Where to Eat on Coronado Island

What I Ate Wednesday is back! Steve and I just got home from our first “big” trip (more than two hours on an airplane) since January, and we spent a long weekend in Coronado, California. We ate well, but please excuse the to-go containers and plain-ish presentation of some items—many restaurants did not offer sit-down service because of the pandemic!

Lobster West

At the moment, Lobster West is only available for takeaway, so it’s a good thing lobster and shrimp rolls travel well! They tasted absolutely Heavenly (because: butter), and I could definitely see us being regulars there! Even better, they had whopping whoopie pies for sale, too!

Lobster Roll and Shrimp Roll
Gigantic Chocolate Whoopie Pie

The Henry

I’d heard great things about The Henry, and lucky for us, it was just a short walk to get there from our hotel! They had indoor and outdoor seating available, and while they had a great menu with plenty of intriguing options, Steve and I both opted for the California Breakfast. He got the burrito, and I got the bowl!

The Dropout: espresso, Columbian drip, chocolate, caramel, au lait
California Bowl: eggs, bacon, pepper jack, American, havarti, potato, avocado, salsa, ketchup
California Burrito: eggs, bacon, pepper jack, American, havarti, potato, avocado, salsa, ketchup

Yummy Sushi

It’s true: they really do serve yummy sushi! This was one of the best (and largest) rainbow rolls I’ve ever had. It practically melted in my mouth! Steve’s salmon oshi roll was delicious, too, and interestingly enough, it was square instead of a roll!

Rainbow Roll (crab, avocado, cucumber inside; tuna, salmon, yellowtail, halibut, shrimp, avocado outside)
Salmon Oshi (rice, fresh salmon, seared salmon, Oshi sauce, jalapeƱo)

Village Pizzeria

Okay, so we should have just split one calzone instead of ordering two, but they sure were good! We ended up splitting the veggie calzone, which was absolutely full of roasted veggies and cheese, and then saved the second one to munch on the next day. We didn’t regret it!

Rocotta and Mozzarella calzone; Veggie calzone (eggplant, sweet pepper, portabella mushroom, cheese inside)
The veggie calzone was overflowing with veggies!

Clayton’s Coffee Shop

This diner has all the 50s feels going on inside and out! Their menu is vast, so I suggest looking at the menu ahead of time. Steve got the Strawberry Shortcake Waffle, and I couldn’t pass up a cranberry and white chocolate scone. Who cares if I also got a white chocolate mocha? It’s 2020. I can have all the white chocolate I want, right?

White chocolate mocha. But let’s be real: it was mostly whipped cream!
Strawberry shortcake waffles
White chocolate and cranberry scone and two scrambled eggs

Little Frenchie Bistro

This was such a delight! I highly recommend this beautiful French bistro. The service was superb, they had the best COVID-era seating solution (barrier panels painted with French scenes between their outdoor tables), and the food! I think they had the biggest quiches ever made. Even their cheeseburgers were special!

Bacon, Feta, and Spinach Quiche
Cheese burger with seasoned fries. The cheese came out in a small skillet and was poured over the burger right at the table!
Chocolate Torte

Are you ready to start traveling for food? Have you eaten at an actual restaurant, or anywhere besides your home, since March this year? Comment below!

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