Wrench & Rodent Sushi Owners To Bring New Concept Seafoam Restaurant To Oceanside Pier

December 20, 2022

The crew behind North County San Diego sushi destination Wrench & Rodent has taken over part of the space last occupied by Ruby's at the end of the Oceanside Pier and will open a new restaurant concept tentatively dubbed Seafoam. 

Husband-and-wife team Davin and Jessica Waite opened Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub in 2013 on a quiet stretch of South Oceanside in San Diego's North County. The rockstar sushi destination quickly gained a loyal following for its eclectic menu of sustainable seafood, value-oriented omakase, and its unorthodox zero-waste ethos. The Waites eventually opened Whet Noodle ramen house in the neighboring space and then The Plot, a plant-based no-waste restaurant and catering service sited just a block north. Chef Davin is also a partner in Shootz Fish & Beer, which first opened inside Oceanside's Bottlecraft location and is currently in the process of replicating along with The Plot in Carlsbad.

With the goal of launching a new casual restaurant concept, the Waites have taken over a portion of the building that long housed Ruby's, a 1940s-style diner that sat at the end of the 1880s-era pier for nearly 30 years before closing in early 2021. Currently named Seafoam, the 109 square-foot kiosk space will serve modern takes on English seaside shack dining options like fish & chips, fried seafood platters, and raw bar staples, as well as vegan options. There is still no word on who will take over the main building at the end of the pier. 

Seafoam is anticipated to open as early as spring 2023 at the end of the Oceanside Pier. For more information, follow the concept on Instagram.