Food & Drink in Solana Beach

$3 for Frozen Yogurt at Seaside Yogurt

Del Mar

$5 $3

Low- or nonfat frozen yogurt can be topped with a variety of rotating toppings at a custom topping bar

Up to 43% Off Persian Cuisine at Alborz Restaurant

Del Mar Heights

$30 $17

(132)

Persian and Greek dishes of braised lamb, chicken and steak kebabs, veggie and bean stews, and hot and cold mezzes

Up to 47% Off at Tabu Sushi Bar & Grill

North City

$25 $16

Japanese entrees such as hibachi steak and chicken katsu; sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls full of shrimp tempura and spicy crab

43% Off at Savory Spice Shop Encinitas

Encinitas - The Lumberyard

$14 $8

Ceylon cinnamon sticks, whole ancho chilis, organic rosemary, chipotle sauce, and other spices, seasonings, and sauces stock the shelves

38% Off Italian Cuisine at Voce Del Mare

Bird Rock

$40 $25

(87)

Classic Italian dishes, such as beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan, spaghetti with homemade pesto, and wild salmon with puttanesca sauce

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Stella Italian Fare

Village

$30 $16

(66)

Lasagna with an Angus-beef ragout, yellow fin tuna in a pine-nut and hazelnut crust, and braised lamb shank with fresh gnocchi

Crab Catcher – 40% Off Upscale Seafood

Village

$100 $60

(642)

Take in coastal views while dining on Alaskan and dungeness crab, Maine lobster, and prime steaks

Up to 51% Off Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

(100)

Savor mini or jumbo vanilla cupcakes with frosting or enjoy an in-store party with two cupcakes, a frosting bag, and beverage per person

$10 for Bagels, Sandwiches & Coffee at Big Apple Bagels

San Marcos

$20 $10

(24)

Breakfast and lunch staples include chewy bagels, triple-decker sandwiches, pizza breads, and Brewster’s coffee

50% Off at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(352)

Ideal for game day parties, award-winning subs pack fresh ingredients such as coleslaw and roast beef, buried beneath hot or sweet peppers

Up to 50% Off Beer Tasting at On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

(33)

Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

40% Off at Top of the Bagel Cafe

Carlsbad

$20 $12

Freshly boiled bagels book end breakfast and lunch sandwiches alongside soups, salads, and specialty coffee drinks

50% Off Juice at Mantra Yoga and Juice

Carlsbad

$6 $3

Fresh-squeezed juice satisfies customers after yoga workouts with energizing flavors such as Carlsbad Carrot and Surf Side Beet

45% Off Organic Burgers and Fries at Pure Burger

Carlsbad

$22 $12

(109)

Burger patties handmade with organic, grass-fed beef & customized with ingredients such as real cheddar cheese, avocado & balsamic mustard

Up to 38% Off Beverages at Holiday Wine Cellar

Central Escondido

$30 $20

(102)

Old-school customer service with latest selections of craft beers, fine wines, and exceptional spirits

Up to 51% Off at Sushi Yama

Central Escondido

$40 $20

(161)

Traditional sushi and hot entrees with modern twists including Southwest-inspired rolls and tempura platters

50% Off at El Mariachi Mexican Food

Bluffton

$20 $10

Mexican favorites such as burritos, chimichangas, and tortas served in a bright and festive restaurant, with sopapillas and flan for dessert

Up to 50% Off American Comfort Cuisine at Luc's Bistro

Poway

$20 $12

(229)

Comforting dishes such as chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

(45)

Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at La Paloma Restaurante

Vista

$20 $11

(77)

Menu features classic Mexican dishes, as well as inventive plates such as the charbroiled ostrich filet marinated in house seasoning

38% Off Sandwiches and Deli Food at Vista Ice Box Deli Jr.

