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Coronado Dining Guide ’14-’15

A comprehensive go-to guide for Dining in Coronado.

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1500 OCEAN
The Hotel del Coronado’s signature beachfront restaurant combines Southland coastal ingredients with contemporary Mediterranean flavors.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8818

1887 on the Bay
The original boathouse for the Hotel del Coronado is famous for steak and seafood. Happy hour is 4-6 p.m. daily and all night on Thursdays. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1701 Strand Way (619) 435-0155

Freshly made sandwiches, soups, and salads, cheese and meats from the deli case.
150 B St. (619) 435-6598

Alexander’s Pizza
Specialty pizzas, subs, calzones, chicken wings, salads, garlic paws and garlic bread. Delivery and takeout. Happy hour specials, 3-6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close.
849 Orange Ave. (619) 435-5747

Avenue Sub Shoppe
Hot and cold sub sandwiches, non-dairy smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, soup and salad.
878 Orange Ave. (619) 435-4663

Babcock & Story Bar
B&S Bar, named after the Del’s founders, offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks, California premier wines, espressos, light fare and seasonal entertainment either inside or al fresco for a spectacular seaside setting.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8818

Babcock & Story Bakery
Gourmet coffees, teas, pizza by the slice, pre-made sandwiches and freshly baked breads and pastries.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8818

Bayside Grill
At the Coronado Golf Clubhouse, Bayside Grill is best known for Prime Rib dinners on Thursday and Sunday nights. Full breakfasts daily, lunches and dinner daily. Full bar; happy hour daily, 3-6 p.m. Indoor/outdoor dining.
2000 Visalia Row (619) 435-1740

Bistro D’Asia
Asian fusion cuisine is served wok’ed, steamed, grilled or noodled; sushi bar. Full bar with daily happy hour, 3-6 p.m. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1301 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6677

Boney’s Bayside Market
Unique selection of handmade sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies. An early bird window for coffee and sweets opens daily at 6 a.m.
155 Orange Ave. (619) 435-0776

Brigantine Seafood
Famous for its swordfish, fish tacos and extensive offerings of fresh seafood daily, “the Brig” also offers steaks, salads, a “small plates” menu, and an oyster bar. Happy hour every day but Saturday, 3-6 p.m. (Mondays, 
3-10 p.m.) Sunday brunch.
1333 Orange Ave. (619) 435-4166

Bruegger’s Bagels
Authentic New York-style, water-boiled bagels — served fresh and hot. Also hearty signature soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, paninis. Inside or outdoor tables available.
1305 Orange Ave. (619) 435-3900

Burger King
The Ferry Landing (619) 435-8707

Burger Lounge
This health-conscious eatery offers its classic organic “grass fed” burger, along with turkey or vegetarian quinoa options, fries, onion rings, malts, and fresh salads. Beer and wine available.
922 Orange Ave. (619) 435-6835

Café 1134
Full Bistro menu, espresso bar, wine and beer. Indoor/outdoor dining. Happy hour, Monday–Friday, 4-7 p.m. and all day Thursday; half price beer on Tuesday. Free Wi-Fi.
1134 Orange Ave. (619) 437-1134

Café Madrid
Coffee cart located in front of Bay Books, offers a selection of coffees, espresso drinks, frozen mochas and other specialty drinks plus pastries seven days a week with sidewalk seating.
1029 Orange Ave. (619) 435-0070 (Bay Books)

Calypso Café
Hearty breakfasts of American and Mexican favorites. Lunch includes club and café sandwiches, burgers, wraps and salads. Dinner, Tuesday–Saturday with rotating entrees.
507 Grand Caribe, Coronado Cays (619) 423-5144

Candelas on the Bay
Candelas serves “Mexico City” style cuisine with an emphasis on Nouvelle-French cooking techniques. Happy Hour offers half-price drinks and appetizers (at the bar). Sunday brunch. Free Wi-Fi..
The Ferry Landing (619) 435-4900

Cathie’s Place
Located within Sharp Coronado Hospital, Cathie’s Place offers an affordable, nutritious menu and a daily low calorie “chef’s demonstration” lunch.
250 Prospect Place (619) 522-3600

Cays Lounge
Enjoy breathtaking views of Coronado Bay and the San Diego skyline along with signature craft cocktails and local craft beers.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
(619) 424-4000

Central Liquor Deli
Don’t let the affordability of these deli sandwiches fool you — they’re huge. Inside seating.
178 Orange Ave. (619) 435-0118

Chez Loma
1890s-era Victorian home turned restaurant features French-inspired dishes. Happy Hour is 5-7 p.m. daily. Brunch offered 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
1132 Loma Ave. (619) 435-0661

