LINCOLN ACRES, CALIFORNIA is a city in San Diego County that is one of the smaller ones in the area, with just over 2000 residents at last census count. An interesting fact is that the city's library is the second smallest in San Diego County, and it was formerly a military barrack. If you're coming into town, it may be to see that library, or perhaps it's to visit the La Vista Cemetery which is another interesting historic attraction. No matter what your reason is for coming into Lincoln Acres, you'll need to know the best places to drink and dine in the area. Its 91950 zip code is shared with National City, and most if not all of the restaurants on this list are located within National City. Here are our picks for the best bars and restaurants!
as one of the very best Mexican restaurants in all of San Diego County, got the top spot on this list because it's just so good. We love the ambiance with the colorful decor and beautiful paintings. They've got a great selection of wine and beer to pair with your meal, and what we'd recommend most highly are the tacos and burritos. The service is wonderful. Just a great place to indulge in some really delicious food! Gotta love it. Located at 3030 Plaza Road in National City.
Pat & Oscar's Restaurant
is a wonderful family style restaurant that features all your home cooked favorites and lots of mouth watering vegetarian options too. They've got really fantastic breadsticks here, and those lead just perfectly into a feast of salad, pasta, and pizza! The atmosphere is comfortably casual, making it perfect for those family outings or casual lunches with friends. It's of course very kid friendly too. You can find Pat & Oscar's Restaurant at 3030 Plaza Bonita Road in National City.
Corner Bakery Cafe
is a giant step up from the usual coffee shops and bakeries that you are used to. Lots of students come in for the wonderful baked goods and a little solitude for some serious study. The items that they sell here are mostly very health conscious, which is a huge plus. We love the pleasant atmosphere and the friendly old fashioned service! You can find Corner Bakery Cafe at 3030 Plaza Bonita Road in National City.
Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant
always gets our recommendation because they have some of the very best sushi and sashimi in town. The restaurant itself is very comfortable and elegant, just the way that a nice sushi restaurant should be. The people who work here are very pleasant and friendly. A lot of people complain about the prices here, and it is a little expensive, but this is yet another example of getting what you pay for. And we really love the fact that they stay open later than almost all the other restaurants in the area. You can find Hanaoka Japanese Restaurant on Sweetwater Road near the intersection with Grove Street in National City.
L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
is THE best place around for deliciously sweet barbecued food! The menu is nicely varied, but we always stick with the barbecue chicken or the chicken katsu because they are so consistently good! We love the macaroni salad as a side too, it's so fresh and delicious tasting. The staff here is always incredibly friendly and happy to see us when we come in. You won't find a cooler spot to eat on the cheap. You can find L & L Hawaiian Barbecue on Sweetwater Road near the intersection with Euclid Avenue in National City.
Dairy Queen & Orange Julius
... What would a list of great Lincoln Acres and National City haunts be without mentioning Dairy Queen and Orange Julius? It's the perfect after-dinner spot, so after you hit one of the great restaurants on this list, you and your party can head over to DQ for their famous banana splits and Dilly Bars, or perhaps indulge in a creamy cool Orange Julius! It doesn't get any more classic than that. You can find this soft-serve heaven at 3030 Plaza Bonita Road in National City.
may conjure up thoughts of, "This one's too hot, this one's too cold," but let us assure you that "This one's just right!" It's a great place for Filipino food, breakfast, or just for your bakery favorites. We'd recommend the Lumpia Shanghai, and the Ube Roll is also fantastic. Very moist and sweet and flavorful. Everything that they offer here is fresh and irresistible. We've always had a pleasant dining experience here, and we feel very confident recommending it to you. You can find Goldilocks on East Plaza Boulevard near the intersection with N Avenue in National City.
Lai Thai Restaurant
is an essential in National City. We're big fans of Thai food and we've tried it in many locations all over Southern California as well as a few in other states, and this is some of the best we've ever had. Sometimes the classics really are the best, and we'd say that's the case with their Pad Thai. It's fantastic! The Panang Curry is also wonderful, and all of the noodle and rice items are winners as far as we're concerned. You can find Lai Thai Restaurant on East Plaza Boulevard near the intersection with Palm Avenue in National City.
N City Sports Lounge
is the place to be during the big games when you're in Lincoln Acres or National City. The atmosphere is one hundred percent pure sports bar, with lots of team memorabilia on the walls and plenty of televisions so you don't miss a moment of the action. They've also got great music and dancing, and lots of wonderful drink specials to help you save a few bucks during your night out. You can find N City Sports Lounge at 2511 Sweetwater Road in National City.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar
isn't necessarily one of our favorite restaurants in the area, but we absolutely love the bar area and we often stop in just for a few drinks. The bartenders who work here are very friendly and attentive, mixing a mean drink and making sure that you're happy with it. If you do decide to dine here, you'll love the fajitas and salads, and the steaks are worth mentioning too. You can find Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar at 3030 Plaza Bonita Road in National City.