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World Famous

711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
+1 858-272-3100
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (82 reviews)
“brie” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We met might my sister for lunch at World Famous and were impressed with the food and the view. I had the Prime Rib Baguette which had good flavor. My wife had the Crabcake Sliders and liked the flavor of the Dungeness crab meat. The...More

Thank Benefitsguy1
Reviewed yesterday

In the Lufthansa Flight Magazine, we saw this recommendation and thought it might be a great idea to try. A friend from San Diego confirmed that it was quite popular and good. Our friend and Lufthansa, both were right. The location was wonderful. Just to...More

Thank HeinBloed
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is amazing. The crab cakes are to die for and my husband had a wonderful rib eye. Plus, the views are great.

Thank JJ Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came in and was happy that we did not have to wait for a table. The service was great and the food was even better. This is always our main stop when in San Diego.

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

By sitting in the bar area, you get happy hour specials along with the bar menu *and* the restaurant menu. I would advise this, though, as the bar menu prices are better and the food was really good. The down side is that the space...More

Thank Nicolle Z
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nicolle, Thank you so much for dining wihth us and for taking the time to review! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy such great food and try so many different options with our bar and dinner menus. Hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Tuesday night for taco special. Tacos were good, but far from special or great. Much better at other locations for equal or lower price. It's a decent spot if you're already in the area, but don't go out of your way to...More

Thank BeachDad23
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to review! We really appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next visit! Best, Danielle C. General Manager World Famous

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came over Labor Day weekend so it was pretty buy however we lucked out and found seats in the bar pretty quickly. Had a couple cocktails and order some appetizers. The Lobster Bisque was too die for and I don't even eat lobster!!! Service was...More

Thank shellz66
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining at our restaurant and for taking the time to share your great experience! I'm so glad that the food and service hit the mark and that our signature Lobster Bisque did not disappoint! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to stop get some great food and have a great view of the beach this is the place to do it at

Thank joseph d
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to review! We really appreciate the feedback! Best, Danielle C. General Manager World Famous

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have ever been to mission/pacific beach you probably have heard of World famous restaurant. But we’re you in the know about 1/2 off Monday’s? Don’t miss out on their shrimp tacos and Lobster bisque soup .. or if you miss out on Monday...More

Thank BMcBride
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for making us a part of your visit to San Diego and for taking the time to review! We'll keep the Monday Happy Hour going so stop in on your next visit! Best, Danielle C. General Manager World Famous

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every year for my daughter’s birthday. We shared the scallop appetizer and the crab cakes appetizer and each ordered a salad. She had the spinach salad and I had the Caesar salad. Everything was delicious and well presented.More

Thank GenieBIdaho
WorldFamousManager, General Manager at World Famous, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your daughter's birthday and for taking the time to write such a kind review. I'm thrilled that the food hit the mark, especially the Seared Scallops App, as that's one of our signature items. We hope...More

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Questions & Answers
Vickie W
November 5, 2017|
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Response from WorldFamousManager | Property representative |
We do have the NFL Package, so we can show any game you request on Sundays in the bar area!
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deliawerth
January 25, 2017|
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Response from WFGuestServices | Property representative |
Yes you can still park in the underground garage and get 2 hrs validated on your ticket, or you can do street parking nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028
    (Mission Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: All the major bus lines will take you right to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-3100
  • E-mail
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