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World Famous

) #52 of 3,977 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
+1 858-272-3100
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (72 reviews)
“brie” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
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Reviewed yesterday

We have eaten here four different times, on two separate trips and both times the food was very good and the menu had a really nice selection of seafood dishes, even for breakfast. Bloody Marys and Mimosas were pretty standard, but everyone in our group...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is conviently attached to Surfer Beach Hotel. A bit pricey, but the food is well worth it. Great people watching location. Casual atmosphere, simple decor, separate bar area, covered patio seating for that al fresco feel. We dined there twice it was so...More

Thank wowaztraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ended up having breakfast at 'World Famous' twice after deciding not to wait in the long line at the popular spot just up the boardwalk. Both times we were able to get an outdoor table which provided great views of the ocean and surfers....More

Thank Briantalla
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Briantalla, Thank you so much for visiting us twice during your stay in PB! We appreciate your wonderful post and hope you visit again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a few steps away from our hotel and is directly on the boardwalk! It's so fun to people watch and there's a glass separating us from the people haha. Our food was sooooo good. We got the crab cake sliders which were...More

Thank Hannah F
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Hannah, We're so pleased that you loved your food and the atmosphere at our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 6 days ago

I go here every year with my dad and we love it I recommend the Harpoon combination it is very very good! also, all the other foods are delish!

Thank Cole H
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Cole, Thank you so much for making World Famous a special family tradition throughout the years! We appreciate the recommendation and kind words. Looking forward to the next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful salmon and steak salad dinner and then omelets, pancakes, poached eggs, and oatmeal for Father's day breakfast! Good service and fantastic view of the ocean waves :)

Thank Phyllis E
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Phyllis, Sounds like you had such a wonderful Father's Day meal by the beach! We're so happy you wrote to us, and hope you come back for more! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch during a weekday. Service was friendly and fast. Selection of wines was good and the food was amazing. There was plenty of options for my fussy 10 y/0 too.

Thank Megan F
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Megan, Thank you so much for joining us for lunch and drinks! We appreciate you writing and hope to see you again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at World Famous for my son's birthday. We went in the morning to talk to them about a table next to the water since it was a special day. That evening we were seated-not next to the water-disappointed! The service was average...More

Thank Jackie T
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jackie, We are sincerely sorry about this disappointing experience you had on what was supposed to be a special evening for your family. Would you please send me the day/time you visited as well as your server's name so I can follow up with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the few times we ate here. Drinks are decent priced. I had the risotto balls that were very yummy. It's a short walk to the Catamaran Resort so we were there a few times.

Thank HolaLinsey
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello HolaLinsey, Thank you for dining with us several times during your stay in SD! We're so pleased you enjoyed each visit and we hope you stop by the next time you're in town. Best wishes, Nicole C Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years. Used to be in every M,W,TH. One of the best happy hour spots to be found at the beach. Service is always good. Food selections and portions are always great. Today I went up for some tacos. Thursday...More

Thank Hawaiishark71
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Hawaiishark71, Thank you so much for being such a dedicated guest to us at World Famous over the years. We love hearing from people such as yourself, we truly appreciate you spreading the love for WF! We look forward to your next visit. Best...More

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deliawerth
Do we park in the parking garage next door to the World Famous as we used to do and get our parking ticket validated? How tall is the parking garage openig to accommodate a VW Eurova that is 768 inches tall? Let me know
26 January 2017|
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Response from WFGuestServices | Property representative |
Yes you can still park in the underground garage and get 2 hrs validated on your ticket, or you can do street parking nearby.
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mamad1121
do you still have happy hour Monday 4 till 11
2 October 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
not sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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