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Del Mar Social Club, San Diego, CA

Del Mar Social Club

4.0
4
70 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We look forward to welcoming you for a December to remember. Get ready to jingle-bell rock (out) with carolers and live music, skating on our Glice Rink with Santa each weekend, shopping at the holiday market and so much more!
Book your chalet cabana and gather ‘round the fire with the ones you love making memories (and s’mores!). With a full holiday cocktail and food menu featuring your favorite festive flavors, you’re sure to Be Merry at The Grand this holiday season.

Secure your two-hour reservation by selecting one of the Cabana Package options or a regular reservation for a fire pit table*.

*Fire pit tables have a $50 rental fee. Walk-in’s welcome upon availability.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 314-1988

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    5300 Grand Del Mar Court

  • Parking details

    Valet or self-park

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Kid-friendly

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • North San Diego

    Kid-friendly

  • North San Diego

    Good for special occasions

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  1. DS

    DarlineS

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good concept for a different experience for the holidays. Not great on the overall execution. They need to work out the set-up, e.g. have enough service people to get people seated, light fire pit, bring the food. Probably not worth the additional charge to sit by a fire pit to have dinner, but everyone was giving a good effort given a more challenging set up.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on January 9, 2023Dear DarlineS, Thank you for your review. We take all of our guest's feedback very seriously and as we close for the season and start preparing for the next, we will consider all of the suggested changes in order to elevate the experience. We look forward to hosting you our next holiday season.

  2. J

    Julia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    I was kinda bummed. The cabana was over priced. $175 for nothing special. Service was awkward + inattentive. Food was nothing special. The cabana was very cold + the fire pit was finicky. I wouldn’t recommend joining a cabana. Not worth it.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 20, 2022Dear Julia, Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland. So sorry to hear your experience was not the best. We would love to hear more about it. If you can provide us with an email contact, someone from our team will reach out for more information. Happy holidays!

  3. K

    dawnK

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food takes entirely too long and the “ice” skating rink was really lame.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 20, 2022Dear Dawn, Thank you for your feedback and your visit. We are sorry that the glice skating rink was not what you expected.

  4. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambience was pretty laid back. I think the cabana chairs/couches could use some love as they kind of smelled of sweat and mildew. We purchased a VIP package that includes glice skating but unfortunately weren’t able to do that. It wasn’t relayed to us that it ends at 9pm (we asked for skates at 8:30) and we’re denied. Our fire place burned out an hour in and it took almost an hour to replace it. We ended up moving to another table just to keep warm and ended up leaving the cabana we paid for.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 20, 2022Hello Ashley, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We would like for the opportunity to make it up to you. Please provide us with some contact information so that we can reach out to you directly and gather more information about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

  5. SD

    SDfamilyof4

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 2 families (4 adults + 5 kids) had a wonderful experience last night! We rented a cabana, which had a bonfire right outside of it. We ordered cheese pizzas and tater tots for the kids and other bites/drinks for the adults. The customer service was amazing, with multiple servers checking on us. The kids had a blast roasting smores in the fire pit after dinner, getting one-on-one time with Santa who was available without a line, running around on the expansive grass. There was live music which added to the ambiance and it was not noisy at all. The ambiance, with the lighting, christmas trees, bonfires, and ice skating rink was truly magical. The kids were having too much fun running around so we will have to return to ice skate next time. Amazing customer service, kid-friendly and beautiful ambiance!

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 12, 2022Hello SDfamililyof4, Thank you for your recent visit to Del Mar Social Club. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and hope to host you again in the near future for more holiday fun!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating the holidays

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 12, 2022Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to know you had a good experience

