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  • 611 5th Ave. Map It
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • American

Updated 10/21/2014

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Since opened by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey a few years ago, this high-energy flag-ship restaurant has become the Gaslamp’s best for food and energetic atmosphere. Foodies from near and far savor Malarkey’s up-scale down-home fare like small plates of mac and cheese with fried chicken skins, duck fat fries, and shrimp and grits. He is masterful with locally caught seafood like opah sauced with chipotle. The open kitchen serves a full range of poultry and meat dishes,

while specialty cocktails from the bar keep things lively in the sofa-furnished lounge. If you prefer a quiet place to chat and dine, this isn’t for you.

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611 5th Ave., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Updated 10/21/2014


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