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Soy-, corn- and gluten-free savory dishes and tasty baked goods are served at this Encinitas eatery.

Seasonal cuisine in a California ranch-style ambience at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

This Gaslamp District cocktail destination also serves up brunch on weekends.

Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
Experience Californian fare complemented by house-made craft brews in Little Italy.

BLVD Chinese Kitchen
Cozy Asian fusion and tapas eatery in Oceanside.

Bottega Americano
European-inspired eatery and marketplace in the East Village for Italian fare with five interactive food bars.

Bracero: Cocina de Raiz
Modern Mexican fare from chef Javier Plascencia in San Diego's Little Italy.

Brian Malarkey's Green Acre
Healthy, creative eats from chef Brian Malarkey.

Bull Taco
Ocean views and "Inauthentic Mexican" fare in Del Mar.

Café la Rue
A bright, European-style bistro at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.

CATANIA Coastal Italian
Whisknladle Hospitality is behind this Italian Coastal restaurant in La Jolla.

Ocean-view, sophisticated dining on the patio of L'Auberge Del Mar.

Duke's La Jolla
Duke's has brought its aloha spirit to La Jolla.

Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room
Glitzy lounge in the Gaslamp Quarter for bubbly and small plates.

Galaxy Taco
The team from George's at the Cove takes on tacos in La Jolla.

Heat Bar & Kitchen
A variety of cocktails and dishes make this restaurant a great neighborhood eatery.

Hello Betty Fish House
Food from the sea and craft beers take center stage at this high-energy, colorful eatery in Oceanside.

Ironside Fish & Oyster
Oysters, fresh fish, cocktail culture and a high-energy vibe define this Little Italy favorite.

James' Place
Chef James Holder's restaurant at the La Jolla Playhouse offers sushi, Japanese noodles, burgers and more.

Liberty Public Market
OPENING TBA --- A gourmet marketplace in Point Loma's Liberty Station.

Moosie's Ice Cream
Quaint, family-owned ice cream shop in Kensington.

Native Foods Cafe
Fast-casual vegan food from a creative menu.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Seafood-centric California cuisine at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa with sweeping views of Mission Bay.

The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza
Neighborhood favorite for coal-fired, thin-crust pizza, farm fresh appetizers and craft beers in Oceanside.

Real Food & Spirits
Tasty wood-fired and artisan pizzas and unique salads in Solana Beach.

Sea & Smoke
Chef Matt Gordon presents American brasserie fare and culinary-inspired cocktails in Del Mar.

Sonata Bistro
California fresh fare from La Jolla caterer Giuseppe Ciuffa in the Symphony Towers downtown.

Stake Chophouse & Bar
Modern chef-driven steakhouse with high-quality meats and seafood, and well-curated wines.

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt
Customize ice cream and frozen yogurt to your liking from the base up.

The Local Pacific Beach
Eats inspired by the "local beach lifestyle" plus draft beers, wine on tap and frozen cocktails.

Local seafood, seasonal produce and views of Mission Bay are the hallmarks of Tidal.

Vessel Restaurant
New American cuisine in a stylish setting, overlooking the Shelter Island marina.

Water Grill
The East Village is home to Water Grill, which offers a wide range of seasonal seafood, a raw bar and more.

Waypoint Public
Craft beer along with bistro fare in North Park.

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Los Angeles-based barbecue and meat restaurant in Mission Valley.


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