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94th Aero Squadron

#354 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123-1505 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday brunch is absolutely amazing. There's such a variety of foods to try. The eggs Benedict was great. The teriyaki salmon melted in my mouth. The desserts are endless. I recommend pacing yourself to try a little of everything. The bottomless mimosas was a true selling point for the price. Well worth the $30 per person. Believe me I... More 

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to this chain in over 20 years when it closed in Orlando. This dinner brought me back. Looks and feels like the way I remembered. The group was 50-60 adults for a weekday dinner. The style of French country farm house over looking the executive airport is unique and cozy even in a group setting. Service was super... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for Sunday brunch again and we knew this time to make sure to have reservations before hand. We made them for noon and surprisingly, it wasn't too busy from the looks outside. Not too many people waiting for tables because they were all able to be seated. I'm still baffled how they have the buffet line set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I used to come here when I lived in San Diego 10 years ago. I was so excited to learn they still did Sunday brunch with the same excellent spread and champagne, and to share it with my husband.

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Thank Lindsay P
Spring Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We are faithful customers of the 94th Aero Squadron. Each year San Diego holds 2 "Restaurant Weeks" that have included the 94th Aero Squadron and we go every year. Each time we have company, we've taken them to the 94th for Sunday brunch. In former times, the 94th has offered one of the most stupendous Sunday brunches in town. Most... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have been here for previous brunches. It is a great alternative to Humphrey's if you are looking to save some money on brunch. Go early since there is not a lot of room for the brunch line and it gets crowded.

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Weilerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great food, good sized portions, the freshly backed bread loaf is wonderful!! A bit high in price, so it's not someplace to go on a whim. There was a wedding happening in the garden the evening my husband, adult son and I visited. Husband and son are aviation buffs -- so they enjoy looking at the decorating items. Wanted to... More 

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Thank HollyBerryElf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Sunday brunch on holiday weekend - really glad we booked as the wait list was out of the door by some way! Buffet was kept well-stocked and the service was good. Food was tasty, drinks flowed and a reasonable price ($29.95 all you can eat for adults). Quirky and fun atmosphere with the aircraft/WW1 aviation theme too.

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Thank Chimpy28
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a nice restaurant with a very interesting theme, and the food and service is very good. However, on Mother's Day it was oversold and the crowds were crushing. I would not recommend going again unless they did a better job in pacing the reservations. The crowd and confusion was very unappetizing.

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Thank Rick S
San Marcos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Built as a WWI theme, 94th Aero Squadron is a fun place to visit. They have headphones at some of the booths and you can listen to traffic at the tower at Montgomery Field next door. We had great Service and the food was delicious. We also love to go here for the Sunday Brunch. They put on quite a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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 92123-1505
    (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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