Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County

Restaurants in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County

Market Restaurant + Bar showcases the Asian-inspired California cuisine of renowned chef Carl Schroeder. Decorated in shades of persimmon, the dining room contains brown-leather banquettes, large drum pendant lights, and a 12-foot central tasting table.

Enjoy a breakfast of huevos rancheros or a Mount Olympus Greek omelet on the patio.

The restaurant is a favorite of skate master Tony Hawk, a Carlsbad resident and dad who loves the pasta with spicy mushroom sauce.

The local coffee shop is filled with skaters, surfers, and the odd pair of senior citizens playing checkers.

The cavernous, casual restaurant has an open-air dining patio, tasting bar, and a barrel aging room. Sunday brunch, with its carving station, pastry bar, omelette station, Belgian waffles, and even a Mexican bar, is over the top—and the most popular in town.

For beach picnics, grab a sandwich and ask for vanilla ice cream in your smoothie.

An offshoot of the original Beach House restaurant in Laguna Beach, the Beach House in Cardiff by the Sea opened in 1993 and was designed by architect James Hubbell to resemble a coastal Mediterranean estate.