Scratch-Made Restaurant The Galley To Open In San Diego's Hillcrest

September 9, 2021

An all-day sister restaurant to Harbor Breakfast in Little Italy, The Galley will bring scratch-made American cuisine to San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood. 

From husband-and-wife team Lee Scrivner and Melissa Upshaw, who have worked in the restaurant industry for more than three decades, The Galley is an open-air bar & restaurant opening in early 2022 on the base floor of the Abpópa boutique micro-loft building in Hillcrest. While the actual restaurant will only be around 700 square-feet, the eatery space will spill out into the buildings lobby area. Expect art from Adpopa's resident artist Vincent Cordelle to be featured around the interior. The restaurant will sit right next door to Soet - a record store and curated designer consignment clothing shop run by Pall Jenkins, who was the founding member of the indie rock band Black Heart Procession

"We were inspired to call it The Galley due to the design of the building being modeled after the Russian Aurora Cruiser," explained owner Melissa Upshaw. "We wanted to keep the small scratch kitchen idea, and expand that to a hotel. We are a cousin restaurant to Harbor Breakfast in Little Italy. We believe that attention should be paid to food, music and good times."

The Galley will have a quaint bar area with offerings of local beer, wine and zero-proof mocktails, as well an outdoor barbecue section. The fully from-scratch kitchen will have an all-day California-American menu featuring homemade pastries, fresh bread, an Espresso bar, deli options, barbecue burgers, and entrees made with Pacific-caught seafood from San Diego-based Haworth Fish.

The Galley is anticipated to open in early 2022 at 3776 Fourth Avenue in San Diego's Hillcrest. For more information, visit