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The Spot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-459-0800
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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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to come for a drink at the bar, or lunch/dinner. We actually spent last Thanksgiving here and ate off of the regular menu. The staff has always been very friendly and we likes it's casual laid back vibe.

Thank Lulubee66
Puyallup, Washington
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great place to eat at La Jolla! Cozy near the fireplace and enjoyed a light dinner with the Seared Ahi and the Fish Tacos. Went well with the Mojito and the dark beer:) Service was prompt and ver friendly!

Thank Chaching1197
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great choice for a reasonably priced classic diner - burgers, pizzas, salads etc. Nothing not too like.

Thank Lenp135
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for happy hour and enjoyed half price appetizers. The food was fine, our server seemed bored and unfriendly.

Thank aspen24
Farmington, Connecticut
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368 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We selected this place since it was close by and had lots of choices for dinner. We ordered a mithai drink that was very good and loaded with alcohol. We also ordered hamburgers, mac cheese with chicken and salmon. The hamburgers were large but too well done with no pink, the chicken was a breast but had grizzle and the... More 

Thank Rohrshack
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spot is a local place to grab dinner and a drink. Our table had french onion soup, salads, burgers, fries (really good), sweet potato fries, local beers, etc. An informal atmosphere right on the main street in La Jolla. Gets crowded on weekends. Enjoy!

Thank manger2
Branchville, New Jersey
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244 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a whim while walking the area and our experience couldn't have been better. The food came out quick and was absolutely delicious. The best part about the experience was how awesome the staff was to our 1.5 year old daughter. There were three families in our area in our area with young children and the staff was... More 

Thank Woohoo451
Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found The Spot and ordered Tequila and appetizers. The Onion rings were fantastic as was the shrimp. A nearby table had some amazing looking big burgers served. Reasonable for a La Jolla restaurant and tasty. Nice drinks. When we finished we noticed the rain had stopped and proceeded to go down and watch the seals at the beach.

Thank John S
Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Located on La Jolla main street this is a great place for lunch. Soup and sandwiches are great and can be taken in combo half & half

Thank WombatBen
toms river nj
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant I like. Not too fancy cozyand inviting. Great menu choices. Had the jambalaya it was great spicy but not too spicy. Would definetly go back again.

Thank berky11

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 858-459-0800

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