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LGBTQ-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in San Diego

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 05 January 2024

OpenTable gives restaurants the ability to celebrate their identity on their restaurant profile—making it even easier for you to find LGBTQ-owned and -operated restaurants to support from coast to coast. Book a table at one of these spots to dine out (and proud!) for Pride month and beyond.

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4.2
4.2 (91)
$31 to $50
Californian
Coronado
About the restaurant
Enjoy the California sunshine while eating dishes created with local ingredients at ALBACA, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa's signature restaurant. Gather with family and friends with a cocktail and fresh cuisine by the pool or around a fire pit.
Top review
WyoGal
Dined on 1 June 2024
Loved the restaurant and its amazing staff! We shared a sushi grade tuna appetizer for lunch which was delicious & salmon for dinner - finishing off the meal with a chocolate torte. Live music was a nice touch & the view of the water beautiful. All our meals at the hotel were great & the waiters/waitresses could not be nicer.
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4.3
4.3 (993)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Ortega’s Mexican Bistro features the authentic flavors of Puerto Nuevo. Experience Baja style lobster and table side guacamole while sipping one of our classic fresh squeezed margaritas. Enjoy dining in our restaurant or for a more energized evening, dine in our bar - La Cantina. Additional flavors include Banana Crusted Huachinango, Flat Iron Steak Burrito, Chicken Mole. The design captures the festive traditions and tasteful flavors of Puerto Nuevo and Baja California.
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janetlvip
Dined on 8 June 2024
If we can’t get to Puerto Nuevo for Lobster…this is a great choice. They own two restaurants there….hence great food!🌴🍺🌮🍺🌴
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4.7
4.7 (1308)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Escondido
About the restaurant
My passion is creativity and inspiration and asking what’s next, while honoring all that has come before me. Tradition and innovation work together to drive thoughtful evolution to pave the way forward. I bring the best of myself in every dish.

- Chef Brandon Hunsaker
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food and great service. A much needed restaurant in Escondido.
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4.2
4.2 (1255)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Pacific Beach
About the restaurant
Oceana Coastal Kitchen features chef-driven, California cuisine along with modern, ocean-inspired design. The restaurant offers a memorable bayfront dining experience at an iconic Pacific Beach hideaway.

The airy waterfront restaurant includes several distinct dining areas such as a quartz-topped cold bar embedded with mother of pearl and sea glass. The focal point in Oceana Coastal Kitchen's main dining room is an impressive 800-gallon aquarium, while a sliding window fully opens to showcase unobstructed views of Mission Bay.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen offers an al fresco experience for guests, complete with sleek booths and tables with sweeping panoramic waterfront views. Led by Executive Chef Paul Arias, favorite menu items include the Oceana House Roll, the Harris Ranch Ribeye, and the Striped Seabass.

We are excited to announce that we have been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2023 Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best award winner, ranking 10th in the country for “Everyday Eats.”

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steve
Dined 4 days ago
Service was excellent and the views were amazing.
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4.9
4.9 (2382)
$30 and under
French
North Park
About the restaurant
Et Voilà! is a vibrant neighborhood bistro, located along the North Park corridor. Et Voilà! French Bistro showcases Chef Vincent Viale’s talents, mixing French classics with a modern accent. Find local and seasonal products building upon French recipes from various regions, such as Steak Frites, Coquilles St. Jacques, and soufflés. Explore the diverse regions of France through a curated wine list, and taste a variety of distinct local ingredients with our crafted cocktails. Et Voila! French Bistro is the destination for those looking for a vibrant dining experience, or even for those looking for a simple glass of wine and informal bite at the bar.

