Do you enjoy dining out as much as we do? If so, how do you decide where to go? Is it based on the food, the service, or the ambiance? To help solve the guesswork of where to dine when you’re in Southern California, we’ve put together the following summary of some restaurants that have it all. From old-school neighborhood icons to hip and trendy hotspots, take a look at the following list featuring some of the best restaurants in Southern California.

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Do any of the restaurants on the list surprise you? What makes you give a restaurant a high rating? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the following comments section.

For more ideas of where to dine, take a look at these must-try restaurants in Southern California too. We also suggest visiting TripAdvisor to learn about more of the best restaurants in Southern California.

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What are some of the best restaurants in Southern California for breakfast and brunch?

Here are some of the best restaurants in Southern California for breakfast and brunch:

  • Hash House A Go Go in San Diego: Bring your appetite so you can indulge in the massive pancakes, chicken waffle tower, and other breakfast classics with a twist.
  • More Than Waffles in Encino: When you're looking for a hearty way to start your day, head to this gem for homemade waffles served with tons of creative toppings.
  • Braxton's Kitchen in Camarillo: Treat you and your family to a scrumptious brunch featuring eggs, pancakes, delicious sandwiches, and other tasty comfort foods.

 

For more ideas of where to dine, check out these brunch restaurants in Southern California.

What is the best way to try BBQ in Southern California?

The next time you're craving ribs, we suggest taking our Southern California BBQ road trip. This curated outing requires about three hours of driving time and stops at four hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints in the area. The adventure begins at Day Day's BBQ and Waffle House. Here, you can fuel up on all your soul food favorites. The last stop on this tasty tour is in Rialto. In addition to eating more BBQ classics at Westside Pit BBQ, save room for one of their infamous homemade pies.