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“Bacon Avocado Caesar Salad-very good.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Spot

The Spot
1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
(858) 459-0800
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Ranked #97 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Balboa Island, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Bacon Avocado Caesar Salad-very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The bacon avocado caesar salad was surprisingly good (they use bacon bits). The half slab BBQ ribs was a sufficiently generous portion and the sauce was very good. Service was very good. Atmosphere is casual and very pleasant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Fries!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We were in the mood for a casual dinner. My husband wanted pizza. It was kind of cold outside and we didn't want to walk far. We discovered The Spot and were glad we did. It has a sports bar atmosphere but was warm and cozy. The drinks were good as was the thin crust pizza. The crust was very crispy with a lot of toppings. The fries were outstanding. They stayed crisp even after they had cooled. We had a lot left over and the waiter suggested we take them home and reheat in the oven. We did and they were delicious. The menu is large and varied.

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La Jolla, California
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83 restaurant reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Wonderful neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Twenty of my husband's former students flew and drove in from all over the country to celebrate his 70th birthday on a Saturday afternoon. The staff could not have been more accommodating of our large party and our celebratory mood. The food and liquor are good and affordable to people on a budget. It was just a great place for a large, casual gathering. They even let the guys bring in a birthday cake!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin Ireland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good Local Restaurant/Bar.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were staying quite close to The Spot and called in quite a few times over a four day trip to the beautiful Town of La Jolla,we were there for Lunch on one day, Dinner on another day and called in another night for a "few" nightcaps so we experienced The Spot at different times of the day.
Obviously as we kept returning we were "Happy Customers", it's not fine dining but if you want good quality food and drink at reasonable prices this is as good as any,a great place to people watch all the different styles of Customers, the Staff are a bit of fun too !

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always a great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have eaten here for years and years. The menu has changed a lot over time but it is a favorite place for us to grab a meal when we are in La Jolla (and we recommend it to visitors as well.) The burger menu is fabulous and you can basically "have it your way" from the menu. The sweet potato fries are delicious too. Everyone in the family is always happy with their meal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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