Enjoy scrumptious specials from our highly-acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences! Cheers!
Our Dine Out Escondido! restaurant participants are donating $1 to the FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every DOE special they sell during Restaurant Week. Please help us give big by enjoying their specials and going to several restaurants during the week!
The 2018 list of restaurants will be posted in November… check back then!
Whether you’re looking for craft beer foodie burger pairings, local farm-to-fork delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, high tea or home cooking… Escondido’s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone!
You’ll find amazing California cuisine as well as French, Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican and more. Each restaurant is celebrating Dine Out Escondido! and they’re ready to welcome you!
Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Specials
(check restaurant websites for current open hours)
Black Angus Steakhouse
296 E Via Rancho Pkwy | 760-489-8420
New Tri-Tip Dinner | $18.99
8 oz. of Certified Angus Beef®, lean yet well-marbled, aged a minimum of 21 days for maximum depth of flavor. Seasoned and expertly grilled to your liking over an open flame. Served with warm molasses bread and your choice of two Classic Sidekicks.
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
421 W Felicita Ave | 760-743-4718
Hot and Sour Ahi Poke | $12.00
Fresh yellow fin tuna, avocado, cucumber, soy ponzu sauce, pickled Fresno chilis, Macadamia sesame crumble, and wonton crisp.
Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm | Dinner: Daily 4:30pm–9pm
Carin de Ria
3440 Del Lago Boulevard | 760-781-1340
Fresh Filipino Goodness Special | $12
Choose from any entree on the Braises & Stews and Grilled Specialties menu, plus 2 lumpias, pancit and rice.
Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am-8pm
Chili’s Grill & Bar
1105 W Valley Pkwy | 760-737-5101
Check back soon for their awesome special!
Cocina del Charro
890 W Valley Pkwy | 760-745-1382
Check back here or call them for their special!
North County Tavern+Bowl
200 E Via Rancho Pkwy | 760-690-2300
Bacon Blue Cheese Burger at a 20% discount!
Fresh-ground Angus chuck topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, balsamic glazed red onions, lettuce, and tomato served with chipotle aioli. Includes salt+pepper fries and kosher dill pickle. Regularly $13.95
Sun-Thu 11am-Midnight; Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Oaks Bar & Grill
10333 Meadow Glen Way East | 760-749-1620
All You Can Eat | $19.95
BBQ Ribs Tips, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cobb, Macaroni & Cheese and Complimentary Soft Drinks.
Mon 10am-3pm; Tue-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 8am-3pm
Offbeat Brewing Company
1223 Pacific Oaks Place | 760-294-4045
4 x 4oz Taster Flight | $5
Growler+Fill: 1 liter growler + fill and/or 2 liter grower + fill = 15% off
(and they often have some crazy amazing food truck hanging around 🙂
Sun 10am-8pm; Mon 4pm-8pm; Tue Closed; Wed 3pm-7pm; Thu 3pm-8pm; Fri 3pm-9pm; Sat 1pm-8pm
On The Border
298 E Via Rancho Pkwy | 760-233-9777
3-Course Fajita Special for Two! | $20.17
Start with a bowl of Original Queso, enjoy 2 orders of fantastic Chicken Fajitas, and finish with a full order of 5 sweet Sopapillas!
Rita’s Italian Ice and Custard
1875 S. Centre City Parkway | 760-975-3302
Get a free Gelati when you buy one! | Save $4.29/4.79
Rita’s Gelati is our signature treat which layers freshly-made Italian Ice with handcrafted frozen custard for a delicious dessert. Try the Peanut-butter swirl frozen custard!
1999 Citracado Parkway | 760-294-7899
Stone Brewing will donate $1 from every Escondido Brewery tour ticket to the North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program during Dine Out Escondido! restaurant week.
There are several tour times daily. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are followed by a guided tasting of their phenomenal beers and include a souvenir glass. Tour reservations are available online or in the Stone Company Store.
The Wooden Spoon
805 East Valley Pkwy | 760-745-0266
Chicken and Dumplings | $20.00
Braised Mary’s Chicken / Buttermilk Dumplings / Root Vegetables / Natural Jus
Dinner: Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Wed-Sat 5-9:30pm; Lunch: Wed-Sat 11:30am-2pm; Sun-Mon Closed; No reservations.
