Searsucker encourages its guests to come early and stay late in a feel-good environment that is as comfortable as seersucker fabric.

The playful New American menu features local fare including fresh seafood caught on the San Diego coast, twists on classic comfort foods, and plenty of San Diego-brewed lagers and ales on tap.

The popular Gaslamp Quarter restaurant is known for shared plates and a lively bar and lounge area, making it a popular place to meet up with friends.

Need to Know

Neighborhood: Gaslamp Quarter

Cuisine: New American Classics

Price Range: $$$

Meals Served: Weekend Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Late Night

Kids’ Menu: No

Pet-Friendly: No

Dress Code: Business Casual

Oceanview: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Takeaway: Yes

Delivery: No

Gluten-Free Options: Yes

Parking: Metered street parking or use the Park It on Market lot on 6th and Market

Entertainment: Go on the third Saturday of every month for Cans & Jams and music by live DJs on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and during weekend brunch.

Happy Hour: Old Fashioned Happy Hour (longest in the Gaslamp) is Daily 3:00–6:00 pm in the bar and lounge.

Reservations Accepted: Yes

Searsucker San Diego, a Gaslamp Quarter restaurant

What to Order at Searsucker

Searsucker is well known for being a social gathering spot with a myriad of shared plate options on the menu to allow friends to graze on anything from seasonal greens to larger mains.

New American Menu

Mains include the likes of New York Strip with Japanese sweet potato, and shishito chimichurri. Whole-Grilled Branzino with salsa verde, cucumber, sumac, parsley, and lemon is another favorite.

We’re partial also to the very sharable Duck Fat Fries with parmesan cheese, prosciutto dust, and chipotle ketchup.

Duck fat fries at Searsucker San Diego
Duck Fat Fries

Searsucker is known for its weekend brunch (Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am–2:00 pm) menu full of cool and zesty dishes that put twists on the familiar, ranging from lazy-day playful.

The Dr. Seuss-inspired Green Eggs and Ham is a must-try and the Shrimp n’ Grits with golden eggs suits those looking for something extra hearty. Or, opt for Crab Toast with grilled sourdough, crab, avocado, and cherry tomato.

Crab toast at Searsucker restaurant in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter
Crab toast

Pair your dish with a Bloody Mary, Manmosa (bourbon, blackberry, maple syrup, champagne), bellini or bottomless mimosas your way with a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit and fresh juice of your choice.

However, Searsucker’s most famous cocktail is the Peter Rabbit, which has been named the official cocktail of the Gaslamp Quarter. This delicious drink is made with Pimm’s #1, bruised basil, pressed lemon and garnished with a pickled carrot. It’s on the menu all day.

What It’s Like Inside

Searsucker is designed as a place to get together where you can sit back with friends to eat well-crafted food, sip on playful cocktails, and listen to great music in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. Whether you sit in the lounge or lively bar areas, it’s all inspired by the simple, relaxed and feel-good vibe of seersucker fabric.

Ideally, guests would make the most of their experience by coming early and staying late.

Happy Hour and Special Events

Live DJs spin tunes on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm onward and also during weekend brunch.

Searsucker hosts a different local San Diego brewery for an afternoon of craft can specials, Happy Hour Eats, live music, swag giveaways and more during Cans & Jams. A portion of proceeds from all can sales is donated to a different local charity each month.

It’s rare to find a weekend happy hour these days in San Diego, but Searsuckers is every day of the week in the bar and lounge from 6:00–9:00 pm. Find deals on specialty cocktails, sangria, wine, beer, and a handful of delicious bites.

Walk there from many downtown San Diego hotels.

Searsucker San Diego
611 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-7327

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