Photo Credit: 608 Oceanside website
Oceanside, California is home to warm, sandy beaches and plenty of outdoor activities. It is also home to a variety of restaurants that allow you to take in the gorgeous views of Oceanside while enjoying a fabulous meal.
What are some of the hottest restaurants in Oceanside? Take a look at this list before you go out:
1. 333 Pacific
If you’re wondering where this restaurant is, just look at the name. 333 Pacific is located right at 333 North Pacific Street in Oceanside. You can experience casual dining while getting a view of Southern California’s oceanfront. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, 333 Pacific offers a variety of seafood and steak dishes as well as sushi and vegetarian options. There are several signature dishes to choose from including the American Style Kobe Beef Meatloaf. This comes with roasted garlic smashed potatoes, green beans, bordelaise, and tomato-bacon marmalade. Don’t forget to check out the 333 Vodka Lounge where you can order drinks like the White Chocolate Zebra — Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and White Crème de Cocoa served in a chocolate lined glass.
Here’s another restaurant that isn’t hard to find. 608 is located at 608 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. You’ll enjoy local favorites like the butter poached lobster or a creakstone farms ribeye steak that has a carrot caramelized onion cream. Either way you’re guaranteed a dish you won’t find anywhere else! There are a variety of bold flavors that make this menu stand out. Desserts are also unique, combining flavors like orange and mint to make a chocolate treat.
Feel like you’re at a Sunday Italian dinner when you visit this family owned and operated restaurant. Rosina’s features Italian specialties like spaghetti with homemade meatballs with veal and beef. Other Italian dishes include a variety of pastas and pizzas. Pair your meal with a fine glass of Italian red or white wine such as a Pinot Grigio from Venice. Rosina’s is open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner and Tuesday-Friday for lunch at its Ocean Ranch Boulevard location. Rosina’s also has a restaurant in San Diego’s Santaluz community.
For a unique dining experience, try the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub on the South Coast Highway. The menu here features locally caught fish and local fresh produce. Take a seat at the sushi bar where you can indulge in a variety of top quality raw fish. Besides the sushi bar, there are intriguing dishes like “The Hedgehog”; shrimp tempura & crab inside, topped with seared yellowtail, roasted garlic, truffle oil, salt & pepper. While there is a wide variety of beers and wine, the Yaegaki Filtered Sake is an interesting choice. Brewed in the U.S. under the guidance of the first female sake master in the U.S., this drink can be enjoyed warm or cold.
At the Local Tap House & Kitchen, you can enjoy a creative burger for lunch or a unique dinner dish. One of the house crafted creations on the menu is the slow cooked short rib & pumpkin gnocchi. Pair that with a signature cocktail like the Endless Summer (because nobody wants summer to end!) which combines Tito’s homemade vodka, muddled cucumber, ginger beer, grapefruit bitters, and lime garnish. Visit the Local Tap House & Kitchen on South Coast Highway daily for lunch or dinner.
The next time you’re looking for a great restaurant in Oceanside, check out one of these suggestions for a meal you won’t forget!