Vista

$8 $5

(59)

Fixings such as the California Split on sourdough bread, turkey, bacon, and avocado on squaw bread and a variety of hearty soups and salads

50% Off at Maan's Mediterranean Grill 

Oceanside

$12 $6

(62)

Authentic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes, including lamb-and-beef gyros, Greek salads loaded with feta and olives, and chicken shawarma

Up to 43% Off at The Breakfast Club "80s" Diner

Oceanside

$14 $9

(202)

'80s-themed decor meets classic Americana diner fare, from flapjacks to skillets, and ruebens to burgers

Half Off Guamanian Cuisine at Guahan Grill

Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro

$16 $8

(213)

Guamanian cuisine, such as grilled wahoo fish served with a traditional vinegar-based sauce, Chamorro-style fried ribs, and banana donuts

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

50% Off Italian Food at Dominic’s at the Harbor

Oceanside

$30 $15

(126)

Pastas, veal cutlets, and gourmet pizzas complement scenic views of the harbor from a heated patio

Up to 47% Off at Masala

San Diego

$20 $11

Colorful and lush restaurant creates Indian cuisine such as coconut-ginger shrimp with sweet mango chutney and crepes with spicy potatoes

42% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Bankers Hill

$130 $75

(52)

Four-course meal and commemorative show magnets accompany a live, comedic mystery performance with audience participation

Sample American Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at Venissimo Cheese

Marina

$40 $40

Learn about the art of making cheese and pairing it with American craft beer in a workshop that includes five cheese and beer samples

Up to a 36% Off Barbecue Meal at Starkey's BBQ

Mission Beach

$45 $29

(112)

Patrons enjoy appetizers, beer, and barbecue sandwiches

Up to 57% Off Growler and Membership at Mission Brewery

East Village

$58 $25

(185)

Fill up a gold-embossed growler with two fills of your choice; Growler Club membership includes discounts on beer throughout the week

50% Off Mexican Food at Bolillo Tortas

Bolillo Tortas

$14 $7

(178)

16 types of tortas layer chicken milanesa and steak asada between slabs of traditional bread, served with deep-fried stuffed jalapeños

45% Off Indian Food at Royal India

San Diego

$20 $11

(501)

Two brothers borrow their mother’s recipes to create home-style Indian cuisine at two locations, served in upscale dining rooms

Up to 40% Off at Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ

Miramar

$20 $12

(73)

The family at this barbecue hot spot cooks beef brisket for 18–24 hours in a cast-iron smoker and makes Texas-style side dishes in-house

Half Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

(126)

Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

Dippin’ Dots – 40% Off Frozen Treats

Fashion Valley Mall

$10 $6

(9)

Tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream in flavors such as birthday cake, cookies 'n' cream, cotton candy, and rainbow ice

62% Off Upscale Continental Cuisine

San Diego

$78 $30

(140)

Tuxedo-clad waiters deliver upscale eats such as roast rack of lamb jardinière, oysters rockefeller, and bananas flambé

50% Off Frozen Treats

College East

$8 $4

Snow cream is a frozen creation that's not quite ice cream but not quite a snow cone, and can be crowned with toppings and flavored sauces

45% Off Italian Food at Capri Blu Restaurant

San Diego

$40 $22

(128)

Filet mignon, dungeness crab, and inventive pizzas all share one enticing menu of classic and modern Italian dishes

Up to Half Off at Daddy's Hot Dogs

Hillcrest

$18 $10

Beef hot dogs hoist toppings such as Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and BBQ sauce; buffalo and veggie dogs also available

Up to 46% Off at Flavors of East Africa

North Park

$44.97 $27.50

(230)

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

Up to 47% Off at Monsoon Fine Cuisine of India

Gaslamp

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes, such as tandoori lamb and vegetarian mushroom masala, served in a luxurious atmosphere

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

(239)

Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

40% Off at New York Bagels & Café

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $12

(29)

More than 20 kinds of New York–style bagels, served on their own or in bagel sandwiches

Up to Half Off at Lil B's Restaurant

North Park

$20 $11

(160)

Formerly Brian's of Washington in Hillcrest, serving same comfort-food menu; breakfast offered all day, open until 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Up to 47%% Burgers and Beers at Cheers Bar & Grill

Rancho Penasquitos

$19 $10

(8)

Burgers, brats, chicken sandwiches, choice steaks, & salmon pair with cocktails & beers at this neighborhood bar & grill

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting at The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

(61)

Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at The Amigo Spot

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(44)

Chefs create Mexican and American favorites such as carne asada fries, burritos, tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and grilled cheese sandwiches

