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Old Town Mexican Cafe
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BEST Bagel Shop

Crown Point Coffee

Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Bagel Company, Big City Bagel, Mess Royale Poutine and Bagels, PL Bagels


BEST Bakery

Bread & Cie

Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Panchita’s Kitchen & Bakery, PB Bakery and Cafe, Sugar and Scribe


BEST Breakfast

Hash House a Go Go

Honorable Mention: The Mission, Cafe 222, Broken Yolk, Original Pancake House


BEST Brunch Spot

Cafe 21

Honorable Mention: Great Maple, Crushed, Fig Tree Café, 94th Aero Squadron


BEST Butcher Shop

Heart & Trotter

Honorable Mention: Homegrown Meats, Iowa Meats, Siesel’s Meats, Harvest Ranch Market


BEST Cajun Restaurant

Bud’s Louisiana Cafe

Honorable Mention: Crab Hut, Bourre Southern Bistro, Mardi Gras Cafe & Market, Crab Town


BEST Casino Buffet

Seasons Fresh Buffet at Barona Casino

Honorable Mention: The Buffet at Harrahs Resort Southern California, The Buffet at Valley View Casino & Hotel, The Buffet at Viejas, Paipa’s Buffet at Sycuan Casino


BEST Chinese Restaurant

Dumpling Inn

Honorable Mention: Emerald, Jasmine, City Dragon, Mandarin House


BEST Coffeehouse

Caffe Calabria

Honorable Mention: Claire de Lune, Lestat’s Coffee House, Better Buzz, Twiggs Coffee House

BEST Contemporary Cuisine

Starlite

Honorable Mention: Juniper & Ivy, Urban Solace, The Patio on Goldfinch, Croce’s Park West


BEST Donut Shop

Donut Star

Honorable Mention: Nomad Donuts, Donut Bar, Donut Panic, VG’s Donuts


BEST Ethnic Food Market

Mitsuwa

Honorable Mention: North Park Produce, 99 Ranch Market, Pancho Villa Farmer’s Market, Zion Market


BEST Family Restaurant

Phil’s BBQ

Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Blind Lady Ale House, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Station Tavern


BEST Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Prepkitchen

Honorable Mention: Farmer’s Bottega, The Smoking Goat, Cafe 21, The Red Door


BEST Farmer’s Market

Little Italy Mercato

Honorable Mention: Hillcrest, La Jolla, North Park, Ocean Beach


BEST Fast Food

In-N-Out Burger

Honorable Mention: Carnitas Snack Shack, Evolution Fast Food, Burger Lounge, Rubio’s Coastal Grill


BEST Food Truck

Mastiff Sausage

Honorable Mention: Mariscos El Pescador, Devilicious, New York on Rye, Tacos La Mezcla


BEST Gelato Shop

Chocolat Cremerie

Honorable Mention: Gelato Vero Caffe, Gelato Bus Stop, Pappalecco, Bottega Italiana


BEST Greek Restaurant

Meze Greek Fusion

Honorable Mention: Cafe Athena, Olympic Cafe, The Kebab Shop, Alexis Greek Cafe


BEST Hotel Restaurant

Grant Grill - U.S. Grant

Honorable Mention: Jsix - Hotel Solamar, JRDN Restaurant - Tower 23, A.R. Valentien - The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Oceana - Catamaran Hotel


BEST Ice Cream Shop

Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Honorable Mention: Mariposa Ice Cream, Moo Time Creamery, Baked Bear, The Daily Scoop


BEST Indian Restaurant

Royal India

Honorable Mention: Taste of the Himalayas, India Palace - Hillcrest, Tandoori Hut, Bombay


BEST Italian Restaurant

Buona Forchetta

Honorable Mention: Cucina Urbana, Solare Ristorante, Arrivederci, The Godfather


BEST Japanese Restaurant

Nobu

Honorable Mention: Safehouse, Tajima Restaurant, Izakaya Pacific Beach, Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori


BEST Korean Restaurant

Do Re Mi House

Honorable Mention: De Jang Keum, Korea House, Manna Korean BBQ, Buga BBQ


BEST Local Catering Company

San Diego Taco Company

Honorable Mention: The Abbey Catering & Design Co., Phil’s BBQ, The Wild Thyme Company, Toast Catering

BEST Local Pizza

Woodstock’s Pizza

Honorable Mention: Pizzeria Luigi, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, URBN Coal Fired Pizza, Ciro’s Pizzeria


BEST Local Sausage at a Restaurant

S&M Sausage & Meat

Honorable Mention: Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, Tiger!Tiger!, Salt & Cleaver, Bargarden

BEST Mediterranean Restaurant

Meze Greek Fusion

Honorable Mention: Mama’s Bakery Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant, Alforon, Aladdin Cafe, Romesco


BEST Mexican Restaurant

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Honorable Mention: Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Ranchos Cocina, The Blind Burro, Cocina 35


BEST Mexican Seafood Restaurant

Karina’s Mexican Seafood

Honorable Mention: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, El Zarape, Puesto, TJ Oyster Bar


BEST Outdoor Dining

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido

Honorable Mention: Panama 66, C Level, The Prado at Balboa Park, The Patio on Lamont Street


BEST Place for Late Night Dining

Brian’s 24

Honorable Mention: Rudford’s, Saska’s, Studio Diner, Villa Capri


BEST Romantic Restaurant

The Marine Room

Honorable Mention: Croce’s Park West, Island Prime, Bertrand at Mister A’s, The Prado at Balboa Park


BEST San Diego Chef

Deborah Scott

Honorable Mention: Javier Plascencia, Matt Gordon, Richard Blais, Brian Malarkey


BEST Sandwich Shop

Rubicon Deli

Honorable Mention: Hillcrest Sandwich Shop, Board & Brew, Sandwich Emporium, Vanoos Grillette


BEST Seafood Restaurant

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Honorable Mention: The Fish Market, Ocean Pacific Grille, Mitch’s Seafood, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar


BEST Smoothie/Juice Bar

Lucky Dutch Juice Co.

