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“If you're looking for a picturesque setting...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Babcock & Story

Babcock & Story
Ranked #36 of 101 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“If you're looking for a picturesque setting...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

As a traveller I know I'm always looking for that location that really makes a great memory. In San Diego, that place is the patio of Babcock and Story. Picture the sun just above the horizon, maybe 20 minutes before setting into the crashing waves of the ocean as you sip your glass of Pinot Grigio. Now add to that the laughter of all the people having fun on the beach, 20 feet in front of you and you have the perfect memory of your trip to San Diego. It feels like you are in a postcard. I've also experienced this place at breakfast, equally as breathtaking. Find parking on the street, there is plenty, bring change for the meter. Why? Because even with validation there is a parking fee in the area of $13 dollars. Money better spent on a drink in my opinion.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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St. John's, Nl Canada
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great store with lots of variety”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

You can find anything you want here from kitchen items to seaside collectables. Just love it and the prices are pretty reasonable.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Service is ok but the food is great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The goat cheese & pesto appetizer with warm bread. AMAZING!!! Drinks are weak and the place is loud but the food is worth going.

Visited December 2012
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Thank mbanes
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Washington, DC
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Convenient but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

Didn't notice that the Starbucks coffee was that much more expensive, but the pastries were insanely expensive. Pretty much the resort prices that you would expect. Would definitely agree with others that the short walk up the road to Cafe 1134 is totally worth it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dogfish60min
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Coronado, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pay Double for Starbucks just because its in the Hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Instead of paying $4 for a Starbucks latte you pay $7.
Just because its in the Hotel. Pass on it and get way better coffee and service down the street at Cafe 1134 on Orange. Or if you insist on drinking Charbucks walk a few blocks down lovely Orange street and get the regular prices.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Garilla C
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