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Solana Beach eateries, cafes, brewpubs and wineries offer a spread to whet any appetite. For authentic Mexican, let’s just say it’s where the locals go. For farm-to-table and a cornucopia of fresh fare, the Sunday Solana Beach Farmer’s Market can’t be beat, while the walk-able Highway 101 and Cedros Design District make for the perfect pub crawl. You’ll also find gourmet sushi, Italian, organic and seafood dining as well as quick, casual take-out – perfect for a picnic dinner to watch the sunset between the cliffs above the cove.
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Keeping alive the echoes of vintage upscale dining, Trust Restaurant Group reshuffled the deck to infuse a touch of modernity into Rare Society, adding a wood-fired log boiler for meats, a progressive cocktail program, and sustainably-sourced seafoods. Inside the space, white marble, tufted leather booths, and a gold paneled ceiling invoke the lore of Rat Pack gatherings and raucous Sinatra dinner parties, while the outdoor bar and covered patio offer a decidedly lighter atmosphere for beach-going crowds looking for happy hour or healthy-ish lunch options.
Tavern has arrived! The Belly Up Tavern has been rocking since 1974, but in 2003 Tavern disappeared… until now.
Located in the adjoining quonset hut to the infamous Belly Up, Tavern is its own rock and roll experience–with custom wall to wall Scrojo concert poster wallpaper and a menu as diverse as the music celebrated next door.
The cuisine is influenced by fresh local flavors and inspired by the music and where it came from.. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hot Tuna, Cake? No Doubt! Enjoy audio, video and culinary intimacy that offers inside, bar and patio dining. Tavern is an exceptional-casual neighborhood restaurant and bar specializing in great food and creative quaffs to fill your belly up!
Tavern is located in the heart of the Cedros Design District and is a short walk from the beach, the Amtrak train station and next door to the world famous Belly Up.
Tavern is a great place to eat before a show, have a mid-day lunch or book for a private event.
Who we are
Sindi's Snack Shack strives to bring the locals high quality and delicious cuisine. As those that served before us, we ensure that our dishes will bring satisfaction to whoever chooses to dine with us. We look forward to serving our community and hope to leave you with fond memories of Sindi's Snack Shack!
is located at the coastal heart of Solana Beach, inside Salon World Suites. We are a small neighborhood cafe focused on delivering a premiere experience without the wait.
Although coffee is the centerpoint to what we do, we emphasize the importance of the experience and everything that falls within its scope. This includes service, growth, and excellence (among many others!)
Our mission is to remain true to these virtues, while serving incredible beverages and light bites. To that end, we have worked diligently to create a café where everything which can be made in-house is made in-house. Everything else is sourced from a rotating selection of outstanding local small businesses and producers.
Our team is a diverse group of people from equally diverse backgrounds, each with their own story. What brings us all together is love of the craft.
Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates. We look forward to serving you.
For the love of coffee,
FAMOUS LAYERED DOUGHNUTS
It's the layers in our doughnuts that make them so special. Our dough is layered in butter, making it flaky and sweet. Beyond our amazing dough, we work hard to offer an incredible selection of over 20 flavors. For this reason we believe you will leave our shop saying,
"This is the best doughnut I have ever had."
THE KETO DOUGHNUT
Keto mania is here and that is why we are here to help. This doughnut is sugar free and zero net
carbs. Sounds crazy, we know. But after endless attempts we found a recipe that will cause you never to bat an eye at these sugar free creations.
Humans aren't the only creatures that want doughnuts! That's why we worked up a recipe that Dogs love and that are 100% natural.
BARISTA BAR OF EXCELLENCE
We have never taken the easy path when it comes to our coffee. Every drink we serve is made with precision and lazer focus. We operate this way because we recognize the results that come from a commitment to the process. All our coffee is imported and produced right before your eyes at our flagship location.
Welcome to Rudy's Taco Shop
Rudy’s prepares authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are made daily using fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods. We pride ourselves on using healthy ingredients. Fresh vegetables, lean, prime cuts of meat, and authentic refried beans without lard contribute to our food’s flavor and healthiness.
Authentic Mexican cuisine focusing on healthy and fresh ingredients, and savory combinations of flavors set us apart from other taco shops. Once you find Rudy’s real Mexican cuisine, you won’t want to go back to anywhere else for Mexican food. All or our homemade recipes and additional Mexican specialty items are available in our Market, and our custom catering services bring our delicious recipes to you for your next gathering or event.
Our catering services offer a personalized approach to make your next event a hit with great tasting food! We will work with you to customize the menu to your liking. All you have to do is tell us how many people you want to feed and we will help you pick the perfect menu for your specific event always at a very reasonable price.
