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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

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Cozy (26)
Romantic (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Scenic View (19)
Casual (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went for the Valentines Day Special...Great service. Waiter was pleasant and quick. Love the decor. Food was actually a bit better than I expected. The price for the V-Day special was very reasonable and I left the place with a full stomach. The only negative was the little field mouse that kept peeking its head through the double door that lead to the outdoor patio. That sort of soured the mood just a wee bit. I know the place is located near an open field and all kinds of critters can make there way out of the field, but maybe something could be placed along the edges to deter this (something along the line of a silent dog whistle or so). It wasn't all bad though and was sort of comical when all said and done. But overall the experience was great. In fact I actually plan on returning to the place and even bringing friends with me in the future. The place was actually very clean and well kept. It was dark outside when we arrived so I couldn't really get a great sense of what the view would be in day light hours. Maybe next time I'll dine a little bit earlier. Comes recommended...You will enjoy yourself and the food! 3.75 stars out of 5

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Cozy and romantic. We will be back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The 94th Aero Squadron never disappoints.
Ambiance, food, and top notch service are all at the highest level.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful venue! Very romantic with a beautiful setting. I love the fireplaces and lamps on all of the tables. Staff had great customer service skills very impressive. Food was delicious and everything that we expected. I will be a return customer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day late lunch with my wife. We enjoyed the food and each other’s company.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

One of our VERY special restaurants! The ambiance is unique and the food is outstanding! The value is also exceptional -especially the early flight dinners . If you're in the neighborhood , give the 94th Squagron a try-you will not be disappointed !

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went with friends for our anniversary.
Attentive service and comfortable French farmhouse ambiance. The Bibb salad and clam chowder were excellent, but the chicken roulade, my usual favorite, was lacking in flavor, an another diner’s stuffed mushroom’s were described as chewy and oily. These were a departure from their usually tasty dishes. We will likely go back based on our prior experiences, and hope we are not disappointed

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating our Anniversary and everything was wonderful. We love this place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

3 birthdays

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The 49th Aero Squadron Restaurant is a funky place with a decor of WW1 airplanes, next to a small plane airport. It's a bit on the expensive side, but the food is great and the service likewise. This time we had a great waitress with a good sense of balance and humor. We were treating another couple, with a birthday for one of them, and had a wonderful evening. Three of us had the filet mignon with Bernaise sauce, and we finished with creme brulee with raspberries. Great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and service were excellent will look forward to a return visit

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was quite slow the evening we were there, so can't really judge what the place is like when busy. The food was very good and the prices quite reasonable. Must say, the NY Strip steak I had was better than the last one I had a Ruth's Chris. Service was good. It was evening, so the airport was quiet, but we did get to watch a couple helicopters come in. Overall, a nice place for dinner and will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Arrived early, party of 6-was not invited to wait in bar. Left standing around till I asked host of wait time-5 minutes he says, table is being cleaned up. Asked if there was somewhere to get a cocktail-other hostess directs us to bar and says she will be right back to get us. It is now 20+ minutes later and we are finally seated. Lack of service-waiter took so long to take our food order, take drink orders, etc. Busboy lacking to refill waters. Food took sooo long and it was just slapped onto plate and sprinkled with parsley. Poor presentation and quality for price-even for restaurant week. Au jus was not given with prime rib. Had to ask for that. It was just lame-not returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Really good- bacon wrapped shrimp was best - appetizer of beacon wrapped scallops were only two little ones

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent venue for family or friends. The historic feel and welcoming staff made a good experience for the whole family. Overall, the food was quite tasty with plenty of choices for various tastes. Both indoor and outdoor seating provide a comfortable and inviting environment.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the atmosphere..staff was friendly and kept drinks coming..would definitely come back

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The prime rib was awful. Most of it was pure fat, so I threw it away. All the food was cold.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always good! Very Enjoyable this go around! Friday Dinner service was excellent. Thank You!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Tony was our waiter this evening. He was so nice! Service and Food was wonderful ! Thank you so much! We will definitely return to this restaurant :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Overall, nice experience.
Watch out when you order a sizzling steak.
It can come on a hot metal platter, set in a wood frame.
My date touched the hot metal and was burned.
We notified our server, she offered some burn ointment.
Kinda a plus and minus, but the food was very good.
The burn was minor, and we’ll still eat again there soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good restaurant week portions and selections. Fair price. Quick service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was our first visit and we enjoyed ourselves very much. The theming of the restaurant is very clever and interesting. The many small rooms make a very large restaurant seem small and intimate. The food and the service were fine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I enjoyed the entire experience dining there during Restaurant week

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went there for Restaurant Week. Food was great and the service was awesome! Will definitely go back!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and service! Love the french WW1 feel. Our steaks were cooked to perfection!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Welllllll we went here for restaurant week and the value was great! The waiter was nice and the onion soup very good! We waited almost 25 minutes for our entree after the soup! When it arrived my husbands Prime Rib was a End cut and not medium rare like he ordered!! My short ribs were okay but mashed potatoes were almost cold!! Too bad cool place to go! We went early also at 5:15 so busy but not packed!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The appetizer scallops were small to medium--not large. The entrees should not be prepared and brought to the table until after the appetizer is consumed.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I love the 94 Aero, they have great food and usually great customer service, but not that night. I know it was busy but our server seemed frustrated and impatient. We have worked in the service industry so we know how crazy it can get but you still have to deliver great customer service. At one point, she was waiting to take the food order from the teenager and he didn't answer right away, she just walked off, instead of saying I'll be right back. There were little comments I don't think she knew I could hear, but I did. Like I said food was great, but the lack of customer service ruined the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was very good. The service was good but we felt a bit rushed . We were there for restaurant week and received our entree before we were finished with our appetizers. All in all, it was a nice evening.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We went for San Diego Restaurant week. 94th Aero Squadron did not disappoint! The whole place is dressed up inside and out like a French farm house from WWI. The staff, food, wine and ambience were perfect in every way!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Came here for my mother in law's birthday and it just happened to be restaurant week. We all ordered from the SDRW menu although they have a great early-dinner deal and their regular menu is great overall. Service was quick and our server Steve was very helpful. Loved our dining experience and would recommend this place to everyone.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Loved the ambience and decor of this charming restaurant and the service was very nice. I especially liked that the hostess when seating us rotated the outside chairs away from the window seats so we could sit easily to sit. The onion soup was delicious and the food/dinner was nicely prepared but just 'good'. Was hoping for just a bit better with such a cute place but had a nice evening. Felt like we had traveled to another time was so cute there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for my birthday and everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and our server was so friendly! By far my new favorite brunch location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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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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 (San Diego)·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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Prices have increased, but still good food.

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vip
 (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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