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Urban Solace

#163 of 3,766 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA (University)
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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South Pole
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This local favorite has a varied menu, with an emphasis on modern comfort food with a foodie twist. Brunch items are served all day and very popular. I often get two appetizers instead of a main. The all-natural beef burgers are delicious although heavy; the ahi poke starter is tasty and light, the grilled cheese with tomato soup is great.

Thank JetBoys
La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Urban Solace is a good lunch spot with excellent staff. Everyone is friendly and courteous and goes out of the way to give good service. The food is wholesome and the cheese biscuits worth the indulgence

Thank awedMollys
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there is a lot of pizza choices. we ordered one craft and one other. this is pretty much a family type place and it gets really noisy. so if you want more of an intimate environment, id go elsewhere but the food itself is good

Thank Colette9999
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During a recent stay in San Diego, we spotted this restaurant while walking the neighborhood and decided to give it a shot for a week night dinner. While the outside of the restaurant does very little to set high expectations, we were very pleased with our dining experience from the moment we walked in. The hostess greeted us with a... More 

Thank Twila K
Arlington, Texas
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm in SD for a wedding, and to be a tourist for a few days.. I looked up places to eat.. this place was highly recommended for it's Duckaroni. I was not disappointed! It was late afternoon ( 3:00pm ish.) so there was no crowd. the service was great.. very attentive and quite friendly. I knew what I wanted before... More 

Thank haditbefore
Corona, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

They accommodated a group of 12 of us! Our drinks were good, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect for our group that wanted to talk to each other and not scream over music, and our waitress was attentiative to us!! Thank you!!

Thank dianmomf3
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Urban Solace is getting five stars from me primarily for the great service. The food was very very good but I typically reserve five stars for the exceptional. We ordered the arugula salad, the chopped albacore chopped and a wonderful duck breast dinner. Their biscuits make the visit essential if you are in the area. And the environment is lively... More 

Thank LaBernardi
San Diego
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast and enjoyed the live music and food. The atmosphere reminded me of New Orleans French Quarter. The food was great. Get there early as it is popular

Thank Kent R
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an interesting restaurant in an old converted building. It has good indoor and outdoor seating, nicely blocked off from the street. I feel like the atmosphere is one where the younger set would enjoy hanging out. The menu is a foodie-type menu with some unusual and somewhat experimental meals. I had the striped bass which was tasty. A... More 

Thank Rojayva
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We came with a baby in tow, and they were so great in helping mom feel comfortable. Extremely communicative, friendly and informative. The food is great...much variety and creative. One of us is gluten free, and they make a good effort there too, with a separate menu, etc. Love this place!

Thank V3044RIjamesk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA
  • Public Transportation: We are located at the transit hub of 30th and University Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-295-6464

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?