Wow we’re nearly a month and a half into 2021!! This past year has put a lot of strain on small businesses, especially in our OB community. Many local companies have closed down temporarily or completely switched to take-out only, which has helped keep them afloat. With business restrictions being recently lifted in the county, businesses are adjusting back to dining-in (outside) and continue take-out orders. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’d love to
recommend trying out some of our local favorite restaurants and businesses, to spread love around the OB community!
Maek Ceramics is one of our friends on Bacon St that create aesthetically pleasing ceramics that will make your living room or kitchen look amazing. They even have the studio open for anyone to create what they want. From modern lamps to an assortment of coffee holding cups, they have it all. Swing by between 11AM-3PM Wednesday through Sunday to check out what have in store for you!
1918 Bacon St. San Diego, CA
OB SURF LODGE
Whether you want to go grab a bite of some amazing American style food or enjoy a cold local brew from the tap after a surf, our friends at OB Surf Lodge will satisfy your needs. Located on the corner of Santa Monica and Abbott, you can sit down outside and watch the sunset and surfers surfing the OB pier. Our favorite dish is their famous Lodge Burger that makes you want to come back for more. They’re open from Monday-Thursday 11AM-7PM and Friday-Sunday 9AM-8PM.
5083 Santa Monica Ave. San Diego, CA
RAGLANS PUBLIC HOUSE
Another local favorite restaurant of ours is Raglans! They are a business that sheds light on the beauty of New Zealand culture. Founded in 2012, they have been a popular spot for friends to gather, eat mouthwatering handcrafted entrees, and take in the OB life. Our house favorite must have dish is their Bare Lil Lamb classic New Zealand Lamb Burger. You can enjoy outdoor dining from Monday-Friday 11AM-9PM and Saturday-Sunday 10AM-9PM.
1851 Bacon St. San Diego, CA
PIZZA PORT BREWING CO.
Pizza Port is the place to go if you are wanting a delicious handcrafted pizza or share an order of buffalo wings with the ones you love. They have outdoor dining and take out as of currently and is a go-to hub for some great times. Open Sunday-Thursday 11AM-8PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM- 9PM.
1956 Bacon St. San Diego, CA
What?! A coffee shop supporting another coffee shop? Yes! Our friends at OB Java down the street opened up in October 2020 and have been making coffee with our house roasted beans! Swing by to pick up a cup of joe or refreshing smoothie on your way to go surf or hang out with some friends! Our friends are open Monday-Sunday 7AM-3PM.
5047 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA
Don’t you ever feel like grubbing on tacos after a long day’s work? We do too! La Doña is one of our favorite Mexican cantina spots around. Set just a block from the OB pier on the corner of Bacon and Niagara, they got your Mexican food craving satisfied. We love everything they offer there, especially their coconut flan for dessert! You can take out or dine outside with them Sunday-Thursday 12PM-9PM and Friday-Saturday 12PM-9:30PM.
1852 Bacon St. San Diego, CA
IT’S RAW POKE SHOP
If you have not tried poke before, the best place to have your first would have to be at our friends over at It’s Raw Poke Shop off Newport Avenue. They have the freshest poke bowls around and will cause you to fall in love with poke. Our favorite they offer is their Spicy Ahi. Support this family ran small business through take out Tuesday-Sunday from 11AM-5PM.
4991 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA
Soi OB is our go to Thai food shop around. With amazing Curry dishes to delectable salads, Soi has everything you could ever want when hankering for Thai food. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but our favorite dish has to be the Yellow Curry. Dine outside or order for take-out everyday between 12PM-9PM.
1916 Cable St. San Diego, CA
BLUE WATER SEAFOOD
If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll absolutely want to stop by Blue Water Seafood. They stand behind only serving the freshest fish, caught locally off our beautiful coast! Some popular choices we love is their Yellowtail plate and their Ahi Sashimi appetizer. As of right now, they are doing take-out and dining outside on their patio Monday-Sunday from 11:30AM- 8PM.
5083 Santa Monica Ave. San Diego, CA
Let us all spread love this time of the year and support local businesses. Local Love!
The OB Beans Team