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Cafe Chloe is one of San Diego Eater 38.

1. Cafe Chloe

721 9th Ave (at G St), San Diego, CA
Café · East Village · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A small, cozy spot in the East Village with a menu of updated bistro classics and a beloved brunch that manages to be untrendy yet totally stylish. [Eater 38 Member]

Blind Lady Ale House is one of San Diego Eater 38.

2. Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave (at 34th St), San Diego, CA
Beer Bar · Adams North · 133 tips and reviews

EaterEater: At this beacon of the Normal Heights neighborhood is a quality lineup of beer, house-brewed and otherwise, and a local farm driven-menu of tasty pizzas and salads. [Eater 38 Member]

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza is one of San Diego Eater 38.

3. Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza

897 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Pizza Place · 39 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef-owner Wade Hageman left the fine dining kitchen, but applies the same culinary sensibilities to Blue Ribbon's wood-fired pizza and small plates. [Eater 38 Member]

Kaito Sushi is one of San Diego Eater 38.

4. Kaito Sushi

130 N El Camino Real (Encinitas Blve), Encinitas, CA
Japanese Restaurant · 19 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Kaito Sushi inspires devotion and reverence from sushi purists who delight in owner Kazuo Morita's dedication to the freshest seafood and time-honored technique. [Eater 38 Member]

Carnitas' Snack Shack is one of San Diego Eater 38.

5. Carnitas' Snack Shack

2632 University Ave (at Oregon St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · North Park · 186 tips and reviews

EaterEater: 2012's biggest success story, this pork-centric spot from Chef Hanis Cavin is bound to multiply this year, and inspire other chefs to venture out on their own. [Eater 38 Member]

Sushi Ota is one of San Diego Eater 38.

6. Sushi Ota

4529 Mission Bay Dr (at Bunker Hill St), San Diego, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Pacific Beach · 123 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Helmed by a venerable sushi master (request a seat in owner Ota-san's section of the sushi bar), the restaurant is unassuming, low-key and unquestionably authentic. [Eater 38 Member]

George's at The Cove is one of San Diego Eater 38.

7. George's at The Cove

1250 Prospect St (at Ivanhoe Ave), La Jolla, CA
New American Restaurant · Village · 201 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Trey Foshee at George's California Modern is cited as a guiding force in the San Diego food culture and one of the first champions of local seafood. [Eater 38 Member]

Wine Vault & Bistro is one of San Diego Eater 38.

8. Wine Vault & Bistro

3731 India St, San Diego, CA
Wine Bar · Midtown · 22 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Winemaker events, an ever-changing seasonal menu and prix fixe dinners that feel like a steal. Friday: $20, 3-courses; Saturday $30, 5-courses. [Eater 38 Member]

Searsucker is one of San Diego Eater 38.

9. Searsucker

611 5th Ave (at Market St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Gaslamp · 244 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The first of Brian Malarkey's restaurant empire to open and its flagship concept; Searsucker adds a needed food-worthy dining destination to the Gaslamp. [Eater 38 Member]

Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop is one of San Diego Eater 38.

10. Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA
Steakhouse · East Village · 112 tips and reviews

EaterEater: An in-house butcher shop, skilled mixologists and a non-stuffy vibe set this steakhouse apart from its expense account counterparts. Try for a seat at Victor Jimenez's chef table. [Eater 38 Member]

Urban Solace is one of San Diego Eater 38.

11. Urban Solace

3823 30th St (at University Ave), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · North Park · 132 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef and owner Matt Gordon has established a loyal following for his unpretentious new American comfort food and popular Bluegrass Brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant is one of San Diego Eater 38.

12. Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

2202 4th Ave (btwn Ivy & Juniper St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Park West · 55 tips and reviews

EaterEater: San Diegans were glad to see Market's Carl Schroeder move down from North County for this more casual second spot. [Eater 38 Member]

Wa Dining OKAN is one of San Diego Eater 38.

