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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

Readers poll - eats

Coffeehouses, buffets, restaurants and more

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Best Breakfast Spot

The Mission

Honorable mention: Broken Yolk, Antique Row Café, Hash House a Go Go


Best Brunch Spot

The Tractor Room

Honorable mention: Prepkitchen La Jolla, The Mission, Hash House a Go Go


Best Cajun Restaurant

Bud’s Louisiana Café

Honorable mention: New Orleans Creole Café, Cajun Kitchen, Mardi Gras Café


Best Casino Buffet

Sycuan

Honorable mention: Valley View, Pala, Viejas


Best Cheap Eats

El Zarape

Honorable mention: Chicken Pie Shop, Papa Luna’s Empanadas, The Kabob Shop


Best Chicken Wings

Dirty Birds

Honorable mention: South Park Abbey, Mother’s Ocean Beach, The Joint


Best Chinese Restaurant

Del Mar Rendezvous

Honorable mention: Mandarin House, Dumpling Inn, Szechuan Mandarin


Best Coffeehouse

Lestat’s

Honorable mention: Claire De Lune, Caffe Calabria, Krakatoa


Best Contemporary Cuisine

Urban Solace

Honorable mention: Alchemy, Indigo Grill, Smoking Goat


Best Family Restaurant

Antique Row Café

Honorable mention: Corvette Diner, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, DZ Akins


Best Greek Restaurant

Olympic Café

Honorable mention: Daphnes, Cafe Athena, Country Kabob


Best Hotel Restaurant

The Pearl

Honorable mention: Humphreys, Albie’s Beef Inn, Nine-Ten


Best Indian Restaurant

Bombay

Honorable mention: Royal India, India Palace, Monsoon


Best Italian Restaurant

Il Postino

Honorable mention: Bencotto, Cucina Urbana, Arrivederci


Best Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Ota

Honorable mention: Tajima, Gaijin, Hane Sushi


Best Korean Restaurant

Manna BBQ

Honorable mention: Buga Korean BBQ, Village Korean Restaurant


Best Local Caterer

San Diego Taco Company

Honorable mention: Phil’s BBQ, Abbey Catering, Bazaar del Mundo Fiesta Catering


Best Local Pizza

Woodstock’s

Honorable mention: Pizza Port, Luigi’s, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzaria


Best Mexican Restaurant

Ponce’s

Honorable mention: Old Town Mexican Café, Ranchos, Fidels Little Mexico


Best New Restaurant (open since October 2011)

Prepkitchen Little Italy

Honorable mention: California Kebab & Beer Garden, Slater’s 50/50, Hillcrest Brewing Company


Best Outdoor Dining

Prepkitchen Del Mar

Honorable mention: The Prado, C-Level, Poseidon


Best Place for Late-Night Dining

Studio Diner

Honorable Mention: Brian’s 24, Rudfords, Lucha Libre


Best Place to get Dim Sum

Jasmine

Honorable mention: Emerald, China Max, Dumpling Inn


Best Romantic Restaurant

The Marine Room

Honorable mention: Bertrand at Mr. A’s, BO-Beau, Old Venice


Best Seafood Restaurant

The Fish Market

Honorable mention: Anthony’s Fish Grotto, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Oceanaire


Best Spanish Restaurant

Cafe Sevilla

Honorable mention: Costa Brava, Tapas Picasso, Candelas


Best Steakhouse

Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, Bully’s East, The Butcher Shop


Best Sushi

Sushi Deli

Honorable mention: Sushi Ota, Harney Sushi, Hane Sushi


Best Taco Shop

Lucha Libre

Honorable mention: El Indio, Roberto’s, La Posta


Best Thai Restaurant

Amarin

Honorable mention: Lotus Thai, Thai Time, Taste of Thai


Best Vegan Restaurant

Evolution Fast Food

Honorable mention: Sipz, Pokez, Casa de Luz


Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Pokez

Honorable mention: Sipz, Ranchos, Evolution Fast Food


Best Vietnamese Restaurant

OB Noodle House

Honorable mention: Saigon on Fifth, Pho Ca Dao & Grill


Best Bagel Shop

Big City Bagels

Honorable mention: City Bagel, PL Bagels, Bagel & Bialy


Best Philly Cheesesteak

Gaglione Bros.

Honorable mention: Eddie’s Philadelphia Cheese Steak and Hoagies, Monkey Paw, The Philly Grill


Best Bakery

Bread & Cie

Honorable mention: Sugar & Scribe Bakery, Azucar, Extraordinary Desserts


Best Barbeque

Phil’s BBQ

Honorable mention: Brazen BBQ, BBQ House, Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ


Best Breakfast Burrito

Ranchos

Honorable mention: Nico’s, El Zarape, Sombrero


Best Burger

Hodad’s

Honorable mention: Slater’s 50/50, Rocky’s Crown Pub, Burger Lounge


Best Burrito

El Zarape

Honorable mention: Ranchos, Lucha Libre, Lolita’s


Best Cupcakes

Babycakes

Honorable mention: Sprinkles, Frost Me, Pubcakes


Best Deli

DZ Akins

Honorable mention: City Deli, Rubicon Deli, Mona Lisa


Best Dessert

Extraordinary Desserts

Honorable mention: Heaven Sent Desserts, Chocolat, Sugar & Scribe Bakery


Best Donut Shop

VG’s Donuts

Honorable mention: Golden Donut, OB Donuts, Donut Star


Best Ethnic Food Market

99 Ranch Market

Honorable mention: Awash Ethiopian Market, North Park Market, Zion Market


Best Farm-to- Table Restaurant

Whisknladle

Honorable mention: The Linkery, Alchemy, Urban Solace


Best Farmers Market

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Honorable mention: Ocean Beach Farmers Market, Little Italy Mercato, North Park Farmers Market


Best Fast Food

In-N-Out Burger

Honorable mention: Rubio’s, Sombrero, Smashburger


Best Fish Tacos

Wahoo’s

Honorable mention: South Beach, Rubio’s, Blue Water


Best Fish-N-Chips

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Honorable mention: Princess Pub, The Fishery, Tin Fish


Best Food Truck

MIHO Gastrotruck

Honorable mention: Green Truck, God Save the Cuisine, Devilicious


Best Health Food Store

Sprouts

Honorable mention: Whole Foods, OB People’s Co-op, Olive Tree Market


Best Hot Dog

Lefty’s Chicago Pizzaria

Honorable mention: Daddy’s Hot Dogs, Hot Diggity Dog, Mother’s Saloon


Best Ice Cream Shop

Mariposa

Honorable mention: Cold Stone, Daily Scoop, Gelato Vero Caffe


Best Local Grocery Store

Windmill Farms

Honorable mention: Keil’s, Olive Tree Market, OB People’s Co-op


Best Prime Rib

Bully’s East

Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, Albie’s Beef Inn, Butcher Shop


Best Salad Bar

Souplantation

Honorable mention: Salad Style, Tender Greens, Green Spot


Best San Diego Chef

Brian Malarkey

Honorable mention: Matt Gordon, Deborah Scott, Katherine Humphus


Best Sandwich Shop

Rubicon Deli

Honorable mention: Jersey Mike’s Subs, Board & Brew, Cheese Shop


Best Smoothie

OB Smoothie

Honorable mention: Senor Mango’s, Evolution Fast Food


Best Yogurt

Yogurtland

Honorable mention: Golden Spoon, Yog-art, Yogurt Express





 
 
 
 
 
 
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