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94th Aero Squadron

#383 of 3,817 Restaurants in San Diego
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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The short ribs were out of this world they fell apart with a fork, the prime rib melted in your mouth and the coconut shrimp and the sauce were excellent. We would highly recommend this place.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't even get to sit down because of the poor attitude of the host and his assistant. Arrived to the restaurant at 4:45 and was told 20-30 min wait without a reservation with a very smug tone. 45 minutes later a couple came in without a reservation and was seated right away due to having an "in" with the host.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reviewing about a dozen restaurant menus for Restaurant Week 2017, we chose four. One was the 94th Aero Squadron. The name was intriguing but the menu options had us salivating. We had reservations and were seated almost immediately. Place was very busy for a Tuesday evening, so we figured we had chosen well. Outdoor ambiance was enhanced with well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us tried this place during Restaurant Week, looking forward to a nice meal. The place has a nice ambiance but I was disappointed in the meal. I ordered the sirloin and the vegetable side. The meat was so tough to I had to ask for a steak knife. It was difficult to chew and I left half on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch with the wife today. We had the buffet and it was great. $14.99 and on Wednesdays they usually have meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Plus they had chicken in a tomato cream sauce. Plus fish and a carving station with beef, turkey and ham. They have a salad bar and desserts. Really tasty.

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San Diego, California
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177 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant based on a WW I French chalet theme. Quite nice - Eddie Rickenbacker's hat in the ring is even etched on the mirror in the bar. The food here is exquisite, as is the service. It's tucked away near office parks and Montgomery Field. Definitely worth considering for an evening of good food - with far... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Their food was amazing! The bacon wrapped scallops, crab stuffed shrimp, and tiramisu were exquisite. I can't say enough good about them. Will definitely go back.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for quite awhile, we saw it on Restaurant Week so we figured it would be a good time to try it. They have a Prix Fixe menu for Restaurant Week $30 per person. For an appetizer I had the wedge salad with fresh bacon crumbles, tomatoes and blue cheese... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The Sunday brunch is amazing! the atmosphere is relaxed and classy. the food was top-notch. Kids will love this place for the kid friendly foods but adults will love the carving station, Fajita Station, Pasta made to order, omelet bar, and crepe station. It is pricey at $40 a person for Brunch on holidays (We went on Christmas Morning) but... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

WARNING: Do NOT dine here for Christmas or any holiday. My mother was visiting from out of state to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband & me. We decided to try the 94th for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. The best thing we had was the coffee. Edouardo was a great server. The buffet was cramped and poorly situated. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
    (Ponderosa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-6771
Description
For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL's CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.

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