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Sbicca

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American, Californian, Contemporary
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215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014 (Camino Del Mar)
Camino Del Mar at 15th
(858) 481-1001
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Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful...
San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.
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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
And to All a Very Happy Happy Hour

We regularly stop by Sbicca for Happy Hour on the front deck with the 15th avenue street scene either skipping downhill en famille after work towards the beach or struggling a little as they complete the climb back up loaded with deck chairs and towels. At 20% to 30% off their regular rates for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Eric B
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We regularly stop by Sbicca for Happy Hour on the front deck with the 15th avenue street scene either skipping downhill en famille after work towards the beach or struggling a little as they complete the climb back up loaded with deck chairs and towels. At 20% to 30% off their regular rates for both food and a good choice... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food is always perfect, the view is great and service is always excellent. I always eat here at least once on every trip. Can't wait to return the next time I am in town.

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Glendale, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We make the pilgrimage once a month for Sbicca's lobster bisque which is consistently the nectar of the gods. They have a wonderful wine cellar that we continue to sample from. We tried a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc...superb! They employ truly lovely people as their wait staff who consistently impress us. We tried both the calamari and Brussels sprouts this... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Sbicca for years. More recently we've been joining another family on X-mas eve the past four years. This has become a family tradition that we look forward to. Sbicca is great for a family tradition or a quick drop in. I highly recomens Sbicca. If the Sbicca name sounds familiar, Dans family also makes Sbicca sandals.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Book a table and go early enough to get a table on the upper deck for a view of the ocean at sunset. They won't guarantee a table there but said if we showed up at 6:15 they'd likely be able to manage it - and they did. Very pretty. Nice selection on the menu. The portions are a bit... More 

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Philadelphia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

ate here last night with a group of 10 business colleagues from around the country. Food was solid but not outstanding. I had the trout and the citrus salad. Service was excellent. the atmosphere is relaxed. No view from the inside of the restaurant. there were some tables out front which overlook a side street. the beach is just down... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed every dish and drink suggested by our server. They are dog friendly so we were able to get a seat right away outside. Nothing negative to report. :)

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chicago, il
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ate there one night. Food was pretty good but a bit overpriced. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend the upstairs dining area if available. Nice views, cool decor.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ate here three times on a recent trip to So. Cali. This is a well-run restaurant/wine-bar with many different locations for seating. The upper deck is one of the best locations for looking at a romantic sunset while eating, and is serviced by a friendly, relaxed and yet attentive wait staff. The down stairs wine patio has a more casual... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We quite enjoyed our server named Brett. He was very knowledgeable about the various wines and specialty beer brands. Even though it was close to closing time, Brett made sure we enjoyed our delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and wine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (Camino Del Mar)
  • Public Transportation: Camino Del Mar at 15th
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 481-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?