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San Diego’s renowned Gaslamp Quarter is a hot spot for casual dining, and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill occupies a prime piece of real estate on the edge of Horton Plaza’s enormous shopping mall, just minutes from Petco Park, the San Diego Convention Center, and the historic Balboa Theatre. Open since 1994, this location is no stranger to the constant motion of Downtown, and the vibrant menu showcases simple flavor combinations and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Specializing in traditional woodfired and artisan thin crust pizzas, but diverse enough to include mini burgers, Hawaiian ono tacos, and healthy wraps and more.  Gaslamp has a lot to offer! Use the restaurant finder below to browse restaurants. Also see the reviews below.

Business nameAddressWebsite
AD Restaurant905 Fourth AveWebsite
Barleymash600 5th AveWebsite
Berkeley Pizza539 Island AveWebsite
BIGA950 6th Ave Ste CWebsite
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine565 5th AveWebsite
Burger Lounge528 5th AveWebsite
Burgerim - San Diego900 Fourth AveWebsite
Cafe 21802 5th AveWebsite
Cafe Sevilla353 5th AveWebsite
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers322 5th AveWebsite
Dobsona's Bar & Restaurant956 Broadway CirWebsite
Doner Mediterranean Grill823 5th AveWebsite
Donovan's Steak and Chop House570 K StWebsite
Double Standard Kitchenetta695 6th AveWebsite
El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican560 Fifth AveWebsite
Florent Restaurant & Lounge672 5th AveWebsite
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse668 6th AveWebsite
Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar926 5th AveWebsite
GARAGE Kitchen + Bar655 4th AveWebsite
Grant GrillThe US Grant Hotel 326 BroadwayWebsite
Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood658 5th AveWebsite
Havana 1920548 5th AveWebsite
Italia Mia825 4th AveWebsite
La Puerta560 4th AveWebsite
Lager75 Horton Plaza Dr Ste 55Website
Las Hadas558 4th AveWebsite
Lionfish435 5th AveWebsite
Lou & Mickey's224 Fifth AveWebsite
Mariscos El Pulpo415 Market StWebsite
Meze Greek Fusion345 6th AveWebsite
Micho's762 Fifth AveWebsite
Monkey King467 5th AveWebsite
Operacaffe835 4th AveWebsite
Osteria Panevino722 5th AveWebsite
Parq Restaurant615 BroadwayWebsite
Pushkin Russian Restaurant & Bar750 6th AveWebsite
Quad AleHouse868 5th Ave Fl 3Website
Ramen Yamadaya531 BroadwayWebsite
Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse939 4th AveWebsite
Rockin Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina310 5th AveWebsite
Rustic Root535 5th AveWebsite
San Telmo Argentine Cafe531 Broadway Ste BWebsite
Searsucker611 5th AveWebsite
Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar411 Broadway AveWebsite
Taka555 5th AveWebsite
Taste & Thirst715 4th AveWebsite
The Blind Burro639 J StWebsite
The Deck at Moonshine Flats335 6th AveWebsite
The Melting Pot - San Diego901 5th AveWebsite
The New Yorker535 4th AveWebsite
The Oceanaire Seafood Room400 J StWebsite
The Oyster Bar SKC551 J StWebsite
The Shout! House655 4th AveWebsite
The Smoking Gun555 Market StWebsite
Trailer Park After Dark835 5th Ave Lower LevelWebsite
UNION Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp333 Fifth AveWebsite
Vin De Syrah901 5th AveWebsite
Water Grill- San Diego615 J StWebsite
Werewolf627 4th AveWebsite

Café Sevilla delivers the warmth and culture of Southern Spain locally, with a casually elegant atmosphere and authentic cuisine. Café Sevilla offers traditional Spanish items like pitchers of sangria, a wide selection of tapas, and large paella platters which make it an excellent location for small groups.

Cafe Sevilla
Cafe Sevilla 4.0 star rating 2228 reviews
353 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Marella M.'s Review Marella M.
4.0 star rating

I may be biased, having such fond memories of this place in my younger years, happy hours & salsa dancing days...

But whenever I visit SD, I always make it...

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Bonnie G.'s Review Bonnie G.
4.0 star rating

My sister and I really enjoyed our meal here. I hadn't been here since my mid 20's (in my old salsa dancing days!) but I remember enjoying it then. How we...

