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World Famous

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$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
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711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028 (Mission Blvd.)
+1 858-272-3100
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Brandywine, Maryland
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Monday night half price appetizers can't be beat. We get prime rib bites, lobster bisque that we dip crusted bread in, scallops, ahi tuna, mussels, Brie cheese , fish tacos, and wine and/or beer. If you haven't gone to World Famous on Monday for their half price apps you're really missing out. And it's right on the boardwalk over... More 

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Thank Sue P
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That potato-crusted Sea Bass is the stuff of dreams!! Great drinks, appetizers....so easy as portions are plentiful! Share with your table-mates. Take a walk on the beach after your fabulous meal.

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

Hello Judy, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind compliments and recommendation! We're so pleased you loved your experience and we look forward to your next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on Jan 14th, the day they reopened & had fabulous service & excellent food - the fresh fish (sea bass) was fabulous as was the soup! We had wanted to check out the menu before going and the website wasn't available to look at & the phone number listed was obviously wrong -- listed as 123-456-7890 but that... More 

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Thank RVtraveller2016
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello RVtraveller2016, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to write about your great experience! We hope you dine with us again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and our experience improved during our visit here. Despite being labeled as family friendly, the hostess was clearly not enthusiastic when we walked in with 2 kids. Wait staff was much friendlier and his suggestion of the Mako Shark was spot on (Yum!) - I had the Salmon (very good but needed more sauce IMO). Kids split... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing particularly the beachfront location. Service was lax and the clam chowder and lobster BLT mediocre. I could barely taste the bacon and the little bit of lobster on the sandwich was watery. On a positive note, the shrimp capellini was fantastic, as was the lobster bisque and zombie cocktail.

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

Hello Leslie, We sincerely apologize about the two disappointing dishes you had, but we appreciate you bringing this to our attention so we can follow up with our culinary team about this. Would you be able to tell us the day and time you visited: worldfamouspb@gmail.com ? Thank you for sending your feedback, we hope you dine with us again... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner here as the sun was setting over the pacific. We got a table outside and had the very best view. I like that the outdoor eating area is still surrounded by glass so it's not windy or cold. The food was really good and the service was excellent.

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

Hello Heather, Thank you so much for joining us for a lovely evening by the beach. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and we hope you join us again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious breakfast overlooking the beach. Food was very good and really enjoyed the Drunken Mermaid drink.

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

Hello Mkdoyle, Thank you so much for joining us for brunch! Please come visit us this weekend when we reveal our brand new renovations! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place for breakfast - they have the best Bloody Mary's in the area and the food is great - will return here again and again - great local restaurant.

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Thank TripGal63
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello TripGal63, Thank you so much for hanging out with us in the mornings! We appreciate your sweet post, and hope to see you soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservation needed, Valet parking, delicious food, great desserts, friendly waiters/waitresses. Best seafood we had on our vacation.

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Thank Kimof2
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Kimof2, Thank you so much for the feedback and awesome compliments. We're so flattered and hope you visit us again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Reading, Berkshire, England
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself & my wife spent most evenings here during our San Diego stay. We also had breakfast here. The service was excellent, the staff very efficient, the food and ale good and the place very friendly. Ideal place for an evening out.

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

Hello Arsenalforever, Thank you and your wife for making World Famous a special memory of your San Diego visit. We are so pleased that you enjoyed several evenings dining with us, and appreciate you sharing. We look forward to your next trip here! 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
USD 10 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?