San Diego’s Oldest Restaurants

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A checklist of San Diego’s oldest restaurants


Restaurants come and go, but some are more popular and stick around for decades. Here’s a quick checklist of some local San Diego restaurants that have been in business for at least fifty years. How many have you patronized? Enjoy!

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San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Pekin Cafe San Diego, ad, 1938 (1931-2019) Pekin Cafe Chop Suey [closed Mar 2019], was the oldest surviving Chinese-American restaurant in San Diego. Great for takeout. Old-school egg foo yung.

North Park
2877 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

(1933) Las Cuatro Milpas, old homestyle Mexican cooking from the Estudillo family. Cash only. Pork (no beef) tacos for breakfast!

Barrio Logan
1875 Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

(1928-2018) La Piñata [closed Nov 2018], originally founded by Florence Peters and family as Ramona’s Spanish Kitchen in 1932 to take advantage of tourists’ fascination with the story of Ramona (Nearby, Old Town’s Casa de Estudillo was renamed Ramona’s Marriage Place and heavily marketed as the venue from Helen Hunt Jackson’s period romance novel). The restaurant was taken over as La Piñata in 1962.

Old Town
2836 Juan Street
San Diego, CA 92110

(1933) The Waterfront Bar & Grill, San Diego fishermen’s hangout and longest continually held liquor license in town. Breakfast dishes and wide beer selection.

2044 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Chet Tobey, Tobey's 19th Hole Cafe (1934) Tobey’s 19th Hole Cafe, Balboa Park municipal golf course clubhouse coffee shop. The restaurant concession was initially granted to golf pro Sterne Davis in 1934, then Chester and Lois Tobey, and since operated by the Tobey family — for three generations! A hidden gem, with tasty diner food and bubbly brunches.

Golden Hill
2600 Golf Course Drive
San Diego, CA 92102

Update: Even though historically designated, the clubhouse is scheduled to be gutted and converted to a pro shop and offices. The City of San Diego’s Clubhouse Improvement Project dictates a new modern clubhouse and restaurant will be built adjacent to the ‘renovated’ clubhouse. Litigation has stalled the city’s efforts.

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Red Sails Inn menu cover c1935 (1935-2016) Red Sails Inn [closed 31 Aug 2016], established by Joseph Y Viery at Fisherman’s Wharf and G Streets, this seafood eatery was originally adorned with a red sail. Okay. Not continually running since 1935 (it was closed for a few years), but reopened by Jack Allen Davis in the Shelter Island location in 1957. A favorite with local boaters.


Fisherman’s Wharf
654 Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Shelter Island
2614 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

(1937) Turkey Inn, Homer Tucker’s longtime cafe and bar in Ramona was known for turkey dinners, as well it should. Ramona was once the epicenter of San Diego’s pre-war turkey farming industry.

716 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

(1938) San Diego Chicken Pie Shop, serving inexpensive chicken dinners since the Great Depression. Chicken pot pie dinner (includes dessert).

North Park
2633 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

(1940) Café La Maze, old gambling hangout and key-club for Hollywood types, now a nostalgic steakhouse. Get a booth and order prime rib au jus.

National City
1441 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950

(1940) El Indio, traditional Mexican food, allegedly the originator of rolled tacos. Go for the taquitos, stay for the chips.

Mission Hills
3695 India Street
San Diego, CA 92103

(1941) Clayton’s Coffee Shop, popular Coronado counter service coffee shop where you’ll have to wait in line for a spot. Malted milkshakes rule.

979 Orange Avenue
Coronado Island, CA

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - The Marine Room, La Jolla, in 1949 (1941) The Marine Room, originally built in 1916 as the Spindrift Inn. High-tide brunch gets exciting when ocean waves hit the windows.


La Jolla
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

(1944) Hob Nob Hill, Harold and Dorothy Hoersch moved their original Juniper Café to the present location in 1946. Bakery. Breakfast. Almost bottomless mimosa.

