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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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Sat 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Scenic View (20)
Casual (19)
Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Business Meals (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Arrived at 12:15 for a 12:30 Sunday brunch reservation. We were seated right away with no problem. Got in line for the buffet just to find everything half empty and lukewarm at best. The omelette station and pasta station were good because they were made to order. The rolls were stale and nothing was replaced in the hour fifteen minutes we were there. Did not think that was a good sign since the brunch runs until 2:00 pm.
The desert table was so sloppy looking and picked over it did not even look appetizing. All in all I would not go back for the $32 price tag.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was a very good experience dining here again for Sunday Brunch/Lunch. It had been several years since I was there brunch. It is always crowded to the max so it behooves you to make a reservation. You will most likely still have to wait past your reservation time though. Parking is always tight here but the owner/manager came out and showed us we could park in the Health and Human Services parking lot. The waitstaff - Kelly - was very good and polite. The chef's on the grill were also nice and polite. The only thing I saw that was a bit eh was the guy who was putting out crab legs - he did not care if he was overfilling the space and that valuable food was falling to the floor. It was shameful how he consistently just packed it on and walked away. Other than those small things, it was great. Love that they have bottomless champaign here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I went here a few times years ago, I always thought the decor theme was charming and liked the outside area in the back, it is nice area to take photos with your guests. At this visit the brunch buffet food was good and all the dessert selections looked delicious. I liked the unlimited champagne/sparkling cider and our server was very pleasant and attentive. I feel there could be more salad topping offerings and was disappointed that the crepe station did not make fresh crepes, they just warmed up a pre-made crepe. But I was surprised at the noise level, I know Sunday brunch is very popular and busy, but I don't remember it being so loud in the restaurant before. Maybe it was because the football playoff game was on the TV? But at this visit it would be difficult to converse with anyone at your table unless they were right next to you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was seated immediately and served quickly. Food was very hot when delivered and presentation and taste were exceptional.

There was almost too much food, but certainly great value for the price!

I’m sure I’ll visit again.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It had been awhile since I dined at the 94th.
The service was exceptional. The ambience was lovely.
The food was another story.
The fettuccine was sticky, but the real disappointment was that the shrimp and especially the scallops were over cooked.
It was my new boyfriend’s birthday.
He didn’t finish his meal.
I was embarrassed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Prices have increased, but still good food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy the brunch at this restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious . There are lots of options. We particularly love eating outdoors where out kids can run around and look at the animals and airplanes. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful family "end of the year dinner" Food was excellent, service was very good. Had a good time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch had a lot of options including crab legs and several custom hot stations. The down side was it was extremely crowded and not mich space to move around the food areas.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I were there to celebrate our 4th year anniversary, our 1st time there and great food. We are looking to come back again, maybe for a brunch.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had brunch on Christmas eve and it was very fresh and tasty. Our server was very attentive and continually refilled drinks and cleared plates. The peel and eat shrimp and fresh crab legs are the best. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was less in quality than in past. I would rate it at the lowest end of the CASINO BUFFET SCALE. Very few choices and the choices to be had were of lower quality. Value wise it would be better to go to a casino for brunch or try another place. Seriously overpriced for what you are offered. If you offer less and charge a higher price, then you should offer higher quality, Right? I don't mind paying, but expected higher quality for the prices charged. Started going here over 20 years ago, and this was definitely my last visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

What an amazing step back in time! Loved the scenery, loved the food, and loved the service! That’s a lot of love right there! The most I have felt for any restaurant in a very long time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I had not been to 94th Aero Squadron in years--and we decided to take our family here when we visited San Diego. I was really disappointed that it's not the same as we remember. The service was extremely slow for dinner, especially when the restaurant was not that busy. We had to keep asking our server (whenever they rarely walked by) to refill our water glasses, take our order, ask for dessert, as for the bill, etc. The soups were salty and the rest of the meals were overpriced. The only thing that I was pleased with was that they offer a military discount. I do hope that the restaurant is able to improve their food and service--I hate to see such a gem of a restaurant go downhill.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Me and three friends enjoyed lunch for pre Christmas get together. Enjoyed the food and the staff were really great. Easy to park if you get there early.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Authentic, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had been here before but not for a few years. We had really enjoyed it. This time the buffet tables were all cramped together. The line to get anything was long. The service was terrible. No one took our dirty plates. Then I finally got the plates taken and we were not given clean silverware. I got some dessert and had to hunt down my own fork at the bus station. We will not return

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The waitress was nice, but we suffered a comfy of errors. Some of the food was good, some could have been sent back. Won’t return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was good an the food was excellent. The prime rib melted in our mouths. French onion soup was the best I’ve had. Dinner prices were $$$ but they have early bird specials that looked good. Wine prices were about normal for a nice resturant. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Waiter was Sarcastic and borderline rude. Felt he was frustrated with our questions about the food and menu , felts as if he was avoiding us and didn’t service us well. The food was over cooked ( steak and baked potato were burnt )

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 26, 2017

Visited for Sunday brunch. They offer a fair selection for what you pay for, however the quality isn't the best. My issue isn't with the food as much as with the service or lack there of.

Made a reservation online and check in seemed a bit chaotic without any direction and people huddled in the lobby confused. After some guest got sorted out I was able to check in and seating was seated promptly. I was satisfied with the time of seating after check in.

Our host lead us to a table that wasn't set and missing silverware, glassware and even chairs. I didn't understand why they didn't sit us at one of the surrounding tables that were already set. The host simply took one of the chairs from a surrounding table and after noticing the place settings were missing we had to gather our own setting.

After seating we weren't checked in. No beverages were offered or an explanation of the process at the restaurant. I actually had to get up and go to a station and gather some glassware and pour water for the table. A waitress did eventually arrive about 5-10 min later but checked in on a table that was seated after us. That table got service but we were simply ignored. After we brought it up to her attention we were offered drinks but service lacked. Our drinks always ran low and was frustrating having to wait long periods of time for certain request.

I would not be returning back to this restaurant and would recommend paying a higher price for better quality and service.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We took the in-laws here for lunch when they were in town and all of the adults had the lunch buffet which was quite good and we thought it was a pretty good value. Had I been thinking clearly, I would've asked if they offered the buffet at a kids' meal pricing for younger diners, as our 3YO probably would've enjoyed it as much or more than the actual kids' meal since it had several foods she really enjoys. Next time!

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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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