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Outdoor dining in the Gaslamp District?

Hi there, I am staying at the Bristol in the Gaslamp District March 12-16th and would love some recommendations on good outdoor dining. All price ranges are an option.

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  1. Blue Point and Searsucker have outdoor dining and are located at 5th Avenue and Market Street.

    Blue Point has steaks and seafood. The service is solid and it's a fine dining room. Searsucker is a hipster joint. I have not dined there but people rave about the grits.

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        1. I wouldn't want to hang and dine on a sidewalk in the Gaslamp with all the drunk idiots walking about...some places better than others.

          Rooftops are the way to go and the Marriott across from Petco Park is fun for drinks and apps.

          Tin Fish has a large patio next to Petco/trolley...good fish tacos.
          McCormicks and Schmicks at the Omni..happy hour and a small patio.

          Fish Market Downtown has a lovely outside bayfront patio for drinks and shrimp cocktails.
          C Level on Harbor Island..happy hour bayfront.
          Fathom Shelter Island pier..

          Point Loma Seafood..calamari or scallop sandwich
          South Beach Grill in OB for fish tacos and beers

          Armando's Green Flash or World Famous in Pacific Beach...JRDN at Tower 23
          George's at the Cove ocean terrace in La Jolla

          Have fun!

          www.gaslamp.org

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            "I wouldn't want to hang and dine on a sidewalk in the Gaslamp with all the drunk idiots walking about...some places better than others."

            Speaking from first hand experience in dealing with said drunken folk, this is a legitimate concern. Thursdays and Fridays before 9pm are safe, but after that, and on Saturday nights, the "Good evening" crowd gives way to the "F*** you!" crowd, which inevitably becomes the "Hey watch where you are going" crowd that communicates via their left hook.

            1. re: Dagney

              I affectionately refer to that crowd as the 23 year olds still working on their GED degree that supports the local crystal meth trade as they work on their career aspiration of becoming the head bartender at Fluxx or opening their own tattoo shop by their 35th birthday.....aside from mentioning their release from the holding tank thanks to King Stahlman, did I leave anything out???

              If you must dine in that area, you have been advised...if your plans are flexible, I would suggest considering outside dining options in Little Italy instead.

              1. re: El Chevere

                Sounds a bit like you've over rated and glamorized the crowds, no way they've earned GEDS so early on in their lives.

              2. re: Beach Chick

                Not to mention inhaling all those gas and oil burning fumes from those well maintained SD vehicles. I agree, stick to the roof tops.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  I wouldn't want to hang and dine on a sidewalk in the Gaslamp with all the drunk idiots walking about...some places better than others.
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                  Isn't that the whole point of "outdoor dining" at the Gaslamp?

                  And speaking of rooftops, anyone know if the rebooted JSix offers their dining room menu on their rooftop bar?

                2. Lou & Mickey's still puts out solid, if uninspired, chow. Good cocktails, steaks and seafood. Their location at the end of 5th and the large patio means that the passing throngs will not spoil your dinner.