The 12 Best Restaurants in Coronado Island San Diego

The 12 Best Restaurants in Coronado Island

Serea Coastal Cuisine

Serea is one of those restaurants you walk by and immediately want to sit and get a table because it looks so inviting. This lovely restaurant stands in the beautiful Hotel del Coronado that serves up some seafood dishes with a hint of the Mediterranean. This place has it all, drinks, food, and views. Serea overlooks the beautiful San Diego waters and the spectacular gardens of The Del.

Serea offers delicious fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, salads, and Mediterranean dishes that will not disappoint.

They have a bar with craft cocktails and an excellent presentation that will make you forget you’re in California. With great taste and presentation, these drinks make you feel like you’re in a tropical location far away from home.

I highly recommend getting “The Lagoon,” which contains fresh coconut liqueur, lime juice, and watermelon, topped off with tequila; simply amazing!

The Serea has a seaside bar where you cant sit and enjoy a delicious cocktail or take it to go as you walk around and explore the beautiful Hotel.

Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 (located in the Hotel)

Recommendation. This place is always booked up, so if you planning to come, please make a reservation unless you plan on sitting at the bar.

Little Frenchie

Okay, where to start?

My Daughter and I are obsessed with charming cafes that replicate Paris in a way. We’ve been to a few Paris-inspired restaurants, but Little Frenchie completely nailed it.

Little Frenchie will make you feel like you are dining in a Paris Cafe; from their tables to the decor throughout the restaurant, this place will just put a smile o your face.

Here at little Frenchie, you can get some tasty Paris-inspired dishes that are nothing less than authentic. They have a fantastic selection of cheese boards with a great selection of cheeses that are imported from France. You’ll never settle for an at-home cheese board again. The authentic taste of these cheeses will have you come back for more.

Little Frenchie serves up some fantastic breakfast, lunch, and dinner the Paris way!

Paris is known for their mouthwatering pastries, and here you will also experience a fantastic selection of only the best Paris offers. Little Frenchies has everything you would expect from a Paris restaurant, such as lattes, mimosas, and espresso martinis, but in the heart of California!

Address: 1166 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118


Poehe’s is the perfect place if you’re looking for amazing views overlooking Downtown San Diego with fantastic food.

Poehe’s, is a fabulous place to enjoy delicious tropical foods. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Poehe’s has something for everyone’s palette. Sesame-Crusted Salmon and Filet Mignon are just some marvelous items you can find here. They also have an array of cocktails, wines, and fine drinks that will pair with any tasty food item you choose.

I recommend trying one of their famous cocktails, “The Butterfly Effect,” made with tequila, combiner orange liqueur, and butterfly pea flower brew. This drink is so impressive and comes to your table with the appearance of fog overlapping the cocktail.

Poehe’s has a great variety of fine martinis, margaritas, and specialty cocktails that will leave you in awe. This place is a definite must-try! Come during sunset to get an even more incredible view while enjoying a luscious romantic dinner.

Address. 1201 1st St., Coronado, CA 92118

Clayton’s Coffee Shop

If you’re like me and appreciate a family-owned restaurant with years of history behind it, then Clayton’s Coffee Shop is the perfect place for you.

This cute little diner is nestled in the corner of Orange Ave and 10th st. Claytons has been around since the 1940s and is still going strong, feeding millions of families every year. This place still has its traditional diner edge with delicious comfort food that will get your day going. Here you can find the most amazing pancakes, sandwiches, milkshakes, fresh organic coffee, and freshly made smoothies.

Claytons has all your traditional diner eats! Not only do they have a fantastic food selection, but they also have an impressive selection of donuts, pies, muffins, and cookies. They have a variety of specialty donuts that will make your inner child smile and make your tummy happy. Here you can only find the best type of old-school diner eats with that feel-good family service. Your heart and bellies will leave this place full and happy. This place is a must!

Address. 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Garage Buona Forchetta

Garage Buona Forchetta serves up some fantastic Italian favorites that always hit the spot. The pizzas here are phenomenal, crispy homemade dough that is so flavorful and loaded with fresh toppings. They have a variety of delicious Italian pasta to choose from that will pair with your pizza perfectly. The Pappardelle Bolognese or their lasagna is strongly recommended.

They have a great selection of fresh salads as well. The spirits here never disappoint; they have a full bar serving all the Italian favorites and an incredible beer and wine selection that will satisfy your palette.

Address: 1000 C Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

The Henry

I love The Henry!

This place is absolutely the cutest restaurant! It feels like you are dining in someone’s backyard and having a Delicious brunch! The Henry is our go-to brunch spot whenever we come to Coronado. They serve American favorites such as bacon and eggs, cinnamon roll french toast, and unique cocktails. They have a variety of options on the menu, such as chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, salads, pasta, and even steak.

