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Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

#161 of 3,754 Restaurants in San Diego
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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

This rating is solely for the views of the sunset and La Jolla cove. The food and drinks are expensive. Service is good though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Geminifoodie
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Manila, Philippines
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Manila, Philippines
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This rating is solely for the views of the sunset and La Jolla cove. The food and drinks are expensive. Service is good though.

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Norfolk,MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate at the Ocean Terrance for Dinner. Our main purpose for going was to see the spectacular views that we had heard about. We were certainly not disappointed by this, they were just as people said: spectacular. Then, to back up those views and a nearly perfect sunset, the food was superb. While the menu was... More 

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant!! The food is superb, and the atmosphere is business casual. We have been here countless times and have never been disappointed. Warning: Make a reservation! You'll be glad you did.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

George's Ocean Terrace in La Jolla has a great view and atmosphere. We had a very good lunch here. The potato gnocchi with scallops is a memorable dish for me.

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new york
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We made a lunch reservation which helped because it was crowded. Killer view of the La Jolla Cove. The wait staff was friendly, had good suggestions and did not try to rush you through the meal. The Georges famous soup is worth a try. Caesar was excellent.

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FFCounty
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

From the Bloody Mary at the bar to start to the full apps and dinner the chef is spot on! This place is a must do. From apps to main course to desert it's probably one of the best restaurants there is. Awesome!

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Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came here for a good bite to eat one afternoon. The view of the Pacific is amazing and the food is just as good. I had the salmon with penne and he had the fish tacos. Soooo good!

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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place to be treated poorly. Waited for nearly three hours to be seated ( should have been clue to leave), but recommendations online were positive. After such a horrible experience, had to say something-go for the view, but plan to eat somewhere else. Service was rude, table was giving away to friends of owner who did not have reservations,... More 

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london
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great view from the terrace, mediocre food. The food was pretty bland. The ceviche tasted tired. pasta with clams was limp and tasteless. calamari and octopus were better but not great

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was awesome and reasonable for that beautiful ocean view. The fish tacos were delicious! We also had some nice Moscow mules that were made perfect.

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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
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?