Other than being dubbed the classiest city by Will Ferrell-played character, Ron Burgundy, San Diego is home to mighty delicious eats and treats. From tasty Tijuana-style street tacos to tantalizing Tiki drinks, here are some of our favorite places to grab some grub in downtown San Diego.
Eat & Drink
400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Get fueled up for your day of Fetch festivities at Coava, one of the premier coffee roasters in the United States. If you’re looking for tasty specialty coffee or handcrafted espresso drinks, this is the place for you.
707 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
When it’s time for the most important meal of the day, head to Breakfast Republic. Their menu incorporates delicious southern-style and Latin-inspired breakfast dishes. Our favorite is the Shrimp and Grits breakfast with gouda-infused grits, sweet corn, and chives doused in their specialty cluckin’ good hot sauce! The hot sauce is so good you’ll want to buy a bottle for the road!
802 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Looking to brunch? Cafe 21 is a trendy Middle Eastern food breakfast spot with a rustic spin. Try out their beautiful Instagram-worthy mimosa or mojito flights that come in all colors of the rainbow!
Eat & Drink
Lunch & Dinner
202 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When in San Diego, you must get some carne asada fries! Friends travel from far and wide to get a taste of these cheesy, guac-loaded fries. Just a few steps from the Convention center, come get them with all the fixins – steak, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and more. You won’t regret it!
945 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri, Sat: 11AM-9:30PM, Sun 11AM-9PM
In the mood for a casual lunch? Head on over to Hodad’s where the portions are huge and the milkshakes overflowing. Hodad’s is a San Diego classic, so get yourself a tasty burger and fries which will be all kinds of delicious.
527 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri-Sat 11AM-1AM, Sun 10AM-11PM
If you’re looking for tacos and tequila downtown, check out Volcano Rabbit! Volcano Rabbit is known to have the largest selection of tequilas in downtown San Diego as well as yummy craft tacos. A great location for people watching, take a break from Fetch, come to Volcano Rabbit, and sip on a margarita.
435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri-Sat: 5PM-10PM, Sun: 5PM-11PM
Feeling fancy? Lionfish, located inside the Pendry Hotel, serves up a fresh take on modern coastal cuisine. Try some delicious sushi rolls, fresh oysters, and small plates in an elegant setting.
560 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri, Sat: 11AM-1:30AM, Sun: 9:30AM-1:30AM
Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, El Chingon is Mexican food with attitude. Get some classic Mexican dishes and check out their curated collection of mezcals, tequilas, and sotoles.
Eat & Drink
675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri 6PM-2AM, Sat 5PM-2AM, Sun 5PM-2AM
Tucked inside Craft and Commerce is San Diego’s best kept secret, a tiki bar called False Idol. Behind a curtain adorned with shrunken heads, you’ll find this speakeasy serving up strong rum-flavored drinks with fresh fruit juices. Remember to book ahead and reserve a seat!
631 B St, San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Fri: 7AM-1PM, 5PM-10PM, Sat: 8AM-1PM, 5-10PM, Sun: 8AM-1PM
If your sweet tooth is calling, the Donut Bar is a San Diego favorite. Come try the award-winning donuts with a menu that changes daily. We love the Homer’s Donut, a gigantic classic pink-glazed donut with fun multicolored sprinkles! There’s so much to choose from, make sure you bring a friend!
Attending the 2019 Fetch Conference in San Diego?
PetDesk will be at booth #306 from Friday through Sunday, so stop by, score some PetDesk swag, and enter to win some awesome prizes, like an Amazon Echo Dot or one of the hottest new card games for veterinary professionals, Vets Against Insanity.
You can even meet the co-creator of the game, Dr. Sarah Wooten, at our booth from 2:00-3:00 pm on Friday, December 13. While she’s not public speaking and being a mom, you can find this UC Davis graduate with 16 years of veterinary experience, diving with sharks or brushing up on her Kenpo karate.