Hamburgers: Hodads in OB
Pizza: Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest
Sandwich: Yellow deli in Vista, all organic food, and fresh baked breads..
Sushi: Sushi deli in sd, harney sushi in o'side, Love Boat in San Marcos...
mexican......anything below the oc line...once you go past the line its not the same food...
If you're down for the best Sushi (with questionable service, only advice for that is to sit at the bar) for a gaijin it can be found at Station Sushi. The original in Solana Beach is okay but has gone a little downhill since the chef opened the new one in Bird Rock and went there. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. If you like gaijin rolls (crunchy, sweet, and most importantly big) this place is BOMB. Don't let that scare you if you like real sushi too. Kevin is a master, and his art is as beautiful as it tastes.
I finally made it to the Linkery last Thursday for lunch. I've followed them for years on FB and Twitter and am aware of what they're trying to do. I had always been a bit hesitant to visit based on their yelp reviews on their service.
With their recent announcement that they are going to change their format a little next month, I wanted to get in there before anything changed so I went for lunch. I had a burger, potato salad and 2 beers (both Graan Flash Citra Session Ale; 1 on tap, 1 on Cask). I also bought a burger, potato salad and a lemonade for a friend. Total was $70 and while that's a little more than I would normally spend on lunch, the food was INCREDIBLE and the service was TOP NOTCH.
I really had a great time and can't wait to go back.
With out a doubt. Thursday's Cask night and Michelle makes some wicked beer cheese.
if you want a beer bar... Obriens, toronado, newport pizza, pizza port (solana beach and Carlsbad), Stone world bistro in escondido, Hamiltons (southpark)
TOOOO MANY TO LIST
Another vote for Stone. It's well worth the trip to Escondido. The food is excellent and you can partake in some Stone offerings you'll never see anywhere else. Plan ahead and go when you can get a tour of the brewery.
Phils BBQ is good, not a big fan of their sauce but it beats cooking ribs for 4 hours. The el toro is great and packed with meat, also must eat onion rings. I think they add them to your order no matter what
Phil's was always good when I went there, but it can have a long wait.
The trick to Phil's if you're alone or a couple is to sit in the bar. They only serve food AT the bar, but the seats turn over pretty quickly and we've never had a problem finding a seat.
At the Phil's on Sports Arena, the line enters through the front of the building that faces the street. To get into the bar, go around to the left side of the building (as you face the entrance) and you can enter the bar. The bartenders will take your order at the bar, get you a beer and give you a pager for when your food is ready.
This can really cut out a lot of time when the line is long