50% Off Tuscan Cuisine at Operacaffe

Gaslamp

$30 $15

Prosciutto pizza, porcini ravioli in sage-infused butter sauce, and other Tuscan-inspired specialties at a Zagat-rated eatery

Up to 49% Off Persian Cuisine at Sadaf

Gaslamp

$39 $20

(107)

Under a sky-painted ceiling, diners dig into Persian delicacies such as kebabs with basmati rice or lamb shank

Half Off Churros and Other Sweet Treats at Churros El Tigre

San Ysidro

$10 $5

(137)

Churros and bananas topped with sweet, all-natural flavors, as well as shaved ice doused in fresh fruit flavors

50% Off at LION Coffee

Clairemont Mesa East

$5 $2.50

Hawaiian-based company brews coffee and espresso, blends natural fruit smoothies, and serves toasty breakfast burritos

50% Off Spaghetti Dinner at Sanfilippo's Italian Restaurant

Hillcrest

$40 $20

(66)

Italian restaurant with more than 30 years in business serves a spaghetti dinner with salad and wine indoors or on a twinkle-lit patio

50% Off at Green Shallots Thai Gourmet Express

Kearny Mesa

$10 $5

Thai barbecued chicken, roast duck, three types of curry, and spring rolls in a choice of four proteins

Up to 42% Off at Naked Pizza

Pacific Beach

$20 $13

(126)

Healthy pies made with hormone-free meat, sugar-free sauce, and 10-grain dough that includes brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, and probiotics

Up to 50% Off Breakfast and Lunch at Incredible Cafe

Rancho Bernardo

$20 $11

(80)

Menu features classic American breakfast and lunch options, as well as sections dedicated to healthy dishes and Mexican favorites

Up to 59% Off Mediterranean Fare and Drinks at Eba's Lounge and Bistro

Hillcrest

$20 $10

(6)

Enjoy Mediterranean favorites such as chicken shawarma, falafel, and gourmet pizzas paired with beverages

Up to 40% Off California-French Cuisine at Bernard'O Restaurant

San Diego

$50 $30

(217)

Dinners start with filet mignon tartar with a quail egg or escargot, and move on to entrees of beef bourguignon or California bouillabaisse

45% Off Flamenco Dinner Show at Cafe Sevilla

San Diego

$163 $89

(768)

Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 51% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Rocking Tanuki

Mission Valley West

$20 $11

(147)

Inventive rolls spiced with cilantro, peppers, chipotle, and savory sauces served alongside katsudon, udon, ramen, and curry rice

Up to 50% Off Italian at Vittorio's

Torrey Highlands

$40 $20

(84)

Homemade ravioli, black-ink linguine, and other Italian specialties served in a Tuscany-decorated dining room

Up to 48% Off Burgers and Sandwiches at Babs

Kearny Mesa

$24.94 $13

(491)

Burgers with fresh ground beef patties flled with gooey cheese and overstuffed sandwiches bursting with deli meats, fries, and coleslaw

Up to 45% Off Crepe Meal at Fabrison’s French Creperie

Multiple Locations

$43.50 $24

(241)

French cuisine, from classic crepes to traditional Provençal tapenade, comes together for a unique café meal

Up to 52% Off Mexican Meal at El Comal

North Park

$41 $20

(289)

Tacos made from barbecue goat, grilled steak, fish, or marinated pork, paired with margaritas and traditional Mexican dishes

48% Off at Chopahn Authentic Afghan Cuisine

San Diego

$25 $13

(182)

Seasonal Central Asian dishes such as lamb loin kabobs and beefy stews poured over beds of basmati rice

Up to 47% Off at Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

Hillcrest

$20 $11

(426)

Chef’s specials at this popular Indian restaurant include masala pasta, chicken tikka masala, and lamb curry

Up to 46% Off Burgers at The Skybox San Diego

San Diego

$47.96 $27

(39)

Half-pound Angus beef burgers, served with or without melted cheese and accompanied by refreshing domestic brews

Up to 50% Off at Chorus Karaoke San Diego

Kearny Mesa

$76.98 $40

Seven karaoke rooms hold groups up to 30 as they sip cocktails or soju and snack on classic Korean appetizers