Bankers Hill
2271 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Anthony's Fish Grotto, San Diego Embarcadero, 2016 (1946) Anthony’s Fish Grotto, a San Diego family-run institution on the waterfront since 1946. La Mesa location still open! Crab Louie or Mama Ghio’s Cioppino.

Embarcadero (1946-1951)
965 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Middletown (1951-1965)
2535 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

La Mesa (1961-Now)
9530 Murray Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

Embarcadero (1965-2017)
1360 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Barrett Junction Cafe (1946-2020) Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, [closed Mar 2020] home of the world famous all-you-can-eat fish fry, and some mighty good barbecue too. Originally homesteaded in 1888, the mercantile was established in 1915. The establishment closed permanently due to COVID-19 closures and the death of owner Leon Herzog. Hush puppies with honey.

Hwy 94 at Barrett Junction
1020 Barrett Lake Road
Dulzura, CA 91917

(1946) Pernicano’s Family Ristorante, founded by Vennero and Maria Pernicano and made famous by handlebar-mustachioed son George, this Italian-American chain is still operated by the family. Chicken Francesca or a la Baffi.

El Cajon
1588 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021

Scripps Ranch
9932 Mercy Road #109
San Diego, CA 92129

La Jolla (1947-2019)
711 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA 92109

(1946) Rainbow Oaks Cafe, originally founded in 1946 as ‘The Oaks.’ The historic eatery was bought by Jonell & Duke Maples in 2009 and remodeled using salvaged lumber from the 2007 fire. American home-style food, big portions is in order here!

Old Highway 395
4815 5th Street
Rainbow, CA 92028

Tony's Jacal, Solana Beach (1946-) Tony’s Jacal, the Tony and Catalina Gonzales family’s traditional Mexican food restaurant, a Solana Beach historical landmark. Get it with turkey…

Eden Gardens
621 Valley Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

(1947) Aero Club, Mariam Profits’ iconic Middletown tavern for aircraft workers, now a classic whiskey joint (with more than 1200 kinds). Recently saved from obscurity by the owners of The Waterfront Bar & Grill.

3365 India Street
San Diego, CA 91203

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - The Barbecue Pit (1947) The Barbecue Pit, established by two sisters and their husbands, the chain of Texas-style barbecue joints is still run by the families. Joe & Lila Browning and Ed & Mella Jenson started out in the Maryland Hotel. Several locations have split off over the years as Wrangler Family Barbecue.

Fletcher Hills
2388 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92020

National City
920 East Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA 91950

North Park (catering)
2888 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

(1948) Red Tracton’s, old school steakhouse and piano bar across from Del Mar racetrack. Originally from LA. Alaskan king crab legs, filet mignon.

Solana Beach
550 Via de la Valle
Solana Beach, CA

(1949-2021) Harbor House [Closed 2021], the bayside seafood house originally located on what was known in the 1940s as Fisherman’s Wharf. It was reopened in 1980 in Seaport Village which is slated for redevelopment.

Seaport Village
831 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Rudford's Diner (1949) Rudford’s, was the quintessential San Diego 24-hour diner on Old Highway 80, now “The Boulevard.” Get a spot at the counter and a cup o’ joe.

North Park
2900 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

(1950) Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Vincent and Madeline De Philippis family-owned pizzaria in Little Italy and several other locations. Pizzas are great, Lasagna’s a fave.

Little Italy
1747 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

(1950) Turf Supper Club, Golden Hill grill-your-own steakhouse and piano bar. Steaks are great (if you cook ’em right), pint-sized cocktails.

Golden Hill
1116 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102

US Grant Grill San Diego (1951) Grant Grill, iconic restaurant in the U.S. Grant Hotel. Originally a men-only-for-lunch establishment, until stormed by a group of women attorneys in the 1970s. Look for the bronze plaque! Excellent food and beverage programs today, with live entertainment.

