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Decoy Dockside Dining Brings a Big-Name Chef to San Marcos

Inland North County gets a JRDN alum cooking elk, fish, and more


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Photo by Sam Wells

Inland North County has been chef-deprived since the dawn of suburbia. But the food revolution is trickling yonder, most notably with the new Decoy Dockside Dining at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Brought to you by Eat.Drink.Sleep. (JRDN), Decoy overlooks Lake San Marcos and boasts former JRDN chef Danilo Tangalin.

The 8,000-square-foot second-floor dining room will do great-outdoors fare like game (elk osso bucco) and freshwater fish (brown butter trout), while the casual all-day Dock Bar downstairs has burgers, pizzas, ostrich empanadas, and craft cocktails and beer. San Diegans don’t often put “gourmet” and “wakeboarding” in the same sentence. Maybe it’s about time.

1035 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos

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