For a scenic dining experience on the waterfront look no further than Oceanside Harbor Village. Home to restaurants Stratford at the Harbor, Harbor Fish & Chips, Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill, Dominic’s at the Harbor and Rising Sun Sushi, you are sure to find something for everyone!
Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!
With great surf comes great hunger, and here in Oceanside we’ve got you covered for both! Oceanside has a variety of excellent surfing locations for all skill levels, and some excellent eateries that offer great post-surf food. So check out these local favorite surf and breakfast burrito spots here in Oceanside and enjoy all that they have to offer!
If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee check out our roundup of five unique craft coffeehouses located here in Oceanside that offer top quality craft brew, fun and quirky decor, and delicious food and snacks!
Calling Foodies and food lovers alike! Carla and Linda’s Walking Food Tours bring you up close with Oceanside’s unique and diverse dining scene, and all of the delicious food that goes with it! Each tour Carla and Linda host visit several carefully selected restaurants that have been handpicked to showcase a variety of exciting local cuisine for you to experience and enjoy.
From top grade ground chuck to secret sauces to buttery buns, here’s our roundup of the top 5 not-to-miss restaurants blending quality ingredients with originality in their mouthwatering, inspired burger creations.
Love is in the air and kitchen at Oceanside restaurants run by husband-and-wife teams. These dynamic duos share their passion for all things gourmet at work, home, and play. Learn about the personalities behind top powerhouse food-couples and the secrets to their success…
Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits and vegetables versus sugar-laden ice cream. Fortunately, from kale to kiwis, there’s no shortage of nourishing flavor combinations to choose from including a fantastic selection at local Oceanside eateries….
Ditch the galoshes and dig your toes in the sand during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside. Tis the season to enjoy tantalizing treats with your family and friends. We’ve discovered some local culinary gems to make your coastal visit more merry and memorable.
Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a handheld meal. Think moisture versus crunch and good bread to filling ratio. Bread choice is critical. For example, rye bread is
Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a plethora of Asian restaurants. From Japanese to Vietnamese to Thai, eateries abound will satisfy noodle, sushi and/or curry cravings. Author Jolee Pink discusses three popular Oceanside Asian restaurants.
Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. A variety of genres and performance styles can be found across the city on any given night of the week. Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone, even those friends with the most eclectic taste. A complete listing of musical events happening within Oceanside can be found on the Visit Oceanside Event Calendar.
Nothing says “Summertime” like savory barbecue! Fortunately for Oceanside, there are three local eateries that offer a good mix of traditional recipes, and a few unique twists! Come for the food, and stay for the Southern Hospitality at Enzo’s BBQ & Ale House, Felix’s BBQ with Soul, and That Boy Good Southern BBQ Joint.
Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type of camaraderie cultivates the success of city’s exploding restaurant business. Three establishments are leading the way by specializing in elevated American cuisine or as locals refer to it, “flip-flop fine dining”: 608, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Local Tap House & Kitchen.
Culture of Surfing Showcased at the California Surf Museum The California Surf Museum chronicles the rich history of surfing through fascinating exhibits, programs and memorabilia. Former board member, Boyd Scofield, shares his insights on how the museum started and the direction that it’s taking with Visit Oceanside’s Guest Blogger, Jolee Pink. About Boyd Scofield: Local Business
Looking for fun and imaginative activities to entertain your kids this summer? Make Oceanside’s very own Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, Missus Potts, Oceanside Museum of Art and the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk your family-friendly go-to destinations for your children to channel their inner artists!