San Diego Restaurants Return to Indoor Dining

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Now that restaurants have officially been given the go-ahead to reopen for dine-in services with 25% capacity, eateries anxiously scramble to accommodate the new orders. The following destinations are ready to welcome guests back, per the new capacity guidelines.

Located along Garnet Avenue, Break Point will reopen their doors once more, beginning Thursday at 4 p.m.. After temporarily their doors, the Pacific Beach spot is excited to welcome guests back indoors per the new capacity guidelines. While the four bowling lanes remain closed, the entertainment hub will offer signature food and cocktail selections including savory appetizers like the Chicken Bites and Carne Asada Fries. Cocktails include fun bowling-themed options such as the Aperol Split, the King Pin and the Spare Collins! Hours of operation are Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m.-close and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-close.

Pacific Beach’s beloved Bub’s @ the Beach has been closed throughout this dine-in shutdown due to a lack of outdoor seating, but rest assured that they are gearing up to reopen this Wednesday with 25% indoor dining capacity, as well as additional outdoor dining they’ve added during this interim period along the sidewalk. Hours of operation will be from noon to 10 p.m. for dine-in and takeout.

Breakfast Republic, Gaslamp Breakfast Company and Fig Tree Cafe have all adapted to every mandate thrown their way, including the addition of extended patios at each location. In an effort to reopen indoor dining as soon as possible, all outposts are officially open for dine-in services starting today. Having made a few adjustments to ensure enough tables are safely distributed both inside and outside on their patios, the team worked tirelessly over the weekend to restructure and adjust their layouts.

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas has officially reopened with 25% capacity indoor dining, in addition to over 30 existing patio tables. Guests can catch the NBA and NHL playoffs, MLB games and soon, NFL at this location. Be sure to get your taco fill with their relaunched Taco Tuesday specials, plus the rollout of their new Blood Orange Margarita.

Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal will continue offering outdoor seating in addition to their reopened dining room, and will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon  to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

City Tacos is taking its unique taco selections indoors once more, at all six locations. The taqueria welcomes back diners with menu favorites and irresistible new specials. The September taco of the month, named the Black and Blue, will be available to order at all locations and features grilled filet mignon, crumbled blue cheese, pine nuts, and a pesto aioli and strawberry jam on a bed of melted asadero cheese and a fresh corn tortilla. For beach locals, the taqueria’s Pacific Beach location will offer a daily Al Pastor Taco and Mexican beer combo for just $5.

Family owned and operated, Clairemont Mesa’s Mongolian Hot Pot and Mira Mesa’s Shabu Works will re-open for indoor dining. The hot pot eateries have continued to stay creative during these times with innovative Hot Pot Home Kits and an al fresco dining set up at both location. The hot pot eateries are open daily for lunch and dinner and welcome guests to enjoy an authentic hot pot experience indoors. Enjoy a medley of signature soup broths, fresh vegetables, handmade noodles, and a variety of proteins.

Head to Mission Hills for daily brunch and dinner selections at Farmer’s Bottega. With farm-to-fork cuisine, the eatery is re-launching indoor dining alongside their spacious existing back patio. Guests can also enjoy new menu additions including refreshing brunch libations like the vodka-based Blackberry Seduction, and savory dinner dishes such as the Short Rib Lasagna!

 All six Tajima locations have officially reopened for indoor dining, and the timing could not be more perfect as Tajima just launched their September Ramen of the Month! The specialty Green Coconut Curry Ramen, consists of Tajima’s original green coconut curry broth, spinach noodles, chicken chashu, fish sauce, half a ramen egg, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil, bean sprouts, lime wedge, and sesame seeds. So grab a table indoors (or outdoor if you prefer) and try it today.

As of Monday, the beloved barleymash, in the Gaslamp Quarter, reopened for limited indoor dining, so you can catch all the sports action happening now. From playoff hockey to the NBA, the Kentucky Derby to the near return of football, barleymash truly has the best seat in the house. Pair that with Chef Kevin’s delicious barleymacs, or loaded fries, and you can’t go wrong!