About Searsucker Downtown San Diego
Searsucker embodies the social dining experience by encouraging guests to come early and stay late.
Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Chef Brian Malarkey created a space that invites patrons to relax and enjoy. The airy design features an open kitchen, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant. Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Open for Dinner, Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brunch, Happy Hour and Late Night.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 12pm - 3:30pm
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday: 11pm - 1am
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3:30pm
5th and Market
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is $15 per vehicle
Metered street parking is an option
Parking Structure on 6th and Market (Park it on Market)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself.
Searsucker Downtown San Diego Ratings and Reviews
Loving this place!! Seasucker is so wond ...
Loving this place!! Seasucker is so wonderful!! We were there Sunday from 11am; made reservation for 3 for close window seating. The gentleman waiter was so outstanding, who serves us with his heart and his full knowledge of the manu and bar drinks!!
Great food and service. We had a table f ...
Great food and service. We had a table for eight for a business lunch and it was a fun, lively environment. Everyone loved their meal and food allergies/preferences were accommodated with no fuss. Will be returning!
The music was so loud that you could not ...
The music was so loud that you could not hear a conversation across the table. Not good for dining. The food seemed to not be able to figure our whether it was to be hot or cold. Part of the meal was not, the other art was cold, on the same plate. Not good. These guys need to figure out whether they want to be a good food place and work on that, or whether they want to be a good bar place and work on that. They don't do both well.
I had several friends in from out of tow ...
I had several friends in from out of town and we had dinner at Searsuckers. My guests loved the energy and we ordered multiple small plates. It was difficult to determine to derive a consensus on a favorite dish because we really loved everything we tried. In addition, they have multiple specialty cocktails which they altered based on our requests. It truly was a great night and I highly recommend dinning there
Came to visit on our 10 year anniversary ...
Came to visit on our 10 year anniversary vacation, It was the worst steak we had ever had, tough, dry and lacking flavor. Our waitress forgot parts of our order and hardly checked on us. After 1 hour of sitting with our appetizer our server came up to "just confirm" what we ordered which led to the manager visiting us. Terrible food with a terrible server, won't be visiting again.
Great other than our waiter. She seemed ...
Great other than our waiter. She seemed to have a listening/comprehension problem and couldn't get orders right/and or remember them. Wrong food orders were brought out, repeatedly coming back to the table to ask again what we had just ordered, and we observed the same occurring at nearby tables.
Food fantastic! Our waitstaff Lily has t ...
Food fantastic! Our waitstaff Lily has to be in my top 3 EVER for the right mix of smiles, attention, and overall detail for our dinner. The manager stopped by, a nice touch. Our location was perfect for people watching and quiet enough for conversation. Slightly loud- any other location may have been too much. Love it love it!
We went to Searsucker as a small group d ...
We went to Searsucker as a small group during Restaurant Week for lunch and highly enjoyed ourselves. During the day time, this central downtown location is moderately quiet during the early afternoon, but at night becomes a highly popular and busy spot with excellent people watching. We also discovered that on the weekends this location keeps their kitchen open until 1am. Score!
The food was wonderful, and perfect for ...
The food was wonderful, and perfect for the foodie looking for a fun dinner. Cocktails were also wonderful. Our server, however, seemed to forget about us. Our food was delivered by other people, and then we sat ignored for over 20 minutes once we were done eating before we finally flagged her down to get our check. I'm thinking she was just having an off night though, she was very friendly and helpful before we took our order.
My wife and I decided to have our first ...
My wife and I decided to have our first anniversary dinner at Searsucker. We cannot stop raving about the amazing service, stellar food and killer cocktails. A huge kudos to the whole staff at Searsucker. Our dinner date was without a flaw. We can't wait to come back.
Have never been disappointed, this was o ...
Have never been disappointed, this was our 7th visit and consistency in both food and drinks is why we will continue coming back and recommending to everyone. Staff is friendly and unpretentious with perfect timing. Cannot wait to visit the Las Vegas location!
Went for Sunday brunch. The valet parkin ...
Went for Sunday brunch. The valet parking was not available. The service was not good - specifically the server seemed to be lacking experience. She placed my drink on the edge of the table right by my elbow! Really? Did not make recommendations or suggestions and did not offer condiments- the manager had to step in and bring them. She would take forever to come back to our table. The place was pretty empty too. The food was not as good as it used to be either. Overall it was decent but not like it used to be.
Am foodi visiting from Australia for son ...
Am foodi visiting from Australia for sons wedding. So good to have 'American' food of such quality and flavour. Really happy and helpful service. It's very easy to find poor and average American food so sea sucker was a true delight. Will definitely come again as we visit at least twice per annum. Will definitely recommend.
Keep up the good work.
We were on a girls' trip in San Diego an ...
We were on a girls' trip in San Diego and Searsucker was recommended by a friend for Sunday brunch. We started with the donuts and cinnamon roll and OMG, they were delicious! The cream cheese frosting on the cinnamon roll is still being talked about over a week later. The mussels were also fantastic! I can't really say bad thing about our experience. The staff was great, the atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday brunch, and all of our food and drinks were wonderful. We will definitely be back the next time we visit San Diego!
SERVICE WAS AT A SNAILS PACE, ORU SERVER ...
SERVICE WAS AT A SNAILS PACE, ORU SERVER WAS TRAINING A NEWBIE SO IT TOOK FOREVER YO GET OUR ORDER,DRINKS ETC. EVEN GETTING THE BILL TOOK AWHILE. PORTION OF GREEN EGGS AND HAM BENEDICT WAS A JOKE YOU GET A LITTLE BOTTOM BREAD A CUBE OF PORK BELLY AND 1 BOILED EGG WITH SAUCE AND A LITTLE GREEN SALAD NEXT TO IT. IM NOT A HATER OF ANY SORT BUT NOTHING MY GRUOP OF 4 ORDERED LOOKED GOOD. I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THIS PLACE TO. BUMMER
The restaurants noise level was off the ...
The restaurants noise level was off the chart and we had to sit outside. Service was slow. It took forever for our food to arrive and the quality was not good. The only item that was decent were the brussel sprouts. There were four of us and none us would ever dine there again.
Fun, lively atmosphere. The entire staf ...
Fun, lively atmosphere. The entire staff from the hostesses to the waiter did a good job attending to our needs. There was a mixup in bringing out our food, but they promptly addressed the matter. Highly recommend!
The service was really good but overall ...
The service was really good but overall I was disappointed in choosing this place for my 1 year anniversary. For every plate to be $30+ and have to order each side dish, I was expecting to be at least wowed by the flavors of what we ordered. The crab cakes were fresh and presented nicely but I would have liked more sauce. My date order the pot pie which seemed burned on the outside and as watery as noddle soup on the inside. My dish was highly recommended by the waiter and he said it was more than enough food for me to be happy with. To be honest I was let down as soon as it showed up, seeing that it was only 4 pieces of chicken on a plate with coleslaw guarnish. Was not impressed visually considering it would have been the same as getting kfc bucket of chicken. Over all the taste wasn't bad but for $30 id rather just eat KFC. To be honest I didn't hate the place, it's just way to expensive for basic American comfort food and that's why I would not be a regular customer.
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