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25 of the Best Camp Pendleton Restaurants (2021 Edition)
California 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.
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(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 Food
Dining 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.
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.
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
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.
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 Pendleton
Venture outside the gates for more delicious options.
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.
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.
Address: 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone Number: 1 (760) 439-7072
BBQ soul food and Southern hospitality are on the menu.
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.
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
Address: 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.
Address: 485 Vandegrift Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone Number: 1 (760) 967-1769
Serves a variety of Mexican dishes, seafood, steak, and libations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 104, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 1 (442) 500-8231
Satisfy your sweet tooth with artisan gelato.
Hungry 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.
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