Dock 'n Dining on San Diego's Waterfront

Welcome to the boater's directory of San Diego waterfront dining choices with available docking. It's been a terrific day on the boat - great weather; great friends; great ocean breezes. Everybody's hungry! You're tired of walking up the dock to the same place all the time, and you want to go somewhere different.

Sound familiar? So why not take the boat to a restaurant and really impress your friends and family. On the other hand, if the captain would like to have a margarita at dinner, why not take a water taxi. Click on the area of town you're interested in below for some great restaurants to try that have a guest dock.... Bon Appetit!

P.S. - For those of you interested in knowing more about galley cooking, previsioning, and San Diego restaurant guides, we've suggested some great books below on the right.
                                                       Monica Giobbi
                                                       President -

Dock 'n Dine on Coronado Island
The cities of Coronado and San Diego stare at each other from across the bay - two world's apart. Isolated from the hustle and bustle of the USA's 7th largest city, Coronado is an island of peace and quiet. Peohe's and Il Fornaio restaurants will make you feel like you're on a tropical island or on the Italian Riviera. Several specialty restaurants and shops are at the top of the Ferry Landing.
Dock 'n Dine in Downtown
San Diego's downtown waterfront restaurants offer a wide array of terrific dining choices. Before heading out on your boat, we recommend taking a stroll along the sea wall starting from the new Bayside Hilton on 8th Avenue, all the way past the Midway Museum to the Embarcadero. Along the way you'll pass dozens of restaurants with dock 'n dine opportunities including Joe's Crab Shack; Roy's; Sally's; the many choices in Seaport Village; and The Fish House.
Dock 'n Dine on Harbor Island
The restaurants on San Diego's Harbor Island have one thing in common - fantastic waterfront views! On the East end, the Island Prime and C-Level restaurants sport unbelievable views across the bay of downtown San Diego and Coronado. On the West end, Tom Ham's Lighthouse looks out to sea beyond the entrance to the bay. Many other terrific restaurants stretching along the West side from the Sheraton Harbor Island to the Boat House all have tranquil bay and marina views.
Dock 'n Dine in Mission Bay
San Diego's perfect climate draws you to the outdoors, and Mission Bay is the perfect place to get up and go! Cool breezes, tranquil waters and soft sandy beaches make Mission Bay the ideal place for experiencing some of the best Docking n' Dining San Diego has to offer.

Remember - Mission Bay does have some very shallow areas and low bridges, so check your charts and watch your depth finder while you have fun exploring.
Dock 'n Dine on Shelter Island
When it comes to the salty atmosphere of a working waterfront and serious fishing and boating, San Diego's Shelter Island is the Real McCoy. Almost all dining on Shelter Island is casual, with food choices ranging from the ordinary to the exemplary. Many Shelter Island restaurants enjoy a spectacular view of Point Loma across the water causing many visitors to think they are dining on the Italian Riviera.
Dock 'n Dine in South Bay
If you haven't cruised down to South Bay, you're missing one of San Diego Bay's best kept Dock 'n Dine secrets! At the folksy informal restaurants in Chula Vista and National City, the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. A chart of San Diego Bay is a must, as there are strict channels you need to navigate on the way down, but your friends will be impressed with the spectacular sights at the shipbuilding and Navy yards along the way.

700 W. Harbor Dr., Suite 1805, San Diego, Ca. 92101  |   E-mail:

Web Design by

Waterfront ServicesFrequently Asked QuestionsAbout UsContact UsMarketing ServicesGetawaysMarine ServicesBrokersDock 'n DineNewslettersHome