Visit Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse if you want to indulge yourselves. From magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, to the sublime prime steaks and seafood with the heartiness of Italian cooking, will just make you want for more. Their full bar features an impressive wine list. The Seafood & Steakhouse is a great place for parties and special events with an awe inspiring ocean backdrop or just dine in their grand private dining room for an atmosphere of the classic Italian charm. Godere!
Fresco Trattoria & Bar at Carlsbad is an upscale Italian restaurant with an extensive menu of pasta, pizza, soup and salads. The restaurant is cozy and charming with its cream and coffee hues, dark wooden furniture, hand painted murals, lovely outdoor patios and its close proximity to the ocean. You can just hear the waves calling out to you if you are dining at the patio. The food is a work of love, deliciously hearty and soul warming such as the Rigatoni Salsiccia alla Siciliana, Veal Milanese, Pizza Rustica and Linguine Mare Mosso. And a delightful end with desserts like chocolate souffle, raspberry sorbet and pastries. Fresco has an amazing wine list, so whether you are a wine aficionado or a newbie, you will have plenty to choose from. The restaurant has got two patios while one is by the sidewalk with a lot of tables laid in front, the other is wonderfully landscaped. Fresco is ideal for a memorable evening of romance.
Diners are drawn to the Fish Market for the fresh seafood and the tremendous view of the San Diego Bay. This casual downstairs restaurant has a snug oyster and cocktail bar, as well as an outstanding sushi bar. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, perfect for group outings. The restaurant has a separate private dining room, an elevated main dining area and a waterside deck – a beautiful outdoor dining experience with the fresh bay air and sunshine beaming on you. The food is arguably some of the best seafood in San Diego, with highlights including clam chowder, king crab legs, ginger lime prawns, oyster Rockefeller, salt and pepper calamari and oh so much more.
Along with being the largest bar in Ocean Beach, the Sunshine Company Saloon Limited boasts several other amenities. The upstairs patio has a perfect view for watching the sunset out by the famous OB pier or for enjoying a cool drink on a hot evening. Downstairs are four pool tables, two full bars equipped with several taps, and several tables and chairs for relaxing or snacking on Mexican food from the adjacent restaurant, Livingston's. Featuring a different special for every day of the week, this popular bar gets a lot of attention and is known as one of the premiere party spots in Ocean Beach. -Eric Fischgrund
Named after an ancient port city on Sicily’s east coast, Catania offers an assortment of coastal Italian delicacies that are sure to delight your palate. Menu offerings include contemporary Italian dishes like Braised Beef Tongue, Crispy Octopus and Wild Boar Pasta. Complement the meals with draft and bottled brews, wines or Italian sodas. Situated atop La Plaza Center, the restaurant also allows you to enjoy sweeping views over La Jolla Cove while you enjoy the creative delicacies and delectable drinks. If you are craving for inventive Italian food, on a clear evening in the middle of summer, it’s hard to think of a better place to be.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxurious waterside restaurant for romantic meals, business dinners and celebrations. Its deck is fully decorated in white and affords an almost magical view of the Pacific. Every night, soulful jazz notes hit the air, as patrons begin their dinner comprising gourmet seafood and steaks. Typical menu items include Roasted Baby Beets and Candied Walnuts, Fillet Medallions, Scottish Salmon and Batterfried Oysters. This restaurant has a good wine program and oenophiles have plenty of choice in pairing the correct dishes and wines. If you wish to host an event here, the restaurant provides the services of a sommelier and an event coordinator.
One of Pacific Beach's most renowned restaurants, Bub's Bar and Grill has been satisfying hunger pangs since 1998. Known for its textbook American dishes, they pride themselves on handcrafting their products to perfection, creating signature delights like the famous Bacon Wrapped Meatballs, Archie Chicken Sandwich Slider, and Bub's Grilled Chicken Wings. Their drinks are just as good, complementing the sides admirably, with the Orange Bull, Ghost Tequila, and the Matador being their specialties. Sports screenings are also held here.
The Pacific Beach Shore Club is definitely among the best sport bars in town with its strategic location and impressive offerings. Boasting spectacular views of the ocean, the bar has large windows that refresh its guests with the cool ocean breeze. Impressive bar menu is made even better by the delicious Mexican treats prepared by using ingredients of the finest quality. The award-winning fresh fish tacos are a must try here along with eggs Benedict and home-made Bloody Mary. The perfect place to unwind with friends, the Pacific Beach Shore Club is also a great place to enjoy by yourself, watching the amazing sunset or the lively boardwalk.
The casual and upbeat vibes of Draft add an extra ounce of breezy to the oceanfront surf and sand destination of Belmont Park. This SoCal gastropub comes equipped with 69 beers on tap and more than 30 varieties of craft brews. To nosh, there are plenty of handcrafted eats doing the rounds here which include shared plates, grilled specialties and salads. Nibble on a delicious Hamachi Tartare and Flat Bread, or go big with their signature Draft Burger. There is also a heavenly brunch spread and boozy cocktails to go with it. On occasion, Draft also hosts live music at their sandy destination.
Occupying the location of a former amusement park, the Wonderland Ocean Pub celebrates San Diego's inherent breezy vibe. The pub faces the ocean with its palm-lined promenade and serves delicious coastal specialties alongside inexpensive drafts, wines and cocktails during happy hours. The California surf'n'turf inspired menu features a medley of seafood appetizers such as Fresh Fish Ceviche, Baja Shrimp Cocktail and Steamed Mussels, along with plates of Green Coconut Curry and seafood burgers. Live music jams and trivia nights keep the ball rolling at this waterfront gem.