Where To Eat At The San Diego Airport

One thing we all know for sure is that airplane food is not all it cut out to be. So whether you are about to take off or you just landed, finding that meal to fill you up and fuel your adventures is pretty high on the priority list.

San Diego Airport is actually renowned for the variety of dining options it has. From your beloved favorites to the new and locally-established soon-to-be favorites. With so many options to chose from, we’ve decided to a few of the top ones to help you narrow down your search.


Phil’s BBQ

This little piece of San Diego history has been around for 20 years. With their mesquite grilled baby back and beef ribs, chicken and sandwiches, it will make your mouth water just thinking about what to order. And considering Phil made his secret BBQ recipe from scratch, you will not want to pass up this opportunity.


Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar

Here you can find good wine and champagne, served alongside fresh oysters, herring, sushi, or lobsters. This is a place where you can reach a level of luxury never known to an airport before. This is a place of pleasure and style.


Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

This adorable craft cooking restaurant offers award-winning cuisine, which they complement with craft cocktails, wines, and local beers. It includes all your favorites like eggs benedict, cinnamon rolls, tacos and more.


Stone Brewing

This is one of the most amazing breweries you can come across in San Diego, and them opening up shop at the airport was nothing short of a miracle. How many times have you uttered to yourself you need a drink? Well, now you can grab one of San Diego’s Finest.


California Pizza Kitchen

Opened in Beverly Hills in 1985, they decided to specialize in BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. This is some of the best pizza you’ll ever have and the whole family is bound to enjoy it.


Urban Crave

This authentic street cuisine inspired restaurant has everything you could want if you’re craving something more relaxed. The menu ranges from those delicious breakfast burritos to homemade burgers, hand-cut fries, delicatessen sandwiches, and “haute dawgs”. Their signature hot dogs, plus wine and beer.



The Prado is an offshoot of the Cohn Restaurant Group’s which is located in Balboa Park This is an upscale atmosphere, where you can forget about the hustle and bustle of the airport environment.


PGA Tour Grill

The PGA Tour Grill concentrates on healthier eating. This golf-inspired restaurant is a wonderful place to sit down, grab a healthy egg-white omelet and a specialty cocktail.


The Counter: Custom Built Burgers

The Counter is an ever-expanding restaurant franchise in which you get to create your ultimate burger. You can choose from 7 proteins, 12 kinds of cheese, 31 signature toppings, 20 made-from-scratch sauces, 6 buns, and 4 fresh greens. This means you can actually create more burger combinations thank you can take flights in a year.