There’s food and drink to suit just about any palette near the harbor, for picky eaters and more adventurous foodies alike. Just a 3-minute walk from the cruise port, you’ll find Portside Pier, which has a wide variety of restaurants and bars right along San Diego Bay.
Here are some top picks for places to eat nearby.
Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar at Night next to the Cruise Port
Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar
Located on Portside Pier, Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar serves up only the freshest seafood. Enjoy locally-caught fish, lobster, and oysters, as well as imported specialties.
King and Queen Cantina
The hip and trendy King and Queen Cantina is between the cruise port and Little Italy. This cantina has a fun atmosphere and great food, including authentic Mexican dishes and cocktails.
Stone Brewing Tap Room - Kettner
Grab a beer just steps away from the cruise port at Stone Brewing Tap Room. This brewery serves a rotating, seasonal selection of beers in the pet-friendly tasting room.
Puesto At The Headquarters
Right along the Embarcadero, you’ll find Puesto At The Headquarters. This Mexican restaurant serves both individual and family-style meals made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Miguels Cocina at Portside Pier next to the Cruise Port
Located along Portside Pier, Miguel’s Cocina cooks up fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and more. Dine on hand-made tortillas, mouth-watering Mexican food, and hand-shaken margaritas.
Heading toward the Gaslamp Quarter from the cruise port, you’ll find Barleymash, an energetic sports bar. Watch the big game and enjoy a selection of pub favorites.
Topsail on the Portside Pier serves tasty seafood paired with cocktails and wine. This classy eatery has its own rooftop terrace complete with fire pits and waterfront views.
The Boardwalk in Front of the Ketch Grill at the Port of San Diego
Ketch Grill & Taps
Ketch Grill & Taps, located on Portside Pier, is a trendy modern tavern with a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails paired with locally-sourced American fare.