  7. J

    Jeff

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    excellent stay. atmosphere and our outdoor cabana absolutely wonderful and beautiful. All of the staff were so courteous and provided excellent service. Evelyn and Gary spoiled us. There was one bartender however who ruined about 20 minutes of our stay. Horrible attitude. He was having a toddlers tantrum that the bartenders before him left HIS bar a mess. He did not acknowledge us for over 10 minutes and was extremely annoyed having to serve us. He spoke terribly to fellow servers. Of course we did not visit that main bar again during our stay. I believe his name was Dilber? The only stain on a wonderfully magical time.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 20, 2022Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a good time at the Winter Wonderland. Please also accept our apologies for the shortcomings. If you can provide us with an email contact, someone from our team will reach out to gather more details from your experience. Best regards.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I was surprised that there was a $25 parking fee to park at the hotel. Most of the time there is a discount to eat at a hotel restaurant, and that isn’t mentioned anywhere in the reservation. Then I was charged $50 as a FIREPIT charge. There were not any tables without a FIREPIT, and they never mentioned the FIREPIT charge during the reservation process. Luckily my waiter made it right. Also, it was marketed as a Holiday event, and the music they had playing wasn’t even holiday music. It makes no sense to have live music with Christmas trees and twinkle lights and have the artist not sing Holiday music. Overall, it has great potential, but my experience definitely wasn’t what I would want my patrons to experience if I was in charge.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 5, 2022Hello, Thank you for joining us at Del Mar Social Club and for giving us feedback about the music. Based on your comment, we are working with our music agency to ensure our program has holiday music as the main feature. We take our guests feedback very seriously and want nothing more than to create a space that everyone can enjoy during this holiday season.

  9. TH

    TimH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience5
    We booked and paid for a 2 hours VIP chalet package which include 1 hr of skating. However, when we arrived we were told the ice skating closed at 8pm, we only got to skate for 30mins vs 1hr as promised when purchase of the package. Also, we paid for 2 hrs used of the cabana. We supposed to have the place until 9.30pm, but everything including music etc… were closing at 9pm. Also, as we were trying to start to toast marshmallows, you ran out of fire starter. The staffs were trying their best to start the fire pit which we appreciate. But it wasted our time for the staffs to start the fire pit when we already have less time to spend in the cabana. Very disappointing with the hours. You should not have offered 7.30pm reservation when everything is closed by 9pm.

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 5, 2022Hello TimH, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback of your visit during our opening weekend. I would like to extend our apologies for not satisfying your expectations and want to let you know we are actively making adjustments based on what you have shared. Please refer to my private communication as I am interested in learning more details about your experience. Best regards, Nik

  10. h

    honeybee

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    This event was not planned well Overpriced drinks Unorganized for diners who made reservations Prices for tables were not disclosed ahead of time

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on December 5, 2022Hello Honeybee, We appreciate your feedback and would like to learn more about your time spent at the Del Mar Social Club.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on August 30, 2022Dear guest, Thank you for joining us at Del Mar Social Club to celebrate your anniversary. Hope to host you again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Went for a birthday dinner thinking that the description of “social club” would mean adult friendly. There were a couple connect four games, large chess set and no live music. Heaters didn’t work, our fire pit was not lit, the mark up of the wine was 400 percent, no exaggeration. Food was very limited, we had one hot dog, two pizzas and a bowl of soup, with the wine and a few beers the bill came out to 750. Provided we had good wine that wouldn’t be an issue, we had a twist off bottle or argyle Pinot that retails for under $20, Limited options, a couple reds and a couple whites on the menu. The bathrooms are in the lobby so you have to walk pretty far to get there and there is no lighting along the way. I’ve been to the lawn area before when it was set up there with a full menu, great wine, great service and live music, that was wonderful and what I expected. I feel ripped off, we all did as did the cabana next to us. It would be difficult to get us to go back even with one of our parties had been married there. Would not recommend, it was really disappointing

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on June 24, 2022Dear guest, I apologize for your subpar experience at the Del Mar Social Club. Please know that we greatly appreciate your feedback and take it seriously, as we work on improving the space. —Nicole Key Senior Assistant F&B Manager

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Extremely loud club music playing at 5:15. It was empty and didn’t fit the space. Also, don’t wear heels here! There are a few different types of ground cover (strange) and not conducive to high heels

    Del Mar Social ClubResponded on June 24, 2022Dear guest, Thank you for spending time at the Del Mar Social Club and for your valuable feedback. We are currently working on new music for the space and would love to host you again this summer for a casual evening of games and refreshments.

