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94th Aero Squadron

#413 of 3,785 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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San Marcos, California
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank EricStarcher1974
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Thank cetecea
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The buffet is wonderful, the beer cheese soup is great, as is the onion soup, only sad thing is, not enough of it, even if you order the bowl!

Thank Angie A
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Sunday Brunch is fabulous. I always start o with the create your own pasta. The move toward the crab legs with hit butter. Get there early as it gets crowded!

Thank Kenneth H
Temecula, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good. The buffet area can be a bit cramped. Part of the restaurant is pretty cute and then one room is big and ugly with crappy chairs (our party was large) so that's where we were seated. They charged us for sprites for the kids (we didn't know they weren't included) and the waiter only refilled... More 

Thank Julie A
San Diego, California
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We started with the french onion soup. Lot's of cheese, tasty broth and a few onions but it was ruined with their "leftover" cracked wheat bread that detracts from the dish itself. They serve this bread with every meal in a little loaf form. It's tasty and compliments the meal, but should not be used in the soup. I ordered... More 

Thank Howard R
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant -excellent food and great wine -restaurant is in the middle of businesses so u won't expect finding such a relaxing atmosphere but u do -has great decor of reminiscent of WWII will be coming back.

Thank TLzuniga
San Luis Obispo, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Drove from Manhattan Beach especially for Lunch here at The 94th Aero Squadron. It is located across from a small airfield love the setting with the aircraft and outside dining area, Service was excellent and meal was worth the journey.

Thank areyathere
Antioch, California
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife ordered the steak kabob, I ordered the linguine with scallops and shrimp....the steak was not tender or very tasty, however the linguine was quite good. We ordered the butter lettuce salad with blue cheese and a very nice light dressing, it was very good as well. The issue was the service provided by our waiter; he forgot to... More 

Thank Michael F
El Cajon, California
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

94th Aero is full of rich history. The decor will make you feel like you've stepped into time, you will also hear actual WWI radio communication while visiting the restroom. Time memorabilia are displayed throughout the restaurant and even the back patio. Aside from history they offer an amazing Sunday brunch! Omelet station, carving station, fruits, salads, entrees, desserts and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $60
American, Seafood
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-6771
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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