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San Diego Harbor Restaurants

When thinking about dining in San Diego, visitors are provided with ample options in terms of cuisines, atmosphere and price. While many visitors are familiar with dining in the popular Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, there are several other options nearby. At the Marina Inn, we always recommend that our guests head over to the San Diego Harbor, where they will be able to have a meal on the water, enjoying quality dishes and stunning views of the bay.

The San Diego Harbor starts in the Point Loma area of San Diego and stretches along the coast to the downtown district. Here, you can find numerous restaurants, many of which specialize in fresh, locally caught seafood. If you’re not sure where to begin your search for the top San Diego harbor restaurants, the following are a couple of our favorites:

  • Bali Hai Restaurant – A Polynesian inspired San Diego harbor restaurant, Bali Hai offers a menu that features distinctive Pacific Rim cuisine. Family owned and operated for more than 5 decades, Bali Hai warmly welcomes guests, offering local favorites as well as recipes that have been passed down for generations. While beef and poultry are available, most diners select from their specialty list of seafood which includes crispy ahi tuna, rice cracker crusted king salmon, spice rubbed swordfish, miso marinated black cod, and more. To enhance your experience, reserve one of the tables on the outdoor patio and enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful views of the bay.
  • Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – If you’re looking for fresh seafood, there’s no better place to visit than Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, located on the far end of Harbor Drive. From crab legs, shrimp and lobster claws to oysters, mussels and scallops, the options for fresh, locally caught product are endless. Also serving local craft beers and hosting a happy hour from 3pm-6pm Monday through Friday, you can enjoy the same quality entrees at discounted prices. And no matter where you sit at this San Diego harbor restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful bay views through their arched floor to ceiling windows.

After enjoying a great meal at one of the San Diego Harbor restaurants, head back your San Diego Harbor hotel to freshen up before heading out for a night out on the town. The Marina Inn is one of the top hotels near San Diego Harbor, also in close proximity to the airport and the bustling downtown Gaslamp Quarter. For more information about availability or hotel rates, contact a Reservation Manager today.

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