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George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618 (Ivanhoe)
+1 858-454-4244
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding cuisine and wine list. The service was professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Interesting use of unusual ingredients. Local and fresh ingredients perfectly combined and prepared.

Thank Brent C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great happy hour and and food.Could not beat the views overlooking the cove. The service was outstanding Sam the manager was a pleasure to talk to and runs a great place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While at LaJolla Cove we decided to stop and have an early afternoon drink and some tapes, George's was just a walk away from the cove. We walked up to the upper deck bar, could not sit in deck dinning area without a reservation and having dinner, do the bar was next to area. Beautiful view of the coastal area!... More 

Thank silleco
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While you're visiting La Jolla, this is a great place to have either lunch or dinner. Head to the outdoor dining above and you'll have a great view of the ocean. Not sure if they still have the steak salad for lunch, but if so, it's delicious!!

Thank OdysseusTheCat
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Locally sourced cuisine is excellent. Everything we had was wonderful. Bring a full wallet though, you're gonna need it.

Thank TravelerXYZ2015
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful view outside eating is great. Food is average but worth it for the view. Enjoyed the view fun atmosphere.

Thank lew246
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came by for drinks and appetizers on a Monday at 4 and were told by pretentious servers that we had to order an entree each to get a decent table. Our group of 6 would have probably spent at least $300 as we drink high end cocktails but we ended up going to Dukes where we received much better... More 

Thank calagirl
GeorgesLaJolla, General Manager at George's at the Cove, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, I am Shelly Britain, General Manager for the Ocean Terrace. First and foremost, I apologize for the experience that you received after you had chosen to join us for cocktails. Our mission at George's at the Cove is to provide an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests and so I am inclined to invite you back... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there for lunch today. Restaurant week menu fantastic. Fish tacos were amazing! Cerviche to die for. Lattes delicious. Leah was a wonderful server. Highly recommend!!!

Thank shariamelamed
Silver Spring, Maryland
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were recommened this place and it was so good. The fish tacos were amazing. The chips and salsa were excellent. I highly recommend this place when you are in La Jolla.

Thank SCDG1983
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently renovated with nice views and environment. Food is acceptable to good. Service is ok but can improve. I always go back to this place as I enjoy the relaxed environment and food.

Thank Edgardo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-4244
George's at the Cove is a renowned three-level dining destination located in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean and northern coastline. Considered the region's best rooftop dining, the popular George's Ocean Terrace - complete with a newly expanded and elevated bar - offers casual al fresco fare for lunch and dinner that is perfectly complemented by sweeping ocean views. Recently reinvented from floor to ceiling, the all-new George's Level2 - located on the second level - is elevating the craft of cocktails with housemade ingredients and handcut ice used in proprietary recipes and twists on the classics, along with unique punches, sours, coolers and more. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring nationally-acclaimed executive chef and partner Trey Foshee's seasonally-driven California cuisine. George's California Modern offers guests an opportunity to explore "San Diego on a plate" through a la carte or tasting menus inspired by the lifestyle, ingredients and sense of place that is San Diego. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to its fullest, George's at the Cove is an essential part of any visit to the region. Reservations and gift cards are available online.

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