Explore the Best Restaurants in Carlsbad

It’s all here in Carlsbad. Award-winning restaurants that are constantly reinventing the way we eat to street food classics that magically whisk you back to your childhood. No matter your tastes or budget, restaurants in Carlsbad offers a wealth of options that overflow with flavor and style, as well as happily fuel your next fun-filled eating adventure.
Baba Coffee

Welcome to Baba Coffee, Tea and Beer Baba Coffee is located in the Village of Carlsbad on North State Street. Join us for coffee, tea, craft beer and food in […]

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Steady State Roasting Co.

Steady State Roasting is a small batch roastery dedicated to the craft and care of providing specialty coffee.  Located in Carlsbad, CA we roast and offer coffee experiences in a […]

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Campfire Carlsbad

Campfire is a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality.  A celebration of the spirit of our name in which we gather around a fire, create honest food, and […]

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Burgeon Beer Company

Burgeon Beer Company is the result of three ambitious men with a passionate vision. A vision to one day own and operate an influential craft brewery. Experience and determination created […]

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Rouleur Brewing Company

Pronounce it however you like, but ROULEUR is the new Ruler Inspired both by the collaborative, artisanal craft of modern craft breweries and the secretive, monastic breweries of the Old […]

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Wiseguy Brewing Company

After starting to brew beer at home over 10 years ago, we couldn’t have imagined it would turn into the creation of Wiseguy Brewing Company.  What started out as a […]

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Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli

Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli is located in Carlsbad, California opened in 1944, is family owned, and serves some of the best Mexican food in all of Carlsbad. It […]

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Carruth Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Room

Carruth Cellars is an urban winery specializing in California style wines. We source quality grapes from premium vineyards in Northern & Central California, transport them by truck, and make our […]

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Canyons Restaurant

You don’t have to play golf to enjoy The Crossings at Carlsbad. We are more than just a golf course, come visit the Canyons Restaurant, a full-service restaurant and bar located inside the […]

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Succulent Cafe

The Succulent Café wraps you in a relaxing friendly environment and surrounds you by living art. Enjoy coffees, smoothies, teas, and pastries by the peaceful sound of the water fountain, […]

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Barrel Republic

Barrel Republic is the Mecca for craft beer lovers to come for freedom: the FREEDOM TO POUR, freedom to compare and the freedom to be amongst other like-minded craft beer […]

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Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant

Nestled in the Northern San Diego County beach town of Carlsbad is our Italian kitchen, Gregorio’s. We have been serving up great Italian food and pizzas for over 20 years. […]

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Paon Restaurant & Wine Bar

Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Beautiful patio dining, elegant Art Deco in intimate dining setting. Private dining available in handsome club environment. Paon chef features seasonal, locally […]

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Caldo Pomodoro Italian Restaurant

We use only the finest ingredients, every dish is made to order. Come taste the difference at Branci’s Caldo Pomodoro “The Hot Tomato” Our specialties include: ossobucco, seafood, vegetarian, lasagna, […]

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King’s Fish House Seafood Restaurant

King’s Fish House, a unique Southern California find as the quintessential American fish house, is quickly becoming a Southland fixture. With the familiarity, simple comforts, and affordability of landmark fish […]

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Tip Top Meats & European Deli

Tip Top stands behind every item we sell. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly; every butcher understands European cuts.European market features speciality food items, cheeses, wurst, sausage and wine. Tip […]

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Don’s Country Kitchen Breakfast & Sandwich Shop

An outdoor area offers patio seating, with white, plastic tables. Meanwhile, the inside restaurant includes a counter with bar stools, several tables and a busy service staff. Traditional breakfast favorites […]

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Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

In 1960, Ophelia & Abel Garcia, our “Nana & Tata,” took a chance & embarked on a journey… a heritage that has survived four generations, Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant. Opening our […]

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Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

