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94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123-1505
(858) 560-6771
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Ranked #449 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ponderosa
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.
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Roswell, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went for lunch here... didn't know these still existed. Had a simple Cobb Salad. Tasted great. Sat outside for lunch and I think the wait staff forgot about me. That said, had a great view of runway so watched various bi-planes, Cirrus and Cessna aircraft doing touch and goes for the hour I sat there. If I return, it's for... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We sat outside around 6pm on a Sunday- we were the only two out there so it felt very private. The atmosphere is unique, with the memorabilia everywhere. The service was slow, but that allowed us to have a leisurely meal and talk. I would go again, but for one alcoholic drink, two steaks, one dessert, and coffee, the bill... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food was very good and service very good and very quick. Our wait person was quite witty. An amazing place to eat at with so much memorabilia to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

everything is excellent, the place, the food, the people and the place. We have been there many times in the last 8 years and looking forward to com back.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well so unexpected! The 94th aero squadron restaurant sits off Balboa Avenue and is an "Island|" of WW1 nostalgia. As a Brit' to see replica SE1A's and a Fokker Triplane in modern San Diego set in a mock French farmhouse environment required a "second take".....VERY UNEXPECTED. Putting aside the mock reality they have some very interesting black and white photographs... More

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Austin, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our party of 4 decided to stop here for a late lunch. We were greeted by the hostess and then subjected to a small quarrel between two female servers about which one of them should get our table. It was not very professional but we just ignored it and went to our table overlooking the runway. The décor is vintage... More

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Langholm, Scotland, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely little setting. Went for Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed. Would recommend. Quirky little restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good food.

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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Dropped in for a late lunch. We got there just as they were changing shifts an switching from lunch menu uo dinner menu. The gracious server allowed us the lunch menu and seated us promptly. Service was wonderful. Tables set with cloth table cloths and real cloth napkins. We ordered the soup and sandwich. Wife's soup was vegitables and mine... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Large Sunday brunch buffet for $23.00/person with free complementary (endless refills) of champagne. The food is delicious. Fluffy, buttery scrambled eggs. Made to order omelette bar. Amazing cappuccino bar with an assortment of delicate tea cookies. A mountain of pastries and muffins. Volcanoes of fruits. Dinner items are also served during this brunch. Mountains of fresh crab, sushi and ham.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had been hearing for years about the Sunday brunch from family. It was so built up, I was afraid of being disappointed. I am relieved to say the buffet was amazing and the steady flow of mimosas didn't hurt. Was everything the best I've eaten? No. It's a buffet. However, the shear amount of food choices were jaw dropping.... More

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