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
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.
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.
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