San Diego waterfront restaurants

San Diego is known for its mild climate, extensive beaches, and world-class cuisine. An eclectic array of flavors are available when dining in San Diego California. If you desire a dining experience that provides patrons with both magnificent food and views of the waterway, there are many landmark restaurants situated in Downtown on the Bay.

Sally’s Seafood on the Water
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-1234

Located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel, Sally’s Seafood on the Water combines the flavors of the water with the picturesque view of San Diego Bay. Seafood cuisine is provided by Chef de Cuisine Sarah Linkenheil and fresh sashimi is prepared by Master Sushi Chef Kaz Kim. For a unique dining experience, diners can reserve a spot at the Chef’s Table. Sally’s Seafood on the Water is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner served Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Island Prime – C Level
880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619-298-6802

Diners at Island Prime – C Level can not only take in the scenic San Diego Bay, they can also view the spectacular city skyline and Coronado. The C Level Waterfront Cabanas can also be reserved for private events. Island Prime is open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. every evening; C Level opens daily at 11:30 a.m. with happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
2150 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619-291-9110

Established in 1971, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse provides views of San Diego Bay and skyline and the Coronado Bridge. This establishment’s awards include Best in San Diego for Weddings by The Knot Magazine and multiple winnings for the CRA Gold Medallion for Best Brunch. Diners can enjoy an unforgettable meal and picturesque view at lunch time Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday brunch is served starting at 9:30 a.m. Dinner begins nightly at 4:30 p.m.

Top of the Market
750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-3474

To receive the spectacular Bay view, patrons can enjoy fine dining on the second story of Top of the Market. Diners can also experience casual dining located on the first floor also known as The Fish Market. Top of the Market is open 7 days a week; Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10 p.m.; dinner starts at 4 p.m. nightly.

Anthony’s Fish Grotto
1360 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-5103

With more than 60 years of experience, Anthony’s Fish Grotto has become a local favorite. With multiple awards including Best San Diego Seafood Restaurant, this restaurant provides fresh flavors from the sea along with a beautiful waterfront view. Other locations are available in La Mesa and Chula Vista. Anthony’s is open daily at 11 a.m. closing at 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The official San Diego travel website offers more information on these fine restaurants and other scenic destinations including those near the marina district. Whether you arrive by land or sea, there are numerous waterfront restaurants available along the Pacific and San Diego Bay.