No reservations accepted for happy hour

Please be on time to your reservation. Note that your allocated time slot starts at the time of your reservation and NOT when your party is complete. (1.30 hours for 2, 1.45pm for 3/4 people) We likely will not be able to extend your time if you are running late . Thank you for
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This place is amazing! :) every time I visit- their service is great, the music is great and most important the food is on point !
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4.7
4.7 (2927)
$30 and under
French
Banker's Hill
About the restaurant
Listed as one of OpenTable’s “100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021”, Parc Bistro is located in the center of beautiful Bankers Hill, just minutes away from everything San Diego has to offer. We have an incredible wine menu, creative craft cocktails, dedicated, attentive, warm, and knowledgeable service, a fantastic heated patio and Multi-Award Winning Cuisine. We are a seafood focused French Bistro that offers both classic French cuisine and globally inspired dishes. Don't miss our Famous Brunch, Voted "Best Brunch in San Diego!"
Once you visit us once…you’ll want to become a regular!

Offering Private Events Spaces that can accommodate anything from 10-150 guests, Parc Bistro is an excellent choice for your next event! We specialize in birthday parties, baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate events, family gathering and more. We know how to make each event special. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the details! Email jenny@parcbb.com for inquires
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My husband and I recently visited Parc Bistro-Brasserie to celebrate our anniversary. I’d opted to inform them we were celebrating when I booked our table on OpenTable. We were treated to complimentary champagne and dessert to celebrate, both of which were delicious. I enjoyed the French lavender martini, French onion soup, and the seared scallops and my husband enjoyed a glass of Sancerre wine, the pâté maison, and poulet à l’estragon. We absolutely loved every part of our meal. Every dish was seasoned perfectly. Elena provided us excellent service. They really helped make our anniversary feel very special. We look forward to enjoying a meal there again in the future.
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4.7
4.7 (307)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
If you are in the mood for creative, Tex-Mex inspired dishes, the fun and atmosphere of Baja Betty's in San Diego, CA is for you. This popular eatery provides diners with a colorful and entertaining setting in which to savor a full array of dishes made from the freshest and most authentic ingredients.



The menu at Baja Betty's features many expected options, such as a comprehensive quesadilla menu and array of satisfying combination platters. However, diners can also enjoy a build your own burrito or bowl, an array of house specialties and tacos and some stunning signature margaritas to wash it all down. The menu at Baja Betty's also offers a long list of tequilas and mezcals, a full range of appetizers, nachos, soups, salads and the best Taco Tuesday in town!
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jvxyz
Dined 5 days ago
Another great dining experience. Staff is friendly, and food is good. A great value. See you again soon!
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4.6
4.6 (196)
$30 and under
Deli
College Area
About the restaurant
New York Style Deli located in your backyard, massive menu, and fast paced people watching environment.
Reminder of what once was "Real Deli's" in America still here in your San Diego. Full Deli counter, Bakery in house and all made from scratch with love. 102 Sandwiches to many to choose from, and some really BIG Salads for anyone's desire. Home Style Dinners like your grandmother used to make, and some extreme Eastern European dishes that with blow your mind. Sick? No problem, we have the best medicine, D.Z. Akin's Matzoh Ball Soup! We also have 6 other soups on a daily basis for those soup lovers!!!
We've been voted San Diego Best Deli countless years, and we're in the news and on the radio all the time.
We are right off the Highway 8 east for your convenience, now doing online ordering on OUR WEBSITE and DELIVERY through our delivery partners. Thank you for supporting family owned businesses!!!
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 8 June 2024
Minda is amazing and the food is always delicious! One of my favorite brunch places in San Diego. Try the Ruben omelette with thousand island dressing.
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4.5
4.5 (500)
$30 and under
Californian
Mission Beach
About the restaurant
With its spectacular waterfront setting, nautical-inspired design, and new menu of mouthwatering dishes by new Executive Chef Bryan Stuppy, Dockside 1953 is poised to become a favorite restaurant of hotel guests and locals alike. Aptly named for its marina-facing, bayfront locale at the Bahia Resort Hotel and the year that the resort opened, Dockside 1953 is a stunning standout sure to invigorate San Diego’s dining scene. Fresh, coastal-inspired, and locally sourced -- our eclectic menu of California fare features dishes to satisfy all palates. With a dedication to high-quality ingredients, menu highlights include butterscotch banana French toast and chilaquiles for breakfast, rockfish ceviche’ and a selection of flatbreads for lunch, pan-seared seabass and steak frites au poivre for dinner, and a thoughtful wine and cocktail menu. The extensive outdoor patio features cozy fire pits, gorgeous marina views, and a covered trellis to comfortably shade guests from the sun and rain.
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Mike
Dined 2 days ago
Fun atmosphere and good food for the price. They were very sweet and accommodating celebrating her 5th birthday. Would return!!!!
A photo of il Sogno Italiano restaurant
4.2
4.2 (412)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
An unforgettable dining and musical soiree awaits you as we transport you to a Nostalgic yet modern Americana meets old world ambiance, perfect for any occasion. Our music program features world class entertainers and touring artists 7 nights a week, paired with an array of specialty craft cocktails and wines from across Italy and the California Coast. Our kitchen uses fresh sustainable ingredients and specializes in California Coastal Italian Cuisine with handmade pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood. Our Mezzanine accommodates up to 100 guests and we offer a private bar, TV's upon request for private events and meeting spaces.

