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The Spot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
(858) 459-0800
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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No City
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large portions of very good,food. Right on the Main Street close to hotels. Recommend by several locals we spoke with

Thank Janet G
Syracuse, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at the spot restaurant for a quick lunch while shopping in La Jolla. The lunch menu is very good and the service was quick and pleasant. My wife got a cup of soup and a half a sandwich. For only 9.95 that was a good deal. I ordered iced tea to drink and it was as good as the... More 

Thank chris13209
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BEST pizza I have ever eaten, literally me and husband stuffed our faces for 20 dollars. I will say they need more servers, they had one server for the whole restaurant at 12:30 pm.

Thank TravelingBarbie96
Norco, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to The Spot a few times in the last almost 30 years. Its a good spot for pizza, sandwiches, etc. My wife and I stopped in today for a light lunch. The grilled chicken, berry salad was really good. We split the salad and a fresh bagel roll Both were really good. Service was good with friendly... More 

Thank tmiller253
Sidney, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere for an early light supper on a warm and somewhat humid evening and The Spot nicely filled the bill. At 6 pm on a Friday night it was not too busy and I was seated by a window - nice breeze and was able to watch the action along Prospect. I had originally thought to... More 

Thank lanlubber2015
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant bills itself as one of the oldest in La Jolla, It's uniqueness ends there. The food was lackluster, and the service was average. I would recommend passing on this place,as historic value does not translate into the experience.

Thank plucky017
Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a local bar that sells excellant food.staff always friendly and welcoming.the lamb chops are a must.

Thank patricia s
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
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?