  14. KA

    KatA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! Definitely coming back again w family!
  15. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The dinning experience was disappointing. The service was slow and the food choices were few. The cocktails were served in plastic cups instead of glass, definitely not matching the high price tag. The whole experience is serenely overpriced.
  16. e

    eater

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We were there to celebrate a special occasion and were sadly disappointed. The venue ran out of most of the menu - the chairs were all wet and no blankets were offered. The kids were bummed not to have the hot chocolate bar that was being offered on the menu but was no longer available. For the price of a fire pit, we were at least hoping for a nice meal but the food wasn’t cooked (the yams were ice cold and rock hard) and most of the food was sub par. Overall it wasn’t the winter wonderland we wished for.
  18. RS

    ReneeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful venue and festive spirit. Bar missing routine items and unable to serve “typical” drinks. $300 minimum worrisome, but blew through it with $22 drinks/$26 four piece cheese pizza. Servers were attentive, but served wrong food and drinks more than once. Will definitely return, but with a deeper wallet.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall good but definitely short on staff with delays in seating and waiting for food/drinks as a result.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The burger is excellent. The s’mores were fun. It took 50 minutes for us to get our drinks. They were short staffed so we weren’t able to put our order in until we asked for service and it was clear that the service staff was trying their best to serve everybody. We asked for hot water and it didn’t come until 30 minutes later. At this price point, and it being at the grand Delmar, I just expected more. I think I would do this again if I just walked in and sat at the bar so I could get my drinks immediately, not worth it to get a canopy at $150 and have to wait 50 minutes for hot water even after asking for it repeatedly.
  21. MD

    MelD

    Yorkshire

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved this experience. Food, service and atmosphere was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service, limited menu, small portions
  23. f

    foodie

    San Diego

    140 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice idea but food was over priced and mediocre. Place was empty when we went and fire pits were not on.
  24. A

    Amanda

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The atmosphere is great, with live music, a large open space, and kids/dog-friendly games and lawns. But the service is minimal, the waitress is not very welcoming and the food options are limited.
  25. T

    Tammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at the Del Mar Social Club— so glad we found it. The kids loved playing games and making s’mores. We will be back!
  26. H

    Hope

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love coming to the Del Mar Social Club with a group of friends to hangout for the night. Never disappoints.
  27. S

    Slick

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrated 2 birthdays together and it was GREAT!! Food was delicious as well as the drinks :) Had 1 child with us and the games were a hit for him. We will be coming back for sure!!
  28. O

    Olya

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh we really enjoyed the s’mores ;) great service and delicious tuna poke 💕
  29. SY

    SiyiY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning outdoor venue, with live music, beautiful lights once sun set, and s'mores to roast in our own personal fire pit! The cabanas are a nice, relaxing way to have a semi-large group of people gather and chat in a cozy private space-- they even brought out blankets for us and turned on the heat lamps once the temperature got a little chilly. Great service and decent food options, just wish the cocktails weren't so expensive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not worth the money. I’d rather go to Rancho Valencia for the same price but better atmosphere and grass and larger food selection with more execution and bigger drink menu. :/
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, what an amazing property, we had an unbelievable time.
  32. c

    cynthiaf

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect summer night with friends and family! Loved the live music and games.
  34. BQ

    BryannaQ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Setting is beautiful, food was good, service was very poor. Our waiter was inattentive and rude trying to usher us out an hour before closing time. Great concept, but the service does not match the setting.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect get together spot for friends and family. Love that it is kid friendly and there is ton of room to run around. Loved the outdoor games and live Music! Ambience is great. Food and cocktails are wayyy overpriced but it’s worth it to have a free cabana, fire pit, and live entertainment. The pizza is absolutely phenomenal. We will definitely be coming back again and again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding! Wish we'd found it earlier in summer. We'll definitely be back.
  37. S

    Sunday

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It was a nice experience
  39. GL

    GailL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overpriced food and drinks. Ordered a $24 cheeseburger that comes with a bag of chips. For such a nice hotel and their prices, you would think you could get your condiments added to the burger instead of being given ketchup and mustard packets. Even a soda was $5 and you didn't get refills. They kick you out after 2 hours unless you want to spend another $250. If they want you to spend that much they should have better menu options and better food! The drinks were good but pricey. Some of the staff was very nice but some were also snobby. Didn't get a good vibe from this place which is too bad because I was very excited about it. For such a "grand" hotel, this part of it was not great. Don't waste your money or time!
  40. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This is a great concept, but needs a little more fine tuning. Our waiter seemed pretty pre occupied with other groups and forgot or messed up our order quit a bit. My 10 year old was with us and enjoyed running around on the grass with the other kids. What was weird and almost appalling was that they sprayed the grass with some type of dye to make it look more green. All of the kids running around barefoot or playing on the grass had hands and feet dyed a blue/green color. Doesn't seem very healthy or sanitary to me?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Del Mar Social Club is rated 4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Del Mar Social Club

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130-4901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5300 Grand Del Mar Court

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet or self-park

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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