By Sean Bess


Welcome to NAS North Island, located in San Diego, California. NAS North Island was first built in 1917. Below, you will find a list of some of the most popular NAS North Island restaurants and options in the surrounding area where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some new friends and coworkers at your new posting. Suggested read: NAS North Island: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS North Island Restaurants

From fast food to Asian cuisine to hearty barbecue, these NAS North Island restaurants have something for everyone! If you want convenience, visit the NAS North Island Galley. NASNI Galley has special meals on the first Thursday of every month. You can find their information below.

NAS North Island Galley

S R Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

NASNI Galley Hours

  • Monday-Friday

    • Breakfast

      - 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
    • Lunch

      - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Dinner

      - 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Weekends & Holidays

    • Breakfast

      - 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch

      - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Dinner

      - 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fast Food On Base

1. Subway

Exchange Ave., Bldg. 2017 Food Court, NAS North Island, CA 92118


: 1 (619) 522-6981

2. McDonald’s

Exchange Ave., Bldg. 483 NAS North Island, CA 92118


: 1 (619) 437-8911

3. Five Guys

North Island Naval Air Station, Bldg. 2017 San Diego, CA 92135


: 1 (619) 522-9604 At Five Guys, you are guaranteed a delicious burger with a huge selection of toppings to pick from, as well as hot dogs, sandwiches, and fresh-cut fries or cajun-seasoned fries.

4. Starbucks

Bldg. 45, Pier 2 Waterfront Recreation Center San Diego, CA 92136


: 1 (619) 522-9500

5. Panda Express

2017 NAS North Island San Diego, CA 92135


: 1 (619) 522-9689

6. Rubio’s

NEX North Island, Bldg. 2017 Coronado, CA 92135


: 1 (619) 437-4208 Rubio’s offers guests healthy, seasonal burrito bowls with cauliflower rice, as well as tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burritos, and more. Barbecue Restaurants

Barbecue Restaurants

7. Gaslamp BBQ

524 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 696-6996 Gaslamp BBQ boasts pulled pork sliders, burgers, chili cheese fries, mozzarella cheese sticks, BBQ shrimp, wings, beef ribs, ribeye steak, giant smoked turkey legs, BBQ chicken fajitas, soups, salads, and more.

8. Cali BBQ

2707 Boston Ave. Unit #11 San Diego, CA 92113


: 1 (619) 741-8306 At Cali BBQ, you can enjoy a brisket sandwich, rib plates, pork shoulder, tri-tip, macaroni and cheese, onion rings, cornbread, potato salad, baked beans, and peach cobbler.

Asian Restaurants

9. Oi Asian Fusion

1985 National Ave. #1133 San Diego, CA 92113


: 1 (619) 564-6300 At Oi Asian Fusion, guests can choose from adobo bowls, pork buns, Japanese-style fried chicken, and more.

10. Sab Lai Thai Kitchen

500 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 232-1801 Sab Lai Thai Kitchen boasts pad thai, drunken noodles, spring rolls, summer rolls, yellow curry, fried rice, and chicken satay, as well as vegan options. Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants

11. Las Cuatro Milpas

1857 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113


: 1 (619) 234-4460 Las Cuatro Milpas offers tamales, rice and beans, rolled tacos, and chorizo con huevo.

12. El Chingon

560 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 501-1919 El Chingon boasts authentic Mexican cuisine, including al pastor, birria, carnitas, tostadas, tortas, fajitas, enchiladas, and a variety of margarita options.

Burgers and Sandwiches

13. Hayes Burger

2060 Logan Ave. Ste. A San Diego, CA 92113


: 1 (619) 539-7175 Hayes Burger is one of the most popular local burger establishments in the area, and they offer delicious and freshly prepared burgers and fries.

14. Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint

100 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118


: 1 (619) 675-0094 Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint prepares a wide selection of specialty burgers, including their breakfast burger, chorizo burger, bruschetta burger, and pastrami burger, as well as fish tacos, shrimp cocktails, steak sandwiches, patty melts, and much more. Steak and Seafood Restaurants

Steak and Seafood Restaurants

15. Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

658 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 232-0225 Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood is an upscale restaurant with an impressive menu that includes a chilled seafood platter, oysters on the half shell, prime filet tartare, crab cakes, herb-crusted lamb chops, miso sea bass, lobster ravioli, elk chops, filet mignon, bone-in ribeyes, and more.

16. Lou & Mickey's

224 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 237-4900 Lou & Mickey’s offers affordable signature cocktails that pair perfectly with their menu items, such as their grilled teriyaki wild Mexican mahi-mahi, king crab legs, wild-caught lobster tails, macadamia-nut-crusted wild Alaskan halibut, grass-fed ribeyes, or their Australian rack of lamb. Italian Restaurants

Italian Restaurants

17. Osteria Panevino

722 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92101


: 1 (619) 595-7959 Osteria Panevino boasts calamari, burrata, pork chops, chicken parmigiana, and pistachio-crusted salmon, as well as a variety of salad and pasta options. This may not be your traditional NAS North Island pizza parlor, but they also serve some killer pizza options that you won’t be able to get enough of.

18. Ciccia Osteria

2233 Logan Ave San Diego, CA 92113


: 1 (619) 674-4069 Ciccia Osteria offers diners breaded zucchini, cheese spread, vegan spread, tuna tartare, lasagna, fettuccini, ravioli, vegan ravioli, and an assortment of other pasta and salad dishes.


We hope you enjoy some of the restaurants in and around your new posting at NAS North Island. One of the greatest ways to get to know a new region is to go out and try that region’s food, and you can rest assured that the food options around NAS North Island will not disappoint. Our list of NAS North Island restaurants represents just a small sampling of the many nearby popular food spots, so make sure to grab your family or friends and see what other great hidden gems you can find. Other awesome options include the 19th Hole Restaurant, North Island. Or, if you’re still getting settled and don’t want to get out and about just yet, you can opt-in for on-base NAS North Island food delivery. No matter what food is your favorite, you’ll have no shortage of options with NAS North Island restaurants.

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