South Oceanside & Carlsbad ~ Guidebook for Guests

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South Oceanside & Carlsbad ~ Guidebook for Guests

Food scene

One of the best restaurants we know of. Come here for a special occasion and you won't be disappointed, though not a kid-friendly menu. Lovely, socially-distanced outdoor dining (comfortable at all times of the year). Must make a reservation at least one week in advance, more if you're hoping to dine in on a weekend. Impeccable food and ambience, with the utmost attention to service and details. Less than 10 minute drive from the house and right in the heart of Carlsbad Village, a destination in itself.
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Campfire
2725 State St
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One of the best restaurants we know of. Come here for a special occasion and you won't be disappointed, though not a kid-friendly menu. Lovely, socially-distanced outdoor dining (comfortable at all times of the year). Must make a reservation at least one week in advance, more if you're hoping to dine in on a weekend. Impeccable food and ambience, with the utmost attention to service and details. Less than 10 minute drive from the house and right in the heart of Carlsbad Village, a destination in itself.
A modern Indonesian-inspired restaurant 2 miles north of the house, in the heart of downtown Oceanside along historic Coast Highway. Outdoor seating year-round and hip ambience with painted murals inside. Great for a date night. If you have an open mind and palette, you won't be disappointed - highly recommend everything on the menu, especially the meat. (Fried chicken is a must-try). Probably wouldn't bring kids, unless they're adventurous eaters!
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Dija Mara
232 S Coast Hwy
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A modern Indonesian-inspired restaurant 2 miles north of the house, in the heart of downtown Oceanside along historic Coast Highway. Outdoor seating year-round and hip ambience with painted murals inside. Great for a date night. If you have an open mind and palette, you won't be disappointed - highly recommend everything on the menu, especially the meat. (Fried chicken is a must-try). Probably wouldn't bring kids, unless they're adventurous eaters!
Family-friendly pizza place just 2 miles away in Carlsbad Village, a destination in itself.
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Pizza Port Carlsbad
571 Carlsbad Village Drive
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Family-friendly pizza place just 2 miles away in Carlsbad Village, a destination in itself.
Delicious and inventive coal-fired pizza a stone's throw from the house (10 minute walk or few minute drive). Year-round outdoor seating and take-out options. Call to verify if they can deliver - they can occasionally, especially since we are so close.
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The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza
1706 S. Coast Hwy.
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Delicious and inventive coal-fired pizza a stone's throw from the house (10 minute walk or few minute drive). Year-round outdoor seating and take-out options. Call to verify if they can deliver - they can occasionally, especially since we are so close.
Treat yourself to truly delicious pizza, salads, and drinks at this friendly spot!
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Best Pizza & Brew Oceanside
1639 S Coast Hwy
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Treat yourself to truly delicious pizza, salads, and drinks at this friendly spot!
Anita's is the perfect choice when you crave Mexican food in South Oceanside. Tasty chips and salsa, specialty margaritas, terrific fish tacos, and a lovely outdoor covered patio are among the reasons to dine at Anita's. This restaurant is popular, so be sure to get there before everyone else does (reservations for large groups only).
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Anita's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
309 South Coast Highway
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Anita's is the perfect choice when you crave Mexican food in South Oceanside. Tasty chips and salsa, specialty margaritas, terrific fish tacos, and a lovely outdoor covered patio are among the reasons to dine at Anita's. This restaurant is popular, so be sure to get there before everyone else does (reservations for large groups only).
A mere hop, skip, and a jump from the house, this restaurant features sensational sushi and unique seafood, chicken, and veggie dishes, made with local fish and produce. The humorous menu will make you laugh, and the delicious food will make you smile. In addition to a set sushi menu, this place offers an omakase as well as a list of specials that change daily. We recently enjoyed flavorful roasted rainbow cauliflower, sweet chili chicken, and other items.
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub
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A mere hop, skip, and a jump from the house, this restaurant features sensational sushi and unique seafood, chicken, and veggie dishes, made with local fish and produce. The humorous menu will make you laugh, and the delicious food will make you smile. In addition to a set sushi menu, this place offers an omakase as well as a list of specials that change daily. We recently enjoyed flavorful roasted rainbow cauliflower, sweet chili chicken, and other items.
Bon appétit! ¡Buen provecho! This French inspired Mexican bistro is a vibrant, colorful restaurant with an open feel and both indoor and outdoor seating. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food is delicious. It's fun and easy to order and share food. The two of us were very happy with our recent dinner choices: Charred Broccolini and Carrots, Pozole Verde Mussels, and the Mexican Hot Pot as our main dish. For dessert, we shared an incredible Mexican Spiced Brownie, lavishly presented. We had a reservation and it's probably best to get one, especially on the weekends. Closed on Mondays.
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Carte Blanche Bistro & Bar
339 North Cleveland Street
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Bon appétit! ¡Buen provecho! This French inspired Mexican bistro is a vibrant, colorful restaurant with an open feel and both indoor and outdoor seating. The service is friendly and efficient, and the food is delicious. It's fun and easy to order and share food. The two of us were very happy with our recent dinner choices: Charred Broccolini and Carrots, Pozole Verde Mussels, and the Mexican Hot Pot as our main dish. For dessert, we shared an incredible Mexican Spiced Brownie, lavishly presented. We had a reservation and it's probably best to get one, especially on the weekends. Closed on Mondays.

