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Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

this beach town’s lack of chain restaurants and unchanged-by-time streets continue to showcase its beachy charm.


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Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach
Sunset Cliffs

When Starbucks opened on Newport Avenue in 2001, the locals picketed in the streets. Today, this beach town’s lack of chain restaurants and unchanged-by-time streets continue to showcase its beachy charm.

This Month in O.B.

September 21: The second annual Ride for the River Park, a bike ride from OB to Julian, begins at 7 a.m. California Coastal Cleanup Day starts at 9 a.m.­—both take place at Dog Beach.

NEW Wonderland Ocean Pub

The Gaslamp brings cocktails and local beer to the beach at this new waterfront pub by the owners of Bootlegger and The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole. 5083 Santa Monica Avenue

Pizza Port OB

This family-friendly pizza joint serves its renowned Port Brewing and Lost Abbey beers. 1956 Bacon Street

Hodad's
Hodad's

Hodad’s

At nearly 45 years old, the original Hodad’s location is home to San Diego’s messiest, most famous burgers, which entice locals and tourists to wait in line daily. 5010 Newport Avenue

Chris’ Liquor & Deli

Grab some of San Diego’s best deli sandwiches on your way to the beach. Hot or cold, they are always delicious. 2275 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard

Bo-beau Kitchen & Bar

The Cohn Group’s intimate, French bistro, tucked away in a bohemian cottage, is the perfect hideout from the beach scene. 4996 West Point Loma Boulevard

South Beach Bar & Grille

This place is known for its fish tacos. Ceviche, grilled lobster, and fried oysters all go perfectly with flour tortillas and ocean views. 5059 Newport Avenue

Raglan Public House
Raglan Public House

NEW Raglan Public House

Enjoy a sandwich or burger (grass-fed organic beef or lamb) with beer, wine, and cocktails on the patio of this attractive New Zealand-inspired pub. 1851 Bacon Street

Lighthouse Ice Cream & Yogurt

You can smell its hot waffle ice cream sandwiches and fresh baked cones from the street. And now, Cravory cookies! Cash only. 5059 Newport Avenue

Noon Designs OB
Noon Designs OB

Noon Designs OB

This boutique sells its own inspired creations, from minimalist, feminine jewelry and housewares to letterpress stationery. 4993 Niagara Avenue

Vignettes Antiques

Add a vintage sense of Old World France to your home and garden with Vignettes’ carefully sourced antique décor. 4828 Newport Avenue

Azúcar
Azúcar

Azúcar

Cuban roots and classical French training infuse this patisserie’s delectable desserts with a unique tropical style. 4820 Newport Avenue

The 3rd Corner

This wine shop and bistro sells bottles for a fraction of the typical retail price. Enjoy them at home or at the table. 2265 Bacon Street

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