Oceanside Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Oceanside

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Oceanside is a seaside oasis of recreation and beautiful beaches. Centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is frequently referred to as “the hub of Southern California.” From here, it’s easy to access a variety of amusement parks and family activities such as Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. If you’re looking to educate as well as entertain, you won’t be disappointed. Take your kids to visit Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in 1798, Mission San Luis is often called “The King of Missions” and includes picnic grounds and a gift shop in addition to a museum. Also check out the California Surf Museum or the Oceanside Museum of Art. With more than six miles of frontal beach roads, Oceanside allows you to jog, bike or skate to your heart’s content. Bike the San Luis Rey River Biking trail or take part in private o group surf lessons from a local surf school. Get your sea legs on and check out one of the many boat rental companies for a trip out to sea you won’t soon forget – go deep sea fishing, diving or whale watching. For the golf lover, Oceanside is a veritable paradise! With six courses in or near Oceanside, you’re sure to find a public or private course to fit your game - try Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, Emerald Isle Golf Course or Pendleton Marine Golf Course.
Things to do in Oceanside

1. Ty's Burger House

515 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054-2829 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 760-757-5890
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Ty's Burger House

Ty's Burger House is a locally owned family business. We strive in bring a delicious taste to downtown Oceanside. Come try one of our delicious burgers or salads. Each in out clean dining room or take advantage of our outdoor patio. Either way, you are going to find that Ty's Burgher House has something for everyone and they definitely know burgers.

Reviewed By Don D - Grand Rapids

Stopped here after a day in San Diego and a ride north on the Coaster. Ty’s is just .2 of a mile from the Oceanside Transit Center. Don’t let the storefront put you off. The interior appearance is more inviting. And the burgers are great as others have noted. We had the chili cheese and the bacon Mac and cheese burgers. Even the 1/3 pound size is a meal, with a side of fries.

2. Beach Break Cafe

1802 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-5322 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 760-439-6355
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 704 reviews

Beach Break Cafe

Reviewed By Annette H - Hesperia, California

Stopped in for breakfast while visiting Ocanside, the place was PACKED, but they moved pretty quickly - we waited about 15 minutes. Service was friendly and quick, the coffee was very good, our food good but average, I guess for as crowded as the place was I expected more, but don't get me wrong...food is good and gteh price is fair

3. Harney Sushi

301 Mission Ave, Ste 102, Oceanside, CA 92054-2565 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 760-967-1820
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Harney Sushi

Reviewed By catchuslater - Sequim, Washington

We were staying in Oceanside and decided on an impromptu Birthday dinner...and we wanted Sushi. 5 of us went to Harney's and had a great time. The food was good. But the service was excellent. The happy Hour menu had some really top items. The...MoreHi there, Thanks for the great review! We do play music loader then the average restaurant, you can always talk to your server and we will try to accommodate the level for you:) ~Danielle

4. Felix's BBQ With Soul

3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056-8602 Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 760-439-7072
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Felix's BBQ With Soul

Reviewed By Roger A - Murrieta

Best in San Diego County, worth the drive to Oceanside.

All of the food choices are excellent! Pulled Pork, Brisket, Southern Style Fried Chicken, and Fried Catfish are all on my " favorite" list. Their corn bread muffins are awesomely addictive, and their side dishes are just as great. Leave room for desert if you can and try their Key Lime Pie, or the Sweet Potato Pie.

5. Stratford at the Harbor

280 Harbor Dr S, Next to Joe's Crab Shack, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 760-453-2073
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Stratford at the Harbor

Waterfront cafe with an outdoor patio, gorgeous view, nestled right in Harbor Village. Local haven for omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fish tacos, fish & chips, mimosa's, bloody mary's, and craft beer. Dog friendly patio. Try our famous tangerine mimosa, coffee cake or fresh made potato chips.

Reviewed By tamac9601 - Atlanta, Georgia

A great spot on Oceanside Harbor. Visited for breakfast. The outdoor seating is comfortable and heated when appropriate. We had the Spicy Chicken Omelette, Cuban Omelette and Açaí Bowl. All 3 were delicious and highly recommended. Coffee cake is offered as a side and is unbelievable. The biscuits and gravy are also fantastic. Fresh ingredients and excellent preparation on all selections.

6. The Breakfast Club Diner

228 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2822 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-722-3124
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

The Breakfast Club Diner

The Breakfast Club Diner offers a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch foods from its classic location on Coast Highway . All your favorites are here - waffles, pancakes, omelettes, french toast, salads, sandwiches and burgers, plus a few Breakfast Club favorites that you won't find anywhere else. We guarantee that your food will be fresh and fast, served by our friendly and attentive waitstaff. Come see this diner located at 228 North Coast highway on the corner of Pierview across from the library.

Reviewed By Ben W

Breakfast Club Diner is my family's favorite place to go for a good breakfast! The selection is great and everything is fresh and well made. Everyone there is so friendly and actually pays attention to your every need. There are always wonderful specials and fresh made desserts to try. They are very kid friendly and the portions are huge!

7. Local Tap House & Kitchen

308 S. South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 760-547-1469
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Local Tap House & Kitchen

Reviewed By Robonski - Carlsbad, CA

I went to Local Tap House with a friend. We got there when it opened and there was only one other group of people there...so it was easy to get a seat. The server was very nice and attentive. I ordered the Blue Collar Burger and left very full. Would definitely recommend this burger!! I would be interested in coming back for their dinner menu.

8. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

626 S Tremont St, Oceanside, CA 92054-4129 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night 760-453-2940
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Reviewed By PDeCampers

It was super crowded, which to me is always a good sign. Definitely a locals joint-fun and friendly. A great selection of unique food. The special flatbread was terrific, as was the octopus, but the papperdelle pasta was the star of the show! Saved too. For the pot de creme which was amazing! Looks like a dive from the outside, but this place was our favorite in Oceanside!

9. That Boy Good

207 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-2821 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 33 +1 760-433-4227
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

That Boy Good

Welcome to That Boy Good a Southern BBQ Joint in the heart of downtown Oceanside! We pride ourselves on fresh food made daily from scratch. No MSG's or can products in our kitchen! Chicken and Waffles and Fried Delta Catfish are some of our specialty items, but our BBQ is the best you will find West of the Mississippi! Come in and check us out and see why the locals crave our BBQ! Hope to see ya soon!

Reviewed By ReneeGrandieri - Henderson, Nevada

It was a small bar restaurant with a not so clean vibe. The service fair. My husband ordered a rack of ribs and was very disappointed they were overbooked and fatty. The greens undercooked. The pulled pork sandwich was good. We would not go back.

10. Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

1813 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-5321 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 760-840-1976
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

Reviewed By Alex S

Doesn't look like much on the outside but once inside the food was a treat. Best exotic sushi I've eaten. Service was great. Food fresh and delicious. I would recommend this place but reserve since it is small. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food.

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