Oceanside is known for its ideal climate and endless outdoor activities, but it also has a thriving food and drink scene. Awesome craft beer and global cuisine abound in this waterside town, and we’ve rounded up some of the best of the best right here.
At 608, Chef William Eick has fused hearty southern dishes with light Asian flavors into a truly unique menu designed for sharing. The warm brick and wood interior and comfortable booths make this place a great choice for groups and date nights alike. Fried chicken with cornbread, braised short rib with Panang curry, and konbu/ricotta ravioli are some of the top dishes on the surprisingly affordable menu.
Rosina’s Italian Restaurant
When the craving for authentic Italian inevitably hits, look no further than Rosina’s. This warmly colored, romantic restaurant is family owned and operated, and the spirit and heart show through in every detail of the cooking. The pastas come in reasonable – not huge – portions, and most are handmade. The beautiful outdoor patio is just an added bonus to this Italian gem on Ocean Ranch Boulevard.
The Miller’s Table
The Miller’s Table offers “wine, beer, and fare” in a warm and friendly atmosphere right off the PCH. Expect expertly selected wine flights, delicious charcuterie plates, and delightful conversation with your neighbor or the owner herself.
333 Pacific is perfectly located right by the pier (at, yep, 333 N. Pacific), offering a prime location to view an Oceanside sunset or to take a stroll after dinner. The menu features a wide selection of American and Californian favorites, from steak to salads to seafood “fresh from the briny deep.” The fun, art deco interior makes for an excellent place to celebrate a birthday, get together with friends, or simply enjoy a special meal.
Panca Peruvian Rotisserie
After one visit, it’s easy to see why Panca is a local favorite. Family-friendly ambiance, very reasonable pricing, and delicious Peruvian dishes combine to make this place your new go-to weeknight dinner spot. The rotisserie chicken is the standout signature item, but the quinoa cakes and ceviche appetizers are big crowd pleasers as well.
Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub
Don’t let the name put you off – this kookily coined restaurant is ten times more delectable than it sounds. On a menu of sustainable and local seafood specialties, the ceviche flight (which changes daily) and the hedgehog roll are knockout standouts. The interior is dark, edgy, and not what you’d expect of a typical sushi joint, but neither is the menu. Don’t miss this awesome spot right off the Pacific Coast Highway.
Its scrumptious array of restaurants is just one of the many things that make Oceanside a great place to live. Find more info on the city here and give us a call or shoot us an email if you’re interested in making Oceanside your next home.