Restaurants in Oceanside

All eyes are on Oceanside! Over the last several years, Oceanside has quickly gained a reputation as being one of the leading foodie destinations in San Diego County. Local chefs are making headlines by pushing the limits, creating new and unique menu items and experimenting with classics to bring exquisite and mouth-watering flavors to every plate.

Local residents are loving this boom in hand-crafted cuisine and are in fact regular customers at all of the establishments contributing to the authentic, relaxed, and welcoming atmosphere that is felt as soon as you walk in the door.

Locally coined “flip-flop fine dining,” Oceanside prides itself on providing a high-quality dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Oceanside’s burgeoning dining scene is all about fresh, locally sourced ingredients, independent style and a collaborative community spirit.

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With so many delicious culinary creations happening all around us, we couldn’t possibly keep up on it all by ourselves. We have enlisted the help from local foodies to hunt down the latest updates from the kitchen, taste-test all of the dishes and report back with their findings. Craving Savory BBQ? Sweet Sweet Chocolate Treats? Happy Hour Hot Spots? Have no fear! Our Oceanside restaurant connoisseurs have searched high and low to share their favorite finds.

Lighthouse Bar & Grill
Steel Mill
Bound Coffee Co
Coomber Craft Wines
Craft Coast

Oceanside Restaurants Open this Holiday Season

The Holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and joy. The holidays also bring about a long list of things to prepare for, whether it be gifts to buy, hotel reservations to make, or food to cook. With so much to do, sometimes having to make a Christmas meal can fall to the bottom of your list. If you are considering eating out these upcoming holidays take a look at this list of some Oceanside Restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
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The creative, entrepreneurial spirit includes more than just culinary endeavors. Complementing the delectable dining experience are the locally sourced produce used within each dish and the cool and refreshing beverages perfectly blended for each patron.

Locally Grown

The tight-knit culinary community has come together to also support local farmers to bring fresh, organic produce directly into restaurant kitchens.

A farmer’s market is held in downtown Oceanside every Thursday morning from 9am-1pm, inviting visitors and locals to meet local farmers and have the opportunity to ask them question and to seek suggestions on what dishes can be made from the variety of seasonal produce. Read more about the produce Grown in Oceanside.

Locally Brewed

San Diego County is home to over 150 unique craft breweries and Oceanside is a critical player in the craft beverage movement! Oceanside is happy to be home to 15+ breweries and tasting rooms ranging from the grandfathers of San Diego beer like Stone Brewing to newbies like South O Brewing taking the scene by storm. Whether you are looking for a celebrity beer collab with Tony Hawk or Deftones from Black Plague and Belching Beaver respectively or want some great beer with a side of good eats as you can find at Bagby Beer Co. or Heritage Barbeque and Beer, come thirsty!

Sign up for the free O’side Sips passport program to help you taste your way through the city one flight at a time! From traditional cores to award-winning envelope pushers, Oceanside’s beer scene has something for you. Let’s pour you a pint!


This is what craft in Oceanside means to us. Check out the O’side Sips passport program to experience the uniquely O’side 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞!