Top rated restaurants according to Tripadvisor


With the advent of Big Data, it is now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the world. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have very definite opinions. Restaurant brands in the United States have a long and storied history – and whether it’s fast food, casual, upscale or super-inexpensive, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What’s clear about American eating habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are teeming with variety, blending ethnicities, food regions and cultures in steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker has compiled a list of top-rated restaurants in San Diego that are listed as “fine dining” on Tripadvisor. Locals are sure to see favorite eateries and classic eateries. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant is on the list and to see places you haven’t been yet.

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#30. Tide

– Rating: 4.5/5 (212 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7905
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#29. Crab Catcher Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (931 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1298 Prospect St. Suite 3A, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#28. Greystone Prime Steakhouse and Seafood

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (881 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 658 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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#27. Osetra Seafood and Steaks

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (644 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102
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#26. At Lou and Mickey’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,131 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
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#25. Nobu San Diego

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (752 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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#24. Addison Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5/5 (282 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: French
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130-4900
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#23. Water grill

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (556 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
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#22. Manhattan from La Jolla

– Rating: 4.5/5 (342 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Italian
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 7766 Fay Ave Empress Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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#21. Crown Room Brunch at Hotel del Coronado

– Rating: 4.5/5 (480 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: International, American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2986
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#20. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Grill

– Rating: 4.5/5 (493 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 668 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7012
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#19. George’s at the creek

– Rating: 4.5/5 (3,436 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1250 Prospect St Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
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#18. At Loma’s

– Rating: 4.5/5 (374 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: French, European
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1132 Loma Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2851
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#17. Restaurant BEFORE

– Rating: 4.5/5 (252 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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#16. JRDN Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5/5 (533 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109-2407
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#15. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

– Rating: 4.5/5 (635 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101
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#14. Grass & Wood

– Rating: 4.5/5 (301 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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#13. Mr A’S

– Rating: 4.5/5 (808 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 2550 5th Ave 12th Floor, San Diego, CA 92103-6612
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#12. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

– Rating: 4.5/5 (436 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 380 K Street at 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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#11. The marine room

– Rating: 4.5/5 (783 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3237
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#ten. Grant Grill

– Rating: 4.5/5 (459 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Contemporary, American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 326 Broadway, San Diego, California 92101
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#9. Eddie V’s Best Seafood

– Rating: 4.5/5 (613 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 789 W Harbor Dr Suite 158, San Diego, CA 92101
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#8. Juniper & Ivy

– Rating: 4.5/5 (880 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1739
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#7. First on the island

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,056 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#6. Top of the Market – San Diego

– Rating: 4.5/5 (622 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-5806
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#5. cowboy star

– Rating: 4.5/5 (489 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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#4. NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

– Rating: 4.5/5 (655 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Bar
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#3. Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab

– Rating: 4.5/5 (820 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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#2. Eddie V’s Best Seafood

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,435 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#1. AR Valentien at the Lodge in Torrey Pines

– Rating: 4.5/5 (646 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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