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San Diego Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in San Diego.

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Bailiwick American
13/20
Dining Room at Bailiwick, San Diego, CA 756 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

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

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant New American
15/20
Dining Room at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, San Diego, CA 2202 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Seasonal cuisine and a bar scene at this neighborhood gem in Bankers Hill. More...

Bottega Americano Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Bottega Americano, San Diego, CA 1195 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

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

The Craftsman New American Tavern New American
14/20
Dining Room at The Craftsman New American Tavern, Encinitas, CA 267 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Comfort food with clever culinary twists in a rustic tavern setting. More...

Crown Room Buffet
13/20
Dining Room at Crown Room, Coronado, CA Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

A feast for the senses in the historic Crown Room at seaside Hotel del Coronado. More...

The Grant Grill California
15/20
Dining Room at The Grant Grill, San Diego, CA The US Grant
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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The US Grant hotel’s elegant restaurant features contemporary California cuisine and top-notch cocktails. More...

Hash House A Go Go American
12/20
3628 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Think big. That's our advice for those en route to Hillcrest's lively Hash House A Go Go. More...

Herringbone Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Herringbone, La Jolla, CA 7837 Herschel Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Stylish La Jolla restaurant for seafood and a lively scene. More...

Humphreys Restaurant California
13/20
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
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California coastal cuisine complemented by floor-to-ceiling marina views. More...

JRDN Restaurant Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at JRDN Restaurant, San Diego, CA Tower23 Hotel
723 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
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Seafood, steaks and ocean views at Tower23 Hotel. More...

THE MED New American
14/20
Dining Room at THE MED, La Jolla, CA La Valencia Hotel
1132 Prospect Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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New American cuisine in an ocean-view setting at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. More...

Urban Solace New American
14/20
Dining Room at Urban Solace, San Diego, CA 3823 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
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This North Park culinary retreat dishes out upscale comfort food in a hip setting with a San Francisco vibe. More...

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