Looking For Places To Dock And Dine In San Diego Or Newport Beach?
The Best Way To Enjoy The Bay by Boat!
During this unprecedented time, as we patiently await for the ban on recreational boating to be fully lifted in California, summer, AKA boating season is fast approaching! As you prepare your boats and get ready to go back out on the water we thought we would prepare a list of places to dock and dine in two of our favorite Southern California boating locations, San Diego and Newport Beach. Perfect for when you’re looking for something to do on your boat, want the best waterfront experience or you have just worked up an appetite after a day on the water.
With over 80 miles of coastline, San Diego and Newport Beach California are not only known for their beautiful beaches but also for some of the best waterfront dining!
Starting in San Diego, in the heart of the yachting community, Shelter Island and Harbor Island are boating hubs and home to some of the best dock and dine restaurants you could ask for!
Kona Kai Marina – Vessel Restaurant
Call ahead for reservations 619-224-7547
1561 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
Bali Hai Restaurant
Known for its Mai Tai cocktails and Polynesian dishes. With views of downtown and San Diego bay this popular spot has its own private pull up 90’ dock.
Call ahead for reservations 619-222-1181
2230 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
Fathom Bistro, Bait and Tackle
This secret gem has a full list of beers on tap, wine, homemade sausage and weekend brunch!
Shelter Island Pier – Private pull up dock
Sun Harbor Marina
Looking for something casual and delicious? Sun Harbor Marina is home to Pizza Nova, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, and Point Loma Seafood. With one 60’ dock, availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
5000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
Check out Coasterra or Island Prime/C-Level restaurant for panoramic views of San Diego bay. Temp docking available at Sunroad Marina for both locations, reservations required 619-574-0736
955 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Moving south to Downtown San Diego…
Marriott Marquis Marina
Located in downtown San Diego, near the convention center, the Marriott Marquis Marina offers dock and dine for Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Marina Kitchen & Bar, Sally’s Fish House & Bar, Tequila Bar & Grill, Buster’s Beach House, and the Harbor House Restaurant.
Reservations required 619-234-1500
333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Joe’s Crab Shack
Private docks, one 25 linear ft. and one 40 linear ft.
Call ahead for reservation 619-233-7391
525 E Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Coronado Ferry Landing
More than just a dock and dine, this location offers restaurants, shopping, AND art galleries. Restaurants include Il Fornaio, Lil Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Peohe’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Village Pizzeria, Crown Town Deli, Coronado Cupcakery and more!
Multiple temp slips ranging from 40’-150’
Call ahead for reservations 619-564-3179
Traveling up the scenic coast to Newport Beach… Known for its yachting and boating community Newport Beach offers a wide array of dock and dine locations. Brunch, happy hour, wine tasting, you name it!
Lido Marina Village
The perfect dock and dine location for the indecisive! Lido Marina Village is home to a multitude of restaurants all in one location with a wide variety of options. Restaurants include Malibu Farm, Lido Bottle Works, Zinque, and Nobu Newport Beach.
Dock capacity limited, availability on a first come first serve basis
*cannot accommodate boats over 24’ LOA
3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Bluewater Grill – Private Dock
Call ahead for reservations 949-675-3474
630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific – Private Dock
Call ahead for reservations 949-566-0060
3010 Lafayette Rd Newport Beach, CA 92663
Live music, bay views, and a killer happy hour! Woody’s has a private dock but be sure to call ahead for availability 949-675-0474
2318 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Call ahead for availability and reservations 949-673-3625
2816 LaFayette Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Newport Landing Restaurant – at Balboa Village
Call ahead for availability and reservations 949-675-2373
503 East Edgewater, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Billy’s at the Beach – at Mariner’s Mile/ Westcliff
Call ahead for availability 949-722-1100
2751 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
If the name didn’t already give it away, if you’re a wine lover, this is your spot! Offering an extensive wine list, wine tastings, and flights. Located at Mariner’s Mile/Westcliff be sure to call ahead for availability and reservations 949-999-6622
3131 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
A&O Kitchen & Bar – at Balboa Bay Resort
Call ahead for availability and reservations 949-630-4145
1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails – at Mariner’s Mile/Westcliff
Call ahead for availability 949-447-5444
2601 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Sol Mexican Cocina
Delicious Baja cuisine offers happy hour, live music on taco & tequila Tuesdays, and weekend brunch. Please call ahead for availability and reservations 949-675-9800
251 E. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
See you on the water! … Or the dock 😉