A don't miss restaurant is the South Beach Bar and Grill. Happy hour deals are unbelievable! Fish tacos, oysters, shrimp cocktails are dirt cheap and yummy. Happy hour is daily 4-6.
Favorite Dish: Fish tacos were out of this world.
If you're looking for an ultra laid back SoCal beach bar, then the South Beach Bar and Grille in the slightly grungy and hippie-filled Ocean Beach is a great spot. The place is decent sized with an open window cut out of the front with bar seating facing Newport Avenue and a full bar with a window view out to the beach itself.
Favorite Dish: It's famous for fish tacos and beer, which proved to be a good formula for me. I have a grilled Wahoo (a white fish) fish taco and some decent local beer.
This is a lively beach bar with great fish tacos and seafood as well. I really love the peel and eat shrimp, but any appetizer is great. Such a fun place to get drunk and eat great food! It gets quite busy at night with young people mostly in their 20's and 30's, especially on Fri and Sat. They also have some great happy hour drink and food specials. Wonderful views of the ocean too!
Note: price per person is for food only!