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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 - 10:00 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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320 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank TheAnvil
San Diego, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The mushroom bisque is exquisite. I need to figure out how to make it so I can enjoy it more frequently!!! The macadamia crusted barramundi was done to perfection. And the cactus pear sorbet in the dessert trio rocked! My husband had the crab timbale and the scallops and prawn - very good, but I think my meal was better.... More 

Thank Cora W
United States
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232 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a published article of BUCKET LIST things to do in San Diego and going to the high tide breakfast at the Marine Room is one of them. I hadn't been to the Marine Room in probably 25 years, so I was glad to see that it had been renovated in that time to a more modern, light and... More 

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San Diego
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in San Diego and your timing is right, go for a high tide breakfast, Don't miss it! Check the website for the dates and go early for window seating and a leisurely approach to an extensive buffet. Spectacular buffet, impeccable service, lovely setting, but above all, that beautiful ocean and the views out to sea. This restaurant... More 

Thank SpringValleyCarol
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is normally a 5 star experience was anything but that on Christmas eve. The Marine room is all about location, location, location. Just be aware that when the restaurant is full, they have special seating up above by the fish tank with excellent ocean view. They ruined our Christmas eve view by making us sit at the bar. When... More 

Thank Kyle S
Woodinville, Washington
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice experience at the Marine Room. We had not been in years and were delighted that the food was better than we remembered. But really... you go for the view. Right on the beach with the waves crashing around you! At night they have big spotlights shining on the water. The birds gather there to catch... More 

Thank Mzdsny
Encinitas, California
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on Christmas Day so we wanted it to be special and it truly was, in every way. Exec Chef Bernard Guillas prepared a sumptuous meal with precision, and plated it as a work of art. Every bite was superb. I hate elk, prepared with many morsels of vegetables so the plate felt like an adventure. My husband had... More 

Thank Patty8888
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Came with a group of 4 to Marine Room for SD Restaurant week in September 2016. Only the SDRW pre fixe menu was available that week throughout the whole restaurant (which made ordering easy!). Reservation at 7:30, seated around 8pm at a window seat near the water... beautiful. I ordered salmon ($40), the other 3 at the table ordered filet... More 

Thank PattieBee
Jakarta, Indonesia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We convened in La Jolla pretty much from all corners of the globe to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had dined at the Marine Room about 10 years ago, and had a wonderful experience, and this time, you can go back. The view is spectacular (if possible, reserve a seat at high tide), but even at low tide there is... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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580 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

When moving up my reservation earlier, I got a great tip from the hostess. They open for dinner at 5:30 which is when I moved my reservation to and the bar opens at 4:30. If you get their early and check in, you are likely to get a window side table which we did. The bonus is you can see... 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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?