Coffee Shops

A local favorite nestled between fun shops on a hip block. 10 minute walk from the house, and a great spot for specialty coffee drinks and food. Great selection of house-made pastries every morning and delicious breakfast sandwiches. Outdoor seating but fills up fast on the weekends.
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Revolution Roasters
1836 S Coast Hwy
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A local favorite nestled between fun shops on a hip block. 10 minute walk from the house, and a great spot for specialty coffee drinks and food. Great selection of house-made pastries every morning and delicious breakfast sandwiches. Outdoor seating but fills up fast on the weekends.
Part coffee shop, part everything shop, a total delight to visit. Light, airy, and filled with plants. Outdoor seating and occasional live music on weekend afternoons/evenings. Quick drive from the house on the way to downtown Oceanside - just about 2 miles north on historic Coast Highway.
THE RISING CO.
332 South Coast Highway
Part coffee shop, part everything shop, a total delight to visit. Light, airy, and filled with plants. Outdoor seating and occasional live music on weekend afternoons/evenings. Quick drive from the house on the way to downtown Oceanside - just about 2 miles north on historic Coast Highway.
A great way to start or celebrate a day at the beach, this charming restaurant is close enough to walk to for dine-in or take-out. Colorful surf decor and wonderful food and service make it a popular place. Portions are hearty, so save your appetite for your visit here. Open for breakfast and lunch.
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Beach Break Cafe
1802 South Coast Highway
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A great way to start or celebrate a day at the beach, this charming restaurant is close enough to walk to for dine-in or take-out. Colorful surf decor and wonderful food and service make it a popular place. Portions are hearty, so save your appetite for your visit here. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Dessert

Delicious, house-made ice cream with GENEROUS portions. Expect a long line that moves quickly. Open until 10 pm. Under 10 minute drive from the house, in the heart of Carlsbad Village - a walker's paradise and destination in itself.
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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream
2825 State St
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Delicious, house-made ice cream with GENEROUS portions. Expect a long line that moves quickly. Open until 10 pm. Under 10 minute drive from the house, in the heart of Carlsbad Village - a walker's paradise and destination in itself.

Shopping

Vintage store with second-hand and new items situated a quick and easy walk from the house. Cool and curated selection, great place for picking up non-kitschy souvenirs for a friend or yourself. Attached coffee shop serving great drinks and snacks. Nestled on a hip block surrounded by other great shops - great place to spend a couple hours!
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Captain's Helm
1832 South Coast Highway
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Vintage store with second-hand and new items situated a quick and easy walk from the house. Cool and curated selection, great place for picking up non-kitschy souvenirs for a friend or yourself. Attached coffee shop serving great drinks and snacks. Nestled on a hip block surrounded by other great shops - great place to spend a couple hours!
Also called "The Happy Cow" due to the large fiberglass cow outside of the store, this is the place to find unique furnishings, objects, antiques, and collectibles. It's fun to walk over and take a look. You never know what treasures you might discover!
Estate Sale Warehouse
1719 S Coast Hwy
Also called "The Happy Cow" due to the large fiberglass cow outside of the store, this is the place to find unique furnishings, objects, antiques, and collectibles. It's fun to walk over and take a look. You never know what treasures you might discover!

Groceries

Specialty grocery store walking distance (~15 min) or a few minute drive from the house. Small but great selection of healthier food and drink. Highlights: smoothie bar, produce selection, and desserts. Go elsewhere for meat (Primo's or Frazier Farms). Higher prices than chain grocery stores, but great quality and the closest option to the house.
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Cream of the Crop
2009 South Coast Highway
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Specialty grocery store walking distance (~15 min) or a few minute drive from the house. Small but great selection of healthier food and drink. Highlights: smoothie bar, produce selection, and desserts. Go elsewhere for meat (Primo's or Frazier Farms). Higher prices than chain grocery stores, but great quality and the closest option to the house.