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611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-233-7327
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“duck fat fries” (17 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (50 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was super excited to dine at a Top Chef restaurant run by Chef Brian Malarkey. The interior is really fantastic. I love the decor, and the table was comfy, although some of the chairs are the little curved back bistro chairs, which are pretty...More

Thank Luanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is great but the happy hour at the bar has plentiful servings at special pricing. Do NOT miss the duck fat fries with Parmesan/prosciutto dust...amazing. Good salad and poke options among others.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant allows one to choose between using starters (entrees in everywhere but us) as share plates which is what we did (3blokes) but there are plenty of traditional main courses. The food was very tasty, reasonable size for price, and the usual friendly us...More

Thank Immune2it
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Arrival: I called ahead to confirm the restaurant hours because I was a bit jet lagged and wanted an early dinner. The receptionist confirmed dinner began at 5:30. I asked if there was availability for an early party of one, and the receptionist indicated availability....More

Thank utfiero
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Was excited to try a Brian Malarkey restaurant. I ordered the duck pot pie with duck fries. The fries were fantastic. The duck pot pie was very cold in the center, not cool, but cold. It was sent back for reheating - 25 minutes later...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Muscles better than clams Cheese balls Salad with goat cheese Fried chicken Steak Brownie sundae desert a must have

Thank erink535
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Was invited there for a conference related business event. Food, drinks, and dessert were delicious. Service was attentive without being cloying. Would definitely recommend Searsucker for a large crowd.

Thank NorCalCMR
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Fifth is a very active area of the Gaslamp quarter in San Diego, if you’re there stop in if not go for a very good meal with very good service. The pace of service is great, you don’t feel like you’re being pushed through your...More

Thank mflans
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Although the overall ambience was great and the service (our actual server) was outstanding and accommodating, I was a little disappointed with the menu options for vegetarians. I know, it's more of a steak house and probably has no place for vegans or vegetarians (I...More

Thank CultureLush
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here during a recent trip to San Diego. While the ambience and service were very good, the food was disappointing. In my opinion, there are several restaurants, including many in Little Italy like PrepKitchen and Barbusa, that offer a much...More

Thank Steve J
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2017|
Response from Marie N | Reviewed this property |
Glad to help. I'm honest in my reviews because I depend on these reviews to make choices for myself! :)
8 December 2016|
Response from HakkasanGroup | Property representative |
Hello Skipspear, It all depends on what you like to eat! Do you like seafood, meat etc?
3 December 2016|
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Response from munstertravel | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    (5th and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-7327
  • E-mail
Seated in the heart of the Gaslamp District, Searsucker serves New American Classic cuisine paired with specialty cocktails and unique local brews.
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