Robata literally means “around the hearth.” The cooking style originated centuries ago on the island of Japan, where fishermen needed a way to cook on their boats. They encased Binchotan […]

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The Daily News Cafe Carlsbad

The Daily News Cafe has been serving the very best of homemade foods for nearly 15 years now. The beautiful landscaping and incredible weather make our patio seating a favorite […]

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The Landings Restaurant Carlsbad

The Landings is an upscale eatery decorated with a Land and Sea motif. This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner; with patio dining and live enteretainment. Join us […]

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Ruby’s Diner Carlsbad

Travel back in time to the 1940’s in this authentic American diner. Remember the good ol’ days with a simple menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, malts, and more. Location: 5630 […]

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Stratus Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy the culmination of Southern California’s favorite flavors in our all new Stratus Restaurant & Bar. By utilizing the freshest locally-sourced ingredients our culinary experts craft plates that are uniquely […]

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Beef tenderloin steak with pepper on a grill pan.
KoKo Beach Restaurant

Stop by KoKo Beach for Delicious Prime Rib, Steak, or Seafood until Midnight! KoKo Beach opened in the summer of 1992, and over the years, they have strived to serve […]

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83 Degrees Restaurant

Welcome to 83° – Craft Beer, American Food, Wine & Cocktails are what we serve, but our vibe is always a smoking HOT 83°! At 83° you will enjoy a […]

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Buca di Beppo Carlsbad

Come indulge in the Buca experience of unforgettable appetizers, salads, pastas, pizzas, entrées, desserts, beer and fine wine. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having […]

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Jamba Juice Carlsbad

Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, […]

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West Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality […]

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Vivace at Park Hyatt

Kevin McCarthy, chef de cuisine, use of culinary classics is shown masterfully through innovative menus he has developed for the AAA Four-Diamond Vivace. Known for his fresh and seasonal Italian-inspired […]

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Dini’s Bistro Carlsbad

Our magical mascot, the “Iguana”, is our own unique tropical drink. This exotic concoction originated at our Dini’s Del Mar location and embodies the Dini’s tradition of creativity, good taste […]

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Mediterranean Cafe Restaurant

A unique, truly one-of-a-kind café, featuring an eclectic range of Southern- European and Middle-Eastern cuisine with a So-Cal twist, our healthy, delectable menu is sure to delight both meat-lover and […]

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Burger Lounge

We provide a simple premium quality menu that appeals to health conscious diners, vegetarians, salad lovers and those simply ”hankering for a great hamburger”. The future at Burger Lounge is […]

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Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana

Visit Vigilucci’s location in Carlsbad, San Diego and enjoy menu highlights including pasta dishes, savory veal, chicken, prime steak and seafood paired with award-winning wine lists. Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group offers […]

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Pizza Port Brewery & Restaurant

Welcome to the 2009 GABF Large Brewpub of the Year and Intergalactic Headquarters for the Pizza Port Empire! Opened in 1997, Pizza Port Carlsbad sits at the corner of Carlsbad […]

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Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Established in 1982 by Mike and Barbara Morton, Miguel’s Cocina was the natural next step after enjoying astounding success with The Brigantine Family of Restaurants. The Morton family saw San […]

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4:00p-6:30p Beers, Wells, Wines and Flights $4 Select Apps $5 Including: Crispy Calamari Boneless Wings Spinach Dip Spicy Hummus Sweet and Stinky Fries Sweet Chili Lime Fries […]

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Choice Juicery

HOURS & LOCATION MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 7AM – 5:30PM WEDNESDAY* 7AM – 7PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8AM – 5:30PM * We stay open late on Wednesdays for the State […]

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Gaia Gelato in Carlsbad

We prepare gelato in small batches every day, using only our authentic Italian recipes. We installed in the heart of Carlsbad an authentic Gelato Lab: all the machines and displays […]

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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront
Chandler’s Restaurant