Bongiorno's New York Pizzeria In Solana Beach
Whether you’re an east coast transplant, thin crust connoisseur or “newbie” to slices you can fold - we’ve got you covered. Pies, slices, stromboli, calzone, heroes, fresh salads and desserts - right here in Solana Beach!
Come enjoy a slice of pizza in our casual pizza shop or outside on the patio. You'll see why we are a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Our service is fast and friendly - perfect for a quick lunch on the go or dinner for the whole family.
Founded On Family
Each time we open a Swami's Café and join a new community, your family becomes part of ours. From humble beginnings, our family of restaurants has become a fixture of healthy dining across San Diego County. And it all started with Jaime Osuna's vision and the help of his family and friends.
Building Swami's took dedication, and that commitment is just as strong today, with Jaime visiting his restaurants daily and continuing to involve his friends and relatives in many facets of the business.
Friendly Vibes & A Fresh Menu
We keep the family ties and beach vibes going at all our cafés. Each time you visit, our goal is to give you a dining experience that's full of fresh food – with a carefully chosen variety that caters to a range of preferences.
Since our café began next to the world-famous Swami's Beach, it's only fitting that our all-organic coffees are sourced from the best beans worldwide. With our focus on freshness, we pride ourselves on roasting our beans on-demand, so you can enjoy a truly fresh-roasted cup.
Swing by Swami's soon, and experience our friendly, fresh, and family-centric restaurant!
Set your sights on Cedros Avenue, the heart and soul of Solana Beach. Part history, part inspiration, and all charm, the unique experience of Cedros is like a stroll down a charming European side-street. Whether you are a coastal local or adventurous visitor, meander around this special spot often and take advantage of its many treasures and discoveries.
Discover something special at one of the Cedros’s Avenue’s more than 85 distinctive shops and retailers that are sure to speak to your style
Plus, Cedros has hot spots that suit what you like to sip…whether it’s espresso, sauvignon blanc or micro-brewed suds.
This iconic Avenue offers everything from the world-famous Belly-Up tavern to aroma-and conversation-filled sidewalk cafes, specialty shops, fashion and jewelry boutiques, pampering and indulgent salons, day spas and yoga or Pilates studios, fine art and photographic galleries and so much more.
OUR VOICE IN A CROWDED WORLD
Pizza Port is devoted to total customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality and the best service humanly possible, while having too much fun. We take ultimate pride in our standards by offering a completely unique dining and drinking experience. Our goal is only met if we make you happy and you have a great time, EVERY TIME! “Good food and good beer bring good cheer!”
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In March of 1987 Gina and Vince Marsaglia, a pair of siblings in their 20′s, bought a struggling pizza place in the sleepy coastal town of Solana Beach, just north of San Diego. Early on, Vince took advantage of free space in the restaurant’s storage area to dabble with home brewing. The hobby took off and at the urging of friends and fans, Vince and Gina decided to go into the brewpub business. Pizza Port offered its first craft-brewed beers to patrons in 1992 and quickly gained a reputation in San Diego’s growing craft beer scene.
Following their success at the Solana Beach location the company has been steadily expanding. Location #2 opened in 1997 in Carlsbad. Location #3 opened in 2003 in San Clemente. In 2008 a premium bottle shop was added adjacent to the Carlsbad location, which offers hundreds of options from other breweries in the craft beer community. Pizza Port location #4 opened in 2010 in Ocean Beach. And, most recently, location #5 opened in 2013 in the Bressi Ranch community of Carlsbad, and introduced a canning line to allow Pizza Port beers to find their home on store shelves across San Diego county!
So far, the Pizza Port locations collectively have won over 91 medals/awards from the Great American Beer Festival, and we continue to encourage our brewers to create unique and award winning beers. Our entire crew works hard to provide the best guest experience possible, all while having a great time!
While we don’t know entirely what’s next for us, we want to continue to brew great beer, make great pizzas, and make new friends. Through all the growth and changes we have seen over the past 30 years, what continues to drive our passion and our mantra still rings true, so cheers to that!
Solana Sumptuous Cookies serves Gourmet hand crafted Artisan cookies, brownies, and old fashioned ice cream. Inspired by generations of American, Spanish and Latin America baking traditions, our recipes were crafted as a result of an obsession with creating the ultimate cookie experience.
Non GMO, organic, and honorably sourced ingredients from all over the world is the secret to our sumptuous cookie craft.
Come witness our entire artisanal process unfold right before your eyes as small batch Magic is baked throughout the day and upon request in our open bake shop.
