When your stomach rumbles while you’re out at sea, there are many Coronado restaurants to choose from. Many even participate in the unique “dock & dine” experience: pull up to the dock and park to take a seat at the restaurant or order to-go and enjoy a meal on your vessel! Many boat accessible restaurants in Coronado have their own docks or are part of marinas where you can park your craft for the duration of your meal. Slips are typically available in 2- to 3-hour slots and are often first-come, first-serve. There are a variety of cuisines to choose from, too, with something for the seafood lover and the land lover in your boating crew.
Costa Azul Mexican Grill & Cantina
Located in the Coronado Ferry Landing, it’s a delicious taste of Mexican cuisine in Coronado. Take a seat on the patio, or inside the restaurant and get stunning views of San Diego Bay and downtown San Diego. Start the meal with guacamole, calamari strips, taquitos, Baja wings, and several other selections. Main dishes include a swordfish taco, a fajita plate, grilled carne asada, and more. There’s a kids’ menu, as well as a drink menu with margaritas, tequila, and other craft cocktails, as well as soft drinks. There is often live music during dinner service. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 12-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Public docking is first come, first serve. Most slips accommodate 40 linear feet; one accommodates 150 linear feet.
Located in Coronado’s historic 1887 Boathouse, it’s the only restaurant on Glorietta Bay accessible by water. Enjoy seasonal specials like seafood paella Valenciana or chipotle blackened swordfish and fresh, local seafood. Choose from appetizers like calamari fritti, baked crab & artichoke dip, Maryland-style crab cakes, or grilled Spanish octopus. There is an extensive drink menu to choose from as well. If you’d rather order to-go to enjoy on the boat or at home, there are seafood platters, family-style meals, and meal kits available as well. Dock at Seaforth Boat Rentals with an appointment. Docking is available in 3-hour blocks. Hours are Monday 12-9 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Set sail to Italy without leaving Coronado! Head to Coronado Ferry Landing for premium-quality Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients. Enjoy pasta dishes with pasta made in-house from scratch, like rigatoni alla vodka, fusilloni, and linguine. Their pizza is made with house-made dough rolled thin and topped with items like Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, artichokes, basil, and more. There are also a wide variety of seafood dishes. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 12-9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 12-10 p.m. Public docking is first come, first serve. Most slips accommodate 40 linear feet; one accommodates 150 linear feet.
Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q
Enjoy Memphis-style barbeque with all the fixin’s. Listen to blues music while you gaze out at views of San Diego Bay. Choose from starters like fried pickles, Texas brisket chili, or Memphis pork nachos. “Plates” are served with a side and white bread, and include meats like pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, baby back ribs, and sausage. Sides include “po tater salad,” slaw, smoked mac salad, and more. Skip the meat and sides and go for a southern spin on mac ‘n’ cheese like “piggy mac” – mac and pulled pork, crispy onions, and BBQ sauce, or Mexi mac: mac and jalapeno cheddar sausage, jalapeno, cilantro, and BBQ crema. Whatever you choose to eat, pair it with over 100 varieties of beer! There’s also a kids’ menu with smaller portions, as well as sandwiches, soft drinks, and even an a la carte menu to serve at home. Daily hours are 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Public docking is first come, first serve at Coronado Ferry Landing. Most slips accommodate 40 linear feet; one accommodates 150 linear feet.
Village Pizzeria Bayside
The Coronado Ferry Landing is ripe with dining options! For those looking for delicious pizza, the bayfront location offers a covered dining patio with views of downtown San Diego. Start the meal with mozzarella or zucchini sticks, meatball sliders, garlic knots, wings, or crinkle cut fries. Choose from a variety of hoagies and hero sandwiches like cheese steak or sausage parm or keep it light with a salad. Enjoy spaghetti, fettuccine, or lasagna, calzones, or come for the main attraction: the pizza. Choose from “red” pies like the Meathead, Works, or Islander – Canadian bacon, pineapple, red onion, and green bell pepper. White pies include spinach, roasted veggie, and more and are made with a garlic olive oil base and no red sauce. Go for a Sicilian or create your own. If you have a large group, attempt the 28” that feeds up to 10 people! Pair any of it with a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Public docking is first come, first serve. Most slips accommodate 40 linear feet; one accommodates 150 linear feet.
Dining and Boating in Coronado
Have your Coronado boating adventure bases covered with a membership to the Carefree Boat Club. There are locations all across the U.S., including the Coronado Cays. Avoid things like the hit-and-miss availability of small rental companies, as well as the hassles like storage, maintenance, trailering, covering, cleaning, or extra fees like insurance and mooring that come with owning and transporting your own boat.
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