Lots of things to eat

Published April 01 2018


The Food Shop ($ & vegan)
465 Fifth Ave. (0.3 mile from the San Diego Convention Center)

(619) 359-8894

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood ($) 927 J St. (0.5 mile)
Serving almost exclusively fish tacos (depending whom you ask, best tacos in San Diego).

The Taco Stand ($)
645 B St. (0.9 mile)

Surprise, surprise: sells tacos (depending who you ask, best tacos in San Diego).

Tender Greens ($)
110 W. Broadway (0.9 mile)

SoCal chain offering good, fresh food, salads and sandwiches.


The Broken Yolk Cafe ($$)
355 6th Ave. (0.3 mile)

SoCal-based chain restaurant, great place for breakfast/brunch.

Sab Lai Thai Kitchen ($$)
500 5th Ave. (0.3 mile)

Awesome Thai.

Cheap Eats

Ana Maria Barral offers some tips on how to deliciously fill your stomach without emptying your wallet — all within a half-hour walk of the San Diego Convention Center.

Breakfast Republic ($$)
707 G St. (0.6 mile)

Great for breakfast/brunch.

Puesto ($$)
789 W. Harbor Dr. (0.6 mile), by Seaport Village

Mexican food with great tacos.

Neighborhood ($$ & vegan)
777 G St. (0.6 mile)

Beer and good food.

Tajima ($$)
901 E St. (0.9 mile)

Delicious ramen.

The Crack Shack ($$)
2266 Kettner Blvd. (1.7 mile)

The best fried chicken in a casual outdoor seating restaurant.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouseand Wine Bar ($$$)
380 K St. (0.2 mile)

Excellent steak.
(619) 237-1155

Double Standard ($$)
695 Sixth Ave. (0.5 mile)

Delicious Italian kitchenette.
(619) 795-8880

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop ($$$)
640 Tenth Ave. (0.7 mile)

Best steak in San Diego.
(619) 450-5880

Ironside ($$)
1654 India St. (1.3 miles)

Fresh seafood and great cocktails ($1.50 oysters during happy hour).
(619) 269-3033

Barbusa ($$)
1917 India St. (1.5 miles)

Really good Italian food.
(619) 238-1917

Cloak & Petal ($$$)
1953 India St. (1.5 miles)

Japanese in a beautiful atmosphere.
(619) 501-5505


Donut Bar ($, VG)
631 B St. (0.9 mile)

Donuts! There will be a line, but it moves fast.

Extraordinary Desserts ($–$$)
1430 Union St. (1.1 miles)

Delectable desserts with sit-down or to-go options (they also serve non-dessert food). There’s usually a line.

Ryan Bros Coffee
1894 Main St. (21-minute walk)
Coffee and sandwiches.
Coffees on tap!

Mariscos Mi Gusto Es
1531 Broadway (25-minute walk)
Mexican. Food truck!

Las Cuatro Milpas
1875 Logan Ave. (29-minute walk)
This is a local gem. Come early, as the lines get long. Closes at 3 p.m.


Half Door Brewing Co. ($$)
903 Island Ave. (0.5 mile)

(619) 232-9845

Bolt Brewery ($$)
1971 India St. (1.5 miles)

(619) 795-3012

Ballast Point ($$)
2215 India St. (1.7 miles)

(619_ 255-7213

Stone Brewing ($$)
Tap Room: 795 J St. (0.4 mile)

World Bistro and Gardens: Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road (4.7 miles)
San Diego International Airport Terminal 2


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Terri Clister is a graduate student in Jin Zhang’s lab at the University of California, San Diego, working toward a Ph.D. in molecular biology.