Alce 101 has been a lifetime in the making. It stems from Apple Valley, California in 1960.
At age 6 my Father took me to Roy Rogers Museum in Apple Valley Ca. Roy was a partner of my Father’s and was known for his hunting skills. Also Roy was well known for preserving and repurposing ALL that he hunted. I never will forget the beauty and the feeling of NEVER wanting to hunt anything. I will also NEVER forget the giant beautiful MOOSE with a nick from the shot in his antler.
In 2015, my wife and I were on our way to Palm desert and stopped into this random antique store. I was looking around for some time and found this massive object covered up in the corner. I asked the shop owner to let me take a look. He lifted the cover and there it was, that magnificent beauty of a moose “ALCE”. Neglected. Forgotten. Hidden in a corner.
The shop owner showed us the certificate of authenticity and that was the MOOSE I had seen, the moose I fell in love with in a museum over 50 years ago. The nick on the antler from the shot and all.
We were so amazed by him and wanted to give him a new life in our ALCE 101 Restaurant venture. We put our deposit down and eventually took him home to protect. He will live at the center of our bar in the Alce 101 restaurant. ALCE means MOOSE in Spanish.
Each of these tastes of Santa Fe New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Guadalupe Valley and the local provisions of the California coast will be expertly partnered with our vast selection of tequilas, mezcals, wines, beers and beverages.
Service will be our #1 PRIORITY, paralleled with the food. All will be set in a casual, elegant, social media-worthy atmosphere with a California/Southwest feel.
“Our creative dining concept will kick start a new/old trend for North County restaurants, hopefully sending a message that San Diego creative dining with knowledgeable, smart and conscientious staff is back, as we raise the bar.” ~Brad Evarts
Come enjoy Solana Beach's newest neighborhood restaurant! Right in the heart of the Cedros Design District. - Humble Comfort Food. Farm to Table Attitude. New Hours! Weds.-Sunday 8am-3pm
Farm, Family, Fun, Education, Community
Our company values the source of where our products come from and the community around us. It’s important for us to know and understand the values of our suppliers. By knowing our food, we can prepare our dishes in a way that lets the rancher, fisherman and farmer shine on your plate.
The vision of this space is an extension, an expression of the roots of where our company originally came from. The desert, the land, the seed, the cow, the water, the crop, the labor, the dedication, the craft, and the passion.
With these thoughts in mind we also want to continue the tradition of care and attention to detail with our local community. We are not just your local coffee shop. We are a gathering place for the community to come and dine or pick up dinner to take home. While you’re here take the time to learn about where your food comes from through one of cooking demonstrations or classes. Relax on our patio with a great drink at the end of a long day. Then take dinner home to your family knowing that you are giving them the best.
Our mission is to be an extension of the farms we use through the food and drink we serve.
Crust is an upscale, neighborhood pizzeria that serves handcrafted, artisan and New York style Pizzas with a modern touch.
Our passion for pizza making brings a unique experience to pizza eating. The pizza flavors are brought full circle by Crusts carefully selected wine list and local craft beers.
Full Bar available!
Solana Beach Fish House has been a favorite local spot since 1994. It is family owned and operated, so if you are a fan of “Mom & Pop” restaurants it doesn't get better then this! We have some of the freshest fish in town and great secret recipes that keep you coming back for more.
SEASONAL AND LOCAL
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' and use sustainable fish.
We offer a variety of dishes that vary from your old fashion fish 'n' chips (which we like to call comfort food!) to great healthy mesquite grilled selections. We don't have a "fresh fish of the day" because ALL our fish is always fresh. We are popular for many entrees but one of our favorites is the Paella which we now serve daily. Some more house favorites are the, New England Clam Chowder, Salmon Kabobs, Surf & Turf Burrito and Cajun Shrimp Linguini are just a few. We offer great lunch specials and one of the best happy hours in town. Our menu
Check Out Our Lunch Specials & Catering Menu!
has a taste of everything, grilled fish, fried fish, Mexican entrees, Italian entrees...you name we will make it! This is gourmet cooking, with a casual atmosphere. Please come eat with us and experience what everyone keeps raving about!
Fidel's Little Mexico has been a San Diego landmark since the early '60s when owner Fidel Montanez came up with the idea to serve tacos at his busy barber shop.
The shop was located in the heart of Eden Gardens, a small neighborhood in Solana Beach that was home to a number of Mexican families. The tacos sold like hotcakes, and before long, the place evolved into a neighborhood cantina.
The business thrived and expanded as Fidel converted his two-story residence into three different levels, including a festive courtyard, a couple of bars and outdoor patios, and a taco bar.
