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Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

#231 of 4,161 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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    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
Delicious Food, Great View!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
GigiTravelsnow
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Vero Beach, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food was very good and it is a fun, high energy place overlooking the La Jolla cove. It is near a number of shops and other bars to stroll among before or after dinner.

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Oceanside, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The appetizers were great and the views spectacular. Service was much better than I thought it would be. There was plenty of room up there. The drinks were a bit pricey, but that is La Jolla.

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Austin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great view and ambiance but the food does not match the view. Both my wife and i had a the grilled fish sandwich which just wasn't great served between huge, thick pieces of bread which dwarfed the fish.

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Casual part of George's on the Cove. It's rooftop seething with beautiful views and a nice bar. The food was good and the service very attentive. Would definitely ho back again.

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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of my favorite places to sit in La Jolla and enjoy the great sea-view. Go there for lunch on a sunny day. Small but yummie local food selection at more or less fair prices, given the quality and the atmosphere!

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Santa Clara, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were in town for the day for a quick work meeting. My husband tagged along, he has family in the area so we met up for lunch. George's was amazing!! All of had the special, a yellow tip dish and it was fantastic! I also had a salad and it was really good. Our server was great and it... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our second time to eat at George's was just as delicious as the first. Fish tacos yum. Dates yum. Beet salad yum. Mushroom tacos yum. Short rib sandwich yum. Relaxing. We watched a pod of whales heading south from the terrace. Staff is exceptional. We didn't understand the big deal over the waiters wearing sunglasses-It's bright on the terrace so... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?