San Diego Restaurant Week is April 11 - 18, 2021

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The 2021 San Diego Restaurant Week is April 11 - 18


San Diego foodies will again be thrilled the annual San Diego Restaurant Week – the 17th annual - is starting this weekend, kicking off on Sunday April 11th and running through next Sunday April 18th. And no doubt this special event takes on a more special meaning for diners AND restaurants given the restrictions that have been in place but which have been modified in a positive direction recently.


tomato tartSan Diegans can dine on a wide array of food offerings at great prices at more than 90 restaurants all over San Diego (fewer than in pre-pandemic days)!


How can a dedicated foodie go wrong with this many options?!


San Diego Restaurant Week is all about reduced prices on fixed price menus at lunch, brunch (not all restaurants offer brunch) and dinner covering a broad geographic area – downtown, inland and East County, and northward in our coastal cities to Oceanside and Fallbrook. [photo is a personal photo NOT a restaurant offering - but it looks good, doesn't it?!]


Prices vary for multiple courses, with dinner prices, as expected, higher than lunch; lunch prices range from $10 to $25 for 2 courses; dinner prices with 3 courses range from $20 to $60. You can’t go wrong!!


2021 San Diego Restaurant week is an opportunity to check out higher-end eateries you might not ordinarily dine at, or explore other restaurants you’ve heard about but haven’t tried yet. And why not step out the community where you live!?


Participating restaurants will observe the current COVID protocols and guidelines so you can feel safe…but expect some limitations as far as the number of diners allowed due to some restictions on the number of diners allowed at one time.


A number of eateries offer indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pick-up/take-out, and even deliveries - check first to be sure depending on your preferences, pricing, and availability.

You are likely to find plenty of dining options near where you live, or why not travel a bit further to explore new places? C’mon, be adventurous!


Taking part in Restaurant Week in San Diego is easy. Just visit the restaurants that intrigue you and take advantage of fine dining and great prices. No tickets or passes are needed, and while reservations are NOT necessary it always makes sense to make reservations, especially for dinner and on the weekend, since this is such a popular event. Better to be safe than having to wait in line or find out there is no room.


Some restaurants will offer Open Table reservations directly from the Restaurant Week website, as well as from their own business websites.


So plan lunch or dinner out this coming San Diego Restaurant Week, or more than one…just bring your wallet and a good appetite!


This is an entry for the April Challenge; thanks for our hosts, Kathy Streib and Hannah Williams !


Bon Appetit/Buon Appetito!!

Comments (20)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is a wonderful way to get reacquainted with local restaurants.  Enjoy the adventure. A

Apr 10, 2021 11:58 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Jeff I am in.  When ever we visit SD, the foods are our high spot. Have a terrific weekend and thanks for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Apr 10, 2021 01:03 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm sure folks are itching to get out and do something.  These restaurants will book up quickly.

Apr 10, 2021 01:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I love community Restaurant Weeks because it is such a wonderful opportunity to support the local businesses as well as try meals from different restaurants. 

Apr 10, 2021 04:11 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Restaurant weeks offer great opportunities for people to get a sampling of restaurants they don't normally go to.  Hope all get to enjoy themselves

Apr 10, 2021 04:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are some wonderful opportunities, as there are every year, Ron and Alexandra!

Hope you are having a terrific weekend!


Apr 10, 2021 04:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I am sure this event is a must attend for a foodie like you.

Apr 10, 2021 05:00 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, Bill.

There isn't a lack of good restaurants to dine in, and the dining scene has gotten much better since we moved here in 2005...I still confess a fondness for the restaurant scene in LA, San Francisco and NYC.


Apr 10, 2021 05:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff the problem I see here in Los Angeles that all the Politicians have given so much 'incentive' to workers of Restaurants that they are better off financially by staying home... so the local Restaurants here are having a tough time hiring people for their establishments... hope it is better in your part of the world, Endre

Apr 10, 2021 11:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Can't wait to get back to San Francisco and go to some restaurants very soon

Apr 10, 2021 11:08 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

I know on our last visit to your area we sure did have a great variety of places to visit.  I do believe it will be a long time before we are able to get back, pity.

Apr 11, 2021 12:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love Restaurant Weeks, Jeff. We have two each year in Charlotte in "normal" times. Obviously both scheduled for 2020 were cancelled. And as of now I've seen nothing about reviving our summer week which is usually held in July. I'm envious of yours... enjoy if you take advantage.

Apr 11, 2021 05:19 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am extremely anxious to get back to the days of being able to dine without limitations and I hope this country will become free again.  I love living in the land of the free but it certainly hasn't felt like we are free for the past year.

Apr 11, 2021 05:26 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff,

This indicates to me that California or at least San Diego is starting to open up.  This is wonderful news and everyone should take advantage of this opportunity. 

Apr 11, 2021 07:57 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Howdy Jeff, yes the dual positive is getting everyone excited.  Highlighting the resturants of your area great for business and a fun week overall.  Enjoy.  Mark

PS...keep a scale handy 🙃

Apr 11, 2021 11:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely information to share with area residents and visitors.

Apr 11, 2021 01:51 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good afternoon Jeff! It sounds like there may have to be a special 50 part series on this story. I'll help

Apr 11, 2021 02:00 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Jeff 

Restaurant week in San Diego looks awesome. So many great places to eat. Don't you just love the fixed prices almost  makes one jump for JOY 

Apr 15, 2021 12:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Restaurants have had such a difficult time during this pandemic.  I hope San Diego's Restaurant Week helps revive those in your area.

Apr 16, 2021 03:06 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Jeff Dowler, CRS
May be fewer options than pre-pandemic yet even 90 is more than one person can enjoy in seven days! Take care - Lynn

Apr 30, 2021 09:52 PM