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Restaurants near San Diego Airport

Flying provides travelers with the luxury of getting from one place to another with ease, but doesn’t always provide a decent meal. Although your flight may not have satisfied that grumbling in your stomach, the area surrounding San Diego Airport provides a variety of dining options that will. From steaks to seafood, you can find some of the city’s top restaurants. Here are some local favorites not far from the Marina Inn near the San Diego Airport.

Donovan’s Steak & Chops – Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, not far from Petco Park, Donovan’s is a popular option among locals and visitors. Recognized for their first class service and extensive menu, Donovan’s is a great place to splurge on vacation. Some of their favorites include the luscious crab cake and bacon wrapped scallops for starters and their fillet combinations, rack of lamb and veal chop for main courses. And of course, don’t forget to check out their dessert menu before you leave!
Solare – If you are craving some delicious Italian cuisine, then Solare is where you want to go. From a selection of classic antipastis including bruschetta, mozarelle, and polpette to hand tossed pizzas and fresh pastas, Solare has something for everyone. Enjoy the restaurants casual, yet upscale atmosphere and stop by Tuesday to Sunday for their various happy hour options. And if you’re on vacation and looking to brush up on your cooking skills, Solare also offers cooking classes, great for a romantic evening out.

Boathouse – Boasting great reviews, the Boathouse restaurant provides dining directly on the harbor. Offering great views of the water, diners can also enjoy their menu of American seafood cuisine that is infused with a contemporary twist. Sourcing the freshest fish and meat from local farmers, visitors can rest assured a trip to the boathouse will be nothing short of an exceptional experience.

Other Options for Dining near the San Diego Airport

And if you’re not looking for a fancy sit-down meal, there are a handful of fast food restaurants both in and around the San Diego Airport. For visitors staying at the Marina Inn in San Diego, there are also many restaurants within walking distance in Little Italy, which are serving up some of the freshest, most authentic Italian meals. The Gaslamp Quarter is also not far from our hotel and visitors have choice from more than 100 restaurants in the small sixteen square block district.


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