10 Best San Diego Restaurants with Group Dining

Rather than feed a group at home, why not reserve space at one of San Diego's best restaurants. Perfect for afternoon baby showers or even weddings, the group-friendly restaurants can offer semi-private dining, private rooms and even entire restaurant buy outs.

Treat the group to sunset margaritas on the sand by reserving the entire beachside patio (or a group of tables on the patio) at Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff. Nosh on American favorites like gourmet fish tacos and hearty burgers in a festive atmosphere.

Impress a wine buff with one of the finest private dining experiences San Diego has to offer by reserving the table in Amaya's 3,450-bottle working wine cellar. Except, they'll be impressed the second they pull up to The Grand Del Mar lobby and marvel at the luxury hotel's Mediterranean chic en route to the cellar.

Maybe you need to seat 10 and a big, family-style round table is what's best. Jasmine Seafood on Convoy Street is the best option for Cantonese fare. Incredible dim sum served via pushed carts, tender roast duck, and more satisfy cravings. The restaurant is enormous and capable of hosting large weddings with dance floors and audio-visual needs.

When the need to entertain a large group arises, check out these San Diego group-friendly restaurants. They do book up quickly so reserve sooner rather than later.



Corvette Diner is a San Diego institution now located in the Point Loma area of Liberty Station. It's a 50s diner the serves up shakes, burgers, fries and other comfort food by sassy wait staff dressed in poodle skirts. Kids love it not only for...  Read More

Balboa Park
Lips Restaurant


This immensely popular drag eatery is a little outside-the-box but really fun. After entering, you will be greeted by 4 giant 14-foot martini glasses nicely covering the room's four columns along with sparkling fruit garnishes and colorful...  Read More

Amaya at The Grand Del Mar


The Grand Del Mar is San Diego's most luxurious hotel and its restaurants do not disappoint. Amaya serves American cuisine with Mediterranean influences in a warm and cozy atmosphere that almost feels like you're dining in someone's elegant...  Read More



Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey of TLC's Mega Bites and Bravo's Top Chef, opened Searsucker in the heart of San Diego's trendy Gaslamp Quarter. His New American cuisine puts new twists on classic favorites. Specialties include Cheeks Goat Cheese...  Read More

Island Prime / C Level Lounge


A fashionable destination for dinner or drinks, Island Prime boasts enchanting skyline views, a wealth of trendy cocktails, and flawless service. The restaurant is sitting on stilts, resting over the San Diego Bay. Local celebrity chef Debra...  Read More



If you are searching for the perfect place to indulge in a stylish and relaxed La Jolla dining experience look no further. CUSP, located on the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla is newly-renovated with a fresh coastal Mediterranean-inspired menu that...  Read More



Jasmine Seafood Restaurant is one of San Diego's most popular Chinese food restaurants. Guests can enjoy Hong Kong-style dim sum, choosing dumplings and more from pushed carts that come directly to your table. The traditional steamed and fried...  Read More

The Marine Room
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Perhaps best known for its setting right on the beach, so close to the water that at particularly high tides the waves crash on the windows, The Marine Room also happens to serve fine, globally-influenced cuisine. Start with the signature...  Read More

Pacific Coast Grill


Pacific Coast Grill's new beachfront location makes it one of the most scenic spots in North County to eat or grab a drink. The festive, al fresco patio wall borders the sand and the ocean breezes are as relaxing as you might imagine. The...  Read More



Dramatically situated on Prospect Street in La Jolla overlooking the blue Pacific, George's at the Cove combines exceptional cuisine and service with spectacular views from every level of the multi-tiered restaurant. Dine in the contemporary...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie