94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

4.4
2827 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 Bottomless Champagne Brunch 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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DavidH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I regret, truly, having to write such a negative review on the Aero squadron. Been coming here for special occasions and family get together‘s from Wayback in the day. Unfortunately it’s just not what it used to be. The entrées are extremely overpriced and not served well. The prime rib, once known as The best in town, now is just a horribly prepared piece of sub standard meat. Appetizers by portion were small and again overpriced. Service was so so… Dinner rolls and bread were supposed to come with a meal… Never arrived. When I asked the waitress just kindly said “oh yeah I forgot”. She never offered to bring any Even then.

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CandyI
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If you have the money, it's a great place for a Mother's day brunch!

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Candice
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Mother's Day is shot I'm embarrassed from my mother!

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SchamellC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My children and I enjoyed ourselves. Reasonable price

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user78
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

MOTHERS DAY BUFFET !! I just want to start out by saying I’ve been coming her since I was a kid with my parents and was recently very disappointed. SERVICE: The service was amazing, staff were very friendly and on top of everything. Very quick with requests. FOOD: All of the food that was meant to be served HOT was cold. French toast, potatoes and sausage.The seafood was over cooked and tasted like chemicals...not very appealing, especially not for the price. $ 60 per person. I will say the omelettes were amazing but definitely not the only thing I wanted to eat!!

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CristinC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy spot. Great service and good food! Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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CandiceG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining. Excellent service. Had an amazing brunch

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Stach
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered rare served medium rare. Creamed corn was not hot more like warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I visited for brunch during our honeymoon. The ambiance is very casual and peaceful on the beautiful patio, which is flanked by the rose garden. The service was fantastic, our server, Manny (she/her), was attentive without being overbearing and the food was good. The decor is very cool and my husband was like a kid a candy store, running around taking photos. We will absolutely be back when we visit San Diego again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were regulars at 94th Aero Squadron prior to Covid19 and it was our favorite restaurant for family gatherings. The food was not the quality we had in the past. The French onion soup was bland when it had been the best we ever had. The creamed corn was little corn and to pasty. I had the tilapia and it was overcooked. It felt like the restaurant lost it top chefs during the shutdown.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Fair at best! Order wrong-Meat not cooked to specifications had to send it back, side of mushrooms was wrong.
Fair at best!

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TeresaJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4-6 special was delicious and well priced. We came in and it was quiet but the waitress mentioned that it had been quite busy earlier. The antiques are also cool.

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JoAnnS
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Service was Ok. Not the usual service which I know has to due with the COVID restrictions. Food was not that great either. Our food was served cold and had to return items.
We love this place and will return at a later time, but will wait awhile.

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KarenD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was bad- slow and had to ask for basic essentials that go without saying. Prices up and less to select from and smaller portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Been going there for over 30 years.

New owners have destroyed the rep Fred worked so hard to build. We’ve seen a steady decline the last couple of times we went under the new owners. This visit was the worst yet!

We won’t be back!!!

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Marc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Pleasant service. Had a ribeye steak. Ordered medium rare and was cooked appropriately but outside searing was more like a charring and really ruin the flavor of the steak for me.

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AnnaN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor eating, the lox and bagels lunch, the laid back environment and respectful wait staff, and watching small planes landing.

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vipLawrenceW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Reasonable price. We have the early bird dinner.

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JimM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, very nice view and ambience. Good food, 1/2 off wine Wednesdays is a great deal. Not wild about honeyed mint julip, too sweet. Service was very good. Well worth the trip!

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ChrisD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fresh horseradish for our prime rib was not the best, we had better. The food quality was OK, not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun eating experience. We always enjoy eating at this restaurant

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bucklister
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is good as ever. Server and cleanliness were very good. Prices have increased.

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Stephanie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The bottomless Champagne Sunday buffet brunch was much better than the current meal offerings. We expected much more for the prices of the meals.

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CheriC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother's there for brunch, it was perfect. You have to go the food was hot and delish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, lots of conversation items throughout he decor. The food is the star of the show.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. We could barely get a glass of water, let alone get our order taken. We were in there for almost 2 hours and left unsatisfied

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Buzzy
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed having luch or dinner at the 94th Aero Squadron. I am glad that the restaurant is now offerring brunch on Sundays! I am also happy that the dinner menu has not changed. My favorite entres' are still the menu.

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DavidH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent steaks in a fun atmosphere. Fun place to fly in.

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Maria
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service was very good. It is always a treat to see the memorabilia and antiques.

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erickr
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great services amazing food. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the table was ready right at 10:00 at our reservation time.

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LourdesS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good especially the fresh vegetables. The potatoes overcooked.

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RobinJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful meal, was a great date night, very good view

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Sandyeggo
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The server was great but the food was not. A medium rare steak was practically well done. The prime rib was served to my wife which half of it was fat. I added the crab stuffed shrimp and what I got was three medium shrimp wrapped in bacon with a little bit of crab in them and they were totally dry. Then for dessert we had what they call a brownie sundae which was a brownie on a plate with chocolate syrup on it and a scoop of ice cream the size of a quarter on top of it. I would like to say this was the highlight but it really wasn't that good either.
The last time I went to this restaurant was 20 years ago and now I remember why. And for Restaurant week that experience cost me $120 with tip for two people which was totally not worth it. No alcoholic beverages were purchased

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rosieme
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For restaurant week dining experience it was great - setting, meal choices & wine list more than worth the price. Very enjoyable time for our party of 4.

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NATALIEP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My husband and I went to 94th Aero Squadron during San Diego Restaurant Week and I have been here in the past and remember how good it was. Well, I don't know what to say or maybe this was due to COVID but my visit here was awful. I had ordered a glass of wine and I felt that my wine glass was dirty and stuff was floating around (could have been the wine). I had ordered the Beer and Cheese soup for my appetizer and my husband had ordered a wedge salad. They brought out his salad first and I was waiting for my soup, they had informed me that they were making a fresh pot, ok. By the time my entrée came, my prime rib was cold, my vegetables were cold and the Au Jus was cold. Now usually I don't send my food back but when all three were cold, I did. Oh then my soup arrives and remember they said that they were making a fresh batch, if it was fresh shouldn't it be hot, well guess what the soup was cold too. My entrée was returned to me hot and I was able to enjoy my meal so what. Funny thing to was when my husband had asked for more bread they brought back the basket with one roll in it and said they were heating up more, more never came and the roll was tough.
I hate to be negative about this is place, I love the ambiance and the brunches were quite nice. But for the $40 restaurant week price it wasn't worth it. I really hope COVID didn't ruin this place and if it did I wish them a speedy recovery. And hope to return one of these days for a better experience.

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French2020
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time since COVId all of us got together
Top sirloin two said was tough and my well done prime rib came to the table rare had to send it back while waiting ate potato s as bd by time meat came back out really salty so didn’t eat
Normally we always had fantastic meals there this was a first

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food wasn't worth the price. Atmosphere was dated. Had to send multiple glasses back. Dessert definitely came out of a box.

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Lovetoeatout
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and perfect setting. Very enjoyable dinner.

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WilM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Initially the help was attentive but it slacked off. the main course came before we were done with our appetizer. therefore the food was cold when got to it. That is if was ever warm. Had difficulty getting someones attention for a warm up on the coffee. Waited quite awhile to get the bill.

FAQs

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 560-6771.

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego is rated 4.4 stars by 2827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.