Bite into Bacon

Buckeye Burger at Wood Ranch
Buckeye Burger at Wood Ranch

It’s no secret that everything is better with bacon. Shout your love from the rooftops for this beloved meat on August 31, in honor of International Bacon Day. If just reading the word bacon makes you hungry, join your fellow bacon-lovers in celebrating at these San Diego eateries.

Stick to the classics with your bacon eating and head to Wood Ranch, found in the cozy and convenient epicenter of Mission Valley. This all-American eatery is constantly developing innovative dishes, improving recipes, and crafting unique options for every picky palate. Take in the warm, wood-accented ambiance and enjoy a menu that leaves no one out when it comes to finding a delicious dining experience with dishes including the Buckeye Burger, a thick and juicy burger stacked with Applewood-smoked bacon, Tillamook cheddar, and smothered in original Wood Ranch BBQ sauce.

When it comes to breakfast bacon bites, it doesn’t get any better than Breakfast Republic. Boasting several locations around San Diego, this eatery is raising feathers as a top spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. An innovative breakfast destination, Breakfast Republic’s fun and unpretentious atmosphere complements a unique selection of dishes that are raising the bar on breakfast. Try the Breakfast Sammie, made with thick-cut and brown-sugar battered Jurassic Pork bacon, tomato, herb spread, and eggs sunny side up on sourdough bread served with house potatoes.

Nothing says International Bacon Day in San Diego like Sandbar’s Breakfast Quesadilla. Located in the heart of Mission Beach, this eatery is serving up the bacon-licious quesadilla filled with eggs, tots, mixed cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca! Enjoy the meal while soaking in the SoCal sun and taking in the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean on the restaurant’s rooftop lounge.

If you’re searching for a downtown bacon destination, check out The Smoking Gun, a revolutionary spin on the neighborhood bar! Featuring an urban setting and comfort street food alongside ping-pong, shuffleboard, elaborate signature cocktails, and an entertaining 70s atmosphere, The Smoking Gun promises a smokin’ good time. This football season, go all out for Bacon Day with the Football Breakfast, a breakfast of champions with dishes such as the Bacon Pancakes, 3 buttermilk pancakes, Applewood-smoked bacon, honey-chive butter, and maple syrup.

Bacon and pizza are the dynamic duo of foods, and Woodstock’s Pizza knows it. Located in Pacific Beach, this hometown pizzeria gives the people what they want with a wide selection of hand-tossed pizzas, made with fresh daily-made dough and a unique crust folded over signature sauce. Loaded with more toppings than any competitors, Woodstock’s is the pizzeria of your dreams, a favorite of college students and locals alike. Embrace the SoCal vibes with the Kickin’ Carnitas, topped with Southern Chipotle sauce, slow-marinated carnitas, red onions, fresh cilantro, and crispy bacon for a bacon-packed pizza that will leave you hoping for one more slice.

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then bacon is the best choice for breakfast. Stop in to Gaslmap’s premier breakfast eatery Lazy Hippo for their signature Bacon Benny. Served with two poached eggs, covered with hollandaise sauce or chipotle hollandaise sauce on an English Muffin, this meal is sure to satisfy all bacon cravings. Enjoy with the size of country potatoes and choice of fruit or sautéed spinach for a balanced meal!

Celebrate the tastiest holiday at Barrel Republic, a mecca for craft beer lovers and a kitchen hotspot for brew-loving foodies. Located just north in Oceanside and Carlsbad, this bar and kitchen has it all, from a full menu of Southern Californian favorites, well over 40 casks of craft brew to choose from, and the freedom to pour your own glass straight from the tap with the simple swipe of a wristband. Try their Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly, thick cuts of pork belly wrapped in crispy bacon, honey glazed, and served with local kale slaw, for the ultimate bacon experience!

These bacon-packed dishes around San Diego won’t go bacon your heart anytime soon, with a mouth-watering array of choices that prove that bacon truly makes everything better!