The Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill
262 Harbor Dr
Oceanside, CA 92054
Casual dining with a full bar and great view. An easy walk from the condo.

Beach Break Café
1802 S Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone 760-439-6355


The Breakfast Club Diner
228 N. Coast Highway (corner Coast HWY and Pier View Way)
Oceanside, CA 92054

Ruby’s Diner
1 Oceanside Pier
Oceanside, CA 92054
1950’s style diner at the end of the Oceanside Pier with ocean views. Great burgers and hand dipped milkshakes. Indoor/outdoor seating. 15 minute walk from North Coast Village.

Harbor Fish and Chips

276 Harbor Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
Casual dining with indoor and outdoor seating at the Harbor. Serves Beer and Wine. Highly rated and generally very busy and noisy. You can walk from North Coast Village, or drive north on Pacific Street over the bridge to the harbor and turn right at Joe’s Crab Shack into the tunnel that leads into a large parking lot.

Dominic’s at the Harbor
268 Harbor Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
Appears to be a “hole in the wall” but their food is great! Our favorite pizza is the Bianca (four cheeses) but we add Canadian bacon, Italian sausage and fresh tomato. Their Veal Marsala is also
excellent. Their homemade Tiramisu is wonderful! Homemade Breadsticks!

Mary’s Family Restaurant
307 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Home-style meals, large servings in a casual environment. Highly recommended for breakfast and lunch.

Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen
626 S Tremont St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Exterior looks like a dive – you’ll be tempted to drive by this one, but you shouldn’t. Highly rated and recommended by locals. Good luck getting a seat!!

608 Mission Ave (east of Coast HWY between Freeman & Ditmar)
Oceanside, CA 92054
Another casual little breakfast and lunch eatery. Health food, organic and gluten free food, homemade dishes, fresh ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi

Carmines Pizza
119 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA
Pizza, pasta, Panini, hot wings, salads, tiramisu, cannolis, crème brulee, beer and wine.

Ty’s Burger House
515 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92054
Highly recommended. Wild game burgers for adventuresome types.

Succulent Café
322 N Cleveland St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Walk through the iron gate into a courtyard surrounded by succulent plants. Unique and artsy atmosphere. Accurately described as a coffee cart with a succulent garden built around it. Not for meals, but a surprising little gem for a relaxed and casual coffee or snack.

Hill Street Café
524 S. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Located in the historic Weitzel House, a restored Victorian home built in 1888. A certified GREEN restaurant. Healthy & Organic Food. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Espresso Bar, Wine & Beer.

Pit Stop Diner
3825 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92058
Fun décor and ambiance, with classic car inside the diner. Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, reasonable prices. A little farther out on Mission Ave past the San Luis Rey Mission.

333 Pacific
333 N Pacific Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
This relatively new and upscale restaurant is located in the Wyndam Hotel near the Pier on Pacific. We recommend the Ahi appetizers. They are a meal in themselves. It also has a great children’s menu.


Coyote Bar and Grill
Carlsbad, CA
300 Carlsbad Village Drive #114
This is an excellent southwestern restaurant in Carlsbad within a small shopping center at the corner of Coast Highway and Carlsbad Village Drive. They make wonderful Margaritas and have a diverse menu. Reservations are not usually necessary. The restaurant can get loud when the band plays outside in the evenings.

Fish House Vera Cruz
417 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA
Lots of fresh fish, excellent seafood and a nice atmosphere. Not fancy, it’s pretty much casual dining. It’s good food, FRESH fish, nice atmosphere featuring tropical fish tanks. Make reservations if going on a Friday or Saturday or any other “date” night.

Belle Fleur Restaurant
5610 Paseo Del Norte #100B
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Located in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Wonderful Sunday brunch for $22 for adults (includes champagne). They also have very good lunch and dinners.

Leucadia Pizzeria & Restaurant
315 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Great for families. Great lunch specials & reasonable prices. Try the Chicken Marsala Penne. Directions are I-5 South to Encinitas Blvd exit. Go west and turn left at Coast Hwy. Make a left turn into the parking lot just before the “Encinitas” sign.

El Callejon Mexican Restaurant
345 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
A little more expensive than your typical Mexican restaurant, but the food is very good. There are lots of seafood dishes. The restaurant is generally very busy in the evenings. This restaurant is located near Leucadia Pizzeria.

3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro
897 S Coast Hwy Suite F-104
Encinitas, CA 92024
This relatively new restaurant in Encinitas is very good and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. The Black Truffle risotto, the short ribs and steak are all excellent.

La Especial Norte
664 N Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
A long-established, especially good Mexican restaurant with an extensive menu. It has a funky seashore decoration inside. Good for families but often crowded in the evening. Arrive early.