Clayton’s Coffee Shop
Wrap-around lunch bar, red-vinyl booths and original jukebox make this a true island classic. Diner food (hamburgers, malts and fries) plus Mary’s home-cooked biscuits and gravy, meatloaf, apple and cherry pies.
1107 Tenth St. (619) 435-5425

Clayton’s Walk-Up Window
Coffee, smoothies, doughnuts and a selection of sandwiches and salads. Sidewalk tables available.
1107 Tenth St. (619) 435-5425

Clayton’s Mexican Take-out
Savory and inexpensive Mexican fare with daily specials always posted on the blackboard.
1107 Tenth St. (619) 437-8811

Coldstone Creamery
Have your favorite mix-ins folded into high quality ice cream on a frozen granite stone.
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 437-6919

Coronado Brewing Company
Coronado’s premier brewery and brewpub offers American cuisine and pub fare in a casual setting. Happy hour, Monday-Friday 2-6 p.m. Indoor/outdoor dining.
170 Orange Ave. (619) 437-4452

Coronado Coffee Co.
An array of coffee drinks and pastries to enjoy with the view of San Diego Bay from its outdoor tables.
Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Cupcakery
A wide selection of deliciously decadent and creative cupcake flavors. Cakes and cookies also available.
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 437-0166

Coronado Pizza & Greek Grill
Greek dishes including gyros, salads and pizzas. Tucked in the back of Bottle Shop Liquor Store.
933 Orange Ave. (619) 435-4059

Coronado Yacht Club (members only)
Dinners on Wednesdays and Fridays with entrees including Chicken Florentine, and beef tournedos. Brunch available on Saturdays and light fare offered 12:30-5:30 p.m. weekends. Dine inside or on the outdoor patio overlooking the yacht club marina.
1631 Strand Way (619) 435-1848

Costa Azul Grill & Rotisserie
Classic Mexican entrees served alongside tasty margaritas. Indoor dining and outdoor patio, where there’s summer entertainment and a homemade tortilla bar.
1031 Orange Ave. (619) 435-3525

Crown Bistro
Bistro signature entrée specials are served on different nights of the week and Sunday breakfast served until 2 p.m. in a lovely, intimate setting. Indoor/outdoor dining.
520 Orange Ave. (619) 435-3678

Crown Room Sunday Brunch
Dining stations offer seasonal chef’s compositions and fresh local ingredients. Brunch served 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reservations required at least one day in advance.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8490

The Cupcake Store & More
Decadent cupcakes, cakes (sugar- and gluten-free options available), salads, sandwiches, and light breakfast fare.
1033 B Ave.

A selection of organic, farm-raised menu items. Fabulous outdoor dining views of San Diego Bay and Downtown skyline.
Coronado Island Marriott, 2000 Second St. (619) 522-3150

Danny’s Palm Bar
Famous for its “Slam” burger, Danny’s has been a Coronado institution for more than a century. 10 beers on tap, full bar, flat-screen TVs, and a jukebox.
965 Orange Ave. (619) 435-3171

Delux Gourmet Hot Dogs
A gourmet twist on hotdogs, all stacked high with surprising and creative — but delicious- toppings. Burgers, sausages and chopped salads also available. Micro-brews and premium wines by the glass. Indoor/outdoor dining.
943 Orange Ave. (619) 319-5338

Domino’s Pizza
Choose from four types of pizza crust, plus bread bowl pastas, sandwiches, breadsticks and chicken wings.
1330 Orange Ave. (619) 437-4241

Encore! Café
Serves soups, sandwiches, cheese plates and desserts, wine and beer prior to and during intermission of all Lamb’s Players Theatre productions.
1138 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6000

ENO Wine Bar
Huge selection of wines alongside cheese plates, chocolates, wood-fired pizzas and small plate specialties. Sit outdoors around welcoming fire pits.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8546

Fabrison’s French Creperie Café
An array of sweet, savory, and vegetarian breakfast crepes, salads, quiche, sandwiches, soups, patisserie and desserts. Dine in or under the shade trees.
1120 Adella Ave. (619) 435-1322

The Fish Company
Choose from a host of seafood plates and specialties. Indoor dining, a lovely indoor patio and additional sidewalk seating available.
1007 C Ave. (619) 435-3945

Il Fornaio
Experience the diverse regions of Italy with an authentic Italian menu and wine list. Indoor/outdoor dining overlooking San Diego Bay.
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 437-4911

Island Pasta
A selection of pastas, which are made from scratch daily, and homemade sauces. Also meatball and sausage sub sandwiches, salads and pizzas. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1202 Orange Ave. (619) 435-4545

