable they way they decorate for Xmas..plus, they have an oceanfront skating rink.

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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  Thanks to all of you for these great suggestions -- now I wish I were staying longer . . .

                2. The Broken Yolk in La Costa serves breakfast all day.

                  And Bistro West just off the 5 offers fish, steaks,salads and wine by the glass....also near La Costa off the 5

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                  1. re: charlotteowens

                    Thanks -- the Bistro West menu looks especially good for us.