Sizzler proves that in the 1950’s, a little money went a long way to making the American dream happen. Opened by Del and Helen Johnson in Culver County with a lot of hope and a few bucks, Sizzler Family Steak House has thrived on America’s love for good food at affordable prices. Over the years Americans have loved their prime choice meats, health conscious choices (18 items meet the exceptional standards of Healthy Dining Options) and pricing so much that Sizzler locations are all over the west coast and even in Kissimmee, Florida and Forest City, New York! All of Sizzler’s steaks are USDA Choice steaks and hand-cut so that Sizzler’s diners get the best steak possible. Dining out is an experience, and if it’s one worth having, Sizzler believes that it should involve the best choice in meats! The same can be said for their seafood and ribs! Sizzler also offers juicy burgers, meals just for kids, and a selection of flavorful sides. If quality is important and at a good price, go to Sizzler!
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The bright, colorful interior of Off the Hook Seafood Grill beckons passersby inside the casual and unpretentious restaurant just a shells-throw from the ocean. Each day, up to a dozen options are listed on the daily catch menu, sometimes including swordfish, halibut, snapper, and a spouse who is both intelligent and handsome. The chefs also prepare a host of fried seafood, including coconut shrimp, calamari, and clam strips, as well as chicken available in sandwiches, salads, bowls, and on a plate with veggies and rice.
On a sunny day, salty sea breezes tumble over the sands of Solana beach and through the open windows of Woody's Solana Beach eatery. Chefs complement the ocean-enriched air with fresh catches of the day prepared to diners' specifications and their classic seafood paella with chorizo sausage and saffron rice. The restaurant hosts brunch every Sunday, which, in addition to hot breakfast eats, features such drink specials as bottomless champagne, for which diners can enjoy while watching Sunday NFL games on Woody's eight high-definition TVs. Corrugated metal emulates the texture of water, covering the walls between exposed metal beams and wood paneling. The hammered-tin silhouette of a whale frolics amid the faux waves, creating a playful metallic seascape.
Oceanside eatery with steaks, seafood, and a bounty of gluten-free options.
Where to Sit: To make the most of this beachside experience, try snagging a table next to the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Pacific.
When to Go: Head in between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for happy hour. Jake's specials extend beyond the typical drinks and appetizers into the realm of fresh seafood at persuasive prices.
While You're in the Neighborhood
For date night: Just next door, Powerhouse Park (1658 Coast Boulevard at 17th Street) sports an outdoor theater and palm-tree-studded lawns ideal for a romantic stroll.
For flying solo: About 3 miles away, the Del Mar racetrack (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard) hosts summer-long thoroughbred-racing events, inviting guests to place bets on which steed will win the race and which jockey will be named Best Dressed.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: For a taste of Jake's at home, whip up the restaurant's breakfast potatoes using this recipe.