Best 7 Restaurants in San Diego with a View

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There are so many amazing things about San Diego – beaches, zoo, weather, attractions – really there are too many to name! But, one would be remiss to not mention the amazing food in San Diego. First, there are many cultures that have diverged in the vibrant city. Second, San Diego is rich with incredible views. It only stands to reason that there simply must be some excellent restaurants with beautiful views, right? Well, read on for a few suggestions of the best restaurants in San Diego with a view!

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is perfectly situated on the tip of Harbor Island so that guests can enjoy top-notch views of the bay and San Diego’s skyline. Consistently serving up delicious food and earning numerous accolades keeps this long-time Harbor Island favorite bustling. The Sunday brunch menu offers everything one would hope for at a seaside restaurant just as lunch and dinner as well. For non-seafood lovers, don’t worry, plenty of options abound – including beer braised beef short ribs or an incredible vegetarian dinner even meat lovers would rave about.

Mister A’s rooftop restaurant has some of the best views in San Diego. Both locally and nationally renowned, Mister A’s has served scratch cuisine for over 50 years. The rooftop restaurant boasts views of San Diego’s skyline, the bay, and the ocean. Whether enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner, visitors can take advantage of high-quality ingredients and fine cocktails. 

Oceana Coastal Kitchen is located in the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa just off San Diego’s Mission Bay. The restaurant specializes in sea food and sushi, where guests can sit and watch as the sushi is handcrafted. Oceana Coastal Kitchen also boasts a wonderfully delicious brunch on Sundays and happy hour Monday and Tuesday evenings. The outdoor patio offers panoramic views of the gorgeous bay that can be enjoyed any time of the day.

The Marine Room is the perfect venue for those looking for fine dining with an incredible view. Listed in the Michelin Guide and earning numerous awards, visitors will enjoy more than just amazing food, but an experience, especially at high tide. Since 1941, The Marine Room has delighted guests with elegant food and spectacular views of the ocean.

Kono’s Surf Club Cafe has been a Crystal Pier favorite for 30 years. Kono’s is located right on the beach and serves classic breakfast fare, some with a Kono’s twist. From light bites to a big breakfast, between the scrumptious food to the incredible beach views, visitors will be delighted. Kono’s also offers up delicious burgers, salads, and sandwiches too!

Brockton Villa Restaurant in La Jolla boasts a beautiful view of the cove. The Brockton Villa, one of the first beach cottages and built in 1894, was so named by one of its patrons in the early 1900s and remained a vacation home until the 1990s. Since then the home was renovated and became the historically relevant, perfectly-situated, seaside restaurant that it is today. Serving up award-winning fare daily for the breakfast and lunch crowds, Brockton Villa Restaurant is can’t-miss.

Tidal, the laid-back, outdoor restaurant at Paradise Point resort is located on Mission Bay in what had been a private beach house of a Hollywood producer in the 1960s. Boasting 180-degree bay views, Tidal’s unique menu is sure to please foodies with unique menu offerings like citrus and peppercorn pork loin, crispy tofu and veggie bibimbap, cioppino, smoked half chicken, and brioche french toast. The menu is themed each day and changes frequently, offering everything from Asian fusion to BBQ.

There you have it! Go! Go check out these spectacular restaurants. Fill up on scrumptious food, handcrafted cocktails, and relish the incredible views they have to offer!

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