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World Famous
World Famous

World Famous

8.944 reviews
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American, Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch, Californian
Ranked #16 in San Diego restaurants
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  • 5.6
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711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-3100
http://www.worldfamouspb.com/
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Great food and drink at the beach. Courteous and friendly staff. Valet parking.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Very good spot right off PB beach for fresh and tasty seafood and New American food. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Buffalo, New York State

Amazing place for seafood! I had the seared scallops to start and the potato-crusted cod for dinner. Delicious and I was able to eat outside on the patio and enjoy the sunset!

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Van Nuys, California

Another bike ride away(bike racks in front... bring a lock). Very diverse menu and great happy hour with the enclosed patio adjacent to the boardwalk

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Local from San Diego, California

Wonderful California cuisine right on the boardwalk in Mission Beach for wonderful sunsets and people watching.

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Idyllwild

I have lived in San Diego since 1959 started going there when they first opened up. Good prices good food. Excellent view of the ocean.

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Local from San Diego

Always a wait but it's worth it! Great view of the ocean and great menu. Make sure you definitely get the lobster bisque... I promise it'll be the best you ever have!

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Local from Spring Valley

Great food and drink at the beach. Courteous and friendly staff. Valet parking.

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

Love this place! Their brunch and happy hour are my favs. The food is always good (lobster tacos are a must try!), and the oceanfront patio is a great spot to watch the waves roll in on the beach. Excellent service, cocktails, seafood, everything.
TIPS: They get very busy, so get there early or make a reso! Park in the garage and get your ticket validated.

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Lobster Benedict, the view, Bloody Mary's, the view, great service, the view. Can't beat it!

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Local from San Diego, California

Tasty food and drinks right next to the beach/boardwalk. Prices are as expected. Big bar area though with happy hour 4pm-11pm. Half off bar food which is delicious and filling but no drink discounts. I really enjoyed the seared scallops (3 pieces). Everyone loves the fried fish tacos. Parking lot

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Seattle, Washington, USA

I wasn't too impressed with this place. We came here on vacation in SD and of course the view is gorgeous as it's right on the beach, but after my entire trip...I've come to realize that beachside/front views are fairly standard when you dine around the beaches.

We had brunch here and it just really didn't stand out for me.

Service wise, it was fairly slow, we were seated, but then we thought they forgot about us as the server took a long time to come by and we didn't get our waters until after she finally came to grab drink orders.

I had the prime rib sandwich, others at the table ordered an array of things, a burger, scramble, and benedict.

My sandwich was just okay, but nothing spectacular, I honestly don't remember much about it. The bun it came on seemed a bit dismal and the meat was okay. They mixed up one of the orders (gave us a scramble instead of a sandwich), but we didn't bother to ask for a correction as we didn't want to wait.

Overall....not too bad, but I don't think I'd choose to come back here. The view is great, but nothing else was all that special.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I've only ever tried there breakfast but they have some of the best seafood in the morning options at the beach. They actually have a lobster Benedict!

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Redwood City, California, USA

Came here with my (ex) boyfriend on a sunny Friday, around lunch time. The wait was about 15 minutes, but we were very willing to wait. We got seated, and the view was lovely. The only unfortunate part was being seated next to two obnoxious blondes that could not stop talking loudly about their love lives & sticking their tongues in guys throats... annoying!

Anyway, we decided to order the shrimp tacos & lobster tacos & then share them. I did not see anything too amazing about the meal, the flavors were a-okay, but nothing to die for.

I must say, I would love to come back here on a Tuesday for their taco deals, or try their cocktails (money was tight).. I would surely try something else here. Good ambiance, & nice view :)

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North Las Vegas, Nevada

We love the Brie Cheese Mango Salsa appetizer. Great steaks and seafood overlooking the boardwalk, beach, and surf. Great Sunsets!

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located on the boardwalk north of us and within walking distance, on the corner of the boardwalk and Pacific Beach Dr.. 858-272-3100 for reservations. worldfamous.signonsandiego.com/ Try the Nut Crusted Brie for an appetizer and then have some great fish or steak. We eat here almost every time we come to San Diego.

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Local from San Diego, California

World Famous. A must go to restaurant would recommend for all ages. Must check out the happy hour deals on Mondays and Tuesdays (expect a wait) known for the shrimp tacos. They have a great selection of seafood

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Phoenix, Arizona

This is a great restaurant that is walking distance from our beach house. Great place to watch the sunset. Can get crowded. The nut crusted Brie appetizer is five stars. Since you are on vacation, go in the middle of the afternoon when there isn't a wait and have a glass of champagne and the nut crusted brie.

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Belmont, California, USA

Located right on the boardwalk in Mission Beach, World Famous is a great spot to have brunch or dinner with a view of the ocean. Prices are decent for the ambiance, and the food is very good. Loved their seafood pasta.

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Monday night all appetizers are half price! Get there early-it gets crowded. Great Brushetta

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Local from La Mesa, California

A local favorite...if you go on Monday night, stand in the bar line and get half priced apps and drinks...the app will fill you up. This place is a bit of a "dive" but the value is not in the interior design, but the amazing view - go for happy hour and watch the sun set from here...one of the best places in town to watch the sunset...maybe even see the elusive "green flash" from here! Be sure to order the chocolate lava bunt cake - it is warm, ooey and gooey and most delicious!

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