Mission Beach, a two-mile slip of San Diego sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay, offers a lively atmosphere with an exciting array restaurants. Restaurants in Mission Beach feature a variety of genres you’re sure to love. Whether you are grabbing breakfast before hitting the beach or taking a break from Belmont Park for lunch, here are seven of the best restaurants in Mission Beach.
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Restaurants in Mission Beach to Try
3795 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
The Mission serves breakfast and lunch to Mission Beach visitors. While the pancakes and French toast are practically famous, there is also a healthier Zen Breakfast with egg whites, brown rice and grilled vegetables on the menu. For lunch, the Chino-Latino cuisine includes the delicious Indo-Chino Happiness Bowl with brown rice, grilled vegetables, and ginger sesame with chicken, beef or shrimp. The menu also includes quesadillas, burritos, and more. The Mission serves local farm eggs, organic free-range chicken and gluten-free menu items.
805 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA
Open for breakfast and lunch Olive Café serves fresh, home-cooked food in a cozy little spot where patrons feel right at home. The breakfast menu includes favorites like eggs scrambled with a variety of tasty, fresh vegetable combinations and Dad’s Favorite Pancakes made with berries, chocolate chips and topped with bananas. For lunch choose from a variety of sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas and flatbreads.
718 Ventura Place, San Diego, CA
Located in the heart of Mission Beach, Sandbar Sports Grill is a full-service restaurant serving popular appetizers like wings, oyster shooters, and fried calamari, plus heartier fares like half-pound burgers, build-your-own tacos and pork sandwiches. There are nightly bar specials and plenty fun “happenings” scheduled throughout the month. Enjoy the ocean views from the top floor.
3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA
Cannonball’s atmosphere is about as refreshing as the innovative sushi! Join your friends at the rooftop for a “pool-like” setting and gather around the fire pit at communal tables for some amazing views. Cannonball serves delicious sushi and California cuisine for lunch and dinner.
3973 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
This little modest restaurant rolls out some of the area’s best tacos at very affordable prices. Patrons rave about the carne asada fries and al pastor. The restaurant serves tacos, tamales, burritos, and more.
3833 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
The Swell Café is a great spot for high-quality coffee and healthy breakfast and lunch selections. The owners of Swell Café are passionate about giving San Diego the most flavorful, earth-conscious coffee so don’t just sip and run. Stick around and talk coffee because the owners really love what they serve. Try espressos, shaken cold brews, a pour over, a French press, or a latte. The Swell Café serves breakfast and lunch on the patio.
3210 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
Since 1985, Luigi’s has been serving authentic Italian food to San Diego’s Mission Beach. Luigi’s is famous for using only the freshest ingredients to make their sauces and dough from scratch. Stop in for a hand-tossed pizza, calzone, pasta, and more.
Plan Your Next Trip to the Beach
The weather in San Diego makes it easy for you to visit any time of year and enjoy an array of exciting activities and plenty of Mission Beach dining! Contact Penny Realty today about finding the perfect condo or home for your stay in San Diego, Mission Beach or Pacific Beach. We’re confident you’ll love your stay in any of our beautiful rental properties!