Oct. 17 2012 09:55 AM

Coffeehouses, buffets, restaurants and more


    Best Breakfast Spot

    The Mission

    Honorable mention: Broken Yolk, Antique Row Café, Hash House a Go Go

    Best Brunch Spot

    The Tractor Room

    Honorable mention: Prepkitchen La Jolla, The Mission, Hash House a Go Go

    Best Cajun Restaurant

    Bud's Louisiana Café

    Honorable mention: New Orleans Creole Café, Cajun Kitchen, Mardi Gras Café

    Best Casino Buffet


    Honorable mention: Valley View, Pala, Viejas

    Best Cheap Eats

    El Zarape

    Honorable mention: Chicken Pie Shop, Papa Luna's Empanadas, The Kabob Shop

    Best Chicken Wings

    Dirty Birds

    Honorable mention: South Park Abbey, Mother's Ocean Beach, The Joint

    Best Chinese Restaurant

    Del Mar Rendezvous

    Honorable mention: Mandarin House, Dumpling Inn, Szechuan Mandarin

    Best Coffeehouse


    Honorable mention: Claire De Lune, Caffe Calabria, Krakatoa

    Best Contemporary Cuisine

    Urban Solace

    Honorable mention: Alchemy, Indigo Grill, Smoking Goat

    Best Family Restaurant

    Antique Row Café

    Honorable mention: Corvette Diner, Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, DZ Akins

    Best Greek Restaurant

    Olympic Café

    Honorable mention: Daphnes, Cafe Athena, Country Kabob

    Best Hotel Restaurant

    The Pearl

    Honorable mention: Humphreys, Albie's Beef Inn, Nine-Ten

    Best Indian Restaurant


    Honorable mention: Royal India, India Palace, Monsoon

    Best Italian Restaurant

    Il Postino

    Honorable mention: Bencotto, Cucina Urbana, Arrivederci

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    Sushi Ota

    Honorable mention: Tajima, Gaijin, Hane Sushi

    Best Korean Restaurant

    Manna BBQ

    Honorable mention: Buga Korean BBQ, Village Korean Restaurant

    Best Local Caterer

    San Diego Taco Company

    Honorable mention: Phil's BBQ, Abbey Catering, Bazaar del Mundo Fiesta Catering

    Best Local Pizza


    Honorable mention: Pizza Port, Luigi's, Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

    Best Mexican Restaurant


    Honorable mention: Old Town Mexican Café, Ranchos, Fidels Little Mexico

    Best New Restaurant (open since October 2011)

    Prepkitchen Little Italy

    Honorable mention: California Kebab & Beer Garden, Slater's 50/50, Hillcrest Brewing Company

    Best Outdoor Dining

    Prepkitchen Del Mar

    Honorable mention: The Prado, C-Level, Poseidon

    Best Place for Late-Night Dining

    Studio Diner

    Honorable Mention: Brian's 24, Rudfords, Lucha Libre

    Best Place to get Dim Sum


    Honorable mention: Emerald, China Max, Dumpling Inn

    Best Romantic Restaurant

    The Marine Room

    Honorable mention: Bertrand at Mr. A's, BO-Beau, Old Venice

    Best Seafood Restaurant

    The Fish Market

    Honorable mention: Anthony's Fish Grotto, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Oceanaire

    Best Spanish Restaurant

    Cafe Sevilla

    Honorable mention: Costa Brava, Tapas Picasso, Candelas

    Best Steakhouse

    Donovan's Steak & Chop House

    Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, Bully's East, The Butcher Shop

    Best Sushi

    Sushi Deli

    Honorable mention: Sushi Ota, Harney Sushi, Hane Sushi

    Best Taco Shop

    Lucha Libre

    Honorable mention: El Indio, Roberto's, La Posta

    Best Thai Restaurant


    Honorable mention: Lotus Thai, Thai Time, Taste of Thai

    Best Vegan Restaurant

    Evolution Fast Food

    Honorable mention: Sipz, Pokez, Casa de Luz

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant


    Honorable mention: Sipz, Ranchos, Evolution Fast Food

    Best Vietnamese Restaurant

    OB Noodle House

    Honorable mention: Saigon on Fifth, Pho Ca Dao & Grill

    Best Bagel Shop

    Big City Bagels

    Honorable mention: City Bagel, PL Bagels, Bagel & Bialy

    Best Philly Cheesesteak

    Gaglione Bros.

    Honorable mention: Eddie's Philadelphia Cheese Steak and Hoagies, Monkey Paw, The Philly Grill

    Best Bakery

    Bread & Cie

    Honorable mention: Sugar & Scribe Bakery, Azucar, Extraordinary Desserts

    Best Barbeque

    Phil's BBQ

    Honorable mention: Brazen BBQ, BBQ House, Abbey's Real Texas BBQ

    Best Breakfast Burrito


    Honorable mention: Nico's, El Zarape, Sombrero

    Best Burger


    Honorable mention: Slater's 50/50, Rocky's Crown Pub, Burger Lounge

    Best Burrito

    El Zarape

    Honorable mention: Ranchos, Lucha Libre, Lolita's

    Best Cupcakes


    Honorable mention: Sprinkles, Frost Me, Pubcakes

    Best Deli

    DZ Akins

    Honorable mention: City Deli, Rubicon Deli, Mona Lisa

    Best Dessert

    Extraordinary Desserts

    Honorable mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Chocolat, Sugar & Scribe Bakery

    Best Donut Shop

    VG's Donuts

    Honorable mention: Golden Donut, OB Donuts, Donut Star

    Best Ethnic Food Market

    99 Ranch Market

    Honorable mention: Awash Ethiopian Market, North Park Market, Zion Market

    Best Farm-to- Table Restaurant


    Honorable mention: The Linkery, Alchemy, Urban Solace

    Best Farmers Market

    Hillcrest Farmers Market

    Honorable mention: Ocean Beach Farmers Market, Little Italy Mercato, North Park Farmers Market

    Best Fast Food

    In-N-Out Burger

    Honorable mention: Rubio's, Sombrero, Smashburger

    Best Fish Tacos


    Honorable mention: South Beach, Rubio's, Blue Water

    Best Fish-N-Chips

    Shakespeare Pub & Grille

    Honorable mention: Princess Pub, The Fishery, Tin Fish

    Best Food Truck

    MIHO Gastrotruck

    Honorable mention: Green Truck, God Save the Cuisine, Devilicious

    Best Health Food Store


    Honorable mention: Whole Foods, OB People's Co-op, Olive Tree Market

    Best Hot Dog

    Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

    Honorable mention: Daddy's Hot Dogs, Hot Diggity Dog, Mother's Saloon

    Best Ice Cream Shop


    Honorable mention: Cold Stone, Daily Scoop, Gelato Vero Caffe

    Best Local Grocery Store

    Windmill Farms

    Honorable mention: Keil's, Olive Tree Market, OB People's Co-op

    Best Prime Rib

    Bully's East

    Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, Albie's Beef Inn, Butcher Shop

    Best Salad Bar


    Honorable mention: Salad Style, Tender Greens, Green Spot

    Best San Diego Chef

    Brian Malarkey

    Honorable mention: Matt Gordon, Deborah Scott, Katherine Humphus

    Best Sandwich Shop

    Rubicon Deli

    Honorable mention: Jersey Mike's Subs, Board & Brew, Cheese Shop

    Best Smoothie

    OB Smoothie

    Honorable mention: Senor Mango's, Evolution Fast Food

    Best Yogurt


    Honorable mention: Golden Spoon, Yog-art, Yogurt Express


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