Don’t worry, brunch lovers; they have a fantastic brunch that includes all the favorites, pancakes, french toast, avocado toast, and so much more. The cocktails here always hit the spot, and yes, they are made with solely fresh ingredients. If you like grapefruit, you’ll love their “Thai Grapefruit Smash.”

The Henry also has a nice coffee bar serving lattes, espresso, and cold brews. You can enjoy their delicious coffee to go or inside the restaurant. My husband and I love to grab a coffee from here after we eat so we don’t fall asleep on the way home, and it always does the trick.

Address. 1031 Orange Ave, Coronado, Ca 92118

ll Fornaio Coronado

ll Fornaio is a fantastic romantic Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes with a view. This restaurant is located right on the waters of Coronado Island, overlooking downtown San Diego.

Fornaio has a variety of pasta and pizza, all made with fresh ingredients. The Fradiavola Pizza is a favorite, with mushrooms, bell pepper butter, tomatoes, and spicy pepperoni as toppings. This incredible pizza will have your taste buds go insane. Fornia also serves up fish dishes, salads, and, most notably, some great desserts. Their Tiramisu will definitely top off your lovely meal.

Make sure you stop by for some great Italian food while enjoying a beautiful view.

Address. 13331 St., Coronado, CA 92118

Village Pizza

Craving good pizza? Don’t worry; Village Pizza has you covered.

We were walking on Coronado Island when we walked by Village Pizza. We walked right passed it, but the smell made us turn around and walk right in. Before we knew it, we were inside asking for a table.

Village Pizza is a small restaurant on a street corner with seating indoors and outdoors. We ordered a large pepperoni pizza, garlic knots, and a caesar salad. The food was terrific. The pizza dough has a fantastic flavor, and it’s soft and crispy at the same time. The cheese pulled apart every time we served a slice. They add the perfect amount of toppings, and every bite has an equal amount of flavor. Our kids love ordering garlic knots at pizza restaurants, and they gave these a high rating.

The dough makes a pizza, and Village Pizza does a great job with their pizza dough.

Aside from pizza, they also have pasta, Italian subs, and wings. If you’re looking for a nice relaxing place to enjoy pizza, this is the perfect place.

Address. 1206 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

Moo Time Creamery

Moo Time always hits the spot when it comes to eating delicious ice cream. Moo Time ice cream is the creamiest ice cream you’ll ever taste. They make and churn their ice cream in-house, so everything is always fresh. A popular item on the menu is the Moo Tacos, which are freshly made waffle cones shaped like a taco and stuffed with ice cream, topped with fudge, and your choice of toppings. They also offer ice cream sandwiches, banana splits, and all your ice cream parlor favorites! This place is a must when in San Diego.

Address. 1025 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Serranos Coronado

Serranos is a delicious Mexican restaurant serving all popular Mexican dishes. I stumbled upon this place when my husband and I were on a date looking for a place to eat. Their most popular drink is the Coconut Margarita, so we had to try it. The margarita glass is served with toasted coconut shavings along the rim of the glass. Besides the excellent presentation, the flavors of fresh coconut shine right through the margarita. While we sipped our drinks, we had some chips and salsa with table-side guacamole, which were both excellent. Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas are some of the items Serrano has on their menu. Anytime you’re in Coronado and in the mood for some fine Mexican food or need a good margarita, then Serranos is an excellent option.

Address: 126 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118

Blue Water Boathouse Seafood & Grill

Bluewater is a fantastic restaurant that looks like it’s floating on the San Diego bay. Bluewater has some fine ocean views throughout the restaurant. The food here is spectacular and offers a great variety of seafood dishes. Lobster tail, Mahi Mahi, oysters, and fish tacos are a few great options on the menu. They also serve steaks and burgers, so this place works for everyone.

The drinks menu here is impressive and offers some fantastic specialty Martinis, Moscow mules, beer, and a great wine list. This place is a treasure; you can enjoy a fabulous meal and the beautiful waters of San Diego.

Address: 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118

Crown Bistro

Come on down to Crown Bistro, and you will not be disappointed.

Crown Bistro is a great breakfast location to enjoy some fantastic breakfast. The waffles here are delicious, and they come with different fruits and toppings such as cereals, nuts, and of course, their amazing whipping cream. They also have a variety of tasty breakfast cocktails to make your morning brunch even better, and the coffee is always on point.

The scrambles, omelets, and eggs benedict are always excellent choices and never fail to put a smile on my face.

Address. 520 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Recommendation. This place does not take reservations and does get full, so plan accordingly and most likely expect to wait. But don’t worry, it’ll be worth the wait.

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