Looking for good seafood and a fabulous view to go with it? Have a meal at Brockton Villa (1235 Coast Blvd., 858/454-7393, http://brocktonvilla.com, Mon. 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Tues.–Sun. 8 a.m.–9 p.m., $30), which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here you can enjoy classic American dishes with a California twist, plus plenty of fish, of course.
The casual atmosphere of this beach bungalow blends perfectly with the sugar sand beaches of the San Diego area. Wooden tables, funky mismatched chairs, and the bright white paint inside evoke a sense of the casual resort atmosphere of historic La Jolla.
For fun, read the menu for information on the quirky history of the bungalow, which dates from the late 1800s.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition