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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one...
For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL's CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Needed a close stop, this place is excellent!

Picking up family from work we didn't want to hit traffic at 5 so found this place on TA. We made a 5:30 reservation on a Tuesday and had no problem for the 4 of us. We all decided on the 'Early Flight' - a choice of fish, top sirloin, prime rib or chicken along with soup or salad (and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

So to start make sure you make a reservation! Our waiter Eduardo was extremely nice and courteous probably the best I've seen in a very long time. Not only was the food good but there was a very large variety. I highly recommend it.

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Norco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are an aviation fan or a WW1 fan, this is the place! Great food, classy atmosphere, what more could you ask for! Their Sunday Brunch is killer!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you like great food and aviation this is the place. The buffet was a great deal. $13 for all you can eat and it was all delicious. The roast beef was like butter. It's a great restaurant. In addition to the great food, it had all kinds of aviation memorabilia from WWI. You can walk the grounds, take pictures,... More 

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Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Picking up family from work we didn't want to hit traffic at 5 so found this place on TA. We made a 5:30 reservation on a Tuesday and had no problem for the 4 of us. We all decided on the 'Early Flight' - a choice of fish, top sirloin, prime rib or chicken along with soup or salad (and... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I first had dinner here in 2013 while in the area for business. I was back in town for a new customer and decided to stop back in. It was just as good as I remembered. I started with the beer cheese soup. Really flavorful and creamy! I got the chicken roulade and garlic mashed potatoes for my entree. The... More 

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san diego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Love the décor and overall atmosphere of this restaurant and the food is consistently very good at very moderate prices. On my last visit I was lucky to have Cheryl as my server who was very professional as well as funny and charming

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were there late so the baked potatoes were not good, but they brought us fresh garlic mashed that were great. We both had the 16oz bone-in Ribeye. SUPERB! They were seasoned and prepared just perfect. The Maitre D' Butter highlighted the flavor even more, terrific.

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Escondido, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Parking lot is PACKED with patrons for the Friday night DJ/nightclub that is hosted in a side room so it can be noisy. We had great service from our waiter Thiago. Made reservations via OpenTable and got seated right away at a window table. Drinks came quickly and were reasonably priced....as is most of the wines....although the selection is a... More 

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San Diego
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our party of four arrived right at 9 am on Sunday and were shown to a table right away. We selected a table near the windows because most of the restaurant is quite dark, even on a sunny morning - it's the decor but still noticeable. We were tempted to sit out on the sunny patio in the back, but... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a small reunion with a group of co=workers for happy hour on a Tuesday evening. None of us had ever been their for their 'happy hour' and most had dined there for brunch but not in a long time. There were 8 of us. The waitress only came for a drink order one time. And the order she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
    (Ponderosa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-6771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL's CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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