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All reviews club sandwich cinnamon rolls french toast lobster soup bayside bar ate here full menu the wait staff great place for breakfast gravy booth margarita
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn on 7/24-26/2020. We ate breakfast at this sweet cafe. We had the best waitress both times but I didn't get her name. I felt so bad for her, while we were there she had several people...complain about the coupon deal from the hotels (which she had no control over). And a family of 5 walked off with all the receipts, so in other words without paying. She was still so pleasant to us and on the second day remembered what our order was and gave us some extra attention. Sorry I didn't get her name. Oh, and the French toast and cinnamon roll were both delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

This review is for the Bayside Bar, a bar/pub restaurant, co-located with the Point Loma Café. When the Point Loma Café is closed, which is often, the Bayside provides the same menu options as the café. We stayed at the Holiday Inn, and had dinner...here on Dec 6. Service was good; food was good with large portions. As it was inclement, the outside dining area was closed. We had for dinner, a club sandwich, a Kobe burger, water and a margarita; total $39.37 w/tax before tip. Not a bad dining option.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

This restaurant is right on the Holiday Inn property which makes it super convenient when you're staying. It's a nice restaurant with a pretty solid menu. Each of the three of us tried different entrees and they were all good but nothing great. The portions...were nice and the food was well prepared. Service was a bit slow on this particular night, which was strange as it wasn't crowded. The wait staff was all very nice though. You cannot really go wrong eating here but there are likely better options if you have the time and inclination to wander a bit.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

Ate here with restaurant.com.. A solid sandwich, a good tortilla soup and a comfy booth adjacent the marina and part of the Holiday Inn complex. A good choice if in the area...

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

This place is located near Holiday Inn across from the harbor. We opened up a tab and the friendly bartender got our drinks and we told him we’d be on the patio.We were checked on often and our food was ordered from the bartender and...brought to our table.Some of the outdoor seating had fire rings and even though not cold outside these were a nice touch. I had Mac and cheese with lobster.Great choice,the pasta was creamy and the bits of lobster tasted perfect.My wife seldom has a chance for Monte Cristo sandwiches but they have them here.She orders them when she can and says this one was one of the better ones. When we come back,we will eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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PointLomaCafe, Manager at Point Loma Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food, service and our atmosphere! We look forward to seeing you when you return to San Diego, Lynn

Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We were staying at the holiday inn and were tired from a day of travel with a 1 year old so we opted to not go far and eat here. I had read the reviews and they were all good. Our experience was far from...that! The cafe was closed but were serving at the bayside bar right next door. We selected a table and asked for a high chair. We had to ask 2 other times before the waiter finally brought us one. It took forever to order, get our food and check. The food was pretty decent once we did get it, except for my sons grill cheese. It came out hard as a rock and cold. Since it had taken forever in the first place we made do. There was plenty of staff it appeared and they all seemed discombobulated. I understand waiting when it’s busy but it wasn’t that busy and a majority of people were just having cocktails. From when we sat down till when we left it was 1 hour 45 minutes. The people around us having food were experiencing the same issues. Not sure what the issues were or just an off day as the other reviews are all good....I would not return myself and do not recommend this place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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PointLomaCafe, Manager at Point Loma Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2019

Dear flyin4free, Thank you for taking the time to let us know that your experience with us was less than what you had expected. I sincerely apologize. I tried to retrieve your check do more research but was unable to do so. If you have...More

Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn Bayside for a few nights and had 3 breakfasts here. The hotel gave a coupon which gave 30 dollars off the bill and the kids ate free so we had an amazing breakfast each day for 5 of...us for 20 dollars! Brilliant selection of food and the service was brilliant. Of particular mention was one of the waitresses Irene. She was fantastic! One of our kids is a really fussy eater and she was so good and patient with him. It made a good experience an excellent one!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Bayside and found the Point Loma café closed when we went to eat dinner, so we went to the Bayside Bar, which is co-located with the PL café. The bar offers a full menu and service was very good....For our meal, we had a Calamari appetizer, 2 special sandwiches with fruit, a ½ sandwich, and 2 cups of soup and for drinks a coke, a tea and a margarita. Total with tax before tip was $83.55. A little high, but service was good, food was delicious and a nice view of the pool area. This is a good option when the PL café is closed.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

We went there on looking for a good breakfast. They use Farmer brothers product which makes great coffee and other products. Enjoyed very much.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Lynn C, Manager at Point Loma Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

So glad that you enjoyed it. Please come again!

Reviewed June 1, 2019

We were staying at the Holiday Inn Bayside before heading on a cruise. The Holiday Inn had two restaruants onsite. So when we arrived we were very hungry we had lunch luch on the patio on the pubside. Mike was our server and he was...awesome. So funny and great to talk to after fly day. He was very personable. Felt like we had known him for ages. We liked him so much we came back for dinner. Lunch & dinner were both excellent. My only complaint would be the calamari was the blandest I have ever had. But hey some people like that. The drinks were perfectly made & mixed. They have a beautiful patio to sit on. We kind of ordered a few dishes and all shared. FlatBread Pizza was really good! Dinner we sat inside how it was a little cooler that evening. It was very busy seemed like even the locals liked this spot! We had Fish Tacos, Seafood pasta & Chowder. There Chowder is one of the bests! The evening Bartender was Tony. Another awesome employee. The next morning we figured why not have breakfast as well. Again incrdible service deleicious food and really good coffee. They also had us in and out in not time at all!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Lynn C, Manager at Point Loma Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write and for mentioning some of our staff by name. They get rewarded when this happens! So happy that you enjoyed the food and service. Please come again!

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Good Morning Anne, I apologize for the delay in responding. I was on vacation & it appears that no one answered your question. We are on the same block as the Best Western; just past the city parking lot. We do not have a... More
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