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George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680 (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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view is amazing on the terrace, but the food was mediocre. We had tuna, which was overcooked, dry, and very small. Some of the other meals looked good.

Thank Petra4_11
The Woodlands, Texas
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199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The outdoor patio level is worth the wait, especially if you get an ocean side table. You are looking over the iconic La Jolla cove. Watching the surfers, seals, and beachgoers while you enjoy the mixologist's fresh and delicious concoctions. Service was OK, but definitely not rushed. Food was delicious, burgers, fish tacos, and actually very reasonable for the real... More 

Thank steveberry2020
Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommended by friends. Didn't disappoint. We dined at the California Modern-- there are three different restaurants all part of George's. Wonderfully attentive wait staff, great wine list, food was fabulous. The views were fantastic too. We grabbed a drink first at the very top (outside) before dining inside at our restaurant.

Thank CBAmom
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coming here and sitting on the rooftop it's romantic, fun, and more recently remodeled. Go in the afternoon evening and catch the sunset! Food is definitely NOT worth the price. It is just so so BUT the drinks are great, the view is great and there is always a vibrant atmosphere!

Thank necessaryluck
Loreto, Mexico
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fun experience we all had at George's when we sat at the bar (think it was on the first level) and sampled and watched the talented Mixologist create incredible, creative cocktails for us. He was a delight to watch and his drinks were delicious. Also ordered a 4 course appetizer that we ate at the bar. The whole... More 

Thank Beverlee B
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

George's has three levels - Fine dining Level 1, Cocktails Level 2, and Casual-Upscale Outdoor Patio Level 3. What a view, and the food was great. As was the service. A friend told us this was a "must-do," and we are glad we did. Reservations strongly recommended.

Thank Cindy L
Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean - lazy cool sea breeze - awesome atmosphere - very attentive staff - food out of this world crazy good - best lunch spot on Planet Earth - I could stay there for hours - it's a very hot spot so call ahead for reservations at least 90 minutes before you arrive - they... More 

Thank LouisB1954
Mexico City, Mexico
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people told us that this was a tourist trap, they were right, the food is average, although the 2nd floor view of the sea is very good, but there are other restaurants nearby better than this one, we had a rough time trying to decide our plates on the menu.

Thank K8RdeC
Morristown, New Jersey
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read contradictory reviews of George's, but we had a wonderful time. We ate at the California Modern level of the restaurant. From the start, the experience was exceptional. The sourdough wheat bread was steaming when we split it open, and it had a great crispy crust. Our starters, grilled octopus and snapper crudo, were among the best we... More 

Thank Ken07960
Camas, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively place with delicious food. Generous servings of fresh, creative food. A local gem. We were actually too full to have dessert! We'll just have to go back.

Thank AnnSusanAnn

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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, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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 92037-3680
  • 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. We offer three distinct restaurant and bar concepts – one fine dining and two casual – with stunning ocean views and award-winning cuisine.

Known for its splendid rooftop setting, 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. Featuring all the classics and innovative modern creations, like the signature Sea3, Level2 offers a variety of cocktails well-suited to any taste.

On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring seasonally-driven California cuisine. Guests are invited 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?