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Urban Solace

#172 of 3,823 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA (University)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Funny, I cant believe I didn't already review this place. It is really is a gem. We had 7 of us gathered to say goodbye to a colleague. All of us are well travelled and live a good bit on per dem so food has to hit a standard. First the Apps. Loved the Pate. FIrst Rate. People who have... More 

Thank FoodJunkieSteve
Pauma Valley, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant serves food with some very unique flavors at reasonable prices. It's a fun atmosphere and the service is outstanding. Recommend the meatloaf!

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Washington, DC
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I stopped at Urban Solace on our way from the airport to our hotel. It was a great first stop on our trip! The duckaroni was delicious, my son's grilled cheese sandwich was memorable, too much food to eat in one meal.

Thank Nate_TG
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Third time visiting this restaurant so I thought I would try the Hanger steak. I was not very impressed. I had to add the garlic butter to give it some flavor. I thought it would taste a lot better since it cost almost $30. My girlfriend also had the hanger stake and she stated it was better the last time... More 

Thank Sgt S
Albany, OR
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast but after studying the menu decided on lunch! My sister and I shared the chicken salad sandwich which was excellent as were the French fries. We both had the tomato fennel soup which I liked but my sister not so much. We sat at the bar which was great. I had a very good spicy bloody Mary.... More 

Thank Beaverfan62
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,649 reviews
995 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

the cheddar biscuit was really good. The wings tasted frozen. They were dry. My boyfriends fries tasted bad like double fried and mine were fresh and delicious. He really liked his shrimp and grits. My quinoa burger was good.

Thank Autumn M
Fallbrook, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I will first state that I find it really incredible when I spend my time and money going to a restaurant to try it and review it online, that my review disappears off of the web. SO, I'LL DO IT AGAIN. I wish I had saved a Word file for every review I've done so that I could reference which... More 

Thank Feedbackart
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122 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

As my flight approached San Diego, I began thinking of Urban Solace. Odd because while I was a semi groupie for the place when Matt Gordon took the reins of the kitchen and I still owned a yacht anchored nearby( my God, I miss that boat), I have been without yacht for two years and my last trip to Urban... More 

Thank Mark R
California, Maryland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been a fan of Urban Solace ever since I moved to North Park, but in addition to great lunch and dinners, we just held a bridal shower for a friend there and it was amazing. The staff is so wonderful and Emma, their event coordinator, is great to work with! I would recommend this to anyone who has... More 

Thank Maura A
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We initially were out on the patio which was lovely, until a loud six-top party drove us inside. The staff was gracious reseating us. My husband's manhattan was perfect as was my champagne, and the waitress told us we might as well get a full bottle of the malbec because it was so good! I had a cheese and charcuterie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA
  • Public Transportation: We are located at the transit hub of 30th and University Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-295-6464

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?