As the weather turns colder, it's the time of year when people crave hearty comfort food just like Mom or Grandma used to make. Even in a health-conscious city like San Diego, homestyle classics are easy to find. And, we're not talking about chain restaurants either.
A number of San Diego's best restaurants are putting modern spins on classic dishes. You can't go wrong with Soda and Swine's meatball selection which can be place on spaghetti, in a slider or even a burger. Finish with apple pie a la mode or pecan pie.
While you can't go wrong with old-fashioned meatloaf and patty melts, it's hard to pass up a giant stack of pancakes at Brian's 24, a Gaslamp staple. The upshot is that this family-run favorite is open round-the-clock.
Homestyle food can also equal a stop at San Diego's popular New York-style deli. Milton's serves up a heaping Matzo ball that is only made better by pairing it with a meaty pastrami sandwich on rye bread. Pick up a macaroon on the way out and keep them in mind for your next catered event.
After all, sometimes a few extra minutes (or hours) on the treadmill is worth it to fill your soul and belly with a homestyle meal. For those times, here are 10 San Diego restaurants to consider.