40% Off at La Crepe Fraiche

Sorrento Valley

$20 $12

Hot and cold coffee drinks, frozen yogurt topped with housemade vanilla whipped cream, savory and sweet crepes, and other café foods

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Antica Trattoria

La Mesa

$30 $18

(283)

Chef Francesco Basile celebrates the cuisine of his native Italy with seasonal meals of seafood medleys, tender roasts, and flavorful sauces

Half Off Mexican Food at La Torta Cafe

La Mesa

$20 $10

(175)

Mexican eatery specializing in more than 30 styles of tortas; other Mexican staples include quesadillas, burritos, and tacos

43% Off at Nonno's Italian Restaurant

La Mesa

$30 $17

(35)

A generous wine selection complements Italian staples, such as 16-inch cappicolla subs and meat lovers' pizzas made with from-scratch dough

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café - La Mesa

La Mesa

$10 $5.33

(23)

Signature drinks such as the Perk-u-ccino complement breakfast wraps and sandwiches served all day

43% Off a Wine Tasting for Two at Wine A Bit

Coronado

$44 $25

(5)

A vast selection of boutique wines, live music, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet cheese boards are available at this cozy wine bar

Up to 43% Off Pasta Meal for Two or Four

Rancho San Diego

$42 $24

(62)

Five types of pasta coated in classic sauces such as A la Vodka, Pomodoro, Scampi,etc.; veggie and meat lasagna

Half Off at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

$30 $15

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors like green apple or root beer, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top.

50% Off Drinks at El Cajon Grand

El Cajon

$24 $12

(35)

Bloody marys, house-infused vodkas, and more than 15 beers on tap, including Guinness, New Castle, and Stella Artois

Select Local Merchants

Jerry Swain created Jer’s Chocolates, an all-natural-candy company that mixes premium peanut butter and cocoa into its toffee, chocolate squares, and chocolate-covered peanut-butter balls. He and his fellow candy makers put valencia peanuts, many of which come from U.S. farms, into candies, which are devoid of preservatives and hydrogenated oils. All their white, milk, and dark chocolates are certified by the World Cocoa Foundation, which encourages responsible cocoa farming and fudge-sauce wrestling matches. Snackers can enjoy their peanut brittle bites, gourmet peanut-butter bars with pretzels, caramel, or toffee, signature chocolate balls, and other sumptuous sweets.

437 S Highway 101
Solana Beach,
CA
US

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.

437 S Highway 101
Solana Beach,
CA
US

No matter where you sit at Parioli Italian Bistro, you’ll be treated to excellent Italian food and romantic lighting. From the cozy outdoor patio lit with hanging strings of lights, guests order rack of lamb or housemade lobster ravioli. Inside the dining room, a fire crackles and candles flicker on tables dressed in white cloths. When not savoring a plate of steamed mussels or gnocchi, guests can learn the secrets behind the tantalizing dishes during cooking classes, which treat students to a multi-course meal with wine, just like Home Ec class in school.

647 S Highway 101
Solana Beach,
CA
US

Barely a wave's crash from the water, Del Mar Pizza has hosted hungry beach-goers—some sans shirt or shoes—at its tables for more than 20 years. Amid walls lined with long surfboards and artful beach photography, chefs whip up gooey specialty pizzas by the pie or slice, with traditional or New York–style thin crusts. After downing a brew on the outdoor patio, patrons can head inside to two-hand a Boar's Head deli sandwich or clamber up overhead lights to hang ten on wall-mounted surfboards.

211 15th St
Del Mar,
CA
US

Cupcake Love opened in 2008 and has since led an assault on sweet teeth with its decorative gourmet cupcakes. Baked from scratch, the shop's cupcake selection features 10 flavors daily, including chocolate peanut butter, red velvet, and coconut cream. Over the years, Cupcake Love has added cake pops, small cakes, handmade fudge, and cookies to its repertoire. The shop also offers cupcake party packages, which make special days extra special with costumed hostesses, craft projects, and goodie bags.

437 S Highway 101
Solana Beach,
CA
US

The Summer Tribute Series lets memories rush over you with disco beats, heavy metal riffs, spectacular laser-light shows, and more. All shows are 21 and up, so be sure to bring a valid ID.

143 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach,
CA
US