25 OF THE BEST CAMP PENDLETON RESTAURANTS
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionCalifornia cuisine aims to please with iconic favorites and fusion dishes that combine the best of local styles. Whatever food you’re into, restaurants around Camp Pendleton serve it up fresh. Southern California’s signature flavors can be found at restaurants, fast food joints, and food trucks on and around base. This list of restaurants near Camp Pendleton is just a starting point for you as you get your feet wet (figuratively and literally) in this beach community. Be sure to talk with your new neighbors to find even more local hot spots that serve up just the flavor you’re looking for. Know what you're hungry for? Click the link to go straight to the information. (1-2) Barbeque Restaurants on Camp Pendleton (3) Mexican and Southwestern Restaurants on Camp Pendleton (4) Asian Restaurants on Camp Pendleton (5-9) American Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton (10-12) Mexican and Southwestern Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton (13-15) Seafood Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton (16-18) Italian Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton (19-22) Asian Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton (23-25) Desserts Near Camp Pendleton
Suggested Read:Camp Pendleton California: In-Depth Welcome Center
Camp Pendleton FoodDining options on base are available in many flavors and multiple locations. Check out the base’s MCCS website for more information on base restaurants and dining options. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours before you go.
1. Devil Dogs BBQ
Address:Parked along Vandegrift near the McDonald’s on Camp Pendleton
Phone Number:1 (760) 814-4776 Try this food truck’s mouth-watering smoked meats, home-style dishes, and sides made from scratch.
2. Porters 52 Grille and BBQ
Address:52 Area of Camp Pendleton’s SOI
Phone Number:1 (858) 213-3891 Chow down on giant burritos, brisket, pulled pork, and more.
Mexican and Southwestern Cuisine
3. Ramones Mexican BBQ
Address:Building 2100, Del Mar area of Camp Pendleton
Phone Number:1 (760) 689-5204 Ramones serves up home-style Mexican comfort food from their famous food trucks and restaurants.
4. Hibachi-San Japanese Grill
Address:20846 Pacific Plaza, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone Number:1 (760) 430-0308 Poke bowls, teriyaki, sushi, and other Japanese favorites across from Camp Pendleton’s Plaza Views Exchange.
Restaurants Near Camp PendletonVenture outside the gates for more delicious options.
5. In-N-Out Burger
Address:4605 Frazee, Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone Number:1 (800) 786-1000 If you’re new to California, you have to try In-N-Out. This famous burger joint’s simple menu of fresh burgers, fries, and shakes can’t be beat. The not-so-secret menu favorite is known as Animal Style, a delicious topping of the chain’s secret spread, pickles, and grilled onions that is great on their burgers and fries alike.
Ty’s Burger House
Address:515 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 757-5890 If you’re looking for more variety with your burgers, try Ty’s traditional, wild meat, and vegetarian options.
7. Felix's BBQ With Soul
Address:3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone Number:1 (760) 439-7072 BBQ soul food and Southern hospitality are on the menu.
8. Stratford at the Harbor
Address:280 Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 453-2073 Enjoy breakfast favorites, fish tacos, and craft beer served up with waterfront views.
9. Miss Kim’s by That Boy Good
Address:207 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 433-4227 Chow down on delicious Southern barbecue, brisket, and other comfort food.
Mexican and Southwestern Cuisine
10. Rockin’ Baja LobsterAddress: 258 Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone Number: 1 (760) 967-6199 Sample Mexican and Baja-style seafood and wash it down with an icy margarita.
11. Marieta’s Fine Mexican Food and Cocktails
Address:485 Vandegrift Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone Number:1 (760) 967-1769 Serves a variety of Mexican dishes, seafood, steak, and libations.
12. Estrella's Restaurant and Cantina
Address:129 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Phone Number:1 (760) 728-1200 A full bar and tasty meals make this a Fallbrook favorite.
13. Hello Betty Fish House
Address:211 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 722-1008 Enjoy ocean views and fresh takes on classic Baja SoCal favorites like margaritas and fish tacos.
14. Tin Fish
Address:302 The Strand N., Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 966-0007 If you’re looking for fast, casual seafood dining, check out this Oceanside Pier restaurant.
15. Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill
Address:262 Harbor Drive S., Suite 201, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 433-1900 A tasty blend of Mexican-American seafood dishes sure to please every palate.
16. Dominic’s Italian Restaurant
Address:268 Harbor Drive S., Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 754-1881 Harbor views and authentic Italian cuisine.
17. ZIGZAG Pizza
Address:333 N. Myers St., Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 433-1555 Design your own pizza and choose from 150 craft beers.
18. Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse
Address:3878 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number:1 (760) 434-2580 Indulge in upscale surf and turf while you take in ocean views.
19. Harney Sushi
Address:301 Mission Ave., Suite 102, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 967-1820 Try one of 30 gourmet specialty rolls and other favorites at this sushi bar and restaurant.
20. Pho House
Address:3753 Mission Ave., Suite 120, Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone Number:1 (760) 754-9999 Vietnamese and Asian favorites like banh mi, egg rolls, and, of course, pho.
21. Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub
Address:1815 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 271-0531 Locally sourced seafood and vegetables in creative, inspired dishes.
Desserts and More
23. Banana Dang
Address:115 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 846-0162 Hit this coffee bar for a local, organic cup of coffee and a slice of “Happy Toast.”
24. Petite Madeline Bakery
Address:223 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number:1 (760) 231-7300 A bakery by the beach! Enjoy sweet and savory crepes, quiche, pancakes, sandwiches, and more.
25. GelatoLoveAddress: 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 104, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone Number: 1 (442) 500-8231 Satisfy your sweet tooth with artisan gelato.
ConclusionHungry for more? Check out the San Diego Tourism Authority’s website for more food and beverage listings to explore. No doubt as you settle into your new community at Camp Pendleton, you’ll find your own favorites. Got a hot dining tip? We want to know! Share it on MyBaseGuide’s Facebook, tag @mybaseguide on Instagram, or @mybaseguide on Twitter.
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