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Popular Gaslamp Restaurants

What to Expect from Gaslamp Quarter Restaurants

The Gaslamp Quarter is known as the hub of nightlife and entertainment in San Diego. The moment the sun goes down, the sixteen square block district comes alive, enticing visitors and vacationers to partake in the evening’s festivities. If you are looking for somewhere to eat in San Diego, there is no better place than at one of the Gaslamp Quarter restaurants. From casual burger joints to five star gourmet restaurants, there are endless options for dining.

If you are planning on dining in at a Gaslamp Quarter restaurant on the weekends (Friday or Saturday night), it is important to know that the area is always busy and making reservations in advance is recommended. For visitors who may be on a tighter budget but would still like to enjoy the luxurious Gaslamp Quarter restaurants, many participate in weeknight happy hour. During these select times, the restaurants will offer their signature dishes, specialty cocktails and locally brewed beers at discounted prices.

Recommendations for Restaurants in Gaslamp Quarter

There are so many great options for restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter, you really can’t go wrong. However, as a cheap hotel by the Gaslamp Quarter, we’ve found the following to be the most popular among our guests.

  • Family Friendly: Burger Lounge, Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza and Grill, Buca di Beppo
  • Date Night: Oceanaire Seafood Room, Donovan’s Steak and Chops, Flemmings Prime
  • Fun Experience: Rei Do Gado Churrascaria, Searsucker, Café Chloe, Richard Walker’s Pancake House, Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, Hodad’s
  • Quick and Easy: Panera Bread, Crab Hut, The Kebob Shop, Sushi Deli, Salad Style

While some of the above restaurants in Gaslamp Quarter always draw a large crowd such as Searsucker and Hodad’s, they are always worth the wait. For those travelers who are easy going and are willing to try something new, ask around while you’re out in the downtown district for recommendations. Local San Diegans always have their own favorites and opinions on the top restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter and will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

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