San Diego Restaurants

San Diego Restaurants

San Diego restaurants took a beating during the Great Recession, with number closing. include Soul Food and Barbecue options, but the city will never be considered a Soul Food Mecca or Barbecue Heaven. Instead, most travelers enjoy dining options that range from celebrity-chef luxury restaurants on The Strip to bargain-basement steak and seafood buffets in Off-The-Strip casinos. The Vegas nightclub scene is social media highlight material. But remember, some things done in Vegas should stay in Vegas.

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Felix’s BBQ with Soul
DESCRIPTION: Formerly Magnolia’s Restaurant, features Upscale southern plantation motif with faux window shudders lining the walls and a high ceiling that conveys a sense of airiness; you’ll want meet friends and family here; seats ~75 and patio dining available in back; located in Market Creek Plaza; franchise expanding from Oceanside
CUISINE: Soul Food
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-9p, Fri-Sat 8a-10p, Sun 9a-8p
ADDRESS: 342 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: Free lot on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Euclid Avenue Trolley Station
PHONE: 619-546-9120
WEBSITE: http://www.felixsbbq.com

Sevilla Club Brazil
DESCRIPTION: DJ Baiano & Josias dos Santos opened the club in 1992; today it is the longest ongoing Brazilian nightclub on the West Coast; has featured International Brazilian acts, like OLODUM, Racionais MCs, Marcelo D2, Planet Hemp and Djambi, plus bands from San Diego, Los Angeles, and the SF Bay Area like Josias dos Santos e Sambrasil, SOL e MAR, Brasilidade, Rita do Brasil, Andy Vilas Boas, Marquinhos Pereira, Samba CHOPPS, Renni Flores, BatMakumba, SambaDa and more
CUISINE: Spanish Tapas
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: $7 for age 21+
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu 5p-11p, Fri-Sat 5p-Midnight
ADDRESS: 555 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: garages nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Convention Center Station
PHONE: 619-233-5979
WEBSITE: http://www.cafesevilla.com

Huffman’s Barbecue
DESCRIPTION: Serving ‘em up hot and spicy since 1967; celebrity pictures line the walls; many breakfast specials, for lunch and dinner you can eat; prices are low and the value is high
CUISINE: Barbeque; chitterlings, ham hocks, pig feet, gizzards, oxtail, fried chicken, and seafood are also popular menu items
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: $7 for age 21+
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 5039 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: garages nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Euclid Avenue Trolley Station
PHONE: 619-264-3115
WEBSITE: none

Bonnie Jean’s Soul Food
DESCRIPTION: Local diner where prices begin at $8, with the most expensive individual meal costing cash $17
CUISINE: Seafood and Soul Food; menu ranges from fried fishes, barbeque, chitlins, oxtail, pork chops and fried chicken
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11:30a-9p, Sun 11:30a-7p
ADDRESS: 1964 54th Street, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 619-262-8854
WEBSITE: none

Bourre’s Southern Bistro
DESCRIPTION: Larger than it appears from the front, it is the urban professional spot for dancing and socializing. So dress to impress. But if you come expecting traditional New Orleans Creole cuisine, you will be disappointed, some of the fusion dishes make tickle your fancy. They take reservations.
CUISINE: California Creole Fusion
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: none, if you’re having dinner
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 5p–9p, Sun 1p–8p
ADDRESS: 6523 University Avenue, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 619-542-9954
WEBSITE: http://bourresouthernbistro.com

Tina’s Nightclub
DESCRIPTION: Larger than it appears from the front, its the urban professional spot for dancing and socializing; dress to impress
CUISINE: Light fare; Friday and Saturday Seafood Buffet served from 5p-7p
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: begins at 8p for Wednesday Karaoke, and the always popular Friday & Saturday nights
DAYS & HOURS: Happy Hour Friday and Saturday 3p-7p
ADDRESS: 1956 54th Street, San Diego, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 619-263-0258
WEBSITE: none

The Red Sea
DESCRIPTION: A classic Ethiopian restaurant
CUISINE: Ethiopian
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: none
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 12p-10:30p
ADDRESS: 4717 University Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 619-285-9722
WEBSITE: none

Coops Bar-B-Que
DESCRIPTION: A West Texas-style barbecue joint that’s worth your time and money. Enjoy robust menu at reasonable prices for everything on the menu. All pork and beef is hickory or oak wood-smoked in a brick oven until the meat is juicy and fall off the bone tender. Most people love the beef ribs and beef brisket. There also have a mobile BBQ unit for onsite catering.
CUISINE: Texas Barbecue
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: none
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11:a-9p, Sat-Sun 11a-8p
ADDRESS: 2625 Lemon Grove Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Lemon Grove Station
PHONE: 619-589-0478
WEBSITE: http://coopsbbq.com

Da Chicken Coop
DESCRIPTION: The claim to have the best chicken & waffles in San Diego. Get your freshly prepared chick & waffles or fries 16 ways, then you be the judge. Most people love chicken sandwiches, fish combos and tasty chicken gizzards. This is definitely a Take-out joint, but you can walk across the parking lot to dine in Coops Bar-B-Que.
CUISINE: Fried Chicken
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: none
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11:a-9p, Sat-Sun 11a-8p
ADDRESS: 2605 Lemon Grove Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Lemon Grove Station
PHONE: 619-460-0837
WEBSITE: http://dachickencoop.com

Barnes Bar-B-Que
DESCRIPTION: A Memphis-style barbecue joint owned by Clayton Davis “Brings The South To Your Mouth”; plenty of hearty side orders available at reasonable prices for everything on the menu; a piece of trivia — many locals bring their turkey or ham here to be smoked.
CUISINE: Memphis Barbeque; all pork and beef is hickory or oak wood-smoked in a brick oven until the meat is juicy and tender, but not greasy and mushy; many folk claim their tangy secret Barbeque sauce is best in the west – taste it and you be the judge; they prepare mouthwatering peach and apple cobbler desserts everyday
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: none
DAYS & HOURS: Reopening Soon
ADDRESS: New Lemon Grove location coming
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Lemon Grove Station
PHONE: 619-462-9206
WEBSITE: none

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