KFC/Taco Bell
www.kfc.com; www.tacobell.com
This combo fast-food joint lets you choose fried chicken or nachos — or both. Eat in or take out.
100 B Ave (619) 435-2055

La Salsa
A “Fresh-Mex” favorite, La Salsa takes time-honored traditional recipes from all over Mexico and updates them with fresh preparations. Indoor dining/outdoor patio.
1360 Orange Ave. (619) 435-7778

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
Leroy’s offers diverse, eclectic flavors year-round. Partnerships with local farmers, brewers and manufacturers create a true farm-to-table dining experience. Indoor/sidewalk seating. Weekend brunch.
1015 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6087

Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q
Memphis-style barbecue where all the “fixings” — slaw, corn fritters, tangy sauce and beans — are made fresh daily. Patio dining.
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 522-0217

Market Café
California cuisine with a view of the waterfront marina of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. For quick bites, “Market to Go” serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, beer and wine. Free Wi-Fi. Indoor/outdoor dining.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
(619) 424-4000

McP’s Irish Pub & Grill
Classic Irish and American food. Inside or outdoor dining on the “Paddy-O”, its large tree-shaded (and dog friendly) patio. Breakfast 
9-11 a.m., Sundays. Full bar. Happy Hour Monday–Friday, 4-6 p.m. Late night dining.
1107 Orange Ave (619) 435-5280

Miguel’s Cocina
Lively flavors of Mexico in the courtyard of the historic El Cordova hotel. Request the addictive white jalapeño sauce with your chips! Indoor/outdoor dining.
1351 Orange Ave. (619) 437-4237

Mexican cuisine (the little sister of Miguel’s, next door) and artistic gifts influenced by the cultures of Mexico. Happy Hour Monday–Friday, 3-5 p.m. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1142 Adella Ave. (619) 437-8578

Creative Mediterranean Coastal cuisine — alongside a breathtaking view of the bridge and San Diego skyline. Dine during sunset for an unforgettable backdrop.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road; 
(619) 424-4000

Mootime Creamery
Choose an ice cream, yogurt, sorbet or sherbert; then choose your mix-ins and watch as staff mash it together to create your personal ice cream dream! Streetside tables.
1025 Orange Ave. (619) 435-2422 
Hotel del Coronado (619) 435-6611

Nado Gelato/Botega Italiana
Offers an array of authentic artisan gelato flavors, artisan chocolates and fresh coffee daily. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1017 C Ave. (619) 522-9053

Nicky Rottens
A wide selection of gourmet burgers that don’t skimp on the fixings. Sandwiches and salads also available. Large flat-screen TVs. Happy Hour. Kid friendly.
100 Orange Ave. (619) 537-0280

Night & Day Café
This Coronado mainstay dates back to 1927 and, on Fridays and Saturdays, is the only 
24 hour eatery on the island (closes at 2 a.m. otherwise).
847 Orange Ave (619) 435-9776

Oti’s Place
On the patio at the Coronado Library; espresso drinks, smoothies, Italian sodas and pastries. Open weekdays, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi.
640 Orange Ave. (619) 861-8158

Panera Bread
Breakfast and lunch fare served fresh daily. Indoor/outdoor dining. Free Wi-Fi.
980 Orange Ave. (619) 437-4288

Park Place Liquor
Generous sandwiches you can eat across the street at Rotary Park or one block down at Star Park Circle.
1000 Park Place (619) 435-0116

Coronado’s own tropical getaway nestled on the water’s edge. Pacific Rim flavors and a popular sushi bar noted for innovative creations. Full bar; Happy Hour. Patrons of the restaurant receive three free hours of parking at the Ferry Landing with validation.
Coronado Ferry Lading (619) 437-4474

Primavera Ristorante
Delicious Northern Italian cuisine. Try the chef’s world-renowned signature Osso Buco. Full bar; Happy Hour.
932 Orange Ave. (619) 435-0454

Rhinoceros Café & Grill
Charming bistro famous for its signature Penne a la Vodka. The lobster bisque is also not to be missed. Beer/wine. Indoor/outdoor dining.
847 Orange Ave. (619) 435-2121

Saiko Sushi
Owners are committed to sourcing sustainable fish and fresh local produce for their specialty sushi and creative entrees. Micro-brewed sake, beer, wine. Indoor/outdoor dining.
116 Orange Ave. (619) 435-0868

Italian-style bistro updates the chalkboard daily with home-cooked-style specials. Beer/wine. Indoor/outdoor dining.
120 Orange Ave. (619) 319-5696

“Fish by the Sea” menu offers classic bistro-style cuisine with a focus on fresh and sustainable seafood. Dine inside or on the expansive outdoor patio with views of the Pacific.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8490

Shima Japanese Steakhouse
Opening this summer! Coronado Island’s first steakhouse featuring “teppenyaki”-style cuisine, where cooking and theatrical skills are demonstrated live for diners who sit tableside around steel grills.
126 Orange Ave. (619) 554-2900

Spiro’s Gyros
Generous portions of seafood platters, lamb shanks, salads and gyros. Kids’ menu. Indoor patio or dine under the trees for views of San Diego Bay.
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 435-1225

Stake Chophouse + Bar
Opening this summer! An innovative variety of steaks and fresh seafood. Extensive wine list and specialty martini bar.
1309 Orange Ave.

