Edit ModuleShow Tags

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


Published:

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.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

From the Archives: San Diego's Thriving Marijuana Industry

In the 1980s, North County’s marijuana was considered “the largest cash agricultural crop in California”

Inside an Idyllic Julian Farmhouse

A Pacific Beach couple builds an vacation home and rental in San Diego's mountain getaway

Nixon Finally Opens a Retail Space in Encinitas

The accessories brand has returned to where it all began
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2018
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. 15 Coolest Jobs in San Diego and How to Get Them
    We asked 15 San Diego professionals with the coolest jobs in town how they landed their gigs—and how we could steal them
  3. First Look: Cloak & Petal
    The owners of Tajima bring Japanese small plates to Little Italy with Cloak & Petal
  4. First Look: Bivouac Ciderworks
    A new craft cidery opens in North Park, designed for the outdoors person in all of us
  5. Green Rush: Inside San Diego's Emerging Cannabis Industry
    Marijuana's legal. How did it go from evil death drug to medical miracle and billion-dollar industry?
  6. La Jolla Playhouse's 'The Cake' Tackles a Timely Topic
    The writer and producer behind hit TV show This is Us brings a sticky subject to the stage
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle

Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win This Rare Sports Car

Donate to a good cause to seriously upgrade your ride
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags