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Ritual Tavern
Today 11:00 am – 9:30 am
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4095 30th St San Diego, CA 92104, United States
4095 30th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Diego92104
$$Restaurant, Vegetarian Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 9:30 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 4:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 4:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 4:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 4:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 1:30 amSunday 11:00 am – 9:30 am
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Seafood & other creative American fare along with a rotating selection of brews in a relaxed room.- Google
"It's got a charm that's unique to the North Park area and I recommend it often."
"I recommend the shepherd's pie which to me is tastefully gamey."
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Andrew Channin
6 months ago
I really enjoyed the garden seating, with fresh cherry tomatoes growing over head. The staff aren't pushy and know the menu well, including their premium beer menu. I recommend the shepherd's pie which to me is tastefully gamey.
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Douglas LeClair
9 months ago
My wife, I and friends have had drinks and eaten at Ritual many times. The pros are: the location (centrally located, a frequent stop on pub crawls) nice heated outdoor seating, quaint atmosphere, awesome selection of beer on tap (though it doesn't rival Toronado right across the street and is more expensive), quality food (made with local organic ingredients). My wife and I started with the shrimp scampi as an appetizer. The broth is amazing. Not one taste overpowers another, a wonderful balance of butter, salt, wine, and seasoning. I would recommend splurge the extra buck and getting extra bread for dunking. For our main entree we split a Niman Ranch Meatloaf with blue cheese mashed potatoes and bacon sauteed green beans with was more than enough food for two. Best meatloaf I've ever had! Tender, and not too salty. Most meatloaf of my youth I remember as hamburger meat with coarsely chopped onions or breadcrumb filler. I paired it with a tulip of Santa's Little Helper. Prices are on the higher side of average but on par with near by restaurants of this caliber (Urban Solace, The Linkery, etc.) I only wished their hours weren't so odd -- they don't open until dinner hour and they seem to always close early.
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Aaron Mars
3 years ago
It's hard to compete with all of the good-beer-bars so close by. Ritual has carved out a nice niche. They have a cozy pub feel. This is great and it allows them to not have to worry about the beer arms race going on in uptown (although, they do hold their own quite well... especially with the bottles).
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Jolie Mann
3 years ago
I adore Ritual Tavern. For the longest time we never went inside - we were frightened off by their signs outside advertising local sourced seafood, organic vegtables and artisanal cheeses as these phases usually translate into "our food is overpriced." (I'm looking at you, Stone World Bistro!) This is NOT the case at Ritual, here it means the food is superb. We finally went inside for the first time one Drinkabout Wednesday night to have a beer before catching the first bus of the evening. I was very impressed with their tap selection - it is small (11 taps and sometimes a cask) but always has well balanced choices including San Diego breweries both large and small, other microbrews, and an occasional import. They also have an excellent bottle list that supports their changing tap list very well. Our bar stops later lead us to try the food, and the food at Ritual is amazing. We have now worked our way through about half of the dinner menu and a few of their specials and there has not been one meal that did not "wow" me or my friends. Portions are generous and filling. The brunch menu also looks great, although the only item we have tried so far is the fried chicken and waffle - which was probably the best thing I have ever eaten for lunch. All of their condiments are made in house and are worth buying a bottle to take home. Desserts are outstanding as well, particularly the Brioche Bread Pudding and the Coffee Stout Creme Brulee. Service here is top notch, the staff is always friendly, helpful and attentive but do not hover over you incessantly. Along with their participation in Drinkabout they also have specials for "30th on 30th" every month. Last night it was pork cheek street tacos (2 for $5) and $2 half pours of Stone More Brown Than Black IPA, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, and Green Flash West Coast IPA. They also have daily happy hour from 4:30-6:30, $1 off draught beer, and great paremsean garlic fries for $4. Cask beer, when available, is $4 a pint. All in all the Ritual Tavern is a great value for the money and has quickly become my new favorite restaurant.
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Brent Hannify
5 months ago
This is my "every occasion" bar. It's casual enough for a simple beer with a friend, and fancy enough for a nice date. It's got a charm that's unique to the North Park area and I recommend it often.
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Anna Wolters
7 months ago
Fresh local and awesome. All sauces are made from scratch and are amazing. The pickles are made in hour and are the bomb. The Cooks cute too!
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Christopher Parry
7 months ago
Great food, nice beer selection
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John Diaz
2 years ago
Tremendous atmosphere, and now that it is open until 2am on weekends, there is often no other place i'd rather go for a drink. Great food and staff too.


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