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Lips Restaurant

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3036 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104-1316
619-295-7900
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lips is the ULTIMATE in Drag Dinging with Dinner and Shows 6 Nights a week...
Lips is the ULTIMATE in Drag Dinging with Dinner and Shows 6 Nights a week and our World Famous Sunday Gospel Brunch you are bound to find a show and night that works for you! Not only are the Drag Shows out of this world the DIVAS are also your waitresses so the show doesn't stop when they get off the stage, they will banter and sass you all night long! Birthdays & Bachelorette Celebrations are our specialty and make each person feel like a queen (or king) on their special night. Making Lips SD the BEST place to Celebrate ANYTHING in San Diego!Come experience Lips for your self... you know you want to ;)
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Birthday Celebration

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Lips. They gave extra attention to the birthday gals as well as brides-to-be, by having them come up to the stage for photographs with the star performers. FOOD: After reading some of the negative food reviews, we were worried. However, our group all agreed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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English first
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for sunday brunch with a large group of girls. They seriously liquor you up. I assumed the food was going to be just means to soak up all the booze but it was pretty good. The show was excellent. Pretty naughty so if you're super conservative in that aspect then its not for you.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went for Sunday brunch with a group of ladies. Fabulous entertainment, good food, generous pours of mimosas and bloody marys. I suggest a designated driver, uber, cab or something if you are drinking.....they do not stop pouring. The show is fantastic. We all loved it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I surprised my sister and took her here for her bachelorette party. Every single person in ur group of 12 had an AMAZING time!! Afterwards everyone told me that lips was the highlight of the entire night! I was nervous that it wouldn't feel special for my sister as there were other celebrations happening that night, but the staff did... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a night club with food for drag queen performances. It is good for a big party. The performers try very hard, and do a reasonably good job, but lip synch the songs, and it is a bit hokey. The food is not bad and reasonable, and the drinks are cheap (around $7), so if you are looking for... More 

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San DIego
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

loved the show just wish it was more and the food was great and the service was ruthless I loved it !

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San Diego
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Lips. They gave extra attention to the birthday gals as well as brides-to-be, by having them come up to the stage for photographs with the star performers. FOOD: After reading some of the negative food reviews, we were worried. However, our group all agreed the food was delicious. I had the fish with mango... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was a fun place it is a bar that has a drag queen show and dinner in the evening. It is not done in poor taste we went the night they did the Diva show and they did impressions of Cher, Adele, Donna Summers, etc. It was a hoot the meal was one of he best that we had... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lips has a great Sunday Gospel Brunch show that begins at 11a. For $17.95 for the brunch plus $5 cover charge it includes the show, unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody Mary's! The food is just mediocre but there is something for every taste. I had the Chorizo Omelette and although it tasted good, the portion size was very small. Literally... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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310 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Five star entertainment but the poor customer service knocks them to 4 star review. Originally we booked the 11:30pm show on a Saturday night. At 1:00 the same day, we get a call that our show was canceled and we got bumped to 9:00. WTH?!! Scrambling we had to change our pre show plans and huff it earlier from Orange... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The title says it! We went for my niece's 21st birthday and the brought her on stage, gave her a crown (which she wore out the rest of the night), and a souvenir photo. "Gina" was our waitress and she was a hoot. I expected the food to be OK for a show place but we were all very pleasantly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3036 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104-1316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-295-7900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Vegetarian

Description

Lips is the ULTIMATE in Drag Dinging with Dinner and Shows 6 Nights a week and our World Famous Sunday Gospel Brunch you are bound to find a show and night that works for you! Not only are the Drag Shows out of this world the DIVAS are also your waitresses so the show doesn't stop when they get off the stage, they will banter and sass you all night long! Birthdays & Bachelorette Celebrations are our specialty and make each person feel like a queen (or king) on their special night. Making Lips SD the BEST place to Celebrate ANYTHING in San Diego!Come experience Lips for your self... you know you want to ;)
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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