This bustling seafood restaurant is one of San Diego’s most cinematic spaces. A cross between a historic steam liner and a French brasserie, the dining room features a copper-topped bar, tile floor, and vintage suitcases on display. There’s also a raw bar, serving a variety of oysters like Ironside Selects, which are raised in Washington specifically for the restaurant. Don’t miss the bread and crackers (made by the in-house bakery) and the fresh, seasonal vegetable dishes (like snap peas with Canadian bacon). Also know that a meal here wouldn’t be complete without the decadent lobster roll, which features Maine lobster, brown-butter mayo, crispy onions, and chives. Before leaving, check out the restaurant’s southern wall—it’s actually an installation of hundreds of faux piranha heads.