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Title: San Diego restaurant recommendations
Post by: Mongoose on January 05, 2018, 12:53:34 PM
Not sure if this is the proper place to post this. We are planning a trip to San Diego and wanted to splurge (for us) on one dinner at a seafood restaurant on the water. During previous trips, I had gone to Anthony's downtown but am dismayed to see it has closed. We have 2 youngish kids and one family member needs to eat gluten-free due to celiac. We live inland so a trip to the coast is a very rare treat.

I'm looking for a mid-price restaurant within easy driving distance of downtown/Mission Valley. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: San Diego restaurant recommendations
Post by: zinnie on January 05, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
MMM is definitely not the best place to look for fancy seafood restaurants on the water, but I'll bite anyway :)

The first thing that came to mind is C-Level (https://www.yelp.com/biz/c-level-san-diego). On the water, close to downtown, good food and nice ambience for a special occasion. It's the less expensive version of Island Prime, which is adjacent. But it is still not cheap, because, you know, it's San Diego, seafood, and on the water. I thought of it because I actually took a Celiac there and they were very accommodating. They went in detail through the menu for her and even fried her chips in separate oil. Tip: their whole lot is valet so park on the street somewhere along harbor island. This way you also get a beautiful walk along the water with a city view on the way there and back!

If you're not looking for ambience but just great seafood, this is my favorite place:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-water-seafood-market-and-grill-san-diego?osq=seafood

This is very casual and on the water/outside:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/point-loma-seafoods-san-diego

Hope you enjoy your trip to San Diego!
Title: Re: San Diego restaurant recommendations
Post by: Mongoose on January 05, 2018, 07:36:15 PM
Thanks Zinnie. Since we almost never take vacations and haven't had a fancy dinner out in 15 years...hopefully they won't revoke my MMM credentials for one meal. We'll brown bag it out of grocery stores the rest of the time...promise. ;-)

Thanks for the parking tip as well. I appreciate the information a lot.
Title: Re: San Diego restaurant recommendations
Post by: Sayonara925 on January 05, 2018, 08:38:47 PM
Another recommendation...

This place is about 1000 feet south of the old Anthonys by the Sea.  Has a large parking lot in front. 

https://www.thefishmarket.com/

Title: Re: San Diego restaurant recommendations
Post by: jeff2017 on January 08, 2018, 03:05:25 PM
Highlyyy recommend Peohe's (www.peohes.com). Pricey, but worth the money.