These Oceanside restaurants are too good!
Oceanside is the quintessential SoCal beach town! The laidback vibes are felt all around, making it a perfect spot for a little escape. O’side boasts spectacular eateries you simply must try, and we decided to round up our favorites. After having breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of these Oceanside spots, you can explore the town and enjoy its gorgeous beaches and historic wooden pier.
Here are our 6 favorite Oceanside restaurants!
1. Dija Mara
This Oceanside gem was named a “new discovery” by the Michelin Guide in 2020. Dija Mara is known for its blend of Southeast Asian flavors and Western flair, culminating through Japanese cooking techniques to create a unique Balinese-inspired menu. You have to try some of their signature dishes like beef short rib rendang.
Location: 232 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
This Oceanside eatery is every sushi lover’s dream! You’ll find both traditional favorites as well as innovative dishes. The quality, however, is outstanding throughout the menu.
Location: 1815 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
As the name suggests, this spot is all about fish tacos and beer! What else do you need? Their delicous fish tacos have developed a bit of a cult following over the years, and after having one (or three), it’s easy to see why. They serve Mexican seafood dishes like seafood cocktails, tostadas, and incredibly refreshing aguachile!
Location: 41 Douglas Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058
Opened in 2011, Petite Madeline opened in 2011 and has since been spoiling Oceanside with delicious bakery goods as well as delicous brunch and lunch menus! Chef and owner Christine Loyola’s menu reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Location: 223 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
It’s easy to call your restaurant a local’s spot. However, Chef Daniel Pundik actually does. Local Tap House & Kitchen is a hub for the community and takes pride in this status. Their website even credits the local craftsmen and purveyors who helped build it! The food is sourced straight from farmers so expect the freshest produce! Their craft beer and cocktail selection are outstanding, making this a great spot to enjoy a relaxed drink and meal.
Location: 308 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
This is the place to go if you’re craving authentic southern comfort food! Their mouthwatering barbecue and brisket are beyond delicious. We also recommend their dirty fries, which we bet any San Diegan will automatically love.
Location: 207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054