Where to Eat While on Vacation in Oceanside California

Oceanside Pier view from the Rooftop Bar at Mission Pacific Hotel

The laid-back beach town known as Oceanside has quickly gained a reputation as one of the leading foodie destinations in San Diego County. The emergence of neighborhood food districts offers visitors a vast array of diverse eateries sourcing local ingredients from nearby farms and local Pacific waters.

The coastal beach vibe of Oceanside creates a high-quality, yet casual dining experience that is enjoyable for both the locals and visitors.

And while there are so many to mention, here are five recommendations to try!

The Rooftop Bar at Mission Pacific Hotel

201 N Myers Street
Oceanside CA 92054

A great spot for drinks, appetizers and a breathtaking coastline views and iconic sunsets is the Rooftop Bar located at the new Mission Pacific Hotel. There aren’t any other rooftop options in North County San Diego with views this spectacular. The food menu is light so expect light apps like oysters, ceviche and tacos. Drinks feature fresh juices and a focus on tequila.

The Rooftop Bar at Mission Pacific Hotel

Craft Coast Beer and Tacos

275 Mission Avenue
Oceanside CA 92054

For those craving Baja-style tacos, check out Craft Coast. You can plan on ordering tapas style and sharing so you have an opportunity to try it all. Be sure to check out the Birria tacos and a local pale ale.

The patio at Craft Coast

Hello Betty Fish House

211 Mission Avenue
Oceanside CA 92054

Hello Betty Fish House offers classic Baja SoCal beachside favorites such as margaritas and fish tacos, using only the freshest and local ingredients and seafood. This is a great spot for locals and visitors to relax after a long day on the beach. The rooftop lounge is a great outdoor option.

Hello Betty Fish House

Carte Blance Bistro & Bar

339 North Cleveland Street
Oceanside CA 92054

Carte Blanche is a French inspired Mexican Bistro using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create rustic, bistro-style dishes intended to be shared. Located on a bustling corner by the pier, Carte Blanche offers amazing libations like their signature margarita with foam and duck mole tacos.

Blade 1936

401 Seagaze Drive
Oceanside CA 92054

Blade 1936 began serves up fresh and delicious Italian cuisine including Neapolitan style wood fired pizza, fresh pasta and signature entrees combining classic Italian cuisine with modern twists for a innovative and authentic menu. 

The name Blade 1936 is a nod to Oceanside’s old newspaper, The Blade-Tribune, which occupied the space from 1936 until the 1960s. The historic building which is included in the City of Oceanside’s Historical Resources Inventory, was designed by famed San Diego architect Irving Gill in 1936 and is one of his last projects.

The outdoor patio is perfect for dining al fresco with your pet.

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