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Neighborhood Guide: Mission Hills

It may have historic cred, but thanks to an influx of local creativity and foodie-favorite restaurants, Mission Hills is quietly turning into the city’s newest hot spot.


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Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar
Taking over The Gathering’s space, Harley Gray offers casual fare with happy hour and weekend brunch. 902 West Washington Street

The Patio on Goldfinch
The sister restaurant to Pacific Beach’s Patio on Lamont joins the ’hood with farm-to-table eats and craft beer. 4020 Goldfinch Street

Maison en Provence
Francophiles will delight in très chic home décor and gourmet gifts curated by the shop’s French owners. 820 Fort Stockton Drive

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The Regal Beagle
Beers, grilled sausages, mac ’n’ cheese bites, and more are on tap at this laid-back pub. 3659 India Street

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Indulge in free popcorn and the nouveau American menu, but save time to obsess over the birdcage decor, graffiti prints, and book-themed artwork. 4033 Goldfinch Street

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Mission Hills Nursery
Founded in 1910 by San Diego icon Kate Sessions, this garden center sells flowers, trees, soils, and everything else to keep your green thumb flexed. 1525 Fort Stockton Drive

Izakaya Masa
Busy for good reason, the Japanese hole-in-the-wall—open until 1 a.m. every night except Mondays—dishes out some of the best ramen in town. 928 Fort Stockton Drive

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Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
Feast on tacos, burritos, and more in the kitschy, pulsating, Mexican wrestling-themed eatery. (The Champion’s Fries are a must!) 1810 West Washington Street

With Love
Find everything from stationery products and unique matchbooks to soy candles made in California at this quaint gift shop. 1620 West Lewis Street

Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill
Long waits are standard, but you’ll be rewarded with super-fresh seafood tacos, chowders, and sandwiches. 3667 India Street

Venissimo Cheese
The fromage favorite is stocked with cheeses from around the world, snacks, and samples. 754 West Washington Street

  • This Month in Mission Hills

    • June 14 & 15
      Cinema Under the Stars screens summer fave Jaws

    • Wednesdays
      Farmers market 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

    • June 20
      Summer Concert series kick-off

 
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