Bando's offers a great lunch menu with daily specials. The white chocolate bread pudding is worth every bite if it's available that day. Great chicken enchiladas.
The original Jason's Deli is a favorite (with a second location on Dowlen Rd.) Great tex-mex: Carmela's, Chula Vista.
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse. Splurge: Bryan's 797.
Chain restaurants include: Pei Wei, Carrabbas, Olive Garden,Outback Steakhouse, Cheddars, etc.