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740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6427
619-336-1783
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like average and confused bar menus

The restaurant was semi clean, the staff was fast. No slider specials. The menu is confusing, American, Mexican, English, what is it? I ordered fish n chips (safest). It was deep fried and greasy. The bartender brought me my drink, she looked a little scary with her maroon lipstick and pointy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
hac0y7
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National City, California
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Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We have been there several times on the patio and never get served. We have to go in and order a drink. We would have liked to eat something but could not get anyone to help us. Variety of music would be nice and not the same al the time. No one ever helped us on the patio the several... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dinner with friends and family. We stayed in their outdoor patio listening to a live band perform. It took so long for the waitress to come to our table to give us water and even longer time to come back to take our order. When she did come back 25 min later, she didnt even apologize, give her name nor... More 

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National City, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was semi clean, the staff was fast. No slider specials. The menu is confusing, American, Mexican, English, what is it? I ordered fish n chips (safest). It was deep fried and greasy. The bartender brought me my drink, she looked a little scary with her maroon lipstick and pointy fingernails, no she was not in the Halloween spirit,... More 

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Food and service were great. Typical American fare with a surf/ ambience. Fun place. Definitely visit again.

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Place is been remodeled and already looks amazing. Great change we needed a nice restaurant in national city with great food and live band on weekends. I loved it!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Good as local bar, but a souless eatery. Bit like eating in an airport. Staff fine, just food is basic and overpriced.

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Umpqua, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The menu is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and has a full bar to add to your dining pleasure. The service was excellent, exceeded normal dining experiences. The food was tasty with a lovely presentation. The restaurant was able to seat from 2 and even able to seat 15. Dining was friends, family & business.

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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154 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant has new owners and is now called Goodies. I was talking with the manager and he told me they plan on doing a major renovation and also come out with a new menu. That being said, we stopped in for breakfast on a Saturday morning and the placed had about six tables sat. Jay was our server and... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The full new name is Goodies Plates & Pours (per receipt). New owners took over from the Indian Casino owners earlier this month. I'm told the new owners own Gas Lamp restaurants. The menu is the same as the reduced menu introduced by the Indian Casino owners. Staff seems to be the same, but the prices have increased.

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St. George, Utah
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43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was right adjacent to our hotel so we decided to try it for breakfast. Excellent decision! Simple two sided breakfast menu had a good selection without being overwhelming. Portions were very generous, well prepared and good quality. Every surprised and pleased. Service was excellent. Can highly recommend for breakfast! Did not try at other meals because of other obligations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 740 Bay Marina Dr, National City, CA 91950-6427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: 619-336-1783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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