Vintana Wine + Dine
1205 Auto Park Way | 760-745-7777
Duroc Pork Chop | $34
Parsnip purée + pomegranate Brussels sprouts + calvados reduction.
Dinner: 5pm nightly; Lunch: 11:30am-2pm; Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-2pm
A Delight of France Bakery & Bistro
126 West Grand Avenue | 760-746-2644
“A Delightful Combo” | $12
Two scrambled eggs, two pieces of bacon, a slice of our delicious housemade Brioche French toast with fresh berries, toasted almond slivers, cream, and syrup, also served with our herb garlic potatoes, fresh fruit, and all you can drink coffee or tea. (Normally $14.25)
Weekdays: Breakfast 8am-12pm; Lunch 11pm-2pm | Sat & Sun: Breakfast 8am-2pm; Lunch 11am-2pm
417 West Grand Avenue | 760-747-5000
Short Ribs | $25
A Chef’s special entrée served with sweet potato puree, brocolini and a burgundy wine sauce. Please mention the DOE special when you make your reservation.
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Mon-Thur 5-9:00pm; Fri-Sat 5-10:00pm
237 East Grand Ave | 760-294-2001
The Truffle Mac | $9
Our signature beef patty topped with our homemade macaroni and cheese, accented with truffle seasoning.
Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
221 East Grand Avenue | 760-291-1225
Buy 1 Get 1 free Pizza or 20% off entire bill – a great way to enjoy a pizza or try our amazing Salvadorian cuisine!
Sun-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
345 West Grand Avenue | 760-745-5278
Bacon Mac and Cheese | $5.95
Southern Comfort food at it’s finest! Old Fashioned Mac noodles covered in a rich Bechamel Cream Sauce, blended with Cheddar & Jack Cheeses, Bacon, Parmesan, Parsley and a dash of Tabasco!
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun closed
122 South Kalmia Street | 760-745-6500
EscoGelato will donate $1 for every pint sold of our Featured gelato flavors during restaurant week.
Lemon Buttermilk – with lemons from the backyard orchards of our Escondido community
Honey Lavender – with Lavender from Keys Creek and Honey form Stehly Farms
Maple Red Walnut – with first of the season red walnuts from Wenger Ranch
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-9pm
Jalapeño Grill & Cantina
503 West Grand Avenue | 760-233-1104
Prime Rib Dinner – $13.95
6oz Prime Rib flavored with our Signature House Seasoning then slow roasted to optimum tenderness and flavor. Served with Aujus and Creamy Horseradish. Complete with fresh bread, soup of the day or salad and choice of Baked potato, Jalapeno mashed or rice pilaf along with vegetables.
Open daily 11am-9pm
Kettle Coffee & Tea
119 East Grand Avenue | 760-738-8662
Very Veggie Panini | 50% off ($3.75)
Fresh tomato, cucumber, red onion, basil pesto, feta and swiss on fresh Bread and Cie bread. Normally $7.50.
Mon-Wed 6:30am-6:30pm; Thu 6:30am-8:30pm; Fri 6:30am-6:30pm; Sat 7:30am-5pm; Sun closed
Camarones Costa Azul | $13.95
Succulent Shrimp stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon, dipped in the fryer to crisp the bacon and finished on the grill sauteed in butter and spices. Served with limes, salsa fresca and guacamole.
Open daily 11am-9pm
525 West 2nd Avenue | 760-855-1318
Parrillada Norteña | $14.99
Specially seasoned steak, chicken and shrimp come on top of a sizzling skillet of grilled onions and bell peppers. Comes with rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and tortillas.
Mon-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 9am-9pm
Plan 9 Alehouse
155 East Grand Avenue | 760-489-8817
Escondido Cheesesteak | $12
Thinly sliced seasoned steak. Caramelized onion. Fire roasted red bell pepper. Swiss cheese Bechamel. Pretzel roll. Your side choice of fries, salad, sweet potato fries, of fresh fruit.
