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Dining and Entertainment in La Mesa, CA

Our exciting dining and entertainment options are a big reason why Grossmont Center is so popular. We have a lively lineup of restaurants and bars in La Mesa that serve appetizing food and beverages from cuisines around the world. Plus, the Center has a reputation as a fun, family-friendly place with plenty of things for kids to do. If you are asking yourself, where can I find dining and entertainment near me, you will find the answer at Grossmont Center!

Restaurants at the Grossmont Center

BFF: Burgers, Fish & Fries

It is all there in the name: this eatery puts its own spin on surf and turf by specializing in burgers, fish, and fries. The 1950s diner-themed food court restaurant also dishes out chicken wings, sandwiches, hot dogs, and other all-American fare.

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®

You are sure to have a good time at BJ’s®, thanks to a voluminous menu, mouthwatering deep-dish pizzas, award-winning craft beers, and the legendary Pizookie® dessert. It is all served by the friendly wait staff in a restaurant with a lively, festive vibe.

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Casa de Pico

One of the most popular restaurants in La Mesa, Casa de Pico is justifiably famous for its birdbath margaritas, graceful hacienda-style interior, mariachi entertainment, and award-winning, authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Claim Jumper®

Stake your claim to a booth here and enjoy gourmet salads, burgers, pastas, steaks, and desserts. Claim Jumper® is also a hot spot for both happy hour and Sunday brunch.

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Dante’s Pizza

Get a slice of pizza heaven at Dante’s, whether you choose your own toppings or select one of the specialty pies. The menu is rounded out with calzones, paninis, pastas, soups, wings, and the eatery’s popular garlic rolls.

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Fuddruckers®

Sometimes only a juicy burger and piping-hot French fries will satisfy your appetite, and that is when it is time to visit Fuddruckers®. Burgers are made with premium ingredients and cooked to order for ultimate freshness and flavor.

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Greek Gyros

The vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine shine at Greek Gyros. Savor traditional dishes such as kabobs, gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, and more, accompanied by zingy tzatziki sauce and pillowy toasted pita bread.

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Hooleys Public House

Raise a glass to a true Irish pub experience in San Diego. Wash down authentic fare including corned beef and fish and chips with a thirst-quenching pint of Irish beer or a shot of whiskey.

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Maui Express

It may be difficult to get away to Hawaii at a moment’s notice, but you can experience the next best thing by dining at Maui Express. Menu items are a tantalizing blend of Hawaiian dishes and cuisines from Pacific Rim countries, including Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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Momentos Cafe

Tasty food and a charming ambiance make Momentos Cafe a must-visit destination at Grossmont Center. This is one of those special restaurants in La Mesa that draws loyal customers for flavorful Mexican dishes ranging from tacos to tortas.

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Olive Garden®

Come for the unlimited breadsticks, stay for the bountiful portions of Italian food at Olive Garden®. Try one of the signature pasta dishes, or create your own by selecting the type of noodle, sauce, and toppings.

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Panda Express®

The Panda Express® specialty is American Chinese food that appeals to all the senses with aromatic, savory ingredients and dishes bursting with color and flavor. The Original Orange Chicken® is a highlight, as is the Wok Smart™ menu, where the offerings are low in calories and high in protein.

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Panera Bread®

Panera Bread® serves crowd-pleasing favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The emphasis is on using fresh ingredients to make soups, salads, baked goods, sandwiches, and more that can be eaten in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Red Lobster®

Sea Food Differently® at this national chain, which is renowned for hearty portions, particularly during the seasonal celebrations such as Lobsterfest® and Endless Shrimp®. The seafood isn’t just delicious—it is also sustainably and responsibly sourced.

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Rubio’s® Coastal Grill

San Diego’s homegrown Mexican chain serves delicious and healthy variations on Mexican food. Fish tacos made Rubio’s famous, but there are plenty of other menu standouts, including seafood burritos, veggie- and grain-filled bowls, street tacos, and “no-fried” pinto beans™.

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Submarina®

The perfect sub is a culinary work of art, and the artists at Submarina® can create the ideal sandwich with premium, hand-sliced meats, local produce, and fresh bread. Customers can select their own fillings, or choose from the menu of Classic or Signature subs.

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Tasty Inn Express

Feed your belly, and your soul, with Chinese comfort food that is made to order. Enjoy timeless dishes such as fried rice, egg rolls, noodle bowls, honey walnut shrimp, and orange chicken.

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Vallarta Express

Feed your Mexican food cravings around the clock at Vallarta Express. The menu features classic dishes such as carne asada tacos and chicken taquitos, as well as more unusual ones including the crispy cheese Quesaburrito and breaded chicken Buffalo Tacos.

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Villa’s Mexican Food

Homestyle food in a hurry? Villa’s Mexican Food manages this neat trick with its burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favorites from the wide-ranging menu; don’t forget to visit the salsa bar for the perfect finishing touch to your meal.

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Entertainment for Kids at Grossmont

Arcade

Kids love visiting the Grossmont Center Arcade—as do kids at heart who relive their youth by spending the afternoon playing video games. 

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CeramiCafe

Kids (and adults!) can unleash their inner artist at this paint-your-own pottery studio. Little ones can put their handprints on a plaque for the grandparents, while older kids can paint whatever their imaginations dream up on one of the hundreds of available ceramic figurines.

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Chuck E. Cheese®

Why is this one of the most popular birthday party restaurants in La Mesa? Start with pizza, video arcade games, and fun performances, then add in an environment where kids make the rules, and the answer is obvious.

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with Titan XC

It is the weekend, and you may be wondering, where is the dining and entertainment near me? You get both when you visit Reading Cinemas: Watch first-run blockbusters and classic films while noshing on a full menu of food and beverages.

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