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Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

#208 of 3,692 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
seaside perch in heavenly surroundings!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
jeannieR993
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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435 reviews 435 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Detroit
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

View was nice but that is about it, food was average( although not overpriced given location/competitors and view), service was okay. We made reservations in advance and requested to be seated by glass---not sure why this wasn't honored as table by glass opened up within 5 minutes of us being seated elsewhere. Somewhat disappointing. Loud music. Would not return. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just finished an exquisite dinner at a very well run restaurant with a great view. Nothing but kudos. Check out the mahi mahi grilled to perfection after being rubbed in an achiote spice mixture and then finished with a pineapple jalapeño sauce. End your meal with the sticky toffee pudding. Excellent friendly service from a team of nice people. When... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As an out-of-state visitor this was the recommended spot for a sunset view. That was amazing along with the incredible view from the top terrace. The smell sort of killed the appetite a bit. Service was kind of disjointed and the food barely matched the incredible view. Prices are hight, but it's La Jolla on a beach top patio -... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First time to La Jolla and asked at a nearby info centre about a great place for a quick lunch. The name George's was presented. George's Bar, which is part of George's at the Cove Restaurant, is located on the upper level and was open for lunch on Saturday. We entered about 11:30 am and managed to get seating close... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were disappointed with this restaurant. We had a reservation for the terrace but they still made us wait 10 minutes. The food was overpriced and the portions were tiny. I had the Mahi Mahi which was nicely cooked but nothing special. Our server was polite and made recommendations for what to have, but the service was slow. This is... More 

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Seville, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My mom and I went here for a birthday lunch on our last day in San Diego, and it was awesome. We had excellent luck and got a seat by the glass as soon as we walked in. Needless to say the views of the cove are excellent, but the food and the service were also great. We had ceviche... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?