Specialty coffee drinks and pastries, pre-made sandwiches, and light lunch fare available in the deli case. Free Wi-Fi. Indoor/outdoor dining.
960 Orange Ave. (619) 437-8306

1330 Orange Ave. (619) 435-8272

Sundeck Bar & Grill
Cocktails and grilled favorites with magnificent views of the Pacific and seasonal live entertainment. Outdoor dining under large umbrellas.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. (619) 522-8490

Swaddai Thai
A huge assortment of tasty dishes made with pork, chicken, or veggies are served in a cozy and authentic Thai ambience. Beer/wine. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1001 C Ave. (619) 435-8110

This European-style bistro’s dinner menu changes with the seasons. Unforgettable pastries are expertly made in-house. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1106 First St. (619) 435-4323

Tent City
Eclectic California cuisine. Outdoor patio is a great place to dine amid the bustle of Orange Avenue. Beer/wine.
1100 Orange Ave. (619) 435-4611

The Little Club
A friendly dive bar with pool table, darts, and jukebox. 8 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Cash only.
132 Orange Ave. (619) 435-5885

The Tavern
Comfort fare including sandwiches, burgers, meatloaf, fish, steaks, salads and dishes for sharing. Happy hour, Sunday–Thursday, 
3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. Late night menu. Indoor/outdoor dining.
1310 Orange Ave. (619) 437-0611

Freshly brewed Starbucks coffee by day and a wide selection of signature cocktails, beer and wine along with light appetizers and snacks in the evening.
Coronado Island Marriott, 2000 Second St. (619) 435-3000

Vigilucci’s Ristorante
Menu highlights including pasta dishes, savory veal, chicken, prime steak and seafood paired with award-winning wine lists. Great daily happy hour. Indoor/outdoor dining. Sunday brunch.
1300 Orange Ave. (619) 522-0946

Villa Nueva Bakery Café
Pastries, omelets and waffles, as well as savory Mexican specialties. Street tacos served on the patio on Fridays during the summer. Indoor/outdoor dining.
956 Orange Ave. (619) 435-1256

Village Pizzeria
Hand-tossed pizzas and an extensive Italian menu offering a full array of pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Indoor/outdoor dining on Orange; huge patio dining overlooking San Diego Bay at the Ferry Landing. Free delivery.
1206 Orange Ave. (619) 522-0449 
Coronado Ferry Landing (619) 437-0650

Vons Signatures Cafe
An array of sandwiches, soups, deli salads, pizza, fried chicken and St. Louis-style smokehouse ribs. All orders are “to go.”
868 Orange Ave. (619) 435-6811

Which Wich
Grab a paper bag and indicate your perfect (sand)wich and all the fresh ingredients you want on it with the red Sharpie marker; Which Wich staff will fill your order. Indoor/outdoor seating.
926 Orange Ave. (619) 522-9424

Wine A Bit
Premium wines and craft beer offered daily, live music evenings, Thursday-Saturday. An array of flatbread pizzas and gourmet appetizers. Indoor/outdoor seating.
928 Orange Ave. (619) 365-4953

Yogurt Escape
Eight soft serve yogurt varieties and more than 50 toppings. Customers serve themselves and pay by the ounce.
942 Orange Ave. (619) 435-9700

Yummy Sushi
Overlooking the Pacific, choose from sushi, sashimi, teriyaki dishes, tempura, and Bento Box lunch specials. Beer/wine/sake. Happy hour. Indoor/outdoor seating.
1330 Orange Ave. (619) 435-2771

Crab stack, Peohe’s
Crab stack, Peohe’s
Tokyo Dog, Delux Dogs
Tokyo Dog, Delux Dogs
Scallops, 1500 Ocean at Hotel del Coronado
Scallops, 1500 Ocean at Hotel del Coronado
Cobb Salad, Café 1134
Cobb Salad, Café 1134
Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge’s Berry Brioche  French Toast.  Photo by Denise Jones
Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge’s Berry Brioche
French Toast.
Photo by Denise Jones
Calamari Fritti, Vigilucci’s
Calamari Fritti, Vigilucci’s

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