We look forward to hosting you at Il Sogno Italiano and Welcome you to San Diegos hottest place for fine dining and music.

Mondays: Martinis & Jazz w/Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros and friends/Martini specials all night long
Wednesdays: Passport to Italy
Pop, Jazz, RnB, Motown and beyond every night of the week.
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TammieM
Dined 7 days ago
The food was amazing, the service outstanding and the music was divine enhancing the total meal experience.
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4.4
4.4 (346)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Little Italy
About the restaurant
Coco Maya is inspired by exploring the history of the Islands and Latin American regions of the Caribbean Ocean.

The dishes are a contemporary link from the past to the present using local produce and Seafood guided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. European influence in flavor and cooking techniques are echoed throughout the menu with the core of the kitchen coming from the Coal Fired Josper Oven. Hints of the Ocean, smoke, and char will reverberate through all the dishes.

A daily Brunch Menu is centered around composed Latin American and Caribbean breakfast dishes with rotating pastries and a unique Sandwich called Bokit (a stuffed fry bread from the French Islands of Guadeloupe).

Snacks vary from a simple play on Chex Mix to a fun tableside version of a Raclette queso fundido.

Dinner transitions into a more select atmosphere with the food offering a variety of plant-based small plates and large format proteins cooked over coals
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Foodievip
Dined on 7 June 2024
We had the pork belly and lobster tacos and they were amazing!!
A photo of Greenfinch at Estancia La Jolla restaurant
4.5
4.5 (56)
$30 and under
Californian
Torrey Pines
About the restaurant
Greenfinch is a local San Diego favorite with crowd favorites. You’ll savor wholesome classics while dining on the open-air balcony overlooking Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s lush Garden Courtyard.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 June 2024
Wonderful breakfast/brunch menu and very dog friendly! Loved every time we went (which was every morning we stayed at Estancia)! Karina is the best!
A photo of Loft 94 Yakitori | Noodle | Craft restaurant
4.5
4.5 (52)
$30 and under
Asian
Jamul
About the restaurant
Asian Fusion & Craft Cocktails! Come and join us at one of the coolest places east of downtown. Loft94 is a one-stop destination for the best cocktails, brews, Asian-inspired cuisine & the best DJs in Southern Cali - located inside the lights and flash of an upscale Vegas-style casino just twenty minutes outside the city center. Yakitori, Sushi, Ramen, Craft Brews, Craft Cocktails, Sake and amazing DJs. Cheers.
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Kevin
Dined on 6 Mar 2024
Hostess was corgle, Short wait for food and drinks, price was reasonable.
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4.6
4.6 (19)
$30 and under
Breakfast
North Park
About the restaurant
We have stopped using OpenTable. Please join our new waitlist on our website or on Yelp!

Flap Your Jacks was born out of the belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you have to make it count!

