Oceanside is earning its spot as a much desired foodie destination in SoCal. It is getting attention for its hand crafted food, local ingredients, and a casual environment. Local foodies have coined Oceanside eateries as “flip-flop fine dining.” The best part? Vacation at the Southern California Beach Resort to be walking distance to all of these amazing foodie hotspots.
After you spend the day exploring The Strand, enjoying the Pacific Ocean views, mosey on down to one of these amazing restaurants for an unforgettable meal. And after your foodie adventure head back to your home-away-from-home and relax in our rooftop hot tub with the waves as the soundtrack to your vacation.
Location: 207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
Locals rave about this spot in Oceanside and seekers of perfect “Southern BBQ” might be surprised to find this a delicious gem in SoCal. From Bloody Mary’s served with a rib on top, to dirty fries, to their chicken and waffles (a local favorite), you cannot go wrong with their diverse menu. With daily specials and wonderful happy hour deals, this restaurant will be a fast favorite, right off of the 101 freeway. Also, it a great place to watch football in Oceanside!
Location: 308 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
Local Tap House is known assortment of local beers on tap, and is a SoCal eatery at its finest. From their gourmet pretzel appetizer with homemade deli mustard (pro tip: ask for some Gouda gravy on the side!), to its burgers and prime rib sandwich, it’s the perfect place to indulge your taste buds.
Location: 333 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
If you are looking for a classy date night, this is your place! With floor to ceiling windows and idyllic Pacific Ocean views, reserve your table at sunset and get ready for a decadent and delicious evening with unrivaled ambiance. And with a 3 course kid’s meal, it’s the perfect place for families too! Also, if you aren’t looking to go all out at the restaurant, you can still enjoy 333’s cocktail lounge. Try their daily specials that still make this place a “must” while you are in Oceanside.
Location: 211 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054
With its roof top bar with ocean views, corn hole, arcade games, and relaxed atmosphere, embrace the perfect SoCal vibes at this eatery! While they have a tremendous happy hour, this laid back two story restaurant is great for large groups, and they have a fantastic weekend brunch. Classic Baja is on the menu that consists of local ingredients and fresh seafood. Some favorites on the menu are the Mexican Shrimp grilled tacos, queso fundido, and of course, the fish and chips.
Location: 711 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054
Mission Ave Bar and Grill is less than a mile away and only a ten minute walk from our resort. Mission Ave is for the local and traveler alike, and has a casual and inviting vibe. On Monday and Tuesdays they have board games available from 11 am – 1am, and Wednesday night trivia, along with live music every Thursday evening. You cannot go wrong at this fun stop that is both family friendly and has over 200 whiskey choices available. Some menu favorites are the lobster chalupa, fried chicken sandwich, and homemade donuts.