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World Famous

711 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-5028 (Mission Beach)
(858) 272-3100
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Ranked #212 of 4,042 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Californian
Neighborhood: Mission Beach
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mission Blvd.
Transit: All the major bus lines will take you right to our restaurant.
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Los Banos CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had a nice atmosphere & was close to beach. The food was real good. However you are packed in quite tight and they ran out of prime rib by 7pm on a monday night which made for a cranky husband.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

“World Famous” maybe a stretch, but this place has a whole lot going for it. The location: It sits right there on the oceanfront, the splendid views over a great beach to the ocean only interrupted by all types of beach goers; walking, jogging or cycling past. California Dreamin! The atmosphere: This is a beach bar and restaurant that simply... More

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I've been going to this restaurant for years.... in fact, I became engaged here in 2002. I no longer live a block away, but every time I come to Mission Beach, I always have breakfast or happy hour. Mondays all appetizers are half price and the lobster tacos are great! Great sunsets, great food, and friendly staff.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is our second time here. The first time, last year, was late on a weekend. The place was crowded, we had to wait, everything seemed rushed. This time we went a little earlier on a Friday. We received a prime table with a beach view. We had a great waitress and the service was prompt with quick coffee refills.... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely relaxed restaurant with a great menu. Portion size was good, no too overwhelming and service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is in a great position .ooking over the beach.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Fresh seafood, creatively prepared. Great house salad and fresh bread can be almost a meal in itself. I love cioppino, and their San Francisco cioppino is actually better than what I usually get in San Francisco. Service is really fast, especially for how busy they are. Terrific bar area with an awesome selection of wines by the glass, but get... More

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Donna, Wow, thank you so much for your incredibly kind compliments about our establishment! We are so glad that you enjoy every aspect of your dining experience with us. The Cioppino is absolutely one of my favorites as well! Are there any other dishes you've been dying to try? The Harpoon is another favorite of mine, I highly suggest... More

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The location is fantastic and the food is pretty decent. However, the menu needs to be updated, it hasnt changed that much in many years. I like the food here, the service can be a bit hit and miss depending on the time of day and the server you get. We ate breakfast here, which is what it is best... More

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Tadders, Thank you so much for writing, we always welcome and encourage feedback from our guests and we appreciate you taking the time to write. Our dinner menu changes daily, based on what is fresh at the market, so there are always new dishes to try. What kinds of dishes are you interested in seeing on the menu? Any... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

An outstanding restaurant, well worth the visit. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the prices were quite reasonable. I would strongly recommend the Cioppini!

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Michael, We are so flattered to have some of the best seafood you've ever had! Thank you so much for your compliments, please visit us again soon and try more dishes! Our dinner menu changes every day so there is always something new to try! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Food was excellent. Great service. Great oceanfront views. Staff was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place.

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello An, Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts about our establishment, and for the recommendation! We really appreciate this and hope you decide to visit us again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Enjoyed the location, good quality food and excellent attentive customer service. Location on the beach watching the sun setting was something to behold. Also watching people strolling, jogging, and roller blading on the concourse, gave some entertainment to the atmosphere.

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at World Famous, responded to this review

Hello Allan, Your compliments and feedback are very much appreciated and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the full experience of World Famous! We hope you visit us again soon! Thank you for writing. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

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