13. Wa Dining OKAN

3860 Convoy St Ste 110, San Diego, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Kearny Mesa · 37 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Cozy, homestyle Japanese cuisine sourced with seasonal ingredients from adjacent Nijiya Market. Their set menu at lunch (served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Saturday) is a must. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Starlite is one of San Diego Eater 38.

14. Starlite

3175 India St (at Spruce St), San Diego, CA
Lounge · Midtown · 79 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Responsible for kicking off the local craft cocktail scene. It's also a haven for late night eaters who still want good food - the kitchen's open until midnight every night. [Eater 38 Member]

Aqui es Texcoco is one of San Diego Eater 38.

15. Aqui es Texcoco

1043 Broadway Ste 108 (at Crested Butte St), Chula Vista, CA
Mexican Restaurant · West Chula Vista · 30 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Traditional Barbacoa-style lamb, stuffed into tacos and enchiladas or on top of sopes or tostadas. In any form, it's delicious - the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern agrees. [Eater 38 Member]

A.R. Valentien is one of San Diego Eater 38.

16. A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
American Restaurant · Torrey Pines · 11 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Jeff Jackson heads up a highly-trained kitchen of farm-to-table devotees. Their Thursday night artisan table dinners are some of San Diego's most special dining experiences. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar is one of San Diego Eater 38.

17. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

910 Prospect Stree (at Jenner St), La Jolla, CA
American Restaurant · Village · 35 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Jason Knibb's cuisine is innovative yet accessible; he combines modern cooking techniques with a good understanding of ingredients. In other words, he doesn't mess around. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Bencotto Italian Kitchen is one of San Diego Eater 38.

18. Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St (at Kettner Blvd), San Diego, CA
Italian Restaurant · Little Italy · 103 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Handmade pastas and quality Italy-sourced products, plus a sleek, contemporary setting, help distinguish this Little Italy eatery from the rest of the neighborhood. [Eater 38 Member]

The Fishery is one of San Diego Eater 38.

19. The Fishery

5040 Cass St (at Opal St), San Diego, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Pacific Beach · 37 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A local seafood distributor, market and restaurant in one. Chef Paul Arias does right by his product; his Tuesday tasting menu ($28 for 4 courses) is a good time to taste how. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Jayne's Gastropub is one of San Diego Eater 38.

20. Jayne's Gastropub

4677 30th St (Adams Ave.), San Diego, CA
Gastropub · North Park · 31 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There are many gastropub wannabes but Jayne's is the real deal, boasting a British owner and a well-executed modern pub menu. The wine list is more interesting than most. [Eater 38 Member]

Whisknladle is one of San Diego Eater 38.

21. Whisknladle

1044 Wall St (at Herschel Ave.), La Jolla, CA
American Restaurant · Village · 90 tips and reviews

EaterEater: From-scratch cooking combined with a casual approach to fine dining. This group also runs the popular Prepkitchen locations. [Eater 38 Member]

Addison is one of San Diego Eater 38.

22. Addison

5200 Grand del Mar Way (at Del Mar Meadows Road), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Carmel Valley · 15 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A splurge-worthy spot, Addison is the signature restaurant at the Grand Del Mar. William Bradley's menu combines his French training with local ingredients and contemporary plating. [Eater 38 Member]

Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro is one of San Diego Eater 38.

23. Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro

4346 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA
Mexican Restaurant · East Chula Vista · 33 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Javier Plascencia's only San Diego-based restaurant; worth a try for a taste of the Baja Med cuisine that the chef has helped to make world-famous. [Eater 38 Member]

Market Restaurant & Bar is one of San Diego Eater 38.

24. Market Restaurant & Bar

3702 Via de La Valle (at El Camino Real), Del Mar, CA
New American Restaurant · 35 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef/owner Carl Schroeder has an enviable culinary resume and a solid reputation for his seasonal cuisine and thoughtful cooking style. [Eater 38 Member]

Tapenade is one of San Diego Eater 38.

25. Tapenade

7612 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
French Restaurant · Village · 10 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This La Jolla institution offers reliable service and traditional French Provencal food from chef Jean Michel Diot; their Bistro bar menu's one of the best values in town. [Eater 38 Member]

Alchemy is one of San Diego Eater 38.