Local. Coastal. Unexpected. Relish in farm-to-table delectable, hand-crafted with a fresh and flavorful approach to everything from apps to desserts. We think of it as long-time favorites reinvented from upscale […]

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California Beach Bistro

Enjoy freshly prepared full American and lighter continental style breakfast. For lunch and dinner soups – salads – sandwiches – pastas – and chefs specials are available. The bistro offers […]

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Board & Brew Restaurant

Board & Brew offers specialty and grilled sandwiches, salads and soup. Enjoy a local microbrew with your meal. Catering is also available. Hours: Mon-Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sun. […]

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Mas Fina Cantina Mexican Restaurant

Mas Fina Cantina specializes in consistency! The cantina is a fun small local bar and restaurant. The food is extreamly good, it surprizes most first timers to the cantina becasue […]

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PF Chang’s China Bistro Carlsbad

At P.F. Chang’s we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order […]

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Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, founded by Sami Ladeki in 1989, is known for its award winning gourmet pizzas, tapas, salads, pastas and signature Messy Sundae . It has been listed among […]

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Sushi Taisho Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Taisho is a Japanese restaurant fused with the beach culture and lifestyle, which promotes a fun environment and atmosphere. From our outdoor patio, you will be able to enjoy […]

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Naked Café

Healthy breakfast and lunch served by a friendly staff.

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Al’s Cafe in Carlsbad Village

Al’s Cafe is an ultra-popular diner in Carlsbad Village. Inside, one long counter, with vinyl-covered stools, and bears the resemblance of a traditional American diner. Guests also have the option […]

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Spirito’s Italian Diner

THE BEGINNING… During the Great Depression, my grandfather, Antonio Spirito, opened a tavern in the Peterstown neighborhood of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He started serving sausage, onion and pepper sandwiches to […]

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Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

Cicciotti’s is casual Italian dining cooked by a Published Author & Chef Gaetano Cicciotti. Cicciotti’s Trattoria serves classic Italian pasta like fettuccine Alfredo which you might find in Italian restaurants, […]

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Vinaka Cafe Carlsbad

Vinaka Café not only offers freshly brewed organic and flavored coffees, but also ice cream, cakes, pies, and other delicious desserts to indulge your taste buds. Location: 300 Carlsbad Village […]

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The Land & Water Co.

The Land & Water Company is now open and ready to serve. Chef Robert Ruiz comes to this project with a pedigree as prestigious in its authenticity as it is […]

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Pelly’s Fish Market & Café

Welcome to Pelly’s Fish Market and Cafe – Your neighborhood fish market. Since our conception in 1989 we have been true to our mission: to provide Carlsbad and the surrounding […]

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Casa De Bandini Mexican Restaurant

You’ll recognize the spirit of our original restaurant in our new Casa de Bandini in its colorful dining rooms and magnificent patios replete with enchanting lighting, splashing fountains, and lush […]

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Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot

Welcome to Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, a modernized version of the classic bistro – great food, at a great price, served in a relaxed environment that is perfect for […]

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Fresco Trattoria Bar Italian Restaurant

Enjoy wonderfully authentic food and ambiance in the main dining room, casual bar or the warm inviting patio. Leone D’Arcangelo and his family look forward to welcoming you to the […]

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Grand Deli Sandwich Shop

The Grand Deli spot is a top-pick among locals. Try the Breakfast Special, which includes two eggs, sausage or bacon, home fries and toast. Lunchtime brings sandwich selections to the […]

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California Bistro at Park Hyatt Aviara

Specialties Our chefs combine the culinary comfort of a modern bistro with market-fresh ingredients indigenous to the area’s fruitful terrain and bountiful waters. Inspired by French tradition, the menu offers […]

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Sea Fire Restaurant and Bar

Sea Fire Restaurant in Carlsbad offers a unique and flavorful Mediterranean menu including pizzas, pastas, salads, seafood and sandwiches! Root for your favorite team on one of our four HD-TVs […]

