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Dinner with a view: San Diego eateries rank among best 100 scenic restaurants

Dinner with a view: San Diego eateries rank among best 100 scenic restaurants
Posted at 5:09 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 20:11:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Looking for dinner with a view?

In San Diego, the best views are found up and down the county's coastline, according to OpenTable users. The dining website's rankings were pulled together 12 million reviews for more than 28,000 U.S. restaurants collected on OpenTable between June 2017 and May 2018.

In San Diego, 10 restaurants took honors as one of the best places to grab something to eat that's just as beautiful as the scenery nearby:

  • Pacific Coast Grill (2526 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Cardiff): Two-floors of views, including a spectacular 180-degree look at Cardiff Beach's coastline.
  • Poseidon (1670 Coast Blvd., Del Mar): Seating just off the coast, with perfect views of waves rolling onto the sand.
  • Jake's Del Mar (1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar): Sitting on a low cliff in Del Mar, eat as waves roll up just underneath.
  • The Marine Room (2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla): Waves crash up onto reinforced windows during high-tide, for an unforgettable meal near the sea.
  • Ocean Terrace at George's At the Cove (1250 Prospect St., La Jolla): Views of La Jolla Cove that are especially popular to catch during sunset.
  • Duke's La Jolla (1216 Prospect St., La Jolla): Two-stories of panoramic views along La Jolla's coastline.
  • Bertrand at Mister A's (2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego): A 360-degree rooftop view of downtown San Diego, Coronado, and Balboa Park.
  • Island Prime (880 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego): Waterfront dining with a 180-degree view of downtown San Diego and the bay from Harbor Island.
  • Tom Hams Lighthouse (2150 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego): Views from all directions of San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline, and Coronado.
  • Il Fornaio - Coronado (1333 1st St., Coronado): Get a prime view of the Coronado Bay Bridge and the downtown skyline along the water.

As you may have guessed, it's recommended that diners try to book a reservation in advance over the phone or online.

With 10 spots, San Diego had the most scenic locations compared to any other metropolitan area on OpenTable's list.