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San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Coronado

The coastal city across the bay hardly needs more to brag about, but the boutiques, restaurants, and happy hours spots make it a well-rounded "island" destination


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Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado This Month

The Explorers Club at Lamb’s Players Theatre,
August 11–September 24

California Clambake at Hotel del Coronado,
August 18

Tartine

Tucked on a quiet street by the ferry landing, this charming Euro-style café is a favorite with locals. The simple menu includes pastries, salads, and sandwiches. Don’t pass up the creamy butter and house-made jam, which is also available for purchase.tartinecoronado

 

Seaside Papery

Love to wrap the perfect present? This shop is your holy grail. It’s stocked with pretty ribbon, stationery, and giftables like cookbooks, Rifle Paper Co. candles, and San Diego–specific prints. seasidepapery

Seaside Papery

 

Stake

The steakhouse is known for dry-aged meats, but the real highlight is daily happy hour, held at the bar and on the breezy second-floor patio, where appetizers like ceviche and “stake” tartare are half price and glasses of Veuve Clicquot are $12. stakechophouse

 

Stake

Coronado Brewing Company

This brewpub has nearly two dozen craft beers on tap, including their popular Orange Avenue Wit, a nod to Coronado’s main street. The menu is equally extensive, with pub-friendly bites, salads, tacos, burgers, pizza, and pasta. coronadobrewing

 

Brigantine

The iconic family-owned restaurant recently debuted a million-dollar refresh that includes a sleek exterior and brighter bar area with all the same Brig traditions—swordfish, oysters, famous fish tacos, and all-night happy hour on Mondays. brigantineseafood

 

Saiko Sushi

Their list of sushi rolls may be short, but it packs a punch. Try the Grand Roll for a taste of unagi, mango, and avocado or the spicy tuna Crown Roll, topped with crispy shallots. Saiko also has sashimi, gyoza, and ginger chili pork wings.saikosushi

 

Côtier

Côtier

Côtier is French for “coastal,” so naturally the sofas, pillows, and kitchenware at this home decor shop lean beachy casual. They also offer custom design services. 

 

Paris & Me

Paris & Me

Polished boho dresses and blouses line the racks at this boutique located in the historic Coronado Bank Building. parisandmeboutique

 

Nado Gelato

MooTime Creamery is a staple for ice cream, but for a lighter treat, try this gelateria, which has flavors like pistachio, Nutella, and mojito lime.

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