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Please Help With San Diego Restaurant Recommendations

Please Help With San Diego Restaurant Recommendations

May 2nd, 2007, 08:29 AM
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Please Help With San Diego Restaurant Recommendations

We will be spending an unexpected three nights in San Diego over Memorial Day at the marina Marriott.

We'll have a car but we would much prefer to eat IN San Diego (as opposed to La Jolla, etc) this trip.

Restaurants we're considering:

Candelas for Mexican

Blue Point for seafood

Bertrand @ Mister A's for whatever (!!)

Kemo Sabe in Hillcrest

Are we on the right track?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Dukey, you're coming to San Diego!? We should get together and hoist one to Budman!

As for restaurants, yes, you're on the right track. The Prado in Balboa Prak is very nice too.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:12 AM
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I opened this thread to recommend Prado, too. Get an outside table.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:27 AM
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South Beach Bar & Grill (in OB) for grilled fish tacos. It's a very informal place but I've been dreaming about those fish tacos since I moved away.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Hey Dukey,
Just had a great lunch at Island Prime on Harbor Island..great food on the bay with killer downtown SD views and the same restaurant group as Kemo Sabe, Blue Point and the Prado..
I would go to Point Loma Seafoods for a calamari sandwich.. The Brigantine in Shelter Island has the best happy hour that locals and tourist go for the best fish tacos..
I have not been to Candelas but hear it is good but pricey..
I like the Fish Market oyster bar for great seafood but I am not a fan of the restaurant but I do like the Top of the Market..
Have drinks at the Top of the Hyatt or have rooftop drinks at Gaslamp Marriott or Bondi..
Love Gaslamp area..
Taka for sushi and happy hour at Chive..

May 2nd, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for all the responses. I'll definitely look at the others I hadn't mentioned.

We've already jettisoned Bertrand and only because they want a credit card guarantee...which I do NOT mind doing but we don't want to be hemmed in in any way in case we have one of our not unusual days and are not as hungry at night as we thought we would be (mainly because we stuffed ourselves during the day).

I will definitely take a look at Prado and SB Bar and that wealth of Tahiti Tams recs.

Barbara, I am certain Budman is as absolutely sincere as all the rest of us but I really do think he would be better suited for someone like Ms. Coulter.

Thanks again, everyone.
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May 2nd, 2007, 05:41 PM
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We had a great dinner at Chive in the Gaslamp Quarter. It serves Global tapas and everything we had was delicious.

558 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
yk is online now  
May 2nd, 2007, 05:52 PM
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For great food and terrific live jazz go to Croce's in Gaslamp district:

802 Fifth Avenue tel 619.233.4355

For a spectacular breakfast, try the crabcakes benedict at McCormick & Schmick´s in the Omni hotel [ at edge of Gaslamp on L near ball park]

We also had a delish meal at Lou and Mickey Steakhouse:

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May 2nd, 2007, 05:53 PM
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Another vote for Croce's ... excellent.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:18 PM
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Third vote for Croce's!
May 2nd, 2007, 06:28 PM
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4th vote for Croce's. ;-)
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Hey, another vote for Croce's! Fun atmosphere. Good music. Good food.

I discovered my favorite drink, Electric Lemonade, at the Marriott's pool bar.

Be sure to stop by the Del Coronado.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Take the water taxi from downtown SD to Coronado..catch a game at Petco Park..they have $5 park pass that give you entrance but no seat..cheap and great way to get into the park.
Starrs..love that drink!


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