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Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

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1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA (Ivanhoe)
858-454-4244
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view, good food, great service

With some restaurants, the view is way better than the food. George's has a great view of La Jolla Beach, with glass panels circling the outside dining area (go up stairs when you are standing on Prospect Street. Food prices are slightly higher than a non-view restaurant. But the portions are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
lab007
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Dallas, TX
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Dallas, TX
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

With some restaurants, the view is way better than the food. George's has a great view of La Jolla Beach, with glass panels circling the outside dining area (go up stairs when you are standing on Prospect Street. Food prices are slightly higher than a non-view restaurant. But the portions are a good size. I had a appetizer portion of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The view , the service and the food was absolutely fantastic! We had tacos and I requested chicken tacos that were not on the menu and they obliged, fabulous! We had the berry and oat cake desert which was delicious. Great vibe and an absolute must for a visit!! Totally recommend it, our waiters name was Mike and he was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My go-to place for visitors to San Diego! A priceless view of La Jolla Cove. The food is modern cuisine, very mildly overpriced, but the view is totally worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We chose this place due to the presence of a kids' menu when looking for somewhere special to eat with our 2 year-old on the last night of our trip to La Jolla. I couldn't fault the restaurant in any way for couples or adults. They sat us at an amazing table overlooking the ocean and we could see seals... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here during our trip to San Diego based on a friend's recommendation, and I'm glad we did. Had a great view of the ocean, and great food, as well. I had the fish sandwich while my husband had the short rib panini. Both were excellent and came with a delicious fresh salad. I'd definitely... More 

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San Clemente, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Ocean Terrace is a great place to grab a quick meal and/or drinks and enjoy the stunning view. You can often get a seat here with little wait and its a great way to enjoy Georges without having to make a reservation in advance.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great for after work drinks, casual brunch, or magnificent dinner! The staff is very professional. The food is delicious. Casual dress make the experience even more enjoyable. Spectacular ocean views of the beautiful Cove- a must stop in La Jolla!

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Danville, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited George's Ocean Terrace last week for a family celebration dinner. We happened to pick the week's best evening for the visit. The weather was good and there was little wind. We enjoyed the Kale Salad, Crispy Calamari, Potato Gnocchi, Asian Marinated Skirt Steak, Hamachi, Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, and a beautiful sunset. Everything that we had was very... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Unobstructed view from top terrace, great food and great service. The prices are pretty budget friendly as well. I would go back every time I visit La Jolla.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped in for dinner and were instantly in awe over the views from their outdoor dining room! AMAZING!! The menu was nice, not a large selection, but several items in each category and all looked outstanding. Execution was nice. The items we ordered we really enjoyed. Service was OK... nothing outstanding or what you'd expect from such a nice... More 

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Additional Information about Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

Address: 1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 858-454-4244
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA
    (Ivanhoe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-454-4244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?