The Essential San Diego Restaurants

The Essential San Diego Restaurants

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Find out what's cooking at these outstanding restaurants in San Diego.

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    The bacon cheeseburger here is top-notch, as are the thick-cut steak fries, onion rings, and giant milkshakes. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Chef Brian Malarkey's new restaurant is in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Chef Malarkey is a host of TLC's Mega Bites, a Top Chef finalist, and "a cool dude" says a fan. -- TLC via Foursquare
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    A wonderful experience from the Mushroom flatbread, kabob trio for me and the masala chai braised short ribs for Jacque.... A great staff which made the experience memorable.... Thanks Inga... -- Filiberto Torres jr via Foursquare
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    2012's biggest success story, this pork-centric spot from Chef Hanis Cavin is bound to multiply this year, and inspire other chefs to venture out on their own. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    If you are in San Diego, go and visit The Fish Market. Best fish restaurant in the world has great location in SD and awesome view. Fish, wine at dinner will let you feel the difference! -- Sperasoft, Inc. via Foursquare
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    The salsa bar is legit. So many tasty options. The brownish red salsa closely resembles this Drunken Salsa made with tequila and dark beer. Learn how to make it at home on kitchenkonfidence.com! -- KitchenKonfidence.com via Foursquare
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    The "iron fries" (seasoned french fries topped with everything from short rib to turkey chili) make a great shared appetizer. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    This popular spot for breakfast and brunch looks like it belongs in The Jetsons. The vast menu includes bennies, super-sweet pancakes, and lighter choices. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Chef Trey Foshee at George's California Modern is cited as a guiding force in the San Diego food culture and one of the first champions of local seafood. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Went here for chilaquiles. They didn't have it on the menu. Asked my server and he said "we'll make you chilaquiles". Added chicken. They do it a little different, they put two fried eggs on top. Noms -- Poria Asaad via Foursquare
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    The original 50/50 (50% Sterling Silver beef/ 50% ground Mohawk bacon patty) burger's loaded with a sunny side-up egg/ avo mash/ pepper jack/ chipotle mayo. Get a Famous Bacon BROWNIE for dessert. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    Go here for elegant cake (by the slice) and over-the-top desserts that hold nothing back. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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