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Theatrical Flamenco dinner shows are offered weekly and lively guitarists play Gypsy Rhumba and Latin music each night in the tapas bar. The restaurant has been a San Diego favorite for more than 20 years and a recent move has put their new location in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.


Over the years, it has become quite common knowledge that Nobu is simply one of the top destinations for truly fine sushi and Japanese-Fusion cuisine in San Diego. Located within the Hard Rock Hotel on Fifth Avenue, this is a hot spot for tourists, and the Gaslamp Quarter is always bustling with locals in search of a good meal. With more than forty sushi and sashimi options, in addition to a broad selection of specialty tempura, salads, special cold dishes, brick oven entrees, and many different hot dishes, including tobanyaki-style beef, vegetables, mixed seafood or tofu, the possibilities are seemingly endless


Royal India is where to go when you want to dine like kings and queens. The Gaslamp area restaurant serves authentic Northern Indian cuisine in a refreshing, elegant setting. An outdoor patio offers prime views of downtown foot traffic, while inside, the tall ceilings and open space give the feel of a modern palace, complete with regal décor imported from India. Ornate chandeliers cast an elegant glow, while a cascading waterfall offers a backdrop of serenity. The menu is as rich as its surroundings, with flavorful curries, tandoori kababs, and a tempting array of fresh tandoor-baked breads.


Following the success of its flagship La Jolla location, Donovan’s has opened a new outpost downtown. Now the renowned service, quality, and setting that put Donovan’s of La Jolla on the map can be found just steps away from the convention center, the ballpark, and the Gaslamp Quarter. As with its La Jolla counterpart, the menu showcases a variety of cuts of succulent USDA Prime steak, while offering an array of other options such as Australian rack of lamb and North Atlantic Salmon. Appetizers and salads are available to tantalize the palate before the main course, and potatoes and vegetables.


A contemporary, glamorous place to dine, the Grant Grill presents an extraordinary display of modern cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and an elegance that permeates the restaurant’s décor and atmosphere. Originally opened in 1951, the Grant Grill’s historic significance as a “Power Lunch” spot is well-known throughout San Diego. A must-have at this legendary establishment is the Mock Turtle Soup, a staple since the doors opened. The creative California cuisine created by Chef de Cuisine, Chris Kurth, features innovative and seasonal selections. A 3, 4 or 5 Course Tasting Menu with an optional wine pairing is available for those looking to sample.


The Gaslamp Strip Club is named after the restaurant’s signature “strip steak.” This 21-and over steakhouse offers an old-school supper club setting, complete with curved leather booths, dim lighting, and a central grill around which guests cook their own steaks. Grill options include a range of premium steaks and kabobs, as well as poultry, seafood, and vegetarian options. An extensive cocktail selection, late night hours, and a casual vibe amid artwork by the famous “pin up” artist Alberto Vargas makes the Gaslamp Strip Club an ideal destination not only for a meal but for an entire evening.


Basic
Basic 4.0 star rating 1754 reviews
Barleymash
Barleymash 4.0 star rating 2033 reviews
Phil's BBQ
Phil's BBQ 4.5 star rating 11721 reviews
CUCINA urbana
CUCINA urbana 4.5 star rating 3246 reviews

The Melting Pot is a one-of-a-kind restaurant giving guests the opportunity to dip to their hearts’ content – in fondue, that is. Boasting an unbelievably decadent menu of cheese, broth, and chocolate-based fondue options, diners are armed with everything they need to satisfy that certain craving for something sweet or savory. Home in the Gaslamp Quarter’s very first skyscraper, The Melting Pot’s chic décor hearkens back to a golden era of opulence, while maintaining a contemporary air of casual elegance. Join family and friends around the Melting Pot table and partake in the joyous style of dining that is fondue.


Dining and dancing in downtown San Diego isn’t hard to find. Deco’s, located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, is a fine dining restaurant and night club with class and elegance. Their interior is a take on 1930’s art deco décor, with modern plush touches, brilliant chandeliers, and deep red tones accentuating the fine dining style of Deco’s. Featuring an eclectic menu, Decos is a great place for a meal, a place to dance, or just a drink.