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Culver Beer Company

Culver Beer Co., founded by North County locals Ben Fairweather and Mike Stevenson, opened in a cozy industrial space just north of Bressi Ranch. Culver is a product of what […]

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Arcana Brewing

Welcome to Arcana Brewing Company, formerly known as Fezziwig’s Brewing Company! We’re a craft microbrewery located in Carlsbad, California making what we think are some pretty delicious ales, Potent porters, […]

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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Our Carlsbad location, established in 2003 is in the heart of old Carlsbad has convenient and ample parking directly behind the restaurant. Fantastic Margaritas and fresh Mexican Food served by […]

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Blendz Fun Fresh Food

We live in a fast-paced world where eating healthier ends up being a lower priority for many people. Good nutrition is often sacrificed at the expense of speed and convenience. […]

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Barrio Mexican Restaurant

South of the border cuisine makes its way North at Barrio in Carlsbad. Enjoy an inspired, seasonal menu complete with fun drinks, fresh salsas, authentic street tacos and classic home-style […]

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Carlsbad Chocolate Bar

The Carlsbad Chocolate Bar was established in December 2008. In July 2011, the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar relocated to the corner of State and Carlsbad Village Drive. They offer an extensive […]

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Mikko Sushi

My husband and I took over Mikko in the spring of 2015. We decided to keep the original name Mikko because of its history in Carlsbad with many loyal customers […]

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Pollos Maria Mexican Restaurant

Pollos Maria is unlike any other Mexican restaurants serving the healthiest Mexican food with reasonable prices. Classic favorites include their famous fire-grilled chicken and award-winning salsas, each made with recipes […]

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Harbor Fish Cafe

Renowned American seafood café with classic dishes like fish n’ cips, clam chowder and more. All served on an outdoor patio with scenic beach views. Visit our Facebook page!

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O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub Carlsbad

We are located in the “Heart” of Carlsbad Village. Our friendly staff serves customers a range of traditional Irish fayre as well as a variety of salads, burgers, steaks, and […]

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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Carlsbad

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is the latest major attraction to open in the Carlsbad, CA, area. The 22,000 sq. ft. space will feature a museum, restaurant, tavern, coffee house […]

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VUE is a lively and contemporary restaurant featuring creative dishes and an outdoor dining patio offers magnificent “VUEs” of championship golf courses and the lush green rolling hills of northern […]

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Hennessey’s Tavern Carlsbad

Monday Shot & a Beer for Only $5 – Every Monday Night from 9PM Tuesday Two Timin’ Tuesdays – All Day – 2-4-1 Burgers & 2-4-1 Breakfast Entrees Wednesday Wine-Down […]

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Señor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant

Our restaurant was founded on the basis of making fresh authentic mexican food. We always use fresh ingredients! Fresh tortillas are made on location at ALL of our taco shops […]

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Nozomi Japanese Fusion

Sushi is an art form, where appearances are equally as important as taste. At Nozomi, our goal is to provide you with excellent service and an amazing experience. In differenct […]

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Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Watch the evening sunset of the Pacific Ocean in front of you while enjoying the freshest seafood, certified prime steaks, and an award-winning wine list. The uniqueness of their seafood […]

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Jay’s Gourmet

Delight in delicious Italian cuisine at Jay’s Gourmet! Specializing in fresh seafood dishes and pizza, this local favorite is a perfect spot to dine after a day at the beach. […]

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Coyote Bar & Grill Carlsbad

One of Carlsbads little gems. Coyote Bar & Grill sits on what was once Twin Inn Hotel of Yester year. It maintains the sophistication of modern affluence yet offers a […]

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Carslbad

Entrees: BALSAMIC GLAZED CHICKEN Our marinated chicken breast grilled and served over baby field greens, caramelized onions and white cheddar mashed potatoes. Topped with crispy fried onion strings and drizzled […]

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