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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
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Today
11:00 am - 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For the small plane enthusiast!

My husband and adult son had appetizers and drinks outside while watching planes fly by as well as checking out the planes, ambulance, and ducks in the back yard. Inside was so has so much history, we sat in the bar area for a while as well. We shared crab cakes, fried zucchini, and prime rib... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and adult son had appetizers and drinks outside while watching planes fly by as well as checking out the planes, ambulance, and ducks in the back yard. Inside was so has so much history, we sat in the bar area for a while as well. We shared crab cakes, fried zucchini, and prime rib bites. It was all... More 

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san diego
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Very slow and nonchalant service - we had to continually flag down our server for utensils, refills and the check. Our food was D grade quality. Our party of four adults all ordered the crab and shrimp Louie salad - 3 shrimp, no more than a tablespoon of canned crab meat, wilted lettuce and limp asparagus. And although it was... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Restaurant and grounds full of ambience and history...would always be a pleasant dining experience. Prices are average and food is same although our companions rave about Sunday buffet.

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed the ambiance and good food and service. Buffet from Monday to Friday is about $13/ per person. Children 4yo to 10 yo is half priced. Quite a variety is offered at the buffet table with ham, chicken, roast beef, fish, pasta, sausage & mashed potatoes, salad with artichoke, mushroom, fresh fruits, clam chowder,roll. The dessert table offered several... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have come here before as a couple. Today we came with the extended family for a graduation celebration. They were able to accommodate us with a reservation. There was no added service fee or gratuity attached for having a group of 9 people. The main reason we came here was the the ambiance. It is located next to Montgomery... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Staff did s great job taking care of our group on the beautiful patio. Great Happy hours menu and prices too! Glass of wine for $3 and Nachos for $3.50...great value!

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San Diego
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

.....I would come back for more. It was almost perfect, the setting, the choice, the quality (the Pecan pie was awful), the volume and the service. But gee folks, $28 per person? makes it a once a year only treat.

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San Diego, California
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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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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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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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Additional Information about 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Address: 8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone Number: +1 858-560-6771
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  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
Average Prices: USD $16 to $60
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

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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 to $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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