326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

(1951-2020) Saska’s Steak and Seafood [closed Apr 2020], the steak, seafood and sushi joint is considered a Mission Beach institution. Originally opened by Joseph Saska as Saska’s Hi-Tide Cafe, then purchased by the Patio Restaurant Group. Re-opened in March 2022 as Moe’s by the OMG Hospitality Group, who bought the restaurant at auction after The Patio Group imploded.

Mission Beach
Saska’s (1951-2020)
Moe’s (2022)
3768 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

(1953) Bali Hai Restaurant, Tom F Ham Jr’s classic Shelter Island tiki destination, originally called Christian’s Hut. Mai tais are very strong, ‘Goof Punch’ is just right. Buy a mug.

Shelter Island
2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

(1954) Venice Pizza House, the LoMedico family’s pizza house, on more top-ten lists than we can count!
3333 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104

(1955) La Bella Pizza Garden, Tony and Kitty Raso opened their pizzeria in 1955, and it’s still run by the family.

Chula Vista
373 Third Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

(1955) Lido’s Italian Foods, family-owned for generations, Marco and Liz Simi’s traditional Italian restaurant is well-loved, with a consistently good menu. Go for the pizza, but partake of their famous appetizer served first – the salami, cheese and Cheez-It® cracker plate.

Lemon Grove
7252 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

(1956) Jose’s Courtroom, La Jolla’s popular hangout, was originally established in an old courthouse as ‘The Courtroom.’ The next year, John Fallis bought the place and served Mexican food, which is still its draw to this day! In 1972, the restaurant moved to its present location in the Village of La Jolla.

La Jolla
The Courtroom (1956)
7919 Herschel Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Jose’s Courtroom (1972 – now)
1037 Prospect Avenue
La Jolla, Ca 92037

(1956) Mona Lisa Italian Foods, Brunetto family restaurant and deli in Little Italy since 1973, originally located downtown San Diego. Explore their extensive deli, the sandwiches are great!

Little Italy
2061 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101

(1957-2020) 12th and Broadway Restaurant [Closed 2020], inexpensive, Mexican-American diner located on the southeast corner of 12th (now park Blvd) and Broadway streets. For years Juan and Teresa Gonzalez’s cafe entrance was graced with one simple, hand-painted word — ‘Restaurant.’ Originally opened as Chick’s Coffee Shop by Juan Gonzales and Raymond Turnage. On October 19, 2021 the vacant building burned, and what was left was demolished.

East Village
999 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

(1958) Napoleone’s Pizza House, Crivello family restaurant on National City’s old Mile of Bars. Singer Tom Waits worked there as a youth.

National City
619 National City Blvd
San Diego, CA 91950

(1959-2019, 2022) Red Fox Steakhouse & Piano Bar, cherished, old-school steakhouse attached to the Lafayette Hotel. One of the last to serve a garnish tray. Try a shrimp cocktail and steak. Closed in 2019 and moved to a new building across the street. Re-opened March 21, 2022!

North Park (2022)
2200 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

Lafayette Hotel(1959-2019)
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

(c1960) Club Marina, Point Loma’s oldest dive bar, now under ownership of the Waterfront Bar & Grill.

Point Loma
1310 Scott Street
San Diego, CA 92106

(1960) Harry’s Coffee Shop, Harry Rudolph’s classic coffee shop in the heart of La Jolla. Breakfast all day. (Surfers order the breakfast burrito.)

La Jolla
7545 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

(1960-2018) Nati’s Mexican Restaurant [closed June, 2018], founded in 1960 by Vernon E Lontz (who said he bought it from a woman named ‘Nati’, but the location was previously Dorothy Bales’ Consuelo’s, and he was its manager), now owned by Marilyn Thomas and Dennis Kerr, this longtime favorite has been serving up some of the same delicious Mexican recipes since the Eisenhower administration.

Ocean Beach
1852 Bacon Street
San Diego, CA 92107

(1961) Fidel’s Little Mexico, originally his barbershop, Fidel Montanez started selling tacos there, and the rest is history. Crab Burrito, Fidel’s Famous Margarita.

