Highest-rated restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in San Diego using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3940 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3112
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#29. Cowboy Star

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (492 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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#28. The 3rd Corner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2265 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-1304
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#27. Cafe Gratitude

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (301 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-2252
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#26. Island Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,057 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#25. Half Door

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (219 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 903 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7227
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#24. Hash House A Go Go

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,066 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4220
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#23. The Mission - North Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (350 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
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#22. The Mission - Mission Beach

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (579 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3795 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7143
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#21. Buona Forchetta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (488 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3001 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102-1511
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#20. Camp Cucina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (931 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Wine Bar, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 505 Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101-1634
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#19. NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (660 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#18. Top of the Market - San Diego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (627 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-5806
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#17. Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (511 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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#16. Richard Walker's Pancake House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,755 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
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#15. Hodad's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,328 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107-3010
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#14. The Cottage La Jolla

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,575 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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#13. Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (821 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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#12. Hodad's Downtown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (707 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 945 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5513
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#11. Enoteca Adriano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (316 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4864 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-2623
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#10. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,447 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#9. A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (651 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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#8. Harney Sushi

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (426 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3964 Harney St, San Diego, CA 92110-2825
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#7. Sushi Ota

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (866 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4529 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4920
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#6. The Mission - East Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (419 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: $$ - $$$
- Price: not available
- Address: 1250 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7541
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#5. Parma Cucina Italiana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,167 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Northern-Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3850 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
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#4. Ambrogio15

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: $$ - $$$
- Price: not available
- Address: 926 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1186
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#3. Oceana Coastal Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (752 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3999 Mission Blvd Waterfront at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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#2. Dockside 1953

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (501 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Grill
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 998 W Mission Bay Dr At The Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA 92109-7803
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#1. Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7524 La Jolla Blvd San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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