Today, Fidel's ranks among the top restaurants in San Diego County. Happy hour is offered four days a week in the large upstairs bar. Fidel's menu offers traditional favorites as well as house specialties that will transport you and your party South of the Border.
Bangkok Bay has been a family owned and operated restaurant since 2004. We are located in Solana Beach on the Coast Highway 101 nestled between the Del Mar fairgrounds and Del Mar beach. Our menu offers a wide variety of traditional Thai food made with fresh ingredients. Come in and enjoy our tasty lunch specials during the week or have a romantic candle lit dinner in the evening. Bangkok Bay provides an inviting atmosphere filled with authentic Thai décor and friendly service.
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Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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It was immediately after World War II in 1946 that Tony and Catalina Gonzales decided to open a restaurant on the present site. Tony had just returned from military service and Catalina, who had contented herself with staying at home while Tony was away, persuaded him to allow her to open a Mexican restaurant right in his parents' home.
Open at first only on weekends, the modest establishment could seat just 26 persons. Catalina did the cooking and Tony helped serve. Soon the word about their chiles rellenos, turkey tacos and other tasty food spread throughout the area and even as far north as Los Angeles. Travelers and local residents would line up outside for long periods of time as they waited to be served.
Soon the Gonzaleses realized that they would have to extend their business days to accommodate the hungry diners. Tony's Jacal, or “old building,” was enlarged several times during the intervening years and the present six-day week was established. Now the restaurant is open every day but Tuesday.
Traditional Mexican dishes are prepared with mild or hot seasonings to please the discriminating palate. The menu also includes some American entrees.
Tony passed away May 1, 1974, and Catalina passed on April 24, 2000. The tradition of serving fine Mexican food is being carried on by their two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Gonzales family is proud of their cuisine and the years of devoted service they have given their customers, many of whom return regularly for the chiles rellenos and other Mexican favorites.
Visit your neighborhood Vons located at 931 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA, for a convenient and friendly grocery experience! From our bakery and deli, to fresh produce and helpful pharmacy staff, we’ve got you covered!
Our bakery features customizable cakes, cupcakes and more while the deli offers a variety of party trays, made to order. At the butcher-block you’ll find an assortment of meat and seafood, even offering sushi in select locations, while the produce department is full of fresh fruits and veggies galore! Shop the floral department for exclusive debi lily design™ products and services and stop by the pharmacy for specialty care, including immunizations, prescription refills and so much more!
Vons is dedicated to being your one-stop-shop and provides an in-store bank, Coin Star system, and Western Union service in select locations! Further enhance your shopping experience by grabbing a hot cup of coffee at your in-store Starbucks or Seattle’s Best Drip Coffee and enjoy renting a movie from Redbox. Check out our Weekly Ad for store savings, earn Gas Rewards with purchases and download our Vons app for just for U® personalized offers. For more information, stop by or call (858) 481-1008. Our service will make Vons your favorite local supermarket!
T's Cafe was established here in Solana Beach. At T's, our mission is to serve our community quality, homemade food in a timely manner. We use only quality ingredients following our famous family recipes.
We ask you for your continued support during this difficult time for small local businesses. Eat at T's!
Sister restaurant in Arcata CA (T's Cafe North).
TIDEWATER TAVERN'S STORY
Established in 1994 by Sam Lunde, California born and bred surfer, fisherman, and chef. Sam grew up in the restaurant business, son of a bookkeeper at a historic roadhouse in Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley. He was cooking and baking Danish pastries by the age of 13. He perfected his techniques at culinary school and put his education to work in the 80's at the Kona Grill here in Solana Beach.
Sam started Tidewater in '94 based on three simple ideas: local flavors, made from scratch quality, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Today, we make our own dressings, Solana salsa, tortilla chips, and potato chips right here. Hand cut crispy calamari is the signature ingredient in or original tacos and sandwiches. Our 100% Angus beef burgers earn rave reviews from both local and visitors.
For two and a half decades, our cocktails and food have been handcrafted and adorned with tasty touches you cant get anywhere else. So grab a seat and cocktail, take a taste, and enjoy our warm atmosphere and friendly service.
Welcome to the Tidewater Tavern - Dive into the Tide!
Initially a bike shop in the 1920’s, the historic building that is now Saddle Bar has been a rockin’ joint for over 30 years. Made famous as the Surf & Saddle for almost 2 decades, it has recently been updated and remodeled and is as popular as ever. Literally only a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean, Saddle Bar continues to be known as the place to go for great service, dancing, live music and DJ’s several nights a week.