Eden Gardens
749 Genevieve Street / 607 Valley Avenue
(corner of Genevieve & Valley Ave)
Solana Beach, CA 92075

(1961) Imperial House Continental Restaurant & Lounge, old-school Continental cuisine, Caesar salad, Steak Diane presented tableside a la minúte. Classic piano bar attached.

Park West
505 Kalmia Street
San Diego, CA

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Albie's Beef Inn (1962-2015) Albie’s Beef Inn [Closed Dec 2015], home of 1960s boudoir paintings and traditional piano bar. Prime rib and sweet carrot.

Mission Valley
1201 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108

(1963-2019) Old Trieste, a time-capsule of a restaurant, serving the same menu of Italian food for years. Jacket required. Lobster Fra Diavalo, Calamari Fritti, Scampi Trieste, all great!

Bay Park
2335 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

(1963) Point Loma Seafoods, fresh seafood counter and takeout at the sportfishing docks. They’ll clean, filet and smoke your catch. Mrs Kelly’s Ceviche.

Point Loma
2805 Emerson Street
San Diego, CA 92106

(1964) Roberto’s Taco Shop, starting out with a tortillaria in San Ysidro, Roberto Robledo and sons have grown their family tree of ubiquitous taco shops to over 70 in the Southwest (not including all the *berto’s variations). Go for the carne asada burrito.

National City
Roberto’s No. 1
1406 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950

San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Aunt Emma's Pancakes (1965) Aunt Emma’s Pancakes, Don Roland’s iconic pancake house in Chula Vista, originally located on El Cajon Blvd, was opened in 1959. Second location (old Keith’s Drive-In) in National City opened in 2009. Now both owned by Nick Gelastopoulos. Home of “Pancakes Around the World.”

Chula Vista
700 E Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

National City
214 National City Blvd
National City, CA


San Diego's Oldest Restaurants - Mister A's (1965) Mister A’s, posh restaurant high atop Park West’s Fifth Avenue Financial Centre, was opened by San Diego businessman John Alessio. Remodeled by restaurateur Bertrand Hug in 2000. Dress code. A favorite outdoor rooftop happy hour for locals in-the-know.

Park West
2550 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

(1965) The Wrangler Family Barbecue, opened up by Forrest Holly and the Jenson family as another location of their Barbecue Pit restaurants, this place is a treasured time capsule that still serves up the same great Texas-style barbecue from Lyndon Johnson’s day…

El Cajon
901 El Cajon Boulevard
El Cajon, CA 92020

(1966) Wong’s Golden Palace, classic family-run Chinese eatery, celebrated its 50th anniversary February 28, 2016. Island of Flowers has been on the menu since day one. The Dragon Room bar serves tiki drinks, including their signature Wong Cup.

7126 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

1969 Bully's Nort (1967) Bully’s was founded in La Jolla in 1967 by George Bullington, JD Dahlen and Lester Holt. Today, Mission Valley (est 1971) location is known for strong cocktails, hearty steaks and great prime rib. Bullington is said to have invented the Keoke Coffee.

Bully’s (1967-2008)
5755 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Bully’s North (1969-2017)
Del Mar
1404 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Bully’s East (1971-now)
Mission Valley
2401 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

(1967) Chiquitas Mexican Restaurant. Opened by Ray and Chela Rodriguez and still run by the family. Black Angus carne asada, wild shrimp cocktails, and margaritas. Yes, please!
Fairmont Park
4110 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Paesano Fine Italian Food North park San Diego (1967-2019) Paesano Fine Italian Food [closed Apr 2019]. A classic, old-school red-sauce joint on the 30th Street ‘craft beer corridor.’ Known for their baked ravioli and lasagna.

