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Dining along the San Diego Harbor

The San Diego Harbor is lined with a handful of attractions from Seaport Village to the USS Midway Museum. If you’re staying at the cheap Pacific Inn near the San Diego Harbor, walking along the Embarcadero and enjoying the beautiful views is a great way to explore this coastal city, without spending too much. And, if you’re looking for a way to break up your day or to unwind after a day of sightseeing, consider dining at one of the San Diego Harbor restaurants.

The Top Embarcadero Restaurants of San Diego

There is a large concentration of restaurants near the San Diego Maritime Museum, perfect for visitors who have just toured the attraction. One of the most popular is Anthony’s Fish Market, a casual, family-friendly restaurant that serves salads, sandwiches, and pastas, as well as seafood and meat dishes. Attached to the Fish Market is its sister restaurant, Top of the Market which offers a more upscale dining experience. Here, diners can view an expanded wine list and exhibition style food preparation.

If you find yourself on the opposite side of the Embarcadero, stop by Seaport Village for a waterfront meal. In this small, quaint area, there are a variety of restaurants highlighting cuisines from around the world. For Mexican food, check out Margarita’s Kitchen, and for Italian, head over to Assiago Pizza Pasta Plus. If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors while you eat, stop at the Pier Café, a local favorite that is a great place for a quick lunch. Additional full service restaurants just south of Seaport Village include Buster’s Beach House and Long Board Bar, Joe’s Crab Shack and Edgewater Grill.

At the end of your day, you may be thinking about splurging at a first class harbor restaurant in San Diego to perfectly end the day. If this is the case, there are many elegant seafood restaurants and steakhouses toward the northern end of the San Diego Harbor. Among the most popular are The Boathouse, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse and Island Prime, all which offer picturesque views of the San Diego skyline and the Pacific.

With so many options, you can’t go wrong! And if you’ve already tried one of the Harbor restaurants and are looking for something new, head over to neighboring Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter or Banker’s Hill.

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