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About 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

For over 40 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, salad entrees,seafood chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet 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.

8885 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - FRiday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Ponderosa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 560-6771

Website:
http://www.94thaerosquadron.signonsandiego.com/

Entertainment:
D.J. & Dancing on Fridays from 6:00 pm until 1:30 am.
Singles Night with D.J. & Dancing on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Live Band July through October, every Thursday on the patios, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Parking Details:
Large lot with ample free parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Beautiful, unique banquet facilities for parties of 25 to 200. Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties, birthday & anniversary dinners, retirement celebrations, private luncheons, etc. Superb food, attentive service, and affordable prices.

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Casual (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (19)
Romantic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

We lived in San Diego for 25 years, and had heard of 94th Aero, but both advertising and experiences of friends were very sparse. We tried it the night before surgery at Sharp Memorial (we have lived 50 miles north of there for ten years now), and realized we had missed many nice meals. We will patronize 94th in the future when we are in the area.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Big, loud party in the adjacent bar made conversation VERY difficult.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After having a HORRIBLE family Thanksgiving dinner last year at the 94th Aero Squadron, we were asked to return for their Sunday Brunch to give them an opportunity to redeem themselves. This experience was also horrible. We had to ask FOUR different times before we were even given water. The food was overcooked, dry, and completely lacking in flavor. The only good thing that we ate was the carrot cake. We paid a ridiculous price for the HORRIBLE Thanksgiving meal, the Sunday Brunch is $33.95. WAY too much money for such a poorly prepared offering of food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner, service was excellent and the food was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food
Great ambiance

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is our latest visit to this store. Food was well prepared and service was very good. This was a quiet evening so it was a very pleasant experience. Prime Rib is their best dish and recommended. Avoid the weekend buffet as the hot food is still not kept hot. Also avoid any holidays as they have same problems with keeping the food hot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Restaurant had nice ambience. Food was very rich!! Service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I had dinner, I had the Panko Chicken, which was OK
Wife had a caesar chicken salad which was fine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a last minute decision to go to the 94th Aero Squadron. This was for my birthday and we originally planned to go to the Queen Mary Sunday Champagne Brunch, even though the ride is long to get there 2 1/2 hrs. However, traffic alerts prevented going. So then we thought the Hotel Del, didn't care for the price or the menu. We had a bad previous visit to the 94th Aero Squadron (20 years ago, not due to the food) and they had always been off the list of places to go. However, we decided to give it another try. The food was well displayed, and delicious. There was a decent available options to choose from and I had tried just about everything. The Omelet was well made and obviously fresh. The desert options were several, although I would like to see more diversity than different cakes. I tried 2 different cake slices and enjoyed them as did my husband enjoy the carrot cake and lemon meringue pie. Also, we booked the reservation just 2 hours prior to our time and there was no problem when we checked in. When we received the bill, we found out that there was an early bird price, so for 3 people we spent less than for 1 person at the Hotel Del. Definitely would recommend, the food is good, the atmosphere is wonderful. The Maître D, was friendly and genuine. Our server Joshua was readily available and eager to please. Definitely will be going back another time, and encourage local friends to go as well.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great, I feel that it's fairly priced. Romantic atmosphere with low lighting and candles

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was a great spot for the kick-off dinner for my Susan G. Komen 3-Day Team. The food and drinks were good and the staff was exceptionally accommodating in finding us a table where we were able to talk without interruption by a screaming child. Also, our waiter was great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The steaks were the best we’ve ever had but the waiter seemed kind of dazed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had a great time with my aunt catching up on life. Great job on my burger, I want another! Crème brûlée was also very tasty! I'm definitely addicted.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food. Very low lighting

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and drinks with a great ambiance. We will definitely be dinning there again.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love this restaurant. Great food and service, love the decor.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our third visit. We enjoy the outside dining that allows for our kids to run around in a confined space. The food and service have been great on all three visit.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was good except for the food.
I wouldn't recommend it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We are from Orange County but heard from a friend who had been there once that this was a great place to go, so we made the 2-hour drive to San Diego and it was well worth it. We arrived just as they were opening at 11 so there was no crowd. We enjoyed walking around the grounds, looking at all the WW I memorabilia, planes, etc and taking lots of pictures. We could not believe the reasonable price for a wonderful lunch buffet with a carving station - beef, ham, turkey, as well as DELICIOUS meat lasagna, chicken enchiladas, salads, a wide variety of fruit and dessert. We heard the Sunday buffet is really excellent so we'll definitely go back and will highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server Zack was great, food always great, the creamed corn is amazing.
We went on a hot evening and the ac could either not combat it or they did not want to cool the restaurant down. Only thing bad there. Overall one of my favorite restaurants. It is beside a local airport so you can watch small aircraft coming and going, they even have headsets where you can listen to the tower.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waitress was overwhelmed, plates were left uncleared for a long period of time, champagne was filled at a very slow pace, she mentioned having other tables outside and causing her to be delayed. At the end she made it very ackward when you reviewed the check/bill in front of us. My out of town guests and I got the impression she was reviewing the tip amount. My suggestion get more staff and teach the servers to review the check away from the customers.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