North Park
3647 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

(1968) Roberto De Philippi’s Butcher Shop Restaurant, old-school steakhouse known for its loyal customers, generous cocktails, prime rib, Nebraska corn-fed beef and fishnet-legged waitresses. Founded in 1968 by Roberto De Philippis (Caruso’s, Roberto’s Pizza House, The Continental, Italian Village), son of Vincent and Madeline De Philippis (Filippi’s Pizza Grottos). The surviving location now operated by International Aero Club LLC (94th Aero Squadron).

Chula Vista (1968-c2016)
556 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA

Mission Valley (1972-1986)
Plaza International Hotel
2151 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA

Kearny Mesa (1988-now)
5255 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, CA 92123

(1968-2019) Su Casa, Marshall Pellar’s long-lasting Sonoran-style Mexican food and seafood grotto. In the same spot as The Luau, Mister Lucky’s Smorgette, and The Connoisseur restaurants. Pellar claimed to have invented the Strawberry Margarita and Nachos in 1968.

Wind’n Sea
6738 La Jolla Blvd
San Diego, CA 92037

49 thoughts on “San Diego’s Oldest Restaurants

  1. I know this does not count as a restaurant, but the Nite Owl in Pacific Beach has been there since the early 60’s as far as I know. I would love to see a list of oldest bars in San Diego next!

  2. i don’t see a page on here about bars. since you’ve got this great page about the oldest restaurants in san diego, can you make one about the oldest bars (including non-tiki ones) ?

  3. Recently hit the Red Fox Room adjacent to the Lafayette Hotel. It’s slated to move to a bungalow home across the street from where it sits now. Here’s the hiccup: There’s a battle brewing over who owns the wood paneled freeze interior of the RFR. The hotel says its their’s, and of course the restaurant wants to take it with them.

  4. Great list, a pity those that closed recently (Chop Suey!). Look at allen’s Alley Cafe, now Mom’s Kitchen, has been in Vista for at least 75 years.

  5. Anybody heard of a place called Chip’s Place that was located at 1234 First Ave. near B Street? Evidently their mottos were “No Black Sheep at Chip’s Place” also “The Name is Chip’s, Not ‘Gyps’.” Evidently their specialties were “Italian spaghetti, Mexican chili & oyster stew.”

    I found an old placemat from there with a 1942 calendar as part of it, but haven’t been able to find out any more info.

    Thanks in advance.

  6. Chula Vista ( El Patio ) restaurant has been also been around since the early 50’s . They have the best enchiladas SUIzas 😊 on. 410 Broadway close to G street .

  7. There was a Pizza place I think off off fourth st. accross from the old plaza had the best pizza’s I think the name of it started with a V but this was back in 1968- 1972. my memory is not as good as it was back then. possibly Vesco’s? not sure. I would just like to know if any one remembers that place.

  8. Grew up in La Jolla, went to LJHS in the early 1960s. Bully’s was a great hangout and the Bully’s cut prime rib was a killer. I remember George from the Courtroom and JD from Bird Rock and Bullys East. Great times at each location.

  9. What was the name of the “world famous” Chinese restaurant that used to be across from city college downtown?
    How long had it been there?
    And did they move to a different location?


  11. I found a few photos From the 30’s or 40’s of a cocktail bar/ diner named College Inn. I cant find any history of it though. In one the Photo you can see written on the awning “3917 College Inn” but no street name. Im guessing its in San Diego because they were in a stack of old San Diego photos. The pictures also show a man behind empty bar, and from the looks of it he had just bought the place. Anyone heard oF this place?

  12. I have tried to find any info abou the Waiki drive inn! It was owned by a family named Terwhilliger. They op it in thlate 30s an had it unt the late 50s. The same pe later had the Purple Cow in Mission Valley! Any kno ANYTHING???

    • Hello Dolly,

      Yes! Here is the info for the Waikiki Drive-In.

      WAIKIKI DRIVE-IN (1940–1956)

      Mayme Terwilliger’s Hawaiian drive-in opened in 1940 on The Boulevard, the long road out to El Cajon Valley. The wartime joint was known for its young female carhops donned in hula skirts and flowers in their hair. The widow Terwilliger came to San Diego from Oklahoma and opened the Waikiki with her sons Clayton, Neville, and Bernie Terwilliger. She offered full and part-time employment ($22 a week) with room and board and daycare for her employees.

