Delicious Restaurants in Horton Plaza Mall
A visit to San Diego would not be complete without spending a day at Horton Plaza Mall in the historic downtown Gaslamp Quarter. In addition to more than 130 stores and services, visitors can enjoy a handful of Horton Plaza Mall restaurants and eateries.
If a quick bite is what you need, head over to the Horton Plaza Mall Food Court on the upper level of the mall. Here, you can choose from nationally recognized eateries including Hot Dog on a Stick, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Taco Bell. Other options for restaurants in Horton Plaza include sandwiches and Japanese and Mongolian cuisine. After your lunch, grab a fresh smoothie from Jamba Juice or savor a sweet treat from Cinnabon or Ben and Jerry’s.
Sit Down for a Full-Service Dining Experience
If you’re looking for a full service dining experience there are several Horton Plaza restaurants where you can sit down, relax and enjoy a meal. Here are some of our favorites:
- Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza – A local chain restaurant, Sammy’s is well known for specialty pizzas, tapas, salads and soups. Sammy’s also features local and organic food that emphasizes healthy living, and offers its diners vegetarian and gluten-free menus. For those who are more adventurous, consider trying Sammy’s specialty duck tacos, Thai Chicken Satay and Crispy Tofu.
- Panda Inn – The Panda Inn is the restaurant version of the popular eatery Panda Express. The restaurant offers Mandarin and Szechwan cuisine, from the vegetable spring rolls and crispy calamari to honey walnut shrimp and wok-seared Mongolian beef. The restaurant also has a full bar where you can order beers, wines and specialty cocktails. And for dessert, Panda Inn has white chocolate covered fortune cookies.
- Mad House Comedy Club and Restaurant – One of the unique features of Horton Plaza is the Mad House Comedy Club where you can watch performances by both nationally recognized comedians and up and coming locals. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, providing visitors with a great way to relax and enjoy their time in San Diego. Although their menu is on the smaller side, they offer entrees ideal for the surrounding environment including salads, sliders, chicken wings and fish tacos.
Enjoy Affordable Meals when Staying near Horton Plaza
Whether you are grabbing a bite to eat during your shopping adventure or are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Plaza Mall offers something for everyone. Visitors who take advantage of the affordable accommodations near Horton Plaza are provided with the most convenience, able to walk to the shopping complex, avoiding the hassles of finding and paying for parking.
If you are looking for accommodations, don’t hesitate to contact the Pacific Inn San Diego. We are located just outside Little Italy and offer discounted hotel rates, clean and spacious rooms and a variety of complimentary amenities. For more information, contact a Reservation Manager toady.