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The Spot

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
(858) 459-0800
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went last night for dinner, We weren't too hungry, so my wife got a bowl of the French onion soup and I got a cup of the clam chowder. Both were amazing. Then we split a French Dip sandwich. Again, amazing. Decided we would go again because I really want to try their bison burger. Decided tonight will be... More 

Thank David W
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend for a meal on our anniversary and it was fantastic. The food was sublime, the service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely return!

Thank chrsjnkns
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From its decor to its menu, everything about The Spot struck me as simple, comfortable, free of fussiness. Oh, and the food was excellent. So too was our waitress. The Spot is set in a great location on a happening street in downtown La Jolla. Go there and enjoy.

Thank SoccerDad36
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. My wife and I just visited The Spot for the very first time while vacationing in La Jolla and we loved it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quick lunch at the spot was well taken. The burger that I ordered was cooked as requested and the garlic fries were not overwhelming. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. I recommend it.

Thank Bvlbaseball
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to a well known restaurant up the street. So we only had modest expectations. However, The Spot exceeded those on every level. I had the swordfish with green beans and parm garlic fries. The fish was thin cut with mango salsa, just right for me. The parm fries were outstanding and the green beans were... More 

Thank Jim9876543210
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had great bar and food was good but not great. We loved the fries with parmesan and garlic on it, so yummy. Burger and fish and chips was ok but not really tasty. Overall it was good if you are hungry.

Thank Armaghan M
San Carlos, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spot restaurant is always on my list of places to eat whenever I visit La Jolla. The food is great and the service if very friendly. The menu offers a wide variety of items from simple burgers to great steaks and even lobster. It may look like a bar from the outside but it is a family friendly place... More 

Thank Bigsurrunner
Baltimore, Maryland
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time at The Spot when vacationing in the area in the late 80s. I was in town with the family in July and stopped in for lunch. The service was good, and the salads were large and very tasty.

Thank Pat M
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

There are so many places to eat in this neighbourhood that it is almost impossible to choose. We went to the Spot because it is so close to our hotel and very glad we did. Our server, Nate, was friendly and attentive and made some excellent beer recommendations. The food was excellent, best steak I have had on our trip... More 

Thank Neil M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 459-0800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?