Salton Sea, California Restaurants

Located in Southern California outside of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is the Salton Sea both boasting the largest state park and lake in the state. The water has become saltier than that of the Pacific Ocean over time. The thousands of brine shrimp feed fish and thousands of resident and migratory birds who call the lake home. The lake has been a popular recreation spot for decades with visitors enjoying water sports, fishing, hiking and camping. You can always find a great spot to eat in any one of the surrounding areas while seeing the local sights.

Travertine Grill


One of the few restaurants located next to the sea, Travertine is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Serving up American fare with some Mexican choices can make it difficult to choose between the fajitas or the Barbette ribs. You can sit at the bar and watch a game on the TV or dine in the dining area and check out the view to scope out your next spot on the lake.

Travertine Grill
1209 Van Buren Ave.
Salton City, CA 92275
(760) 394-0040



Subway is a familiar favorite chain restaurant for many and home of the famous foot-long sandwich. Whether you create your own healthy sandwich or choose one of the many prefixed menu options like the Big Philly Cheese-steak, you will be satisfied with a convenient and tasty meal to take on the road.

3095 State Highway 86
Thermal, CA 92274‎
(760) 395-1390‎

Steakhouse at the Inn

Steakhouse at the

Just south of the lake the Inn offers a great place to stay or grab a bite to eat. You will find a fine dining experience with a casual atmosphere here as you can dine inside or out in the courtyard overlooking the pool. Being a steakhouse many choice cuts of beef like rib-eye and New York are on the menu as well as other favorites such as fried shrimp and fish tacos. Each meal comes with rolls, salad, a vegetable and potatoes so be sure to bring your appetite.

Calipatria Inn and Suites-Steakhouse at the Inn
700 N. Sorensen Ave.
Calipatria, CA 92233
(760) 348-7348

Assaggio Ristorante Italiano

Assaggio Ristorante

About 20 miles west of the Salton Sea, you can find traditional Italian cuisine at Assaggio in Borrego Springs. The menu here provides a variety of choices from antipasti and soup to numerous chicken, veal and seafood. The house specials include Osso Bucco and the Fish of the Day with three cooking options to ensure each customer is happy with her dish. This restaurant is not open on Mondays.

Assaggio Ristorante Italiano
1816 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-3388