International flavors, a modern interior and the right music, that’s Inland Tavern
In May 2014, he teamed up with his pal, seasoned international chef Rob Conaway, and voila! a hotspot destined to be the culinary heartbeat of San Marcos. Our mission is to be a community hangout where Jenna can get her favorite beer on tap while Jimmy sips Vermouth — a place brimming with that fun coastal vibe.
Food, drink, atmosphere, music: it’s all equally important to us. And so are you.
In a nutshell, Inland Tavern is a contemporary ode to what our team memorably calls the glorious beach scene of San Diego, vintage tastes, tunes and top-notch food. We offer an approachable menu of delicious flavors from around the world where nothing overshadows anything else.
San Diego native Chef Rob Conaway graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 1993 and, in 1999, graduated from the Royal Thai School of the Culinary Arts in Chonburi Thailand, infamous home to sriracha hot sauce.
He’s a studious chef, constantly working to create the best culinary experience possible for his diners, and his food evolves to reflect his ardent research. Conaway has worked as a chef for 17 years in San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Vietnam, Dubai and other parts of the world and currently lives in San Marcos, California.
His restaurant credits include Lark Creek Inn, where he worked with famed toque Bradley Ogden; Stars SF with Jeremiah Tower, Scoozi in Chicago, Blue Chalk Café in Palo Alto, Steelhead Brewing Co. in San Francisco, Furama Resort Danang in Vietnam, Aubergine San Diego, Maxi’s in New York, The Glass Door at the Porto Vista San Diego and West 14th in Dubai. He also helped create Meekong Street Kitchen.