Even if you’re not much of a surfer or beach bum in general, everyone needs to eat... so you might as well take advantage of living in San Diego and do that eating somewhere near the water. Our spoiled citizenry has many different options for drinking and dining amidst ocean, bay, and harbor views. Here are 15 prime picks, including a few that are surprisingly budget-friendly.
Drink in ocean views from the rooftop patio while you feast on SoCal favorites like fried and grilled fish tacos, Baja stone crab cocktails, and oyster shooters with spicy Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. Not a fan of fish? No worries, the menu has you covered with items like the spicy grilled chicken sandwich and Loco Moco Burger (Spam, brown gravy, fried egg, and huli huli onions). Or, go for cocktails and dessert, like a frozen margarita and grilled pineapple sundae.