Albie's Beef Inn

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.

1201 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 291-1103

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

1333 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-2231

Red Fox Room

Steakhouse and Piano Lounge in a vintage but now-hip classic hotel.

2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 297-1313

Restaurant at The Pearl

Locally sourced ingredients, craft beers and inventive cocktails with poolside dining. Mid-century modern digs at their finest!

1410 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 226-6100

Imperial House

Continental restaurant and cocktail lounge.

505 Kalmia St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-3525

Filippi's Pizza Grotto

Historic Italian restaurant

1747 India St.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-5094

The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop

The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop is a classic, they have been in business since 1938.

2633 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 295-0156

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.

2181 Hotel Cir S
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 291-4498

Zanzibar Cafe

Nice coffeehouse/cafe if you are heading to the Pacific Beach area.

976 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-4762

Mandarin House

Good strong drinks plus the ONLY place in town that serves a flaming volcano.

2604 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Old Trieste Restaurant

exclusive dinner at a place run by the original owner for 36 years.

2335 Morena Blvd..
San Diego, CA 9211
(619) 276-1841

Hob Nob Hill

Historic coffee shop.

2271 1st Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-8176



Tastey food in a funky chic, but still relaxable atmosphere

611 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

The Marble Room

The Marble Room

Decor of this Gaslamp District steak and cocktails restaurant is 1890s bordello with red velvet booths and waitresses in corsets and stockings.

535 Fifth Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101



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.

548 5th Ave
San Diego CA 92101

Hash House A Go Go

Voted best breakfast in San Diego.

3628 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-4646

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.

2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 222-1181

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