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611 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
+1 619-233-7327
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck fat fries” (17 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (52 reviews)
“short ribs” (42 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
611 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Fun atmosphere; nice staff; moderately priced; we had fried chicken, short ribs, and Brussels sprouts. All very good.

Thank jlcoco
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Choose this place for dinner because of its proximity to theater venues. Wait staff efficient and courteous allowing to make our Show Time. The interior is well decorated with good table layout, but somewhat noisy. Food was a disappointment.....overpriced for what was served and over-seasoned...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

In large renovated restaurant you will feel welcome and the tasty food and drinks will make you want to return. I left surprising pleased of the night dinner experience with my entire family. Thank you!

Thank silviuh405
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Tasty food! The Shrimp & Grits are fantastic! Bartenders friendly and definitely know how to mix a cocktail. One of the go to bars in Gaslamp. Happy hour is a great deal.

Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Four of us stopped for dinner late in the evening. Music was loud and the food.........was great. Our server basically took over and brought us his top picks. One of which I swear looked like half of a cow. Turns out it was the rib...More

Thank COparrotheads
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 25 November 2017 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.

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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
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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$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 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 - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6915
    (5th and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-7327
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego, Searsucker is a nationally recognized social dining concept that encourages guests to come early, and stay late. Menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics for Weekend Brunch, Weekday Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Searsucker offers a space that invites patrons to relax and enjoy. The airy design features a glass enclosed kitchen, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant--so come early, and stay late!
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