Restaurants

What’s a great vacation without great food? Here at San Diego’s North Shore, the friendly streets teem with fantastic restaurant finds to suit every taste and budget. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re planning to surf all day or check out the sights till sundown. Start your day right and head over to one of the many breakfast places and diners around. Ruby’s at the pier or Breakfast Club Diner along the highway are must-visits for the ambiance. Jitters Coffee Pub and Kona Hut are local favorites among coffee enthusiasts. Broken Yolk Cafe has a great selection of breakfast food, including the Iron Man and Iron Woman Special. The food challenge entails chowing down on a dozen-egg omelet, home fries, and biscuits in an hour. The winner gets to be immortalized in the Hall of Fame. The famous Beach Break Cafe is where the locals eat. You’ll probably have to queue to get a table but that only tells you how popular this place is because the food is tasty and affordable. The wait shouldn’t be long, though, as service is pretty quick. For lunch or dinner, there’s just too much to choose from. So we’re narrowing down our list based on the best reviewed places according to locals and vacationers: Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub – The celebrated fish and sushi restaurant serves “unorthodox nigiri and sashimi” with toppings, for example, that include caper tapenade and arugula chimuchurri sauce. A vegetarian selection is also available. Succulent Cafe – This place boasts of a lovely garden of, you guessed it, succulents. Cool place to hang out for coffee or tea. Makes for great photos as well. Ty’s Burger House – Serves every burger imaginable, from classic to seasonal wild game burgers, all cooked to perfection. 333 Pacific Steaks and Seafood – For a more upscale experience and a view of the pier, the restaurant serves a Prime Rib Dinner every Sunday. That Boy Good Restaurant – The flavors of the South shine in lovingly prepared menu items like BBQ Pork Ribs, Cornmeal Crusted Delta Catfish Strips, and Country Fried Chicken Thighs & Waffles with Hand Cut Fries.