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The Best Restaurants in San Diego

Lobster salad with roasted beet carpaccio and citrus as served at Veladora in Rancho Valencia

Whether you are looking for the highest-rated San Diego restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, or the best steakhouse, you can follow these top 10 San Diego restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can see the best restaurants in San Diego in a variety of categories.



TOP 10 SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT LISTS

Sea & Smoke, one of GAYOT's Top 10 American Restaurants in San Diego

American

Baja-Style Lobster

Brunch

Father's Day

Food Ratings

Heart-Healthy

Italian

Mexican

Mother's Day Brunch

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Romantic

Seafood

Special Occasion

Steakhouses

Sushi

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

Vegetarian

Views

Wine Bars

Wine Lists


BEST SAN DIEGO RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

Bailiwick, one of GAYOT's Best Brunch Restaurants in San Diego, lures a young crowd of business professionals for brunch on the weekends
With so many great restaurants in the San Diego Area, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer additional suggestions for the best brunch, seafood, outdoor dining and more.

Barbecue

Breakfast

Brunch

Cheap Eats

Happy Hour

Heart Healthy

Ice Cream

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants


BEST SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS


GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve in San Diego. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day or where to raise a pint on St. Patrick’s Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.