Oct. 16 2013 09:37 AM

Your picks for the best restaurants in San Diego


Best Cheap Eats

Carnitas' Snack Shack
Honorable mention: Sushi Deli, El Zarape, Chicken Pie Shop, Pokez Mexican Restaurant

Best Breakfast

Hash House a Go-Go
Honorable mention: Mission Cafe, Broken Yolk, Snooze, Big Kitchen

Best Brunch

Hotel Del Coronado
Honorable mention: 94th Aero Squadron, Small Bar, Snooze, Baja Betty's

Best Cajun Restaurant

Bud's Louisiana Café
Honorable mention: Crab Hut, New Orleans Creole Cafe, Daisy's Kitchen by the Bayou, Mardi Gras Cafe

Best Casino Buffet

Seasons Fresh Buffet at Barona
Honorable mention: The Buffet at Valley View Casino, The Buffet at Viejas, Harrahs Rincon Casino Buffet, Paipa's Buffet at Sycuan

Best Chinese Restaurant

Honorable mention: Mandarin House, Dumpling Inn, City Dragon, Del Mar 

Best Coffeehouse

Claire de Lune
Honorable mention: Caffe Calabria, Lestat's, Dark Horse Coffee Roaster, Rebecca's

Best Contemporary Cuisine

Urban Solace
Honorable mention: Indigo Grill, Prep Kitchen, The Smoking Goat, Bo-Beau

Best Family Restaurant

The Station
Honorable mention: Corvette Diner, Chicken Pie Shop, DiMille's Italian, La Bella's Cafe & Game Room

Best Greek Restaurant

Honorable mention: Olympic Greek Cafe, Athens Market Taverna, Cafe Athena, Country Kabob

Best Indian Restaurant

Royal India
Honorable mention: Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India, Best Indian Restaurant Himalayan Cuisine, Tandoori Hut, World Curry

Best Japanese Restaurant

Harney Sushi
Honorable mention: Osaka, Gaijin Noodle & Sake House, Izakaya Masa, Hane Sushi

Best Italian Restaurant

Cucina Urbana
Honorable mention: Arrivederci, Il Postino, DiMille's, Cafe Zucchero

Best Korean Restaurant

Manna Korean BBQ
Honorable mention: Korean Kitchen, Dae Jang Keum, Do Re Mi House, 
Buga Korean BBQ

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Luna Grill
Honorable mention: Mama's Bakery & Deli, Aladdin, Kous Kous, Haritna Mediterranean Restaurant

Best Local Pizza

Woodstock's Pizza
Honorable mention: Bronx Pizza, Pizzeria Luigi, Blind Lady Ale House, Lefty's

Best Mexican Restaurant

Ponce's Mexican Restaurant
Honorable mention: Old Town Mexican Café, Ranchos Cocina, Casa de Pico, El Agave Tequileria

Best Taco Shop

Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
Honorable mention: El Indio, Carnitas' Snack Shack, Lolita's, Sombrero's 
Mexican Food

Best Outdoor Dining

George's at the Cove Ocean Terrace
Honorable mention: The Prado, C-Level, Tom Ham's Lighthouse, The Poseidon

Best Place for Late-Night Dining

Honorable mention: Extraordinary Desserts, Studio Diner, Brian's 24 , The Asian Bistro

Best Place to get Dim Sum

Honorable mention: Emerald, China Max, Chin's, Sunrise Buffet

Best Romantic Restaurant

Bertrand at Mr. A's
Honorable mention: Marine Room, The Prado, Bali Hai, Jake's Del Mar

Best Seafood Restaurant

The Fish Market
Honorable mention: Oceanaire, Jake's Del Mar, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Mitch's Seafood

Best Spanish Restaurant

Cafe Sevilla
Honorable mention: Tapas Picasso, Costa Brava, Candelas, Iberico Spanish Bistro

Best Steakhouse

Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, The Turf Club, Bully's East, Albie's Beef Inn

Best Sushi

Sushi Deli
Honorable mention: Sushi Ota, Harney Sushi, Zensei, Hane Sushi

Best Thai Restaurant

Taste of Thai
Honorable mention: Lotus Thai, Amarin, Celadon, Bangkok Spices

Best Vegan Restaurant

Ranchos North Park
Honorable mention: Jyoti Bihanga, Loving Hut, Evolution Fast food, Casa de Luz

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Honorable mention: Pokez, Jyoti Bihanga, Veg-N-Out, Evolution Fast Food

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

OB Noodle House
Honorable mention: Pho King, Saigon on Fifth, Pho Fifth Avenue, Pho Point Loma Grill

Best Hotel Restaurant

Honorable mention: Addison at The Grand Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, JRDN, Currant Restaurant

Best New Restaurant (open since October 2012)

Great Maple
Honorable mention: Fathom Bistro, Haven Pizzeria, Salt + Cleaver, Buona Forchetta

Best Local Caterer

Phil's BBQ Catering
Honorable mention: Waters Fine Foods & Catering , The French Gourmet, San Diego Taco Company, BBQ House OB


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