Restaurant Spotlight: Spike Africa’s in Downtown San Diego

Spike Africa’s is the newest addition to the Downtown/Little Italy tour which highlights the fresh seafood culture that exemplifies San Diego. The name “Spike Africa” has become popular in sea folklore tales and can better be attributed to the “President of the Pacific Ocean.” It originated from a devout seaman and expert sailor of the West Coast and Pacific Ocean, Philip Marion Africa. He later got his name Spike, from a rigging tool used in sailing, and it stuck with him ever since.

Spike Africa’s takes you on a culinary adventure of fresh seafood shaped by Master Chef Paul Rinaudo. They are most known for their seafood which they source fresh from local fish markets and local fisherman. Grab a burst of seafood deliciousness with one of their many seafood dishes like the Poke Bowl with Mango pictured below.

If you’re looking for a great place to hang out and save a little cash then check out their Happy Hour, Spike’s favorite time of the day! One of best Happy Hours in all of downtown San Diego, you can order oysters for only a $1! That’s right, “a buck a shuck!”

Or maybe you’re interested in something lighter and more health conscious. You can opt for one of their many newly added gluten-free entrees. Their grilled shrimp lettuce cups are a huge favorite on the 600 Club Menu as well as the Ginger Chicken Skewers.

 What ever the occassion, Check out Spike Africa along with the rest of our favorite hot spots on Bite San Diego’s Downtown tour!

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