26. Alchemy

1503 30th St (at Beech St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · South Park · 35 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This community-minded restaurant has garnered affection in the neighborhood and beyond, thanks to chef Ricardo Heredia's eclectic farm-to-table food and their warm service. [Eater 38 Member]

PrepKitchen is one of San Diego Eater 38.

27. PrepKitchen

1660 India St (at Date St), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Little Italy · 84 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The Little Italy space has been steadily stepping up its culinary game. The cocktails are commendable too, as are the bar bites and brunch. [Eater 38 Member]

Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle is one of San Diego Eater 38.

28. Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle

1776 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA
Bar · 21 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This place might be an only-in-San Diego special. Where else could you eat house made sausages while drinking local beer in a still-operational bait and tackle shop on a pier? [Eater 38 Member]

Tiger!Tiger! is one of San Diego Eater 38.

29. Tiger!Tiger!

3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Pub · North Park · 100 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This unpretentious spot just celebrated their two year anniversary. That's two years of what might be San Diego's best convergence of craft beer and food. [Eater 38 Member]

Buona Forchetta is one of San Diego Eater 38.

30. Buona Forchetta

3001 Beech St (at 30th St), San Diego, CA
Italian Restaurant · South Park · 61 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Regulars rave about the char and chew of the oven-burnished crusts at this friendly South Park pizzeria, which also specializes in homemade pasta. [Eater 38 Member]

CUCINA urbana is one of San Diego Eater 38.

31. CUCINA urbana

505 Laurel St (at 5th Ave), San Diego, CA
Italian Restaurant · Park West · 161 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Three years after opening, this is still one of the toughest tables to get in town. The shareable, Italian-inspired menu is modern and accessible. [Eater 38 Member]

Tender Greens is one of San Diego Eater 38.

32. Tender Greens

2400 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA
Salad Place · Naval Training Center · 68 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The first San Diego location for Tender Greens - affordable, fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and specials. This is also where P. Balistreri salumi got its start. [Eater 38 Member]

Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen is one of San Diego Eater 38.

33. Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen

4898 Convoy St, San Diego, CA
Ramen Restaurant · Kearny Mesa · 76 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Impeccably grilled meat on sticks, bowls of steaming ramen, plus the beer and sake make this Hillcrest transplant many a chefs' favorite late-night hangout. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Q'ero is one of San Diego Eater 38.

34. Q'ero

564 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
South American Restaurant · 21 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef/owner Monica Szepesy does faithful and refined Peruvian and South American dishes at this cozy North County eatery utilizing local produce and seafood. Read more.

TJ Oyster Bar is one of San Diego Eater 38.

35. TJ Oyster Bar

4246 Bonita Rd (at Allen School Rd), Bonita, CA
Seafood Restaurant · East Chula Vista · 78 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Boasts the best Baja-style fish tacos this side of the border. They've got a fancier, sit-down restaurant nearby but the no-frills shop is a favorite for 99-cent fish tacos. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Jsix Restaurant is one of San Diego Eater 38.

36. Jsix Restaurant

616 J St (at 6th Ave), San Diego, CA
New American Restaurant · East Village · 32 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Christian Graves recently added the talented Jack Fisher to his kitchen, which means a new cheese-making program and a developing dessert menu that should rival any in the city. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Pizzeria Mozza at The Headquarters is one of San Diego Eater 38.

37. Pizzeria Mozza at The Headquarters

789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA
Pizza Place · Marina · 9 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The phrase, "save room for dessert", is an imperative when referring to Mozza's now-legendary and often-copied butterscotch budino. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Supannee House of Thai is one of San Diego Eater 38.

38. Supannee House of Thai

2907 Shelter Island Dr #110 (at Scott St), San Diego, CA
Thai Restaurant · Roseville - Fleet Ridge · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Readers can't stop raving about this Point Loma gem that serves flavorful and crave-worthy Thai dishes, familiar and lesser-seen. Don't miss the spicy housemade lemongrass sausages. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.