San Diego’s Best Restaurants 2022
It’s here. SDM’s annual list of the city’s top restaurants, and Flying Pig is on the list!
May 27, 2022
Category — Southern
Critic’s Pick: Flying Pig
Thank you, San Diego Magazine!
Fast, friendly service, AMAZING food, craft cocktails & such a cool atmosphere.
…this was the best meal I’ve had all year! 5 stars ⭐️
The chipotle mussels with sausage were excellent and typical of the creative flair they inject into all of their recipes.
I look forward to working my way through the complete menu as I plan more regularly visits in the future. The early originator of the “Flip Flop Fine Dining” movement in Oceanside 11 years ago is still among the elites!
The whole staff was a delight and food was incredible!
I can’t wait to visit CA again just to have their food once more.
If you love mussels, you must visit!
I got the pig burger and salad it was done very very well! Would definitely recommend!
Outdoor seating was perfect; dog friendly and cool vibe. Will totally return.
The staff and food are amazing and will leave you smiling…
tried the pork shank tonight, and I think I have a new favorite!
The perfectly cooked pasta was sauced with a delicious spicy red sauce and contained shrimp and mussels.
OMG. What a great find.
Food was delicious.
The scallops and braised pork are amazing…
10/10 for food and friendly service.
Good eats and Flying Pig decor
This food is delicious, and the service was great.
The drinks were amazing.
Excellent food and it’s all sharable.
When in Oceanside I highly recommend you eat here!
This place is great! One of the gems in Oceanside.
Good spot to grab a beer and app. The deviled eggs (oh my!) and truffle fries are delish! Happy hour is a killer deal. Lots of outdoor seating close to the water.
Excellent happy hour.
Great food with friendly service!
What a great find!
I was with a group of conference attendees in search of a meal after a late evening conference event. We walked up Mission in search of something better than pizza and the Flying Pig invited us in. Even though they were at the end of their day they made our group feel welcome. And the food was fantastic. My colleagues raved about their mac and cheese, their salads with fried chicken, their salads with salmon, the mussels, etc. I had a simple Caesar salad that was turned into something less simple by the incredible croutons they put on top. Those croutons were a bit of heaven. Soft yet crunchy and incredible flavorful. The staff were absolutely fabulous (I’m sorry I can’t call out anyone by name) and their wine list was also very good. I would definitely go back next time I’m in Oceanside.
Probably the best meal I’ve had, sitting at a bar.
Service was great. I had The Steak, which was a ribeye, cooked and seasoned perfectly. It came with mashed potatoes and some mixed vegetables. We got the Mac and cheese as an appetizer. He asked if I wanted fried chicken with that. Didn’t think much of it, expecting a few small chunks of chicken. No it was like half a fried chicken on top! Everything was very awesome. Will definitely come here again.
We had a fantastic dinner here!
Salmon skin was crisped perfectly, pork chop was tender and juicy. And all side dishes were hearty and amazing…mashed potato, grits, and risotto. They don’t take reservations, but we came in early so luckily got a great spot inside. So glad we found this little gem on our family vacation! Disclaimer: I rarely give 5 stars out!
Indoor + outdoor dining. We will be back.
The Mac & Cheese is to die for!
So rich and flavorful. 10/10 on my personal list of great Mac and Cheese!
Fried chicken thighs with collard greens and mashed potatoes, super yummy! Good selection of craft beers and cocktails. Outdoor dining. Definitely going back.
Great staff and top shelf Spirits selection…
and don’t miss the desserts
First time at the new location!
Tried just about everything on the between lunch and dinner menu and it was all great! Be sure to get the deviled eggs!
Food was excellent; service outstanding.
Shrimp and grits, marinated Deviled eggs and fish of the day are some of my favorites. Fabulous dining experience!
One of my favorite places.
I’m so happy that they have reopened! This place won’t disappoint. Great food and drinks.
I love a creative place!
I’ve been here 3 times already since we moved here and will continue to go. Staff is very friendly and there’s always a very cool atmosphere. The menu is ever changing and has things I’ve never tried before on it.
The Flying Pig has always provided quality delicious meals.
I’m impressed how they have been able to continue to provide exceptional quality meals to new and returning customers throughout the pandemic. The family meals have been awesome! Tonight we got to dine outside on the patio and have the full (safe) experience, enjoying the Valentine’s Day Special! Thank you! Life felt a little “normal” for awhile. Cheers to supporting local businesses!
Always great food and service.
10 years of excellence! A must do if you are visiting Oceanside.