San Diego Restaurant Week

A wave of culinary creations is coming to America’s Finest City—at an affordable price—in mid-January, as the San Diego Restaurant week returns. 

The 16th event runs from Sunday, January 19, to Sunday, January 26, bringing more than 180 restaurants from the South Bay to East County, all the way up to Oceanside and Fallbrook into the fold, offering one-of-a-kind plates and drinks to patrons. 

This year’s restaurant week includes stops in La Jolla, as well as Little Italy, Mission Bay, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Old Town and Hillcrest, to name a few. The restaurant list includes Backyard Kitchen and Tap, Beaumont’s Eatery, Blind Burro, Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italia and Seafood Cardiff and Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp and Encinitas. 

The bi-annual event offers three-course, price-fixed dinner menus that range in price from $20 to $50 per person, as well as lunch offerings from $10 to 20 per person. 

Eateries will offer customers the chance to pick combinations of entrees, appetizers, drinks and desserts, ensuring a unique experience for all involved. Tickets are not required for the week’s events, though reservations are recommended. 

The theme of January’s event, according to Kristina Owenburg, is “Restaurant Week Your Way,” which allows diners to pay the same price for food and drinks at a wider range of restaurants. 

Owenburg says she believes the thriving culinary scene in San Diego County is a major reason for the event’s rising popularity.

Another key component, according to Owenburg, is the ability for families and others to enjoy establishments that might get otherwise overlooked, because of the plethora of dining options in the region. 

“San Diego’s culinary culture is thriving right now and expanding more than we can ever imagine,” Owenburg says. “Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the culture and take an edible excursion across this beautiful county. Not to mention you also explore the amazing sight of San Diego.

“Friends, family and loved ones are able to connect over delectable meals and cocktails all for discounted prices at San Diego’s best.”

San Diego Restaurant Week, sandiegorestaurantweek.com.