94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

4.2
2864 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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vipODIE
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a poorly planned event. It was a mob scene. People waited more than an hour after their reservation time to be seated. They were continually out of food servings and what was out was cold. Very very disappointing and no worth what they charged!

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Laraeban
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had a reservation for Thanksgiving at 4:30. Had to wait half an hour for our table. We were seated at a table outside, by the fire, which was very nice. At the buffet, the Turkey was in an awkward place, away from the rest of the food. Most of the food items were not replenished, and were gone. Then we heard staff talking negativity about the patrons at the restaurant, which we found unprofessional. Usually 94th is reasonably priced. This year we found it very expensive. For the money I think we'll go elsewhere next holiday.

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Awll
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Have never had a dining experience this bad. Arrived 25 minutes prior to reservation. Was seated 45 minutes after reservation; was told that if I wanted to sit outside, I could get in faster. A sign out front said they were not taking walk-ins, only those with reservations. However, once inside it was obvious they were grossly short-staffed to the point where the tables were not being bussed and once we got our initial drinks, we did not see anyone again unless we physically went to find someone. At least half of the buffet serving trays were empty at any one time. Never saw a manager walking the floor and getting things done like I do at other restaurants. One time when looking for someone, there were two employees looking at a couple of empty tables saying there was allot of people dining outside so they might have to move the tables out there. It took over twenty minutes to find our waitress and get our bill to pay and leave, which was just after closing time. There were still people waiting in line to get in to eat.

This was not my first time eating at 94th Aero Squadron, but it is the last.
During previous visits my only complaint was that they packed everyone in like sardines, but that was before COVID times.

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ShauntayL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was cold and the soda machine was out. I watched them seat people and when they got up to go get their food, the hostess kept giving their tables away. It was a waste of money and I will not be going back.

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Pictrumpet
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall, we enjoyed our time there. They seemed to run out of food quite often, so you had to wait. Also, it would’ve been nice if it was carved turkey. Seemed a bit over priced for what was offered. The offer is much better for regular Sunday brunch buffet.

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luv2dine8
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

If you like over priced thanksgiving food..then this place is for you.

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JOHNL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for your hospitality, and making our 25th anniversary

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ChristopherU
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservation was for in law’s birthday. Appetizers were great (sampler platter/bacon wrapped scallops). Bone-in ribeye was the bomb, so tender and juicy. Same with the prime rib (early flight dinners). Creme brûlée was good but not the tiramisu. Staff were great!

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chrisy
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and tasty food. A little disappointed that roastbeef was stated that it was coming out, bur never did. The tri tip came out which was just delicious and tasty. Seafood was spot on and the other buffet food was cooked and served on time (not pre cooked so far ahead that it dries out). Service was great and attentive to us. Helps to not have a crowded restaurant. Great job! Hope to have the roastbeef/prume rib on the carving table next time.

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cassiem
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The brunch buffet is back. Lots of new choices. Not as crowded as usual because most people didn’t know they had reopened the buffet. It’s more expensive than before. Food was good but the hot plates weren’t keeping the hot food hot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s my second time going and I always enjoy myself. Very cute, love the decor. The food was also great. Would most definitely recommend to try this place out.

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LindaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitting outdoors was lovely, unlimited champagne was a hit, coffee was delicious, brunch item choices were plentiful including dessert. Overall, we enjoyed it very much--perfect for what we were looking for.

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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad the Sunday buffet brunch is back. The food was excellent and service couldn’t be better.

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This brunch is NO WHERE NEAR what it used to be known for, no wonder there were only 30 people in the entire restaurant at 11am on a Sunday! wow. barely any deserts, no creme brule, no chocolate fountain, no pastries strewn to the right of the buffet over a table, no more cappuccino machine. What in the actual hell is going on for $50? a whole lot of nothing. As much as I used to LOVE brunch here outside, forget it....it's a rip off now.

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the ambiance was outstanding. It was well worth the price and I most definitely recommend the place for Sunday brunch. The place outdid itself in all aspects.

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Ralu
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuela (manny) was awesome
Food Is great, and the decor is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! My date had never been before, she cant wait to come back!!!

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JamesP
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

This restaurant is mixed up. It's a restaurant that displays old war material. It's also a night club! I asked for a private seat so I could have a romantic and quiet dinner with my wife. The staff made us wait and extra 10 minutes to get a private booth. I was happy. But 20 minutes later we realized that we were sitting right in front of a night club door. People kept going in and out and the music was loud! I wasn't a fan of this at all. Also the food was not great. Oh also the menu has calamari on it as an appetizer. I tried to order it but the waitress said they didn't actually have it. So of course I asked why it's on the menu and she said "they made allot of menus and don't want to waste them." For real! So she has to tell customers all day that they can't have calamari. Smh. The lights were too dark for my liking.
I ordered crab cakes and crab stuffed prawns. The prawns were stuffed with crab and wrapped in bacon. The crab cakes were plain and the prawns just tasted like bacon.
They also served cream corn as a side dish. That seemed old. My wife ordered chicken marsala and bacon wrapped scallops. The chicken marsala looked like chopped chicken with a brown gravy. Nothing i couldn't do myself. The cost was $126. Far to much for the food in my opinion. I wouldn't tell anyone to go there and I won't be going back.

