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In addition to the restaurants you see here, the Globe’s own Lady Carolyn’s Pub features a full bar and selection of soup, sandwiches, and other tasty treats.  The pub opens 90 minutes prior to curtain in the evening, and one hour prior to showtime at matinee performances.  Drinks may be pre-ordered before the show so they are ready for pick-up at intermission.  Covered seating is available at the tables in the adjacent Stephen and Mary Birch Pavilion.

Food is not permitted in any of the theatres. Beverages with lids are allowed in the Old Globe Theatre and Lowell Davies Festival Theatre only. No beverages are permitted in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.

Balboa Park

The Prado

1549 El Prado
(619) 557-9441

Set in the rich landscape and finely manicured gardens, the Prado Restaurant is located just steps away from The Old Globe in Balboa Park’s historic House of Hospitality.  The Prado offers an unparalleled ambience complemented by world-class cuisine and excellent service.


Mister A's
Banker’s Hill

Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave
(619) 239-1377

Offering pre-theatre evening dining as well as lunch, Sunday brunch and cocktail hour, this rooftop restaurant celebrates 50 storied years with the impressive combination of Chef Stéphane Voitzwinkler’s award-winning cuisine, standout service, and—without a doubt—the most incredible views of San Diego’s cityscape and sparkling bay.


The Corner Drafthouse
Banker's Hill

The Corner Drafthouse

495 Laurel Street
(619) 255-2631

Right across the Cabrillo Bridge from Balboa Park, this noteworthy American gastropub is tailored for foodies, craft beer lovers, and cocktail enthusiasts. They're all about good food and drink, and they believe in keeping it simple, with seasonal farm-fresh West Coast fare that begins with thoughtfully sourced ingredients combined to create familiar, down-home favorites.

Park and Dine! Free underground parking at 4th and Laurel.


Parc Bistro-Brasserie
Banker’s Hill

Parc Bistro-Brasserie

2760 Fifth Ave
(619) 795-1501

Located in Banker’s Hill right next to Balboa Park, Parc Bistro-Brasserie provides a superior customer experience and tremendous value. Using timeless techniques steeped in tradition, Parc Bistro-Brasserie showcases subtle, yet flavorful dishes with clean presentations.

Uber Special: Dine at Parc Bistro-Brasserie before the performance.  Uber to and from the theatre and Parc will pay for it! ($10 maximum per ride).



Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

3797 Park Blvd.
(619) 546-4328

Located on Park Boulevard near University, just a short drive from the Globe, Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen brings hearty French-Fusion cuisine and a meticulously crafted boutique wine list, set in a vibrant and welcoming ambience. Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen bustles with locals and Europhiles alike that enjoy good food and a fabulous time. Half-Price Happy Hour! Tuesday – Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


North Park

Sabuku Sushi

3027 Adams Avenue
(619) 281-9700

Sabuku Sushi is all about a passion for making the most unique sushi creations you can imagine, utilizing only the freshest and highest quality fish, meats and produce, with nothing ever precooked or remade. So whether it’s a couple pieces of sashimi or one of their most creative inside-out rolls, when you taste, you’ll now they’re serious about making nothing but the best for you.


North Park

Urban Solace

3823 30th Street
(619) 295-6464

Located just a quick drive away in neighboring North Park, Urban Solace features modern American food and a fantastic selection of boutique wines, hand made cocktails and craft beer. Committed to using the best products available to create their unique menu, a love for tasty food and passion for hospitality inspires them to innovate and create memorable experiences.


Other Recommendations

Baja Betty’s
1421 University Avenue
(619) 269-8510

Barrio Star
2706 Fifth Avenue
(619) 501-7827

Matisse Bistro
600 W. Broadway
(619) 234-2560

Vin de Syrah
901 Fifth Avenue
(619) 234-4166

Bon Appétit!