Fine San Diego Dining in the Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Dining

San Diego dining is a major attraction of the downtown area. You will find many fabulous restaurants providing a variety of cuisines in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

The Gaslamp Quarter draws both locals and visitors to downtown San Diego. This popular area has numerous restaurants, interesting boutiques, and nightclubs Here’s a list of restaurants waiting to be enjoyed.

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Acqua Al 2
Address: 322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 230-0382
Open for dinner beginning at 5 PM.
The original Acqua Al 2 came to life in Florence in 1978. Acqua Al 2, in San Diego, uses exactly the same menu as the original restaurant. The restaurant’s warm atmosphere is set off by dramatic brickwork, rich, dark woodwork, and wines displays. There are a variety of Insalata (Salads), Primi (First courses, pasta and rice dishes), Secondi (Entrées), and homemade Dolci (desserts). A Tuscan dining experience right here in San Diego!

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Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Address: 565 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-233-6623
Open daily for dinner at 5 PM.
Blue Point is a seafood and oyster bar that also serves creative appetizers and homemade desserts.

Cafe Sevilla

Café Sevilla
Address: 555 4th Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92101
Telephone: (619) 233-5979
Open for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant at Café Sevilla offers authentic Spanish and seafood cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere reminiscent of an outdoor patio in southern Spain. You could also dine in the Tapas Bar where patrons enjoy live Rhumba and Flamenco guitarists every night, a complete menu of hot and cold Tapas and drinks from the full bar. A third option (all three have separate entrances) is club Sevilla where you can dance to Latin-flavored music and live bands seven nights a week. It's also where their weekend Dinner Shows are performed. A unique San Diego dining experience!

Chopahn Authentic Afghan Cuisine
Address: 750 Sixth Avenue, San Diego
Telephone: (619-236-9236)
Open for lunch and dinner.
Enjoy authentic Afghan dishes with an emphasis on fresh seasonal food that is mildly spiced. The atmosphere in the restaurant is elegant. Rhythmic Afghan music plays on the sound creating a relaxing and romantic ambiance. Dishes include lamb, veal, beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian choices. Don’t hesitate to try this cuisine, the food is delicious. A fun and unique San Diego dining opportunity!

Croce's Restaurant & Bar
Address: 802 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619)233-4355
Open 5:30 PM to midnight Monday-Friday; 10:00 AM to midnight on weekends. Join the festivities for live jazz every night. They also feature a jazz Sunday Brunch from 11:30 AM - 2 PM. Croce's Restaurant was opened by Ingrid Croce to honor her late husband, Jim Croce and his music. This is a uniquely San Diego dining experience.

Dick's Last Resort

Dick's Last Resort
Address: 4356 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 231-9100
Open 11 AM - 2 AM
Dick's Last Resort is a rowdy joint that has been a favorite since it was established in 1991. This is a popular hangout with fans before and after games at Petco Park. Enjoy eating lunch or dinner here as well as live rock bands every night.


Donovan's Steak and Chop House
Address: 570 K St., San Diego 92101 (6th and K)
Telephone: (619) 237-9700
Open daily at 5 PM for dinner.
Highly rated steakhouse; considered by many as the best steakhouse in San Diego. Donovan's specializes in USDA cornfed prime beef. They also serve porkchops and seafood.

Dublin Square Irish Pub

Dublin Square Irish Pub
Address: 554 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 239-5818
Open daily 9 AM - Midnight
Dublin Square Irish Pub is an authentic Irish pub where you can experience Irish hospitality and fun. This establishment serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features live entertainment in the evenings.


Dussini's Mediterranean Bistro
Address: 275 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 233-4323
Open for dinner weekends 5-11 and weeknights 5-10. Billard room and loft open 4:30-1 AM on weekends and weeknights 4:30-Midnight.
Dussini's serves a wide range of Mediterranean dishes. The billard room and loft bar is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy an intimate dinner is this upscale restaurant. Winner of numerous awards including Best Restaurant to Impress a First Date in 2008 by San Diego City Beat Magazine and Most Romantic Restaurant by ABC channel 10.

Gaslamp Dining

The Field Irish Pub
Address: 544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 232-9840
The Field Irish Pub serves authentic Irish food and drinks. Enjoy live Irish music and dancing in the evenings. Lunch and dinner is served on weekdays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served on weekends. They offer a large selection of imported draft beers as well as single malt and blended whiskey, Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye.

Flemings Prime Steakhouse

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Address: 380 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 237-1155 Open 5-11 on weekends and 5-10 on weeknights.
Indulge yourself with USDA Prime Steak or fresh seafood. Fleming's offers 100 wines by the glass, a unique Wine Flight tasting program and a world-class list of reserve wines to complement your San Diego dining experience.

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Fred's Mexican Cafe
Address: 527 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 232-8226
Open 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. daily.
Winner of the Lamplighter Award for San Diego's best Mexican cuisine. Fred's is a fun San Diego dining experience, especially on the 5th of every month when they celebrate Cinco de Fred with special prices on Margaritas from 4 PM until closing. Fred's also features Kiss My Taco Tuesdays every Tuesday.

