8 of San Diego's Best Spots for A Father's Night Out

Jessie Wade Smith | June 10, 2019 | Food & Drink

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Treat dad to his favorite sophisticated cocktails, wines, and craft beers at one of San Diego's best eateries.

This eatery pays homage to Hawaiian and Californian fare with a focus on seasonal, locally sourced products. Chef Dave Underwood is dishing out delicious seafood dishes alongside California craft beers and a carefully curated global wine list. 1216 Prospect St., 858.454.5888, dukeslajolla.com $$$

Hundred Proof
Your destination for craft cocktail and light bites, chef Brad Wise’s menu features speciality pizza like the Hen Egg and Wild Mushroom, which pair nicely with fresh cocktails concocted by Beverage Director Stephen Kurpinksy. 4130 Park Blvd., 619.501.6404, hundredproofsd.com $$

Enjoy killer ocean views while feasting on dishes like sea scallop crudo or grilled swordfish with cauliflower, chickpeas and fennel. An international vodka bar boasts more than 200 bottles, but the signature margarita is fantastic. 1555 Camino Del Mar, 858.792.0476, pacificadelmar.‌com $$$

Primavera Ristorante
The Italian eatery was founded by husband-and-wife duo Cristos and Jeannette Stavros in 1989 and is now run by Jeannette and the couple’s daughter, Denise. Guests will enjoy authentic Italian eats like calamari Luciana, risotto alla punta di asparagi and filetto al pepe verde, among other mouthwatering options. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.0454, primavera1st.com

Raised By Wolves
Cocktail connoisseurs take note, bespoke drinking hole Raised by Wolves might just become your second home. Embark on a well-welcomed cocktail journey by ordering a Redneck Riviera featuring rye, whiskey, apple brandy, lime, bonal, maple, amaro, orange, cinnamon and allspice dram (serves two) or perhaps you’re double-dating, and in which case, you’ll be remiss not to order the Promise of Paradise Punch boasting a striking blend of blanco tequila, lemon, strawberry, sparkling rose and Italian aperitivo. Cheers to endless options! 4301 La Jolla Village Drive, 619.629.0243,raisedxwolves.com

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Beer is only half the story at the Escondido home of the groundbreaking brewery. Nearby, Stone Farms (open for tours) grows produce for the restaurant’s exclusive use, inspiring a winning, garden-fresh menu. 1999 Citracado Parkway, 760.294.7866, stoneworldbistro.‌com $$

The Cork and Craft
From humble origins in 2012, the small urban winery The Cork and Craft has risen to the zenith of cuisine and culture. As the dining portion of Abnormal Company—San Diego’s only joint restaurant, winery and brewery—this Rancho Bernardo landmark has executive chef Scott Cannon (formerly of Jake’s Del Mar) at the helm, and is sure to make you swoon with a seasonal and local menu of starters, salads, sides and mains. 16990 Via Tazan, San Diego, 858.618.2463, thecorkandcraft.com $$

Centered on housemade specialties, high-minded cocktails and owner Arturo Kassel’s well-curated wine list, this is one of S.D.’s top spots for seasonal dishes. While it may seem simple, make sure to try the Caesar salad with cabernet vinegar and a light spritz of lemon. 1044 Wall St., 858.551.7575, whisknladle.‌com $$


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