Beautiful Outdoor Dining Brunch Spots In San Diego, CA
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Beautiful Outdoor Dining Brunch Spots In San Diego, CA

California , San Diego , United States
Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Aug 14, 2020

It’s always summer in Southern California. And if you are just passing through or live in the San Diego area, you are probably itching to get out in the sunshine and back to your regular routine. If weekend brunching is on that list, here are some spots where you can enjoy a decadent late-morning meal, while socially distancing in the fresh air and sunshine.

1. Gravity Heights

Gravity Heights aims to pair good beer with delicious food, exceptional service and genuine hospitality. Saturday and Sunday brunch on the outdoor patio consists of traditional favorites like French toast and omelets as well as some unexpected delights like the Dorito-quiles made with chipotle braised chicken, farm eggs, avocado, cheese sauce, pickled red onion, cotija, crema and cilantro.

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2. JRDN Restaurant

According to the website, JRDN Restaurant’s head chef creates dishes that are well-connected to both artisan purveyors and larger culinary trends, with cuisine that is classic, flavorful, and creatively reflects the season. Their outdoor patio is open, and their brunch menu is impressive. From buttermilk pancakes to their sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich, every item on the menu is worth a try.

3. Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange, San Diego’s ultimate rooftop dining destination, boasts two levels of indoor and outdoor drinking and dining, filled with subtle nods to the City’s great bay and nautical history. Enjoy a mimosa under a cabana while you nosh on eggs benedict, fried chicken, and other delicious brunch options.

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4. George’s at the Cove

Head up the coast a bit to George’s at the Cove in La Jolla. The two-level outdoor dining options now offer more space with the same incredible views of the ocean and sand below. Be sure to make a reservation, because spots fill up quickly at this iconic Southern California restaurant.

5. The Crack Shack

Encinitas is home to The Crack Shack, known for its Southern California fried chicken. The restaurant is currently only offering outdoor dining and take out, but the menu still boasts everyone’s favorites. Enjoy the Señor Croque with crispy Jidori chicken, bacon, fried egg, cheddar, miso-maple butter on a brioche bun, or the Bae, made with bacon, avocado, sunny side egg, and American cheddar.