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World Famous

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Pacific Beach
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711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028 (Mission Blvd.)
+1 858-272-3100
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Vermont
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was so good on all accounts. Location (beach,sunset view) Parking garage validated (ask) Food.... Lobster bisque so good and light. Crunchy shrimp, awesome. House salad was so fresh and the mixed greens were crunchy and not your typical restaurant iceberg salad mix. This was a great surprise! So pleased with our visit. With many options in the Mission Beach... More 

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Oxford,
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main selling point of this restaurant is the location on Pacific Beach. The food is instantly average at best. But will fill you up. Very popular understandably so.

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Thank ProfessorCalculus
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello ProfessorCalculus, Thank you for sending your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to write. Would you be able to tell us what dishes you tried and what you liked/didn't like about them so we can review what we can improve on? Much appreciated! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations, World Famous More 

Tucson
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've eaten here several times over the years and it never disappoints. Great spot to watch the sunset but you need a reservation. Check the sunset time and book a table about 45 min to an hour before so you will be on desert -- at least that is what we like. Great fish, wine selection, service and deserts.

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Thank tbrown6220
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello tbrown6220, Thanks for being such loyal guests to World Famous, and for taking time to share the love and write to us. We appreciate the kind words and we look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Chelsea, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for mother's day with my daughter, I decided to have dinner at World Famous was near by our hotel. The food was delicious and a big portion. I will go back there again...

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Thank lynne d
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Lynne, Thank you so much for writing about your wonderful experience with us. We hope you can make it back for Mother's Day this year as well! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Charlotte
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great oyster shooters!! Food was great. Had seafood chipino which was outstanding. Service was solid and bread delicious!

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Thank Britt H
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Britt, Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and for sending your kind feedback! Please visit us again sometime. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve Boe was our bartender and really made the night fun! Great service!! The food was great and the atmosphere was beautiful

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Thank elaina1014
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello elaina1014, Thank you so much for taking time to write! We will send your kind words along to Steve - hopefully you guys can visit again soon! Best Wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

San Diego, California
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here frequently because the food is reliably good and you can often catch a nice sunset. This night was no different except the view was ruined by a large bird dropping on the window. Why no one cleaned it up was beyond me as it would have taken 3 minutes. Aside from that the service and food was... More 

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Thank Dave P
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Dave, Thank you for being such a dedicated guest to us at World Famous! We appreciate you taking time to write and we hope you visit us again soon. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Moraga, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here with our family several times in the last year because of multiple visits. The food is very good and they have been accommodating to our groups of 16 to 20. They have extensive options on their menu and I would recommend it to anyone wanting good food.

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Thank dgrahamenv
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello dgrahamenv, Thank you so much for making World Famous part of your family tradition! We appreciate the recommendation, and we hope to see you all again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two recent visits to the World Famous led to two great meals, one fresh seabass and one a juicy, perfectly cooked steak. This restaurant has a wide view of the Pacific and is especially nice at sunset. The prices are reasonable, especially for Southern California, and the food is first rate - from bread to salads to crab cakes to... More 

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Thank James N
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you so much for joining us twice recently! We are very flattered by your kind words and appreciate you taking time to share. Please visit again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, great food! Lots of fun!! Next to Blue Sea hotel which is also a great value and very clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Jbsabqnm
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Jbsabqnm, Thank you so much!! Please join us the next time you're in town! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
    (Mission Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: All the major bus lines will take you right to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?