Honorable Mention: Sacred Juice, Señor Mangos, The Mad Beet, Juice Crafters


BEST Soul Food Restaurant

Louisiana Fried Chicken and Waffles

Honorable Mention: Felix’s BBQ with Soul, Bonnie Jean’s Soul Food Café, Proud Mary’s Southern Bar and Grill, Sister Pee Wee’s Soul Food


BEST South American Food Restaurant

Puerto La Boca Argentinian Restaurant

Honorable Mention: Pampas Argentine Grill, Q’ero Restaurant, Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazil by the Bay


BEST Spanish Restaurant

Cafe Sevilla

Honorable Mention: Costa Brava, Cueva Bar, El Agave, Tapas Picasso


BEST Steakhouse

Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

Honorable Mention: Cowboy Star, Turf Supper Club, Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room, Bully’s East


BEST Sushi Restaurant

Harney Sushi

Honorable Mention: Saiko Sushi, Sushi Ota, Sushi Deli, Hane Sushi

BEST Taco Shop

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Honorable Mention: El Zarape, City Tacos, ¡SALUD! By San Diego Taco Company, Tacos Perla


BEST Thai Restaurant

Bahn Thai

Honorable Mention: Bangkok Spices, Taste of Thai, Amarin, Thai Village


BEST Vegan Restaurant

Evolution Fast Food

Honorable Mention: Peace Pies, Plumeria, Café Gratitude, Sipz


BEST Vegetarian Restaurant

Pokez

Honorable Mention: Ranchos Cocina, Sipz, Jyoti-Bihanga, The Naked Café


BEST Vietnamese Restaurant

OB Noodle House

Honorable Mention: Pho Ca Dao, Pho King, Saigon on Fifth, Phuong Trang


BEST Business Lunch Spot

Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens

Honorable Mention: Bully’s East, Bread & Cie, The Patio on Lamont Street, Lucky’s Lunch Counter


BEST Restaurant Staff

Croce’s Park West

Honorable Mention: D.Z. Akin’s, Meze Greek Fusion, Solare Ristorante, Cowboy Star


BEST San Diego Restaurant

Juniper & Ivy

Honorable Mention: Buona Forchetta, Croce’s Park West, Meze Greek Fusion, Solare Ristorante


BEST New Restaurant (Open Since Oct. 2014)

S&M Sausage and Meat

Honorable Mention: Bracero - Cocina de Raiz, Bottega Americano, Water Grill, Stella Public House


BEST Yogurt Shop

Fiji Yogurt

Honorable Mention: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, YogArt, Cup of Yo, Paradise Yogurt


BEST Barbeque

Phil’s BBQ

Honorable Mention: Iron Pig Alehouse, The Whole Hog, Cali Comfort BBQ, BBQ House


BEST Breakfast Burrito

The Mission Cafe

Honorable Mention: Lolita’s Taco Shop, Nico’s Mexican Food, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Werewolf


BEST Burger

Hodad’s

Honorable Mention: Crazee Burger, Rocky’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Balboa Bar & Grill


BEST Burrito

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Honorable Mention: Lolita’s, El Zarape, Pokez, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant


BEST Chicken Wings

Dirty Birds

Honorable Mention: Wings-N-Things, South Park Abbey, Home & Away, Bub’s Dive Bar


BEST Cupcakes

Babycakes

Honorable Mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Cupcakes Squared, Blush Desserts, Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes


BEST Deli

D.Z. Akin’s

Honorable Mention: Mona Lisa Italian Foods, BFD - Big Front Door, Chris’ Liquor and Deli, Rubicon Deli


BEST Dessert

Extraordinary Desserts

Honorable Mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Blush Desserts, D.Z. Akin’s, Azucar


BEST Fish Tacos

Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Honorable Mention: South Beach Bar and Grille, City Tacos, Mitch’s Seafood, Wahoo Fish Tacos


BEST Fish-N-Chips

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Honorable Mention: Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Small Bar, Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar, The Field Irish Pub


BEST Health Food Store

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

Honorable Mention: Jimbo’s, Barons Market, Nutrimart, Windmill Farms


BEST Hot Dog

Daddy’s Hot Dogs

Honorable Mention: Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, Salt & Cleaver, Brooklyn Dogs


BEST Philly Cheesesteak

Gaglione Brothers

Honorable Mention: Monkey Paw, Giorgino’s Deli, The Philadelphia Sandwich Co., Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill


BEST Pie Shop

Julian Pie Company

Honorable Mention: Extraordinary Desserts, Betty’s Pie Whole, Apple Alley Bakery, Sweet As Bliss


BEST Prime Rib

Bully’s

Honorable Mention: Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, Butcher Shop, Albie’s Beef Inn, Hob Nob Hill


BEST Ramen

Underbelly

Honorable Mention: OB Noodle House, Tajima Ramen House, Izakaya Masa, Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen


BEST Salad Bar

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market

Honorable Mention: Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse, Great Plaza Buffet, Barons Market, Salad Style



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