Oceanside Dining Guide

Our Favorite Oceanside Restaurants

Parlor Donuts is at the top of our list for breakfast in Oceanside! They offer their signature “Layered Doughnut”, which sets them apart from the traditional cake or yeast style. Along with this unique style of doughnut, Parlor seeks to offer something for everyone by offering vegan/gluten-friendly, and a keto friendly doughnut. They are located in downtown Oceanside near the base of the pier on Cleveland Street.


Dominic's at the Harbor is located in the Oceanside Harbor. If you love Italian food, you'll definitely want to try the pizza and the garlic knots!


Harbor Fish and Chips is a great place to get some -- you guessed it! -- delicious fish and chips. It also might not surprise you that it's located in the Oceanside Harbor.


Rockin' Baja Lobster, Joe's Crab Shack,  and Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill are family restaurants also located in the Oceanside Harbor.


333 Pacific is an Oceanside favorite for special occasions. It’s located at 333 North Pacific Street, at the foot of the Oceanside Pier in the lobby of the Wyndham Resort. The food is excellent and they are open seasonally for lunch and nightly for dinner


Swami's Cafe is located at 202 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside. It's a small place, but it has great breakfasts and lunches, with all food being made to order. The lines on the weekends can be quite long, but it's well worth the wait.



In Nearby Towns, but Worth the Drive:

Pacific Coast Grill is our favorite restaurant for special evenings with friends and family. The restaurant is located right on the beach in Cardiff and you'll want to go for dinner and order the "Cowboy Steak." It's amazing!


Pamplemousse Grille is one of San Diego's finest restaurants. Even though it seems unassuming from the outside, the food and service are fabulous. The prices are at the high end and reservations for lunch or dinner are suggested. It is located at 514 Via de la Valle in Solana Beach.


George's at the Cove in La Jolla is another favorite. The building has three levels of dining. The rooftop/patio is excellent for families. The view of La Jolla Cove is stunning and the food is excellent. The second level is the bar, and the lower level is the fine dining – great ocean views and fabulous food. Be sure to try the chicken/black-bean/broccoli soup. You may need to ask about it if it’s not on the menu. The address is 1250 Prospect Street in La Jolla.


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