When the Del Mar Race Track opens in the summer time, Saddle Bar is a favorite watering hole for the jockey’s, trainers and fans of horse racing. Only a mile from the track, and typically the first bar to open in the morning (and the last bar to close), it has always been the place to get drinks before or after the races.
Solana Beach itself is a progressive coastal town with the Pacific Ocean is to the west, the City of Encinitas to the north, and the City of Del Mar to the south. The unincorporated village of Rancho Santa Fe is located on the east side.
Solana Beach received national news in 2003 upon becoming the first city in the United States to enact a smoking ban on its public beaches, a trend which has continued as many other coastal Californian towns have followed suit in banning smoking on their beaches. Solana Beach was the last coastal community in North San Diego County to ban alcohol on the beach.
Across the street from the Del Mar Race Track. Red Tracton's is a legend in its own time. Serving only the highest quality prime meats, seafood and chicken. Red Tracton's was the winner of three prestigious Critic Choice awards for "San Diego's Finest Steak House." It is also considered the number one place to be and be seen after the races. One will never leave hungry after dining at Red Tracton's. The staff is friendly, accommodating and there to be of service to your every request. Red Tracton's legacy of quality, quantity and excellence is one not to be missed.
Named for the famous beach break down below, Pillbox Tavern rises up to meet North County’s need for Coastal Americana cuisine. Our “retro modern” beach bar offers regulars and visitors a refreshing place to unwind above the cliffside Solana Beach neighborhood of Fletcher Cove. Let us be your prime destination for weekend brunch or late-night supper, with food and drinks that will delight every palate. Our selection of rotating local tap beers set the scene for indulging in hand-selected home-style favorites. And our house-made dressings and sauces will have you paddling back to shore for more. From a tasty line-up of savory wing selections to our Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin sandwich, all of our fresh ingredients are, of course, locally sourced. Pillbox Tavern is sure to become a favorite of families and friends who know where to go to live deliciously!
This first class French restaurant has received many local and national awards for its cuisine. Chef and owner Jeffrey Strauss has a flair for presentation and an unquestionable talent for taste. Exquisite food. Fantastic desserts. Substantial wine list. Try the pan seared Alaskan halibut, truffle French fries, watermelon salad and the pear tart tatin. You won't be disappointed.
Chef Jeffrey Strauss makes a personal statement on the pleasurable dining experience – casual yet elegant, inspired yet straightforward, quality food that delights all the senses. His menu at Pamplemousse Grille melds his many creations from his tenure at Glorious Food, New York City’s 15 years, and his many travels to Europe to experience, learn and create the finest cuisine the world has to offer.
Pamplemousse Grille is the choice of the people and the critics.
A juice bar that goes the extra mile!
The Fish Market offers an extensive seafood menu (updated daily) featuring mesquite-broiled fresh fish, shellfish specialties, chowders and cioppino, seafood cocktails, smoked fish and pasta appetizers, salads and sandwiches. The menu’s emphasis is on freshness, high quality and the vast choices and selection afforded by a traditional seafood house. Bar and lounge area, full-service oyster bar with counter seating, retail seafood market.
Each month we have approximately 17 different menu items for you to choose. You will leave with a variety of high quality, delicious, and ready to cook dinners that are portion size appropriate and low in saturated fat. Nearly 90% of the core menu items average 300 calories and are under 10 grams of fat. We offer a selection of seafood, beef, pork, chicken and pasta dinners. Register for a session today.
California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of inspired dishes, from hand-tossed and hearth-baked California-style pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and beverages.
Offering dine-in, take-out, catering, online ordering and an award-winning CPKids Menu.
Guests are invited to join the Pizza Dough Rewards program. For every $100 spent at CPK, they will receive $5 of Pizza Dough Rewards that can be redeemed on their next visit.
To join, go to cpk.com, download the Pizza Dough Rewards App or sign up with a server.
The Belly Up opened in Solana Beach, California, in 1974 with only a couple of mics and no stage. Over the years it became a frequent stop for legends like John Lee Hooker, Etta James, and BB King. Epic performances by Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, The Neville Brothers, and Toots and The Maytals also are a part of the club’s early legacy. Since then, many artists have stopped by on their way up the ladder, including No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino, and many many more.
Major artists have done underplays at the venue in recent years, including The Killers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers (who also played the club for 200 people in 1985), Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, and Tom Jones. And, perhaps most famously, the Rolling Stones played a private event here in 2015.
Voted San Diego's Best Live Venue. The internationally acclaimed Belly Up Tavern located in Solana Beach, has a long history of bringing great live music to the San Diego area.