Brimming with cafes, bistros and five-star dining restaurants, Hillcrest is a connoisseur's delight! Hillcrest is rich with the flavors of Brazil, Ireland, Afghanistan, France, China, Thailand, India, you name it! With over 200 restaurants lining the streets of Hillcrest, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Fine dining is available at Arrivederci, Lotus Thai, and Pardon My French. Late night dining can be enjoyed at Crest Cafe, Saigon on Fifth, Bronx Pizza, and many others. You can feast on grass fed beef from Cali "O" Burgers, or sip on craft cocktails from Concept Two-Seven-Eight, or Uptown Tavern. Indulge yourself in decadent sweets from Babycakes or Chocolat; whatever you choose, you are sure to have an extraordinary experience!
Dessert. Drink. Dine! The social HUB of Hillcrest-Day & Night! Cupcakes, Cocktails, Kitchen, FUN & FAB!
3766 5th Ave - 619.296.4173
A great and truly authentic Italian restaurant with excellent food and friendly and energetic atmosphere.
3845 4th Ave - 619.299.6282
Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar
Follow the intoxicating aroma to the most award-winning Smokehouse & Bar into a cheerful, rustic chic eatery with ample portions of BBQ classics + some with a twist.
441 Washington St - 619.816.1990
Voted best happy hour in Hillcrest Mon-Fri. Over 100 tequilas, mexi-fresh menu & a great time!
1421 University Ave - 619.269.8510
Award-winning sandwiches, great soups and salads; friendly staff and fun environment!
3702 5th Ave - 619.295.4666
Eclectic fun, funky diner serving inspired home-made comfort favorites til midnight.
425 Robinson Ave - 619.688.9283
Girls home base! Feminie-influenced modern American food/cocktails. We play nice with boys too!
1220 University Ave - 619.260.8023
Empire House Urban Palate
Casual comfy dishes stamped with a dose of affordable originality Craft Beer & Craft Cocktails.
127 University Ave - 619.688.9283
Celebrating 30yrs! One of San Diego's premier ethnic restaurants features authentic Afghani Cuisine.
523 University Ave - 619.294.7579
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Handcrafted Beer & Stone Oven Pizza w/ Bottles, Growlers & Kegs To-Go! Happy Hour 4pm-6pm.
1458 University Ave - 619.269.4323
Lotus Thai Hillcrest
Authentic Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs. Lunch Specials, Delivery, Catering.
3761 6th Ave - 619.299.8272
A modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort food in a bright cafeteria setting.
3958 5th Ave - 619.293.7900
The best memories in the gayborhood. Great Burgers, incredible cocktails and an amazing experience.
308 University Ave - 619.491.0400
The Wine Lover
Charming! Hillcrest's original, intimate wine bar. Light supper. Verdant patio. Retail sales too.
3940 5th Ave - 619.500.3344
Rakitori Japanese Pub & Grill
A fusion of ramen noodles and traditional yakitori that has been grilled over Japanese white coals.
530 University Ave - 619.501.4091
A casually hip bar, eatery, and true neighborhood hangout in a comfort & style only found in Hillcrest.
1236 University Ave - 619.241.2710