The view from Jake's Del Mar. Courtesy of the restaurant
The view from Jake’s Del Mar. Courtesy of the restaurant

San Diego has only one percent of the U.S. population, but 11 percent of the country’s restaurants with the most scenic views, according to a report by Open Table.

The online reservation company polled its users and compiled a list of the 100 restaurants with the most scenic views across the United States. Eleven in San Diego County made the grade.

Three restaurants in Orange County made this list, as did three in the Los Angeles area. All of the state of Hawaii had only five.

Open Table said diners answering the poll most often chose scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were next on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood.

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America were generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

The view from the patio at Island Prime restaurant. Photo courtesy the restaurant
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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.