Food and Drink

Located in the heart of Downtown, the Wyndham has many nearby opportunities for food, drink and entertainment.

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On the same block as the Wyndham there are two restaurants (Claim Jumper and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse), Hazelwoods Deli.  There is also a Starbucks coffee bar in the Wyndham lobby.

Just a couple of blocks east of the hotel grounds is the southern end of San Diego’s Little Italy with a wide variety of cafes, galleries, and restaurants.

Less than one mile walk along the waterfront leads to Seaport Village where there are a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops.

Also one mile from the Wyndham is Horton Plaza, an upscale shopping mall with many food options (and a CVS for supplies).


South Beach Fish Tacos
Claim Jumper0 miles – Casual chain restaurant. Wyndham Lobby.

Craft & Commerce0.3 miles -Taxidermy & old books line the walls of this hip gastropub, serving seasonal eats & craft cocktails. 675 W. Beech St.

Little Italy Farmers Market – 0.5 miles – Saturday 8am – 2pm ONLY. San Diego County’s largest Farmers’ Market, on Cedar Street from Kettner Blvd to Front Street, featuring local farmers’ fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry and cheese plus artisan foods including seafood, olive oil, sauces, fresh bread, and chocolate. Find crafts and gifts too! 200+ booths every Saturday! Cedar Street between Kettner and Front.

The Crack Shack – 0.7 miles – Hip hangout for chicken & egg dishes with stylish outdoor seating, a full bar & bocce court. 2266 Kettner Blvd.


Little Italy, San Diego
Cafe Italia – 0.5 miles – Vibrant coffee shop with a pet-friendly patio boasts Italian cafe fare, gelato & free WiFi. 1704 India St.

The West Bean – 0.9 miles – Cozy, modern setting for house-roasted coffee, including cold brew on tap, pour-overs & more. 240 Broadway.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – 0.7 miles -Coffeehouse chain serving a variety of beverages including its signature ice-blended options. 160 W. Broadway.

Brickyard Coffee and Tea – 0.7 miles – Cozy coffee shop with weekly live music serving locally roasted coffee, sandwiches & breakfast fare. 675 W G St.

Starbucks – There is a Starbucks kiosk near the elevators at the east end of the Wyndham lobby.  If that is not open, the closest Starbucks to the Wyndham is located at 600 W Broadway #115.

Bakery & Lunch

Con Pane Backery
Con Pane Rustic Breads and Cafe bakes their breads daily. It’s a great place for lunch, and not far from the Kona Kai.  2750 Dewey Road in the Historic Decatur district of Point Loma.

Extraordinary Desserts0.5 miles – Patisserie / restaurant in Little Italy, which in addition to lavish cakes, tortes, pastries and ice creams features a wide selection of savory dishes, including creative panini and salads, artisan cheeses and more, as well as appealing gluten-free and vegan fare. Our small batch roasted organic coffee, tea blends sourced from around the world, eclectic collection of boutique wines, all of them organic or sustainably produced, and unique beers from San Diego’s celebrated craft brewers make perfect accompaniments.  1430 Union Street.


Filippi’s Pizza Grotto – 0.6 miles – Like visiting the Italian family you never grew up in! This affordable, casual local chain slings enormous helpings of traditional fare. 1747 India St.

Mona Lisa Italian Foods – 0.7 miles – Lasagna, pizza & old-world Italian cooking in an old-school setting, plus a gourmet deli & market. 2061 India St.

Bencotto – 0.6 miles – Chic bi-level eatery famed for artisanal Italian eats, including handmade pasta & classic desserts. 750 W Fir St #103.

Brew Pubs

Queenstown Public House – 0.5 miles -Whimsical New Zealand-themed pub serving upscale bar fare & a large selection of draft beers. 1557 Columbia St

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits – 0.7 miles -Kid-friendly brewery & pub providing acclaimed beers, refined bar fare & to-go kegs. 2215 India St.

Karl Strauss Brewing – 0.5 miles – Chain brewpub offering American bar food with a gourmet twist alongside house-brewed craft ales. 1157 Columbia St.


Underbelly – 0.6 miles – Snug counter for hearty bowls of ramen, Japanese comfort grub and craft beer in an industrial-chic setting. 750 W Fir St

Shino Sushi + Kappo – 0.2 miles – Laid-back Japanese eatery serving sushi & rolls in simple, contemporary surrounds. 838 West Ash Street

Steak & Seafood

Anthony’s Fish Grotto0.1 miles – Located across the street  from the Wyndham. Family-friendly seafood spot, part of a local chain, pairs chowder & daily catches with ocean views. 1360 N Harbor Dr.

Puerto La Boca0.6 miles – Argentinean specialties, including empanadas, hearty steaks & Malbecs at this warm, refined eatery.  2060 India Street.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – 0 miles – Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting. 1355 N Harbor Dr.


Cafe Gratitude – 0.6 miles – A branch of the LA chain offering creative plant-based fare, juices, beer & wine in hip, clean digs. 1980 Kettner Blvd.

Pokez – 1.4 miles – Yes, of course we have a Mexican skate-punk vegetarian/vegan cafe in San Diego.  Classic Mexican fare, as well as all-day breakfasts.  Many vegetarian & vegan menu items available. 947 E St.

Old Town San Diego is a quick trip via the Trolley


El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria serves Mexico City nouvelle cuisine, and they boast a selection of over 2,000 tequilas.  They have a private party room that can accommodate up to 28 people.  Located on the southern outskirts of Old Town at 2304 San Diego Avenue.

Casa Guadalajara makes their tortillas fresh, right before your eyes.  They have dining indoors, in the bar, and on an outdoor patio under the shade of a giant pepper tree.  Try some of the Mexican seafood dishes.  Located on the north-western edge of Old Town at 4105 Taylor Street.

Casa de Reyes is located in the heart of Old Town San Diego.  This is what drinking margaritas and savoring some antojitos on the patio of a hacienda is all about.  Live mariachi music and folklorico dance shows on the weekends.  2754 Calhoun Street.

North Park, San Diego

For the more adventurous foodies that don’t mind driving a bit out of the way, North Park is fast becoming the foodie/Brewpub destination of San Diego.  There are literally too many great places to eat and drink to list here.  The center of activity is around the intersection of University and 30th St, far from tourist areas and among the locals.  We suggest you use the public parking structure just south of the intersection, because finding parking on the street can be difficult.  The North Park Scene web site can help you wade through the long list of restaurants in the area.

Many other restaurants can be found in the San Diego Restaurant Guide.