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/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
We really enjoyed the outdoor seating al ...
We really enjoyed the outdoor seating along the front sidewalk. Good people watching and a great setting. Our wait staff was very attentive and knowledgable. The Tomahawk Rib Eye is always outstanding. The restaurant is in a great location for easy access, including valet parking. A must if you are in San Diego.
Good for just the adults, but also the w ...
Good for just the adults, but also the whole family is welcome. Highly recommend making your way through the small plates - do not miss the shrimp & grits, short rib, or grilled mushrooms. Cocktails with house made infused spirits are excellent as well.
Good, but not great , brunch menu. My fr ...
Good, but not great , brunch menu. My friend loved her spicy shrimp dish. My chilaquilles were mediocre. Very very slow service. Poor seating - complained about being in the middle of the room at first so were placed behind a larger group and against an awkward pole next. Took a very long time to get our change from cash paid bill . Had to flag the waiter down twice to get it back.
I was expecting a dining experience, but ...
I was expecting a dining experience, but it was really just a big bar experience. The food was better than average bar food, the service was not great. Very slow service, poor timing. If you are looking for a fun bar downtown, this might fit the bill.
The drinks are amazing. Atmosphere very ...
The drinks are amazing. Atmosphere very fun. Service is experienced. Our group thought the small plate items had more taste and flair than the entree's. If we were to go back we would definitely stick with small plate options.
Excellent food, outstanding service - ju ...
Excellent food, outstanding service - just can't afford evenings like that as a norm. I'd order everything we had again, however, I'll focus on making some of it at home instead. I can see going back and ordering just 1 drink and a small plate - still on the pricier side, but could enjoy the great service and a tasty treat. Wait staff was amazing - well done.
hostess was spacey; totally out of it. ...
hostess was spacey; totally out of it.
server knew NOTHING about the menu. she took forever to come to the table. She did not check on quality of food.
Bun was dry.
fresh catch was over priced and raw in middle- it was not supposed to be seared. sides were whimpy. $25 lunch menu item- def not worth it.
whole lunch menu was over priced.
i had one cocktail made from their house infused vodka. It was very tasty.
Three of us ordered fish. Two of us rece ...
Three of us ordered fish. Two of us received raw fish. They took it back but acted like it wasn't a big deal that it was under cooked. I ordered something else and it was okay. They did comp our dessert. The food was just okay - nothing outstanding. Great location, in the heart of gaslamp and cute decor.
I love the design and overall look of th ...
I love the design and overall look of the restaurant and the food was exceptional. I would return for the quality and unique touches to the dishes alone.
My only drawback is how loud the music was making it very hard for our group to converse at our table. That's expected in a lively bar, but not in an upscale restaurant. Perhaps that's a Gaslamp District thing.
My table was next to a west-facing windo ...
My table was next to a west-facing window without shades in full sun. It was an uncomfortably hot table. The staff did everything they could to help mitigate the issue, but they really need to install sun shades for their window-table guests. Other than that, the restaurant is great. The food was outstanding, and the staff were awesome.
Cons - Super loud so if you are looking ...
Cons - Super loud so if you are looking to be loud, then this is the place to be. It was a saturday night at 8:30 pm, so it was still relatively early. We saw the fried chicken dish on the menu and was sold. Subsequent to seeing it on the menu, I asked the server what she recommended and her first dish she recommended was the fried chicken. Placed our orders and we were good to go...So I thought. Five minutes later, in anticipation of the fried chicken dish, the server came back and informed us the restaurant was out of that dish. Really?! We are talking about chickens, buttermilk and flour?! Had to settle for something else; was not a happy camper.
Pros - Food is good, however, a little too expensive for the type of cuisines they had. Don't get me wrong, dishes are very satisfying with great flavor, but lacked the "wow" factor. Very energetic atmosphere so this is not the place for a date night or romancing...
Fantastic service. Waiter did a great jo ...
Fantastic service. Waiter did a great job guiding us through choices, was attentive and ever present without being intrusive.
We shared 3 of the small plates which was more than enough for two of us.
Pork belly was great as were the duck wings and crab cake.
We will make this a regular stop when in town.
Good was over salted. Crab cakes and Br ...
Good was over salted. Crab cakes and Brussel sprouts were burnt. If you restaurant offers valet parking and restaurant is open until 10pm; it is reasonable to expect valet parking would close no earlier than 10 too but our car was parked way down 2 blocks and my elderly guest had to walk. They had the audacity to charge $15 for this ctappy service.
Our server was fantastic. The hosting st ...
Our server was fantastic. The hosting staff was on point and took note of my notes in the reservation. Drinks were great. Food was fabulous. Everything was ON POINT. Would absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone. Thanks Searsucker staff!
This was our second time dining at this ...
This was our second time dining at this wonderful restaurant the staff was exceptional and very attentive and knowledgeable. Emily, the general manager, was delightful, and very attentive and went out of her way to make sure that everyone was having a great dining experience. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken was a new menu addition and was so crisp and juicy that just writing about now is making me salivate! My husband ordered the Ono and received a very large portion and it was very flaky and seasoned to perfection. The grilled octopus appetizer small plate at the perfect amount of char and seasoning and everyone at the table enjoyed it immensely as we also enjoyed the short rib appetizer, it was so tender you could cut it with a spoon. The Searsucker is a must visit dining experience if you're ever in the San Diego gaslamp district for any reason, or actually, just go to San Diego to eat at the Searsucker...I would!!!
I have eaten at Searsucker on three diff ...
I have eaten at Searsucker on three different occasions, with large groups as well as my family of four, and every meal has been fantastic! After our last visit, we could not stop talking about how good the food was and days later we are still daydreaming about the warm brown butter cake..oh my goodness... I don't often provide a review online, because something really has to wow me in order to spend time on a written recommendation. However, in this case, I didn't have to think twice about leaving a comment. Eat here as soon as you get a chance!! Also, our server, Dominique, was awesome. That girl deserves 5 stars too.
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