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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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George's Ocean Terrace

4.5
3255 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront (70)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (66)
  • Scenic View (64)
Occupying the upper level of iconic George’s at the Cove in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific coastline, George's Ocean Terrace features a casual bistro menu developed by Executive Chef/Partner Trey Foshee and his team. Consistently named the region's best outdoor dining by the likes of San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden and Ranch & Coast, and Zagat's most popular restaurant, the Ocean Terrace experience is quintessential Southern California.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm, Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-10:00pm, Dinner Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 454-4244
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Trey Foshee
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Private party facilities
Planning an event? We'd love to hear from you. Please call Kristine Fogarty at 858-454-4244 ext. 129 .
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Private party contact
Kristine Fogarty: (858) 454-4244 ext. 129
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Catering
When you’re planning a private party or group event, you want to know it will go off without a hitch. And that’s what we do best. Our venue provides flexible space, with indoor and outdoor settings, ocean views, and award-winning service. But the centerpiece of any George's event is the food. Our menu options showcase the best of San Diego ingredients in creative presentations.

Ready to start planning your event? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Kristine Fogarty at 858-454-4244 ext.129.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ivanhoe
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Parking details
Street parking is offered but not always available. Take advantage of convenient curbside valet service or the many affordable lots nearby.
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Public transit
Multiple lines serve La Jolla Village, with the nearest stop located at Torrey Pines Road & Exchange Place. It's a short 5 minute walk to the restaurant.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 3255 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Chilly but a beautiful evening...We enjoyed our time on the Terrace. George’s staff made a chilly evening enjoyable...Food was great...Looking forward to going back on a warmer evening.

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Dlux 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

George's is always great for a business dinner. Excellent drinks and great food.

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Tazzi14 (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Came here for my daughters 20th
We had a great time
Food was awesome
Service was superb
A++++

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food.

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RosieM (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Upstairs patio always an amazing experience. Views, food, and wine. Definitely my happy place.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We spent the day in La Jolla and visited George’s for lunch. It was a bit pricey for lunch but we enjoyed everything (and the views were amazing!). I had a burger and my fiancé had the yellow fin tuna special. We even indulged and got the warm chocolate cake for dessert (which was a play on a s’more).

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RajN 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We actually ended up eating at the bar and the service was outstanding and the view absolutely delightful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The waiting staff was very kind, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect.

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Lulu (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Yummy views and few. Lovely wait staff. Farro Salad, Banh Mi sand which and fish tacos all on point. Wine list looked great.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Awesome views. Pricing was moderate and the service was outstanding!

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vipFoodlover (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A beautiful day en plain air at the Ocean Terrace. The staff was pleasant efficient and let us enjoy a leisurely meal

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George (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Service was attentive and food was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great view with good food on a beautiful sunny California Day. Perfect Valentines Lunch.
The waiter was helpful, food prompt, bill reasonable.

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SanDiegoVisitor (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Beautiful views of the ocean and sunset, fair food and service. Disappointed in the food. The management/owner must feel that the lovely views compensate for mediocre food. Our calimari appetizer came out of the kitchen so quickly (and not hot) that they must have plates of some items prepared aready to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Had lunch. They served no bread or crackers. Had spaghetti and clams, $18. Portion was small and flavors only fair.

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JanetN (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I wish we HAD been able to eat at Georges Ocean Terrace - it was raining and the floor was slick, so the moved us to the white table cloth option of their restaurant. Delicious and wonderful, but I live in a land locked state and was really looking forward to dinner on the terrace. I realize that rain cannot be controlled, but maybe it's time to change out the tile to something safer and less slick...

That being said, I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. It was delicious and the service was excellent.

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TomZ (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had family from out of town and I wanted to take them to a place that had a great View and we ended up with the table that had a excellent View. Food was great. A little pricey but you pay for the view

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Msenge21 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great scenery, service and food! I recommend a reservation on the terrace with a drink before on the second level bar.

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WayneH (Boise)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great, but the best part of the meal was the service. The staff were all outstanding. All of them - the hostess, waiter, bartender - made us feel welcomed and valued.

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SarahV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Filet mignon was so good! Wish we ate lunch there instead of dinner because it got dark very early and we couldn't appreciate the amazing view. Other than that it was perfect!

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Peter (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Yet again another magnificent meal at George’s Ocean Terrace. We love bring out of towners here for the food and the outdoor experience. We also come ourselves to eat here and enjoy this jewel in La Jolla.

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Debd (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome server , great view and delicious food! This is must on our yearly visits to San Diego

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Servings were small for the price we paid. Heaters were broken. But the location and server were great!

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MelP (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Location! Location! Location! Food was fresh & delicious & servers were wonderful!

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4trekin (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

It was a cool night and some of the space heaters were not turned on or were not working, so it wasn't as comfortable as it could have been after sunset. Everything else was excellent.

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Sunlover (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waitress was cranky and abrupt. But bus persons and expedited excellent. I rarely leave reviews regarding poor service because they work so hard.

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Kylito (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great special treatment for our anniversary. Food wasn't great, Filet was overcooked and my wife's pasta was average, but still a beautiful view, and a great evening.

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Vannie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious as always. Service was impeccable and, once again, I enjoyed dining at George’s. Thanks for making it a wonderful experience.

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JoloR (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

George's Ocean Terrace is a must for dining in La Jolla. Reservations are really suggested on those perfect weather days. There is plenty of seating with spectacular ocean views. Their famous chicken, broccoli, and black bean soup is amazing! The smoky chicken flavor really makes it. If you are ordering the soup as an appetizer, there is enough to share a little. I usually order the fish tacos, however, they have plenty of great dishes to choose from.

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vipzambonie (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My third visit to George’s did not disappoint! The steak was prepare as requested and the view was spectacular!

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