Our extensive menu was created with breakfast and brunch in mind, so you’ll find classic items with a delicious twist. From our eggs Benedict and selection of hearty omelets to our breakfast sandwiches, flavorful chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and more, you’ll find a variety of dishes that are sure to satisfy everybody’s cravings! Oh, and did we mention we have full bar with refreshing, original drinks?

At FYJ, you can enjoy a truly interactive and unique dining experience. Each table is outfitted with its own pancake griddle, allowing guests to F.Y.O. (Flip Your Own) pancakes! Choose from an array of homemade batter flavors and broad selection of mix-in’s, toppings and, of course, syrups.

Breakfast is anything but boring at Flap Your Jacks.

It’s flippin’ time!
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NinaT
Dined on 14 June 2023
Love the concept of the restaurant, super fun and interactive. If you don’t want to make your own pancakes though, the rest of the menu is delicious as well!
A photo of Osteria Cotto e Mangiato restaurant
4.6
4.6 (69)
$30 and under
Italian
Banker's Hill
About the restaurant
Casual authentic Italian neighborhood cuisine/ Osteria
Top review
MadisonS
Dined on 1 June 2024
We always have a wonderful time at this restaurant. Felix is the best server and always makes us feel special. Perfect place for date night or family dinner with the cheese wheel.
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4.6
4.6 (629)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Mesa
About the restaurant
Chef Gabriela Lopez brings her elevated Mexican cuisine to Downtown La Mesa. Using her grandmother's recipes from Guadalajara crossed with her cosmopolitan upbringing in Tijuana, Chef Gabriela's menu features authentic hand-crafted dishes and imaginative takes on classic dishes. All of Baja California is represented along with influences from other regions in Mexico.

The spacious outdoor garden, cozy loft, and private dining areas are the perfect places to enjoy tequila and mezcal based cocktails, family celebrations, or brunch with friends.
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CheryllK
Dined 2 days ago
This was my first experience here and it went great! I came to celebrate a birthday w/ 2 girl friends and there was a perfect drink pitcher for us to split as well as amazing entrees and desserts! Definitely recommend the enchiladas mariscos suiza and cafe de olla flan. Plus our server was very patient and perfectly accommodating. Must try!
A photo of Westerly restaurant
4.2
4.2 (97)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Point Loma
About the restaurant
Westerly is the gathering place of Point Loma. We focus on utilizing local, seasonal, and coastal ingredients to create inspired, chef-driven interpretations of food and drinks that we all love. Our flavors create both a sense of comfort and excitement. Our spaces invite you to explore, engage, and most importantly, escape. Through our devotion to technique and creativity, we aim to embrace tradition, while creating our own classics. Our passion is the craft behind true hospitality.
Everyday we look forward to welcoming our guests and local community with our warm and gracious service. Every week you can look forward to a local farmer’s market, live music, movie nights, and Point Loma’s best brunch on our beautiful, sun-drenched courtyard. Every season you can anticipate experiencing new and exciting dishes and cocktails that utilize fresh, local ingredients. Westerly is many things. We are both lively and intimate. We are energetic and ambitious, yet laid-back.
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ShannonHvip
Dined on 3 Sept 2023
We had a lovely experience. Great ambiance. Loved the food
A photo of Martinis restaurant
$31 to $50
Pacific Rim
Hillcrest
About the restaurant
Martinis has a chef-driven menu with a new focus on Contemporary Fusion cuisine by Diego Ledesma, the prior executive chef from Rustic Root in the historical Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego. Hand-selected, seasonal ingredients crafted with passion and creativity are the focus of this inventive new menu. Bar is a modern upscale lounge in a popular and well known area in Hillcrest located near Urban MO’s Bar & Grill with an outdoor and indoor bar delivering a relaxed and posh ambiance with daily live entertainment and activities.
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Specialvip
Dined on 14 Aug 2022
The Joe Iconic concert was great. One of the best that we have seen at Martini's in many years. The food was very good and our server Adrian was great. Looking forward to our next visit.
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