3 Restaurants for Groups

May 27, 2015

Let’s be honest, eating out as a big group isn’t easy. Finding a place big enough can be challenging, much less navigating the “I have a group” conversation. Especially with teams your size, dining out can be a nightmare.

To help make your trip as effortless as possible, here are 3 restaurants perfect for groups. All you have to do is make a reservation (preferably a day or two in advance):

Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurant

1351 Orange Ave

You can’t be this close to the border and not enjoy our quality Mexican food! This cantina provides both a lively atmosphere and scrumptious dishes. A few island favorites are the swordfish tacos and bacon wrapped shrimp.

And, guacamole. You can’t forget about the guacamole.

Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q

1201 1st St, Coronado

Rustic feel with charisma sums up Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q perfectly. They have 11 picnic tables to serve up their home-style dishes. Make sure to hit this diner up on a day with light training. All the dishes here are greasy, meat heavy and mini gut busters. But, mainly delicious.

Mmmmm…. mac & cheese, corn fritters and fried pickles.

Note: Since they don’t take formal reservations, it’s better to call ahead the day prior to give a heads up that you will be visiting. To ensure they have space, stop by when they open.

Fire+Fly Artisan Pizza

849 Orange Ave

Pizza has to be one of the simplest ways to feed large groups! Luckily with Fire+Fly Artisan Pizza you don’t have to sacrifice on flavor. As this venue does custom design pizza, you may want to decide a few standard pizza options before you go. That way you can avoid the topping frenzy with all your team members weighing in.

The good news is their pizzas cook in 3 minutes! Ah, the glorious open flame WoodStone Oven.

Favorites Over the Bridge

While Coronado has fantastic dining options, it’s always fun to explore dining on the other side of the bridge. Skip the travel hassle and opt for catering! Both restaurants can deliver right to the beach.

Everything tastes better by the beach.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

If you’re looking for healthy and flavorful, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is your one-stop shop. While they offer a decadent lineup of wood fired pizzas, Sammy’s is actually better known for their scrumptious salads. Crazy we know.

In addition to glorious greens, they place an emphasis on using local, organic, and nutritionally balanced ingredients wherever possible. They also offer a variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Not your typical pizzeria. 

Test out their red quinoa or spicy Thai grilled chicken salad for something different.  

Slater’s 50/50

For all the bacon enthusiasts, this is your heaven. Known for their famous half bacon half beef burger, this San Diego favorite has created an art form around unprecedented succulent dishes. It’s the type of greasy deliciousness you wish you had come up with.

Some of their more creative dishes include fried bacon mac n’ cheese balls, vampire dip, peanut butter jealousy burger and the fritos crunch burger.


If you stay on the island, all three of these restaurants are within walking distance. That cuts down drastically on coordinating transportation. When you’re ready to eat, just walk on over.

It’s even better if you can go along the boardwalk. If you time it right, the sun will just be slipping behind Point Loma. Few things compare to a Coronado beach sunset. 

At BBMAC, we’re all about making the logistics of your training camp as simple as possible! We partner with several hotels in the area to make planning hassle free. Contact us today to see how easy planning your training camp can be!