Near King's Inn Hotel, Albie's is a classic steak house and lounge complete with live musical entertainment and velvet paintings of nude ladies. If you like classic Americana this is a must stop. If you can't make it for dinner then stop for steak and eggs at Adam's next door.
Kings Inn/Waffle Stop
Across the highway from The Hanalei hotel...They have the best waffle mascot and nice classic Diner ambiance with great breakfasts at a good price
Steakhouse and Piano Lounge in a vintage but now-hip classic hotel.
Locally sourced ingredients, craft beers and inventive cocktails with poolside dining. Mid-century modern digs at their finest!
Continental restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Historic Italian restaurant
The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop
The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop is a classic, they have been in business since 1938.
Ricky's Family Restaurant
Ikabod from the Cult of the Eye recommends the Strawberry Banana souffle, an apple pancake that could feed an army, and the best french toast anywhere.
Nice coffeehouse/cafe if you are heading to the Pacific Beach area.
Good strong drinks plus the ONLY place in town that serves a flaming volcano.
Old Trieste Restaurant
exclusive dinner at a place run by the original owner for 36 years.
Hob Nob Hill
Historic coffee shop.
Tastey food in a funky chic, but still relaxable atmosphere
Decor of this Gaslamp District steak and cocktails restaurant is 1890s bordello with red velvet booths and waitresses in corsets and stockings.
A basement speakeasy hidden behind a door for a fake law firm. It’s open Wednesday-Saturday, and Thursday-Saturday entry is by guest list only, and a strict code of dress and conduct is enforced. To get on the guest list go to their website ahead of time and RSVP.
Hash House A Go Go
Voted best breakfast in San Diego.
Bali Hai Restaurant
The site of Tiki Oasis opening party as well as a regular stop for Arthur Lyman during his days of touring the mainland from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Bali Hai s also a great stop for Sunday brunch.