San Diego

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Diego and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Birria, Spaghetti Tacos, and Other Mexican Dishes You Should Try

Sharing a border with Tijuana, San Diego has always been abundant with Mexican food. You’re hankering for a taco, a burrito, or a serving of exceptionally fresh guac? You’d be hard-pressed not to find...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

Guahan Grill in Oceanside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week my friends in Oceanside joined me for a first visit for all of us to the original location of Guahan Grill. They marveled that this friendly, family-operated eatery in their own town had ...

San Diego 2020 - Where Should I Go and What Should I Eat?

by cstr 2 months ago

Time for a new thread, the current What Should I Order... is old and very difficult to navigate with CH sort features unusable. Hopefully, this might pump some new interest in our site and bring...

Op-Ed: California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . This vision focuses on upgrading food quality and freshness, serving more climate-friendly, plant-based and organic food, supporting local farmers, developing food and garden education prog...

Looking for Clichéd California Cuisine in San Diego

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 1 month ago

Looking for something super California-ish. I know Californians are annoyed by this descriptor - it's ALL California food in California, yadda yadda. I'm not looking for an argument. If nothing sp...

Convoy St. SD's 'Little Asia'

by cstr 4 years ago

There are so many places on Convoy, I thought it deserved it's own thread. Convoy is a treasure trove of Asian gems. Being inspired by yet another winner posted by DrC, Xian Kitchen, with awesome...

Hot Chicken, a/k/a 'Nashville Hot', in SD

by cstr 1 month ago

Well, I was on Garnet & Cass in PB and noticed 'another' coming soon sign. Yes, I'm used to seeing such signs far too often, restaurants come and go fairly quick around here. Anyho, I digress...

Cozy good food in SD?

by LATrapp 2 months ago

The rainy, colder weather and earlier darkness has us looking for some cozy comfortable warm places with character to eat some great food. Any suggestions?

Chicken Charlie's FryBQ

by DoctorChow 5 years ago

One of us had to do this, so off I went to Chicken Charlie's just-opened brick & mortar restaurant. A pleasant-enough casual environment, with sufficient thought to acoustic design that even wit...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

What to order at San Diego restaurants?

by DoctorChow 4 years ago

Here's a place where we can share our favorite things at restaurants throughout the San Diego area. My first reply is what I was craving at the time I posted.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

by fourkorz 3 months ago

We are traveling to Coronado and celebrating Christmas away from home with my son's girlfriend. She is very close to her East Coast Italian family that celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes on ...

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Beach Chick
by Beach Chick 9 years ago

Howdy! SF post got me thinking about old restaurants in SD and wondering which ones are still around? Albie's Beef Inn in Mission Valley comes to mind and Bully's East..and the beloved Bali Hai.....

Bit of Sweden Smorgasbord in S.D?

by ChefRoux 10 years ago

All through the 70' s , I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Bit of Sweden smorgasbord in Long Beach. The owners left LB and moved to a San Diego location on El Cajon Blvd in the 80's. I often made ...

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

Late Night Quality-Food Delivery in San Diego

by DoctorChow 4 months ago

So, OK, I've been ordering from Doordash and Grubhub of late. I've had good experiences (hot, fresh tasting) and bad (not so "hot" -- and delivery problems). But the available options become fewe...

Calling all San Diego area Chowhounds! Does anyone know the recipe for Board & Brew sauce?

by FORRESTMAN 7 years ago

I'm new to Chowhound and I heard this would be the best place to come for help figuring out their recipe. First, has anyone been to Board & Brew? There are a few from San Clemente, CA to San Die...

Que' Tortas! in El Cajon

by Dagney 4 months ago

We had lunch at Que' Tortas! today, they are located at 1263 Broadway, in El Cajon. The people were incredibly friendly and welcoming. They use good quality ingredients, so the food was delicious...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...