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San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Celebrate Jamul Casino® Dining for Fifth Consecutive Year

August 1, 2022

Multiple F&B Venues at Jamul Casino Recognized in “San Diego’s Best” Reader’s Poll

Jamul, CA, July 31, 2022 – Today, the San Diego Union-Tribune announced the winners of its 26th annual “San Diego’s Best” Reader’s Poll, with Jamul Casino bringing home five (5) awards. The Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll reflects the voting audience’s top selections for more than 200 products and services in San Diego—everything from restaurants to entertainment, retail, real estate, legal services, and more. The winners earn the right to be called “San Diego’s Best.” In its six years of operations, this the fifth year that Jamul Casino has been named among “San Diego’s Best,” and earned its first award for romance.

Jamul Casino’s 2022 “San Diego’s Best” winners include:
Best Sports Bar for Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub (fifth consecutive year)
Best Pho/Noodle House Restaurant for Loft 94 Yakitori | Noodle | Craft (second consecutive year)
Best Romantic Restaurant for Prime Cut Steak & Seafood
Best Bartender for Chris Pfaff at JIVe Lounge (second consecutive year)
Best Restaurant Server for Jesus Corrales at Tony Gwynn’s Sports Pub
In addition to winning the most votes in five categories, Jamul Casino was named a favorite in 17 others.

“Congratulations to Chris, Jesus, and the entire Jamul Casino team. Your dedication to exceptional service is what makes Jamul Casino so special,” says President and General Manager of Jamul Casino, Mary Cheeks. “It’s also very rewarding to see the fine dining experience we’ve created at Prime Cut Steak & Seafood hailed by our most important critics—our guests.”

This year is the first year that Prime Cut Steak & Seafood has been named Best Romantic Restaurant. The restaurant features gourmet steak and seafood entrees, more than 300 bottles of wine in its wine cellar, a famous dessert cart with seasonal selections, and spectacular panoramas of the Southern California mountains. The fine dining restaurant has also received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five (5) years running.

The Rooftop at Jamul Casino has also been recognized numerous times in recent years as the Best Place to Get Married. With its sweeping backcountry views, outstanding cuisine, and inspiring atmosphere in an open-air, star-lit event venue, Jamul Casino remains a favorite amongst San Diegans.

About Jamul Casino
Opened in 2016, the Jamul Casino is located in Jamul, California, San Diego County, and is owned and operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), a wholly owned enterprise of the Tribe. The $430 million, award-winning casino features nearly 1,700 slot machines, 46 live table games, a dedicated poker room, and various restaurants, bars and lounges. Jamul Casino supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region and is the closest casino to downtown San Diego, which is the eighth-largest city in the United States by population. For more information about Jamul Casino, please visit