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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

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Moderate

89% 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 Birthdays (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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People Watching (3)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was excellent, served hot. Charlotte, our server was attentive to our needs. Our guests really enjoyed their first visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

My wife both had great meals. She had filet mignon and I had new york strip.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sunday brunch very good, could use a couple more sides (mashed potatoes)to go with all the carvings/gravy

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I drive from Lakewood Ca. 2 hour drive for this brunch. I have introduced several friends, and they love it and will come back, and bring their friends and family. My favorite brunch place of all times.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The entrees were tasteless, selections poor. Liked the dessert choices, although the ice cream was really ice milk. Would recommend vegetables,,other than salads: mash potatoes, green beans, yams, corn, asparagus, etc.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great outdoor dining for the late afternoon or early evening . Peaceful, and Quiet

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Arrived early for the $23 meals, but decided to order from the full menu. The ambiance is "previous World Wars" outdoors are a biplane & WWI ambulance. Tables provide privacy if wanted and the view of the airfield is nice. Oh yes, the food & service were wonderful!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice everything was very well

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Celebrated our 54th Anniversary at 94th Aero Squadron. Good food, nice surroundings, good value.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I try to eat here at least once every time I visit San Diego. It never disappoints.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We are not usually in that neighborhood so taking the opportunity to eat there was a commitment to driving. Fortunately by eating lunch there we were able to avoid most of the traffic. While not buffet enthusiasts, their selection of fresh food was delightful and lured us in. The spinach zucchini soup was fabulous and the various salads were crisp and fresh. Our server, Penny, was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the ambience and were delighted to hear that on some days they have live music and dancing. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We have been to the 94th Aero Squadron in San Diego many times and have always been very pleased with our experience. The food, service and atmosphere are always top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I asked water with lemon as my drink. I got a onion lemon water. Onion?!? In iced water? Not a subtle onion taste but a STRONG onion taste with the hint of lemon.
Next, we did an appetizer, its combination platter, a mix of crab stuffed mushroom, calamari, zucchini and potato skins. Everything was good. Piping hot. So we ordered the early flight dinner. Its choice of soup or salad, choice of prime rib, top sirloin, parmesan crusted chicken and selected fish, choice of mashed potato, vegetables, rice pilaf. Plus dessert and coffee or tea. So, we thought it was a very good deal and we ordered the early flight dinner. We both got prime rib, he got veggies, I got mashed potato. We both got iced tea and for our dessert, its rainbow sherbet. Main course was ok. Its not bad its not amazingly good. Ate sherbet. At my last. Spoonful of sherbet, I felt inside my mouth something weird, feels grainy, so I spit it out. There is like peanuts on my sherbet. My Fiance, who was,looking at me was asking what's going on. I told him I thought I broke my tooth because I felt something chunky in my mouth. And its peanuts. Mind you that both of us ordered the same dessert. If its part of the sherbet, then he would've gotten it as well. Then... The cherry on top... I saw a gnat/bug/ant on my spoon on my last bite of the dessert. Really... This is nightmare hellick restaurant... Now.. The check comes... They billed us for the iced tea. Server stated, its coffee and hot tea only that comes with the dinner. We didn't argue but when we got home we checked their menu. It doesn't say it has to be hot tea... It says coffee or tea. With this appalling situation, I think 1 star is more than enough rating. If I can give out zeroooooes I would!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

It was lovely to sit outside and enjoy dinner until all these people started standing around our table drinking. So much for a peaceful dining experience. They should make the right side of the outside for dining only and those that are coming for happy hour and not eating should strictly be on the left. It was very disappointing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Casual business group meeting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food and very nice, interesting place

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We have been coming here for several years, and it's on our must list for San Diego. Hands down the best brunch I've ever seen. The variety and quality of food is outstanding and a very good value for the price! Highly recommend it!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This restaurant was very good for a birthday occasion. We went to Sunday brunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My sister and I just had dinner here tonight on our way home from the San Diego Civic Theatre. We decided to come here since its along our way home, and the great reviews on Open Table. We definitely were not disappointed! The atmosphere was very nice, with military memorabilia, and of course the planes outside! The staff are very friendly and nice, and the food was great! Would definitely recommend this place! I will be coming back for sure.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was super slow and the food was so-so - three of us and each had different meal but none were exceptional

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always love it here! Wide range of food options and great servers!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Took a party of 8 for Brunch for a birthday.
Did the early bird special which was fairly crowded.
Brunch line tapered off after 10 which is end of early bird special.
Good selection of food and good quality. Not much waiting before restocking lines.
We would do it again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I've been going to this restaurant for many years and I've always enjoyed it. This particular evening service was very slow and the food did not measure up to the usual fine quality. I would still recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our waiter was ok but didn't seem happy to customers. He covered all the proper duties, just never seemed quite pkeasant. This a first for 94th as the wait staff is always great.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was very good, but Creme Brulee wasn't very 'Bruleed'. The top should have been customer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Waitress was wonderful . Our meals were all delicious . Have told family and friends about this establishment!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our waitress Susie was awesome, very attentive. I ordered the lunch Buffett and was disappointed, not much of a selection. The fish was very dry, I did enjoy the slice of ham, mixed veggies and the green salad.
I will prefer off the menu if I ever return..

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Poor service, rude waiter who was inattentive even though the restaurant was basically empty on a Saturday night. Food was poor.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The meal was very good service was excellent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I have been going to 94th Squadron in San Diego, Van Nuys and Torrance for 50 years and like the food and attention we get. Hope to go there for another 50.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We had an awesome brunch for my husband birthday, came on time and we just seated right away by the patio w/c I stated when I made the reservation. My friends say that the place is nice and even ask how did I find the place since were all first timer. The waitstaff are all attentive to our needs. Will definitely be back.. thank you 94th Aero Squadron Staff, we made our brunch experience an unforgettable one.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The atmosphere is fun, the food is good, and the service was fantastic. It's a nice way to start Sunday.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place has been a Friday night hotspot for as long as I can remember. It's relatively easy to get dinner reservations but because of the party going on in the bar, sometimes parking is a challenge. The food is good and the noise pretty much stays in the bar area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Had a great evening. Our food was quite good (we've been here before so we got our usual choices). Celebrated an anniversary with some champagne and a complimentary dessert. Our waitress was great and very accommodating. It was a nice plus to watch the planes land on the strip next to the restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always enjoyable and a great experience . Great service and food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We went for dinner because we'd seen it and been interested in the name and the building (replica of an old French farm house). The people were great, the food was good, and the restaurant backs up to an end of a small airport. There are even headphones to let you listen in on the control tower when plans land or take off.

It's unique and cool. If you're in the area and looking for something that's not your run of the mill restaurant, give it a try!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Made us wait over 1 hour to serve our food. Waitress kept stating that our food would be served once the bigger group sitting next to us was served, not the answer we were looking for. The restaurant can definitely improve their AC. A waiter that was out servicing out table made this a not so bad experience, we wish he would have been our server. Probably will not come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent meal, enjoyed by all. But please note that our waitress, "Cheryl" (sp?), was outstanding and very much the reason for our enjoyment! The staff overall were kind, professional and worked to ensure we all had a great time. Thank you...we will see you all again soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent food, wines, and service as usual. Charlotte is a 94th Aero treasure!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The dinner is to celebrate a birthday as indicated on the reservation with OpenTable. But the birthday person was not offered a slice of cake nor were we asked if we wanted to order any dessert, while the table across was offered a slice of cake for the birthday person and asked whether they wanted desserts. Why different treatments? We went to another place for desserts afterward!

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