Viticultural delights meet laid-back Southern California vibes on the Temecula Valley food scene. Temecula Valley is spilling over with eateries that celebrate wine, pub, classic Americana burger culture, and so much more. From sushi to milkshakes, Temecula tempts with amazing restaurants that make it a dining capital of California. This Temecula Valley dining guide highlights the eight restaurants you don’t want to miss!
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The Goat & Vine
41923 2nd St #102, Temecula, CA 92590
Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Temecula, The Goat & Vine features a stone-hearth kitchen where gourmet pizzas and rustic breads bring you back to the old world. Most people come for the artisan pizzas that boast novelty toppings of chili honey chicken, cremini mushrooms and goat cheese, chiffonade basil and feta cheese, roasted prime steak, and much more. Hot sandwiches made with Goat & Vine’s iconic bread are also fan favorites. It’s all rounded out by a great appetizer menu, terrific craft beers and wines, and desserts galore. If you try one thing from the dessert menu, get the rum soaked sourdough bread pudding!
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28656 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590
The menu at 1909 is iconic and eclectic. We’re talking about chili and blue cornbread, birria tacos, ribeye hash, pork-belly tater tots, watermelon jicama salad, Irish cream French toast, and many soon-to-be favorites you can try for the first time. Open for both brunch and dinner, 1909 boasts a drink menu dripping with elderflower, violet liqueur, mezcal, blackberries, and other favorites plucked from the secret gardens of the boozy gods.
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Bailey’s Old Town Temecula
28699 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590
Combining food, drink, dancing, and good spirits under one roof, Bailey’s has been an Old Town staple since 1992. There’s no denying that this is one of the best places to get a solid burger in Temecula Valley. The menu also boasts a collection of stick-to-your ribs classics that includes sloppy Joe sliders, asparagus bruschetta, meatloaf and lobster mac. While this is a wholesome place for families, Bailey’s also provides that “hometown bar” feel with a slice of SoCal fun on nights out.
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Mad Madeline’s Grill
28495 Old Town Front St Suite A, Temecula, CA 92590
Nothing tops Mad Madeline’s Grill for casual dining in Temecula Valley. The ultimate SoCal burger joint with a twist of Americana, Mad Madeline’s stuffs its burgers with meaty, succulent novelties that will have you choosing between patties topped with pastrami, fried eggs with hash browns, pork belly strips, onion rings, and so much more beyond your wildest burger dreams. The fries and milkshakes tie it all together for a wholesome dining experience that delivers just what you’re looking for.
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41971 Main St, Temecula, CA 92590
Public House is a contemporary gastropub that lets you enjoy sophisticated pub fare combined with a lovely beer and wine menu while you dine outdoors. Many people come here exclusively for the atmosphere. The satisfying menu is the unexpected bonus that keeps them coming back to bring along some friends. This is a great place for anyone who likes the safety and sophistication of artisan salads, chilaquiles, pork belly toast, the Ruben, and grilled chicken tacos. The fun comes in when you realize that Public House also serves cinnamon toast crunch and berry French toast drizzled with sweetness levels that reawaken your childhood culinary dreams!
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Sushi Boat at Promenade Temecula
40820 Winchester Rd #1020, Temecula, CA 92591
Sushi Boat at Promenade Temecula is the go-to restaurant for many locals because it offers great food with great service. The restaurant’s convenient location near the mall also makes it a natural choice for fitting in a real meal on a busy day. Those who aren’t fans of “raw” will cheer for scallop popcorn, lobster popcorn, and the crunchy shrimp roll. The rest will enjoy what is frankly an overwhelming menu of rolls packed with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, albacore, scallops, and much more. The tasty rolls here are beloved for staying beautiful without falling apart as you munch them!
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35960 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Located inside Wilson Creek Winery, Creekside Grill defines what the Temecula Valley food scene is all about. The Creekside Grille is designed around the winery’s selection of exceptional wines. As a result, the menu changes seasonally to correspond with new wine releases. The menu is also based on what’s in harvest throughout Temecula Valley farms. Diners enjoy a warm and friendly vibe that’s undoubtedly mature. Sunday brunch at Creekside Grill is a favorite for locals!
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40620 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591
Set inside the famed Falkner Winery, Pinnacle Restaurant is a rarity that offers stunning panoramic views from its position on a 1,500-foot hilltop. Pinnacle’s menu is classic Mediterranean elegance. The menu is exceptionally eclectic for a winery menu. Enjoy award-winning wines paired with salmon toast, scallop fra diavolo, braised short rib sandwich, grilled octopus, pasta puttanesca, winemaker’s pasta with shrimp, and classic angus burgers.