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Ocean Terrace and George's Bar

#242 of 3,951 Restaurants in San Diego
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1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA (Ivanhoe)
858-454-4244
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
George's

Always trust the chefs specials here... Lots of fresh flavors. Such a treat to eat upstairs on the patio and hear the crashing ocean waves!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SKBSKB
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La Quinta
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Baltimore
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only go if you like to dine looking at a construction site and enjoy the smell of caulk. They are building a new bar and really should not be open during construction. Food is average or below. However, service was excellent. Maybe during the day the water view makes up for it but at night, when you can't see the... More 

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1 Thank BaltimoreDiane
Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a Murphy’s law dining experience. My girlfriend and I were walking around La Jolla and decided to stop in here for a drink and an appetizer. We told the hostess that we wanted to have a drink and an appetizer. We were initially told that we could only sit at the bar or the high-top tables if we... More 

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1 Thank catchyjingle
La Quinta
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always trust the chefs specials here... Lots of fresh flavors. Such a treat to eat upstairs on the patio and hear the crashing ocean waves!

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Thank SKBSKB
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Food is first rate and setting is spellbinding with ocean, shoreline and sea cliff views. The roof top terrace is al fresco while the Bar is indoors and has large windows facing the same view. Valet parking and online reservations recommended. go online to review the menu and see video of the place and the views. don't miss this one

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Thank RDPII
Centennial, Colorado
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Had lunch here during our Thanksgiving visit in La Jolla. had the fish tacos and they were great, plus a great ocean view. What more could you want?

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Calgary
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My hubby & I were driving through to L.A. & were advised to stop here! Boy are we glad we did! We got there at opening 11:00am & got a choice seat. The food (Chicken caesar salad & spaghetti with clams) was delicious. They could have served up stale bread only & we would have been just as happy as... More 

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Thank Halby
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place was great! Our server knew the menu inside and out, although he disappeared at the end of our meal and we had to ask a busser to bring him back. We had an excellent, local IPA...can't remember what it was, but it was so easy drinking for an IPA. I had the Sesame Crusted Tombo, which was absolutely... More 

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Thank Tara Y
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Maybe it was the weather...but it was cloudy and our table, while outside, I could not even really appreciate the ocean (and we were just one over from the balcony tables). The food was delicious, but prices certainly inflated for the view, which was only okay unless you have the tables up against the railing.

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Thank Sarah C
Ketchum, Idaho
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have been to George's rooftop terrace several times many years ago... we were just in La Jolla this past weekend visiting with friends for a wedding so I thought this would be a great lunch spot for east coasters. It was just as I remembered - beautiful views, very enjoyable lunch options, and friendly staff. We were very lucky... More 

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Euless, Texas
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Just visited October 20th. Our hopes to catch the sunset but the way the restaurant is facing, it is impossible to see from either the Terrace or the bar. I imagine you won't catch the sunset the rest of winter, so, be advised. That's fine because the view of the ocean is spectacular. We did catch the seal odor from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA
    (Ivanhoe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-454-4244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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