Philly Hound vacationing in San Diego this November. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner recommendations. Need at least one fresh fish restaurant. Non touristy please.
Good question. I do not know San Diego at all. Very familiar with LA, SF and Laguna Beach. I will have a car. Hotel recommendation? Love Asian. Plenty of steak, Italian and Chinese in Phila. Looking for West Coast experience. In SF, I like Postrio(closed), Chez Panisse: in LA, Michael's Santa Monica, the Ivy, Matteo's, Ca Brea. In Laguna Beach, Sapphire, Zinc, 230 Forrest.
Breakfast; Kono's at Pacific Beach on Garnet, great local breakfast, no frills.
Lunch; Supper Cocina, good home cooked braised Mex chow. Hit up a Marisco's Taco truck for a few Baja Style fish tacos and more. Do a search on the board you'll find many posts. Super Sergio's for a good burrito.
Dinner; Top of the Market, San Diego Harbor Drive.
Jayne's Gastro Pub, craft beer. Ritual Tavern, more craft beer.
Georges Modern in La Jolla...upstairs more casual George's.
Pony Room@ Rancho Valencia resort in Rancho Santa Fe
Oscar's Seafood Mex Pacific Beach
Fish Market Oyster bar
Marisco German food truck
Roberto's taco shop Del Mar
Bahia don bravo
Breakfast..Perry's..Harry's Coffee Shop..Kona's.. World Famous
I have no idea about Philly dining, but Vietnamese, sushi/Japanese, and maybe Korean are the strong points in SD Asian. The best guide to the Asian food scene (among other things) is Kirk's blog, mmm-yoso!!!
There is a lot of stuff there, but generally Kirk knows what he's writing about.