WE had a lovely time All were satisfied with food, service
and ambiance

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Sunday buffet is plentiful and well done. The food is all above par although not gourmet, but good value for the price. The prices have gone up in recent years but if you go before 10AM you get a few dollars off.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Cheryl (Bubbles) has consistent customer service and we missed her today.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome food,service and ambience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I've intended to try 94th Aero Squadron for years and we finally got around to it - what a treasure we've been missing out on! The food and service were wonderful. We started with the calamari which was very nicely prepared. The traditional cocktail sauce was a nice change of pace from what most places are offering. We followed up the appetizer with the coconut shrimp and the petite prime rib - both wonderful, though the creamed corn definitely paired better with the prime rib. We also both tried a soup - me, the French onion (delicious) and my spouse the creamy asparagus (quite good). Our child enjoyed the macaroni and cheese which they kindly agreed to serve with a side of broccoli instead of the regular fries. My spouse took the little one out to explore the grounds while we waited for our food and she loved seeing the planes, ducks, and some toads they found hopping about. Combined with the aeronautical decorations inside and her favorite meal, our daughter was one happy kiddo which definitely makes for a more enjoyable outing for the parents, too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food great service one of our favorite places to go wonderful evening

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had an enjoyable family get-together and they were able to accommodate our group size Some of the dishes were very good and some like my prime rib were tasteless. Service was good but a little spotty. We had to track down the server a couple of times especially for more drinks and water. It's a very good central meeting spot when you have people coming in from various parts of the county.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Lunch buffet overall was pretty good. A variety of food, salad, soup, Lasagne, Chicken enchiladas, Swai, and a carving station which offered prime rib, turkey, and ham. The turkey was moist and tasty, while the beef was a bit dry and overlooked. Desserts varied. The fresh fruit was sweet. The waitress was efficient and friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Chose to come here for brunch after our previous reservation in Pt. Loma fell through. We had been here years before but had forgotten how great this place is! Great value ($26/each for brunch) with bottomless champagne if that's your thing. Carving station, omelette station, crepe station, everything fresh and tasty. Staff very attentive and super nice.

Ambiance is cozy and has kind of a French farmhouse feel to it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We've been here many times in the past and I don't remember it being this bad. The steaks tasted like they were the cheap meat you find at Vons. They tasted like they cooked them earlier in the day then warmed them up for dinner.
The bathroom was unattended because when I went in someone had a huge problem with #2...it was all over the place...I told the manager and he acted like it was an every day thing...oh, okay we'll take care of it...and acted like it was no big deal.
Unlikely to go back any time soon. Too many other places to try.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Such a cute place! The food was excellent and service was great. Loved the feel of the place, very unique

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been going to the 94th for years. I prefer the prime beef, while my wife loves the salmon. The service is always exceptional. With reservations, we are usually seated within 5 minutes. We also enjoy the ambiance, it's a lot of fun!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Such a unique dining venue. We received great service and loved the food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not bad, not good, middle of the road on all counts

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server wasn't friendly, kind of sarcastic. The main dish came out while we were still eating our appetizer so I felt rushed. The restaurant smelled like smoke and almost ruined the ambiance. Overall, cool restaurant and great food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was not our first visit to 94th Aero Squadron and as has been the case in the past, we were not disappointed by the food! The service could have been a bit more efficient, particularly in the way of drink refills and the 1/8 full pitcher of lukewarm au jus served with the prime rib was a bit dismaying. When I asked, I was brought more and this time it was hot. I just felt that was not up to par with the rest of the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had dinner with group of friends all but one of us liked our dinner and they comped the other dinner which was nice. Enjoy going there on restaurant week. Love the french onion soup!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Best Mahi Mahi we've had in years. Prime rib was done just right. Crab stuffed shrimp was very good too. Service was excellent. Went during Restaurant Week for $30 per person. We will definitely be back for other dining choices.

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