Beyond the heavy glass doors of De Medici lies a wonderland of delight and extravagance. Once inside, wrapped in the cozy embrace of one of the booths, guests are welcomed to linger over an amazing meal and absorb an evening of tantalizing experiences. Under the insistence of owner Salavatore Vitale, many of the signature dishes are still created table-side. The soft rosy glow and intimate ambiance of the dining room is punctuated by the bright flashes of flambéing Bananas Foster and Steak Diane.


Soulful food and bluesy tunes intertwine inside Crossroads at the House of Blues located in San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter. The kitchen’s performance is spot-on, with energetic renditions of hearty classics from celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez like the Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Jambalaya, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken in addition to tasty signature hamburgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, kid’s selections and desserts. This fun and trendy restaurant celebrates the rich culture of the South with vibrant artwork and live music from an eclectic mix of performers. Come in for the popular happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. nightly and sip.


Monsoon, an Indian cuisine focused restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp District, is part of the Monsoon Group’s four main establishments that serves San Diegians a taste of the country, not just curry. The brother and sister tandem of Chefs Rakesh and Ashley Popat have a wide assortment of appetizers, entrees, Indian breads, curries, tandooris and vegetarian dishes on the menu to satisfy even the most critical Mumbai and Calcuttan food connoisseurs. The Lentis n’ Lamb and the Bangalore Masala bolster this bevy of long-time family recipes and round out this epicurean experience. Monsoon has an all-you-can eat daily


If you’re looking for a place with live music and great food, don’t bother hitting up your average bar. Instead, try The Shout! House, a large piano bar with live music and a menu full of bar food like burgers, pizza, and appetizers. Located in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, The Shout! House serves as a live venue and a restaurant all in one, and is recommended as a great place to bring your friends to have a good time. This popular San Diego hotspot usually gets busy on the weekends, so make sure you get there early to enjoy.


Each one of McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants throughout the United States is designed to create an environment that is unique and welcoming; the one in Downtown San Diego is no different. Located in the Omni Hotel on the corner of L and 7th Street the restaurant is connected via skybridge to Petco Park. The ever-changing menu features the highest quality of steak, like the tender aged Filet Mignon as well as seafood choices from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Also, the award winning bar food is just as satisfying as the main entrees. Indulge in classic.


Blue Point was the first seafood and oyster bar to open in the Gaslamp over a decade ago, and it remains one of the very best. The restaurant pays special attention to interpreting seafood classics in fresh ways that delight all the senses. Specialties extend to a selection of steak and chops, so that both the menu and interior call to mind an old fashioned supper club with nautical flair. A striking and impressively well-stocked antique bar completes the relaxed elegance that keeps Blue Point on the Gaslamp’s favored list.


It is the very presence of charismatic Master Chef Roberto Bernardoni and his lovely wife, Chef Patrizia Branchi that sets Operacaffe apart from the countless “authentic” Italian eateries downtown. The first ingredient in all of Chef Bernadoni’s dishes is his “cuore”, his heart and passion for his trade. This is splendidly reflected in the careful presentations, wistful aromas, and creative tastes of their traditional dishes. Allow your taste buds to be transported to Italy by thin crust pizzas, salads, featuring fresh Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, and herby and flavorful pasta and second course dishes. Chef Bernardoni will be delighted.


Where else can you get good music, over 250 beers on tap, and excellent food? Though named for its yard-tall beer glasses, the Yard House offers more than just a pub experience. Among the traditional burger fare appear elegant dishes that rival less casual, fine dining establishments. A sizable wine list holds its own alongside the beer and spirits. The Yard House is an equally ideal gathering place for happy hour, a business lunch, or a large dinner party because everyone, from the burger-lover to the gourmet connoisseur, is likely to find something that pleases their palate.


What started off with an Eric Clapton Fender guitar being hung up in a quirky London bar to “hold” his table, turned into a world-wide phenomenon where food, memorabilia and music mix. Downtown in the heart of the Gaslamp District, the Hard Rock Café covers its walls in clothing from Elvis Presley, Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani while whisking out American fare from the kitchen. Familiar rock acoustics are pumped out of the reasonably priced restaurant’s speaker system and the exceptional appetizers are a good lead into classic entrees.

Here are a couple of very informative websites about the area.

gaslamp.org

sandiegorestaurants.com