Mon 3-11pm; Tue-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-Midnight; Sun Noon-9pm
Sunny Side Kitchen
155 South Orange Street | 760-294-4450
Sunny Side Sampler | $10
Your choice of a half Tuscan chicken or half pesto chicken sandwich; homemade soup du jour or side salad; and a handmade old fashioned lemonade or house brewed ice tea. All topped off with one of our famous bite-sized cookies!
Suzy Q’s Diner
258 E 2nd Ave | 442-999-5178
Restaurant Week Special | $14.99
Half Grilled Cheese sandwich on Parmesan Brioche bread with provolone and cheddar cheese, applewood bacon and heirloom tomatoes served with Lobster ‘n Crab Mac & Cheese and Tomato Basil Bisque.
Tue-Sun, 7am-2:30pm; Closed Mondays
The Continental Deli
120 South Kalmia Street | 760-745-8007
3-Course New York Deli Meal | $8
Barnyard Grinder, Wise Potato Chips, New York Seltzer Soda
Barnyard Grinder ~ Turkey, Capocolo, Italian Salami, Provolone Cheese, Baked on a fresh baguette with Mayo, Mustard, Lettuce & Tomato. Finished with Italian Dressing, Parmesan Cheese & Oregano. Add a Tasty Cake dessert for $1.
The Grand Tea Room
145 West Grand Avenue | 760-233-9500
Receive 20% off your “Traditional Tea” lunch!
(Minimum of two lunch orders per table, no splitting)
Tue-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun-Mon closed
113 West Grand Avenue | 760-745-3835
Vincent’s is extending their San Diego Restaurant Week 3-course menu for $30 until the 28th. Please go to their website for full details.
Vinz Wine Bar & Tasting Room
201 East Grand Avenue | 760-743-8466
In The Bar: 3-Course Tapas & Craft Beer | $20
Truffle Tater Tots + Gorgonzola Cream; Hop Breaded Fried Mozzarella + Chorizo Egg roll + 16oz Craft Beer, select from 24 on tap.
Dining: 3-Course Meal | $30
Sriracha Coconut Ahi Poke
Short Rib Cannelloni, Fresh Made Crepes Stuffed with Ground Short Rib + Mascarpone & Ricotta Cheese and Veal Tomato Chianti Reduction
Fresh Baked Wild Salmon, Citrus Beurre Blanc + Grapefruit Segments, Israeli couscous, Fresh Market Vegetables
Tira Misu over Creme Anglaise
Full Downtown Escondido Dining Guide and Attractions Map – printable PDF
Our Dine Out Escondido! restaurant participants are donating $1 to FOOD 4 KIDS for every DOE special they sell during Restaurant Week. Please help us give big by enjoying their DOE special and going to several restaurants during the week! Cheers!
About FOOD 4 KIDS
The North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty (Escondido’s Lincoln Elementary is in the program).
Kids on the program receive free breakfasts and lunches at school Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends. The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday. To feed one child for the entire school year costs $200; for one month it costs $22, and for one weekend it costs $5.50.
For more info about the Food 4 Kids program, go to: sandiegofoodbank.org/food4kids
About California Restaurant Month
California Restaurant Month is a promotional initiative created by Visit California in 2011, designed to encourage post-holiday travel to the Golden State during the month of January and to continue to position the state as the top culinary destination in the country. Visitors can go to visitcalifornia.com to see which destinations are participating.
- California is the top destination in the U.S. for culinary travel, with visitors drawn to the rich and diverse wine, craft beer and food product.
- California produces 90 percent of American wine and is one of the leading agricultural producers in the U.S.
- California has more than 400 agricultural crops, attracting some of the greatest chefs who enjoy creating with the freshest ingredients.
About Visit Escondido
Visit Escondido promotes Escondido’s great variety of attractions, events, and things to do in the heart of San Diego’s North County Inland area. Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and renowned events such as Cruisin’ Grand, as well as scenic and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, culinary experiences, and a vibrant historic downtown. Additionally, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the beautiful year-round climate including golf, hiking, biking, fishing, equestrian and sporting events.
Go to VisitEscondido.com for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information, or call 760-839-4777. The Visitors Center is located at 235 East Grand Avenue and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 4pm.