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The Ritual Tavern

4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104-2601
619-283-1720
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Ranked #728 of 4,043 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: European
Most recent review
- Dec 22, 2013
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English first
San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Go for the muscles in white wine sauce, or the newly added beef brisket. 2 very good items. Also try and make it on a Wednesday night (except the 3rd Wed. of each month) for Trio Gadjo, a gypsy jazz band that does a great job and plays a good variety of other classic jazz as well. Perfect place for... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Took our family of 4 (includig a 4 & 6 year old) here after going site-seeing. Fabulous atmosphere! Had a patio in front dining inside and a beer garden in the back. We stayed in since we had been in the sun all day. My husband had the catch of the day served with fingerling potatoes. The catch of the... More

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San Diego, California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Ritual Tavern has a very good selection of beer and much better than average food for a "bar" type eatery. We enjoyed everything on their limited but unique menu. Especially enjoyed the house made sauces.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great little bar with outdoor areas in the back and front. Beer list changes every week. Bar staff are really friendly. Haven't eaten there but the food looks good!

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Lots of beer selections, delicious and unusual dishes, helpful and friendly staff.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

Three of us had a great dinner at The Ritual Tavern last night. We liked the homey feeling of the back patio with all the flowers, tomato plants and herds growing in the planter boxes. We had the vegetarian spring roll appetizer, WOW, we were all impressed. For our main dishes we had the stuffed portobello mushroom, fish and chips,... More

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I visited Ritual Tavern while in town during a trade show. I was waiting for another pub nearby to open for the evening and Ritual appeared to have a nice crowd; so I chanced it. My dinner was exceptional, the beer and wine selection superb and the service impeccable. I enjoyed the experience so much that I actually ate there... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We really enjoyed our dinner here. From the obscure, fresh beers on tap to the elevated pub-style food we felt very well taken care of. The decor is a little stale and boring (lots of hunter green and violet) but the food is interesting and thought through. The fruit and cheese plate is delightful, with some of the best toasted... More

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Oceanside, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

This used to be a small place that really had some great food. There are many selections of different beers from around the area and world. Now they have tried to become a "big" establishment with a big new patio out back. All I can say is that the bigger the place has become the worse the food has gotten.... More

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Hong Kong
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175 reviews 175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I had high hopes after reading reviews on Chowhound. We ordered the Shepherd's Pie which was okay but the stew was more like soup. The Fish & Chips were disappointing as the fish did not seem to be that tender. The Bourbon Brisket (daily special) was very good and I would highly recommend. The appetizers of Onion Rings & Battered... More

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