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vipLucG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Crab cakes looked like mashed potatoes. Salmon was soaked because laying on top of very wet mash. Not so much respect here for ingredients.

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AleneK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was great. Food was delicious. One of the best omelets I’ve ever had. And the service was excellent. Also free champagne.

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PhilipT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really want to compliment the omelet chief, he was very engaging.

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AnneM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful array of food - excellent quality. The best brunch buffet in SD in my opinion.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They had a fan turned on high above the table on this cool Nov nite, it got cold, asked them to turn it off. They turned it lower which helped but still too much breeze. Cool decorations. Service was a bit slow but I blame that on "help wanted" shortages. The biggest complaint was that my date got very sick on the red meat. Filet Mignon was very rare...I remember making a comment to my date on how red the meat was, she ate it anyways and was sick for next 24 hours. Bill for two, two meals and one alcoholic drink each was $100. Not cheap.

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viplaurellew
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Carb legs were small and full of water with no flavor, drawn butter gets cold. Teriyaki salmon was steamed and not appealing, BBQ ribs were chewy not tender. Buffet looked dated. Need new look for repeat guests. Outside patio was nice and server was attentive.

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MartinS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

too dark; could barely see the food! Cold plates not even lukewarm. good desserts and lots of it; service was friendly. need more attention to contagion. the handling gloves were hidden and had to ask for them; didn't even know they existed first time around; they were hidden in the plates. quality of food was so-so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was good waiters were filling the glass and removing plates from table to make room for new plate food had good flavor they kept the buffet brunch well attended

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a pleasant surprise. We did the Sunday Brunch. You could tell the hostess was new and a little scattered, but she did a good job with eventually seating us. Our waitress was exceptional. Even after we paid; finished our meals and hung out a bit, she continued to check on us and made suggestions for dessert. The ambiance was very nice. We sat outside and enjoyed ourselves...and our food. We were treated well. A great place to treat your family, spouse and friends. The buffet was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and the customer service was phenomenal as usual!

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MarkN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was not good, it was expensive, saw 3 cockroaches crawling on the floor while waiting for our dinner, we are one and done with this place.

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carlosM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place with very delicious food! We were sat right away, had a very nice view of the airport!

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mstargirl
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with some out of town friends for dinner. Restaurant was quiet and lots of spaces available. My friends enjoyed the quirky World War 1 decor and we enjoyed our meals. Portion sizes were very large and we had leftovers to go. We split the upside down apple pie which was more than enough for 3 people and we still had leftovers of the pie!

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Buffy56
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The outside patio was wonderful and our server was great. The never ending Mimosa's was the best. The food was a little subpar to what it used to be. Most of the food was cold and you had to wait a bit for them to refill items. The prime rib was good but the shrimp and crab legs were water logged. Also there was no bread items except little bagels and little danishes. Omelet station was good and the desserts had a good variety.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good, service was good. The restaurant is very cute with beautiful plants

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

All restaurants are in bad shape due to the pandemic. This one hasn’t escaped the carnage. Maybe in a couple of rears restaurants will have good food at a good value. Can’t be sure the restaurant will survive; maybe the bar will.

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STACEYK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and accommodating

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vipJanisl
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sangria as not good, Baked potato was floating in melted butter and the dinner salad was wilted, having been prepared hours prior. Ambiance was nice. Service was just ok.

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HarryM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We have always enjoyed eating at the Aero squadron but this visit was very disappointing.
Our waitress never checked on us to see if everything was ok! We had more attention by the bus boy/server?
When food was sent back it was taken care of by the bus boy. Then the waitress interrogated the bus boy. She never came over to see how we were doing. Awful waitress.
Onion soup was great but bread was toasted under the toasted cheese. Bus boy fixed this.
Aero has started serving there food stacked. I dislike my meat on my potatoes.
I ordered chicken marsala. The sauce was brown no reddish tint. Tasted like a brown gravy. It was awful! I didn't eat it. My husband enjoyed his steak. Because my soup had to redone they brought our main dishes out before soup was brought back. I don't know about anyone else but I don't want my entre before my soup or salad. So my husband ate his meal while I waited for my soup.
The Sangia tasted like koolaid.
The cream corned was sour and tasted like it was canned.
We did not take a doggy bag home as this wasn't fit for our dog.
The dining experience was made awful by our waitress as she lacks customer service. She should be fired and the bus boy/server should be promoted as he was the best part of our dining experience. The waitress only came to our table to get our orders, brought our drinks and asked if we wanted refills and then deliver our bill.
Later I talked with the manager and he said they were short staffed but this should not have mattered as they were less than a quarter filled.
We will revisit as we have always enjoyed the dining experience here until this visit.
My recommendation is ask for the manager while you are at the restaurant.

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Tiff
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to visit after so many years. This time we brought our kids. The boys loved the decor and the food especially the creamed corn. I hope this place sticks around for a while.

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vipLouisW
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pastor appreciation luncheon

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was amazing! server Teresa was great and food was really good. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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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 4.2 stars by 2864 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.