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711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028 (Mission Blvd.)
+1 858-272-3100
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking for a beach side restaurant to enjoy the surf, seafood and a glass of wine. I got that in spades. Well nearly...... The surf from the Pacific was pounding and beautiful. It could have been a little loud for some, but I didn't find it intrusive. I was seated right away. They were busy, but not swamped.... More 

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Thank KLPhillips
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard that this was a great place and a must visit for taco Tuesday. They are very busy, took my name. Waited 20 minutes for a table. After being seated I asked about the taco special and our waitress informed us that was only available in a different part of the dining room. She said the line wasn't... More 

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Thank Randy B
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Randy, We sincerely apologize for the confusion and miscommunication on our part about the happy hour special. It is only available in the bar section of the restaurant, and it is first come first serve, straight ahead when you walk in (usually a line to wait). The hostess should have asked if you were visiting for TT or regular... More 

Seattle, Washington
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607 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a v ery busy place. A great hint that it is worth it. The food tastes awesome. The prices are amazing. Go. Enjoy!

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Thank ebcnaz
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello ebcnaz, Thanks so much for the kind words and for dining with us. We truly appreciate the recommendation! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Salem
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here before and always come here when in SD. I came specifically for the lobster bisque with a Caesar salad side and finished with the bread pudding. Other than the what seemed smaller portions than before, I was not disappointed in the least. And I''ll continue to come here when in town!

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Thank Geoff W
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Geoff, Thank you so much for sending your feedback and for being such a dedicated guest to us. We look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Without a sunset view this is just an ordinary large restuarant. Pretty noisy, very lively but just OK food. I am not sure why it is highly recommended in the guidebooks. Nothing special.

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Thank Pamela5526
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Pamela5526, Thank you for dining with us and for taking time to send your feedback. Would you be willing to email us and let us know the dishes you tried and what you did/did not prefer about them? This will help us during our culinary meeting when we are discussing things we can improve on: worldfamouspb@gmail.com. Thank you! Best... More 

Ames, Iowa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned to World Famous for Lobster Taco happy hour and it was worth it. We ventured out and ordered the mussels too. Everything was great! We highly recommend a visit.

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Thank robyndennis
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello robyndennis, Thank you so much for dining with us again and for your amazing feedback & recommendation. We look forward to the next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so good, we had four meals here in two days. Our feast began with happy hour, half-priced, tacos (lobster and fish) which were exceptional. We followed up with pork and crab cakes for lunch--also generally very good--the chocolate souffle was really a small chocolate cake with two scoops of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce drizzled over them.... More 

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Thank mramos8556
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello mramos8556, We are so flattered that you dined with us four times in just two days! Thank you so much for joining us to try a variety of our menu, and for taking time to send your feedback. We look forward to having you again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter & I have been there several times & always enjoyed the food, but on our last visit we were disappointed that they had changed one of ur favorite dishes. It is a combo seafood dish that was always very good, but the change to the potatoes & sauce were not a good surprise. Also, the other times we... More 

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Thank dollphin92
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello dollphin92, Thank you for being such a loyal guest to us at World Famous, and for taking time to share your valuable feedback. We appreciate you taking time to write and we will be discussing this in our next culinary meeting. We look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Mammoth Lakes, California
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered salmon and scallops. The salmon was well-prepared, with a good set of accompaniments, including asparagus and mac-and-cheese, also well-prepared. The scallops (3 of them) were wrapped with bacon and cooked very nicely. For a main course, I had expected something more than 3 1" diameter scallops, two small sprigs of cauliflower and 2 teaspoons of squash. No wonder... More 

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Thank MammothBob
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello MammothBob, Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to send your much appreciated feedback. We will be taking this information to our next culinary meeting on Monday and reviewing the scallop dish with our head chefs to make sure it comes out of the kitchen correctly every time. Would you be able to email us... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! Not only are the beach views epic, but their home made hot sauce puts Chula to shame, and if you order a Loberster Taco in the bar area on Tuesday it only costs $3. Loaded! I could barely finish the second one! I didn't need it all but I ate it because it was just... More 

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Thank hcoulson
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello hcoulson, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words about your love for WF! We hope to see you tonight for a Valentine's Day Taco Tuesday! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
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

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