Quality Inn I-5 Naval Base
3878 Dalbergia Court
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 238-2788
Fax: (619) 238-1773
Bars & Cafes
Napoleone's Pizza House is a long-running pizza house in National City. It may seem a little gritty at times, but that's all in keeping with its history. Legendary gravelly-voiced musician Tom Waits toiled here as a teenager serving pizza to sailors, motorcyclists and other colorful southern California characters. If you stop in, you can also get cheap pasta and pitchers of beer, and join in on the people-watching.
McDini's is a sports bar, lounge bar and a brew pub that delights its patrons with a hearty selection of global beer as well as delicious prime rib, coleslaw, corned beef, Mexican fare, crusty pizzas, juicy steaks and finger food. Wash these down with non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy some live sports telecasts on the plasma screens. Check their website for more on any events taking place here.
Alchemy is one of the trendiest restaurants in the South Park neighborhood focusing on food inspired by the world over with a taste of America. This innovative foodie paradise changing the area's dining culture with its seasonal delights paired with lovely local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails and a good selection of wines. They also showcase local artists work as a rotating gallery and hosts local acoustic musicians regularly. Alchemy is also known for their culinary events including Wednesday evening’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu, Dinner With 6 Strangers, Suckling Pig Dinners and Silent Sunday. A nice place to hang out with your friends and family for fun filled evening or lovely weekend brunches.
Located in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego, Hamiltons Tavern has been around for over 75 years. Named after a longtime patron, Herman Hamilton, this pub is known for it's local flavor and friendly atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike flock to this brew pub for their 28 tap varieties, ranging from IPA's and Pilsner's to hard ciders. Of the bottle variety, over 200 are offered! Stop in to grab a pint and maybe even chat up Mr. Hamilton himself.
Mission Brewery is a local San Diego micro brewery that offers curious visitors and beer enthusiasts the chance to find out exactly how beers are brewed, along with sampling some of their signature products. The brewery has a bar and cafe on the premises, the perfect place to kick back and relax with a craft beer after a long day with a light Mission Blonde or a stronger Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout. For those who don't enjoy beer, no worries, sample some of their creative cocktails on draft or made to order like the Strawmelon Fresca or the Mission Mule. Tours are conducted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm for upto 16 people. Booking is advisable. Private tours and events can also be arranged on request. For additional information, visit the website.
The Turf Supper Club is a holdover of a 50's food fad: the cook-it-yourself steakhouse. Since 1950 the Turf Supper Club has been an entertaining gathering place for carnivorous San Diegans. With the great food, stiff drinks and relaxed atmosphere you'll enjoy gathering at the grill with other diners to cook your steak. Don't worry if you're not a cook there's plenty of help–maybe too much! Right from the wait staff and the other diners. If you're bored with the regular dinner scene in sanitized and trendy neighborhoods, the Turf Supper Club can be a definite change of pace.
Black Angus Steakhouse is known for their perfectly aged Black Angus steaks that are hand cut daily and grilled over an open flame. The aroma of tender meat cooking wafts through when you enter this Chula Vista chain, whetting your appetite for the meat fiesta. They also offer other specialties of delicious seafood, succulent Baby Back Ribs that just falls off the bone, slow roasted Prime Rib, Loaded Potato Skins, Grilled Shrimp, Bacon and Bleu Butter Ribeye and four chocolate flourless torte. Their famous Bullseye bar is a casual sports bar where you can relish the wonderful drinks and watch your favorite game. A family favorite for many, Black Angus Steakhouse is affordable and offers delectable food.
This 40-year-old South Bay eatery is a perfect place to start the day with coffee and a smile from the friendly staff. Breakfast offers a wide variety of pancakes. There are buttermilk, crepe-like Manhattan pancakes (made with eggs and filled with sour cream) and 20 other types. For those seeking protein in the early morning hours, the restaurant serves an extensive selection of egg dishes and omelets. Sandwiches are added to the menu at lunchtime.
In a remote section of San Diego, Influx offers a retro style atmosphere. White walls encase a room of hardwood floors, where guests can sit along a fabric banquette. At the banquette, guests can sit at tables of two, where red cushioned white swivel chairs give Influx the flair it needs. On the other side of the dining area, guests can sit at a long L-shaped couch. A single fan hangs from the ceiling, in the corner, above a glass case of pastries, on the far side of the room from the front door. And in the corner, diagonal from the ceiling fan, guests can sit at a single table of three, where they can enjoy a little more privacy.
Basic is the place to be when all you want to do is chill out with a bunch of friends. It has a very laid-back atmosphere with its original brick walls, industrial garage doors and high ceilings. The kitchen serves up some of the best pizzas, salads and more. Basic has a variety of drinks to choose from like scotch, whiskey, tequila, rum, gin, vodka, champagne and an exhaustive list of wines. Sit by the cocktail bar or play some pool, have a bite to eat and relax.
Centered in a dining area of high ceilings, brick walls and pillars, low hanging ceiling lamps, and sconces along the wall, Toast Enoteca & Cucina features an Enomatic machine that allows guests to enjoy many of their 400 wines by the portion. These machines are designed to preserve the wine's natural flavors, by preventing them from being oxygenated. Along with an extensive wine selection, Toast offers a food menu which includes paninis, pizzas, pastas, various lunch specials, and a happy hour on weekdays. During visits, guests are welcome to sit at the bar, at tables throughout the dining area, or on the sidewalk patio. Toast Enoteca & Cucina hosts various events throughout the year; see the website or call for more information.
If you gravitate to a personality place then make a beeline here at Big Kitchen Cafe and put your hunger in the hands of Judy The Beauty—a one-of-a-kind owner who delights in going overboard in making everyone feel welcome. Trust Judy to satisfy your hunger with delicious home cooked food at tiny prices. Many menu items are named after celebrities and include traditional favorites such as pancakes or bacon and eggs.