The Heartbeat of the Gaslamp Quarter

Welcome to Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar, at tribute to my late husband, singer-songwriter, Jim Croce.

Long before the sidewalks of the Gaslamp District teemed with tourists and restaurants huddled wall-to-wall along Fifth Avenue, there was Croce's Restaurant. It occupied the corner of Fifth and F streets at a time when the term "scruffy" was a more apt description of the Gaslamp than "chic" or "fashionable" or "must-do." Although it may seem implausible, Croce's was there when you could push the speed limit along Fifth Avenue on a Saturday night. Amazing...

-Stephen Silverman, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine