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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 #232 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission Beach
Cross street: Mission Blvd.
Transit: All the major bus lines will take you right to our restaurant.
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Colleyville
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely great food and selections. Service is superior and very friendly. Try some daily specials and take the recommendations of the wait staff. Fish is fresh and served in good size portions.

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

Dear Rod, Truly appreciate your kind words about the food and service, please come again soon! Best Wishes, NIcole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A nice stop for an affordable dinner. Casual dining right on Mission Beach. Outside covered seating with a perfect ocean view.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When we came here last week around about 10am placed was fully packed. Theres a wait of 45 minutes. So we went to the bar first and had some mimosas . There mimosas are average so better just get a champagne and orange juice and do it yourself . We were lucky that the bar area was free seating so... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a great breakfast a few months ago, we made it back for dinner. The wait (for the restaurant was over an hour) and luckily we were there for Wed night Lobster tacos in the bar. The wait was only 20-30 minutes, and the hostesses were more than kind in such a busy time to provide our 5 and 7... More

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

Hello again Daniel! Thank you so much for coming back! So glad you had another great experience, and were able to enjoy some delicious lobster tacos. Don't be sad about missing out all these years, better late than never!! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

phoenix, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Surrounded by chain food and weirdly trendy Joints this place has it all . Fantastic food , Great Staff and is right on the Beach ! The prices are way low as well . They also have Bar food specials like Lobster Tacos . ($2.00 !!! ) Come and get it ! We need places like this to stay open... More

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

Hello Dan, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell everyone about how much you enjoy our food and service. We are always striving to provide the best experience for our guests, and we truly appreciate it when our guests let us know that we are doing a great job. Please visit again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C.... More

San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Seated right away even though we were 30 minutes early for our reservation and it was Friday night! It went down hill from there. Waited 15 minutes for the first drink order. Took 20 minutes to get a basket of bread. The order once placed took another 25 minutes to start coming out. The salad was served on a piping... More

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

Hello Bajaurel, We are so sorry for your disappointing experience with us. We truly do care about our guests, and this is not the way we like to represent ourselves. We take these reviews very seriously and use them to help us improve and grow. If you wouldn’t mind, I would really appreciate it if you could email me at... More

Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

For a restaurant RIGHT on the beach you would expect more fresh seafood. Unfortunately, the majority of the menu is from the Atlantic. The food was just so-so, however the place is always packed. The service was unbearably slow, we spent 90 minutes in the restaurant and 20 beforehand waiting for a table. Definitely not worth the wait, in my... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

.... for lobster bisque, lobster eggs benedict, and seafood omelette great location (literally a 15 second walk to the sand) great food, fun wait staff .... NOT a super fancy place, but the meal was amazing (and the prices were decent, too) Oh - and they give you incredible bread while you're waiting, and the bloody mary's are luscious!

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

Hello Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We truly appreciate our guests taking the time to share their thoughts about their experience at our restaurant, and we are so pleased to here that you enjoyed the food, service and the convenient “walk” to the beach  Please visit again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner in World Famous on 9th July. The food was average and over seasoned. It was in our view not good value for money and did not reflect on the image portrayed by world famous. On the morning of 15th July we went at 7 am for breakfast. I ordered my eggs well... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just got back from a week in San Diego and we had dinner at World Famous 3 times. The daily happy hour is definitely worth the wait in line. Everything on the menu is great. Perfect location right on the beach, this place is hard to beat for the money.

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

Hello Glewelling, Wow, 3 times!! We are so pleased that we were a positive addition to your family's visit to San Diego! Thank you so much for your kind words, we always love to hear how much our customers enjoyed their dining experience with us. Come again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More

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