      The Waikiki was a popular meeting place situated smack-dab between Hoover High School to the west and the newly opened State Theatre to the east. It was a perfect joint to pull up in your tricked-out DeSoto Hemi, order a basket of fried chicken or shrimp, a burger, and a few beers. Some parents boycotted the eatery to protest the carhops’ scandalous attire, the easy availability of booze, and those dangerous hot-rodders. Beer was served by a one-armed bartender in “the shack,” a small lean-to next to the main thatch-roofed building.

      Post-war San Diego saw a massive boom in drive-in restaurants (Blackett’s, Boggs, Causeway Cafe, Colonial, Fenn’s, Gavitts, Glenn’s, Guy’s, Keith’s, Nip & Tuck, Oscar’s, Tops, The Palm) which had absolutely no problem serving alcohol to their drive-up customers.

      The practice was approved and controlled by the State of California. All-night drive-ins were convenient to mobile citizens young and old, but a pain-in-the-neck to law enforcement — conservative Mayor Harley Knox and city councilmen decided drinking and driving wasn’t such a good thing — and in 1949 began a coordinated campaign to revoke all drive-in liquor licenses.

      The aptly named George M. Stout, longtime California state liquor administrator, objected to the local usurpation of state powers, stating the council “apparently has never read the state constitution…”

      Dolly Dimple Schumann-Kester had to wait until she was 21 to get a job there, and relates that “it was the best place to work.” She’d seen the drive-in for years walking home from Hoover High. But the Waikiki didn’t have enough hula skirts to go around. So she enlisted her husband’s help in unwinding a huge spool of string—some 2,100 strands in all—and had an upholsterer sew them up into her own skirt. Later on, the Waikiki stocked up and sold hula skirts and other Hawaiian gifts. When pregnant, Dolly quit the Waikiki, and proceeds from the sale of her unique skirt paid for much needed maternity clothes.

      The Waikiki lasted until 1956, when Oscar and Robert Peterson (Oscar’s, Jack in the Box) bought the place and converted it into another of their Oscar’s drive-ins. The El Cajon Boulevard location then hosted Hamburger House, and it’s now a strip mall that includes A Châu restaurant (best Vietnamese egg rolls in town).

      There were several other similarly named drive-ins located in El Centro and Holtsville, California founded by James R. “Red” Shepherd, self-styled “Hamburger King.” He began as a carhop on skates and liked the idea of a Hawaiian-themed drive-in. Arriving from Texas in 1947, Shepherd bought an old truckstop in El Centro, California, and rebranded it as the Waikiki Drive-Inn.

      After the sale of the Waikiki, Mayme Terwilliger re-located to the dairylands of Mission Valley, San Diego where she opened the Purple Cow Drive-In.

      Why the “Purple Cow” you may ask—perhaps from the 1895 poem by Gelett Burgess? “I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one!” No, she named it after her collection of ceramic purple cows, of course.

      The Boulevard
      4644 El Cajon Boulevard
      San Diego, CA 921154

  13. Just discovered- fabulous- the Memories💜
    You can put Bullys Del Mar on
    Closed list💔
    Nati’s Yearly Graduation tradition
    I believe constuelos was on Bacon or Sunset near Voltaire- and wonder if somehow related?
    What about ruben E. lee on Harbor drive?

  14. Does anyone remember an italian market and small restAurant in the back in la jolla during the 1950’s. It was on Girard Ave. sandwiched in between 2 stores. It was long and narrow.

  15. One that was missed here was Gulio‘s in Pacific Beach (now Jack & Gulio’S in Old Town. Operated since 1961. Best Scampi ever. 💜loved reading to this list having grown up in San Diego from 1960 til RECENTLY. THAnk you

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