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Restaurants in Carlsbad

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Carlsbad restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Carlsbad restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Carlsbad to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Carlsbad restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Carlsbad.

  • Red Chimney Pit Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    If you’re visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park, avoid the iffy eateries in nearby White’s City and continue to the town of Carlsbad, where this ... More

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