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Marine Room

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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2000 Spindrift Dr., San Diego, CA 92037 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
+1 858-459-7222
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, you're reading the title of the review and I know what you’re thinking and it’s not that. (smile) My wife and I had the chance to partake of the breakfast buffet Friday before Valentine’s Day. As is the case with many places in San Diego parking is limited but they’re happy to valet for $10. Once inside, you instantly... More 

Thank Greg S
San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to The Marine Room for a nice dinner for my son's birthday. Told the waiter that we were there on a recommendation and that it was my son's birthday. The waiter was quite cold and didn't smile one time during the entire meal. After the main meal was done, the waiter brought out a dessert assortment with a candle... More 

Thank gbriest
La Jolla, California
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view is always magnificent. However the level of noise and intense cold air blasting on my shoulders really affected my level of satisfaction. The food, however, was delicious and presentation delightful.

Thank AniM2000
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went after the sun had gone down sadly, but that did not take away from the magic of this restaurant. You arrive wondering if you're in the right place, but once you enter and go down the main stair case you know you most certainly are. We started off with crab cakes and they we're unbelievable. I am very... More 

Thank gabriellestephens25
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"Perfect fish" is fresh caught but The Marine Room facing the waters of La Jolla Shores takes the freshest ingredients and cooks the to perfection and presents them beautifully with nuances foams and coulis to subtly enhance their natural character. Seared ahi perfect temperature. The pacific swordfish was sweet and moist. Each dish a work of art. Good recommendations of... More 

Thank Mark W H
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on the beach. Would never getting zoning approval for its location these days. A large elegant indoor dining room right on the beach. Service was impeccable and a good food selection. Very well presented and great tastes. Would definitely come back if in the San Diego area.

Thank Peter W
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marine Room is a most romantic restaurant, but not at high tide! We have eaten here many times, but never at high tide breakfast. The place was crowded, but is well-run. Our reservations weren't ready, but we understood because people linger at a buffet brunch. The food was excellent, as expected, but not as extensive as most expensive brunches... More 

Thank techbear
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marine room is pretty much what you'd expect from a white linen establishment. The main attraction to this place is their location, right on the sand. I came with a crowd so, we had a variety of their fare. I had the Seared Ahi and my wife had the filet mignon done barely pink. The appetizers were mushroom bisque... More 

Thank Ted G
San Diego, California
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant week menus can be great or just ok. In this case the menu was better than most options including upgrades. However the upgrades result in full price. I would prefer to have the regular menu and possibly a better experience. Any night the view is beautiful especially for those who are seated by windows by arriving earliest for dinner.... More 

Thank Donna c
San Diego, California
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334 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of San Diego's finest dining establishments. My wife & I made early reservations to ensure we got a view and were rewarded with a window seat. The food and service are exquisite, and the wine list is expansive enough for all tastes. Parking is at a premium, so valet, Lyft or Uber to get there. This... More 

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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
$25 - $100
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Spindrift Dr., San Diego, CA 92037
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-7222

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