Gaslamp Strip Club

Gaslamp Strip Club (A Steak Place)
Address: 340 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-231-3140
Open daily for dinner.
The Gaslamp Strip Club is a cook your own steak establishment. It's a fun and popular place for the under 30 crowd with a variety of cleverly named specialty drinks and reasonably priced food. A unique combination of food and socializing.

Hennessey's Pub
Address: 708 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 239-9994
Hennessey's Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Relax and unwind with the live bands playing Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

Henry's Pub
Address: 614 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 238-2389
A place to dine and enjoy a variety of live entertainment that includes music, karaoke on Sunday nights, as well as resident DJs. Experience great happy hours at Henry's Pub.

House of Blues
Address: 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 299-2583
House of Blues is a restaurant as well as an exciting venue for live entertainment. Call to learn about upcoming performances. This establishment also offers a popular Sunday Gospel Brunch, featuring inspiring gospel performances and an amazing buffet.

Jimmy Loves

Jimmy Love's
Address: 672 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 595-0123
Jimmy Love's occupies two floors of the beautifully restored 125 year old historic "Old City Hall Building". This establishment has a unique Topgun Aviation theme. The restaurant features contemporary American cuisine while the bar and nightclub hosts San Diego's top bands ranging from jazz to high energy modern music.

La Fiesta
Address: Address: 628 5th Avenue, Fifth Avenue, CA 92101
Telephone: 619) 232-4242
Enjoy elegant San Diego dining along with authentic Mexican cuisine.

Lou Mickeys

Lou & Mickey's
Address: 224 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 237-4900
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Enjoy classic American food in a relaxing atmosphere at this Gaslamp restaurant. Specializing in fresh seafood and prime beef.


Masala Restaurant
Address: 314 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619)232-4634.
Open for lunch Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. till 4 p.m. and dinner Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine using a delightful blend of spices and herbs. San Diego dining at this Gaslamp Quarter restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere. Dine on the second floor for a panoramic view of the restaurant.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood

McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant
Address: 675 L St., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 645-6545
Enjoy a rapidly changing menu of fresh seafood. This restaurant is located in the Omni Hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. A great choice for San Diego dining.

Melting Pot

The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant
Address: 901 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
(in the Gaslamp Plaza Suites Hotel)
Telephone: (619) 234-5554
Melt someone's heart with a dip into the Melting Pot. With a unique and interactive dining experience, an evening at this Gaslamp fondue spot is sure to stir things up in the romance department. Enjoy creamy cheese fondues, fresh salads, fondue-style entrees, and delectable chocolate fondues. Make sure you ask for Lovers Lane seating when making your reservation.

Osteria Panevino
Address: 722 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 595-7959
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Enjoy delicious Italian food in a casual but elegant atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse. An award winning collection of domestic and Italian wines will complement the food served at Osteria Panevino. This is a popular San Diego dining establishment.

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak House
Address: 939 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619)702-8464
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
There are more than 40 different salads, side dishes, and meat selections served at Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives a taste unmatched by any other. This is a unique San Diego dining experience. The passador (meat waiter) will come to your table with different types of selections of meat. Then meat will be sliced off the skewer onto to your plate. This will continue as long as you have a green chip by your plate. By turning the chip over to red, you will signal that you are done.

Rockin Baja Lobster

Rockin Baja Lobster
Address: 3890 Twiggs St., San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: (619) 260-0305
Open daily 11-9 for lunch and dinner. Bar is open until 11 on weeknights and midnight on weekends.
Specializing in lobster, shrimp, and crab served with unlimited all you can eat chips and salsa, warm flour tortillas and platters of Mexican rice and beans. Rockin Baja offers a fun atmosphere for San Diego dining with beach murals and funky artwork.

Royal India

Royal India Restaurant
Address: 329 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 269-9999.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Royal India is an award winning Indian restaurant located in the beautiful Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego. Royal India serves gourmet lunch buffet and Monday night buffet that include over 20 items. Royal India serve delicious authentic North Indian foods that include vegetarian, chicken, lamb, seafood curries, and fresh tandoori kababs in an elegant atmosphere you are sure to enjoy.

Royal Thai Cuisine, San Diego

Royal Thai Cuisine
Address: 467 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619)230-8424
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Royal Thai Cuisine offers you exquisite San Diego dining with delicious flavors and an exotic atmosphere. Even Thailand's royal family has dined here!

Star of India
Address: 423 F St., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 234-8000
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Star of India has two other locations. All serve traditional Indian cuisine. They offer delicious homemade food perfectly blended with a variety of spices are are well known for their excellent curry dishes.

Address: 409 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 237-1037
Open: Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
This is not your ordinary sushi restaurant. The constant introduction of specialties like Mi Calaverita, with sliced fresh salmon on the outside, kakiage (a mixture of fried carrots, bell peppers and onions), scallions, cream cheese and avocado on the inside and their unique "Chipotle Sauce" makes this a San Diego dining experience that both surprises and delights.

Tin Fish

Tin Fish Gaslamp
Address: 170 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 238-8100
A casual San Diego dining experience walking distance to the Padres. Relax and enjoy fresh seafood in San Diego's gaslamp quarter.

Zanzibar Cafe
Address: 707 G St., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 230-0125
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Enjoy freshly prepared homemade foods in a casual atmosphere. They have another location in Pacific Beach, a long time local favorite. A great San Diego dining discovery!

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