The Presley

4.7
340 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Presley is a dynamic outdoor restaurant located in Liberty Station. A great place to gather, The Presley features classic American fare, local seafood, and unique shareable options, as well as an extensive cocktail list that includes frozen drinks, a dole whip mimosa and more! You can always take advantage of the beautiful San Diego weather on our expansive patios complete with lush greenery, fire pits and swinging benches. It's always good to see you at The Presley!

**All checks will have a 4% pandemic recovery surcharge due to the additional costs associated with the impact on our business and operations. This is not a gratuity and will be used to help us offset the additional product, labor, overhead and other costs.**

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 340 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.8
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space, drinks, and food are all amazing! Loved that we could get a reservation for a busy weekend and enjoy a great afternoon out!

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jmarie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food, great outdoor seating, very courteous staff.

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vipfinedinning
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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MichelleU
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place is very nice, a lot of outdoor seating.

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MaggieP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed our brunch at The Presley - the service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. I truly enjoyed the decor and all the colors on the outdoor patios. I did not get to try their drink selection since it was a little early for an alcoholic beverage but will be back to try them. Definitely recommend coming her for a late lunch and drink or happy hour before dinner.

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JoshR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. We loved the ambiance and decor. A very pleasant date here either the wife. We will return again.

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ElaineW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have eaten there twice and loved it both times. The first time I was with my husband and two friends. We all liked our food and service though the music made it hard to hear all the conversation.
Friday I took a friend there Friday. She didn't know it had opened and was delighted to be there. This time it was quiet which as good since neither of us hear as well as in our younger years. My only complaint regarding the food was my burger was too dry, I requested no cheese and extra onion and I got cheese and scant onion. Still, I will return. Presley is a great addition to Liberty Station.
Elaine Wilson

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DonS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a really good time. The food was good the atmosphere was good. And after dinner you can walk around Liberty Station and check it out.

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louib
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Although the outdoor area is set up very nicely,
the out door oven where they cook the flat bread, is set up near the out door seating area in the back where we sat and a lot of smoke is blown into that area from the oven, it was pretty bad, they might rethink this or get a fan?

I would prefer thin fries over steak fries to go with the Fish and Chips.
The fish in the fish and chips dish was good.

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AmyB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue! Varied menu options, upbeat ambiance, delicious food & drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering and it was a perfect spot.

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vipCalebG
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Celebrating our friends birthday. We had a great time. Waitstaff was all wonderful and they were so kind to still seat us after the rest of our party arrived so late. The food was pretty good the steak benedict was delicious, however my one friends eggs were overdone. The overall flavor was yummy though, as were the orange ricotta pancakes. We enjoyed our drinks aside from the dole whip mimosas. They were literally champagne and whipped cream, no pineapple at all. That was kinda strange idk if the forgot to add the juice but we were having fun so we didn’t care too much. A little bummed they didn’t offer complimentary dessert or anything for the birthday girl but overall we had a nice time and would for sure come back soon.

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PaulaR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating a birthday

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vipDoreen
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! One of my favorite new spots!

LB
LeslieB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio setup with lots of private separate dining areas. Menu is healthy, varied and delicious

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KarenD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great for outdoor eating

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience!

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LilyY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the food, service was outstanding. The noise level around the big table at the bar seems amplified by the umbrellas.

Other than that ❤️❤️

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Alice
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It has so much potential, but it's just not quite there. We waited almost 25 minutes for the server to even come by; she was very nice and lovely (management challenge? I don't know). It was not busy at all, but maybe they were short staffed. I think everyone was nice and the food was ok, but I wouldn't go back. We had an 8:15 reservation and BARELY got out of there by 10pm. It was slow and expensive for what it was.

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viptheo1
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great staff !!

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KHern
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed brunch. Service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, amazing food, and amazing service. Great for kids

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vipHawaiiislander
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it did not disappoint! Loved the outdoor seating, service was excellent and the food was great! We had a party of six and everyone loved what they ordered. Would definitely eat here again.

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AmandaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe. Server very attentive and accommodating

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vipNNDelMar
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was way overpriced, very noisy, poor service

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vipMoonpatricia
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good, but the service was awful. From the hostess to the server. We sat down and nobody came. A server stopped by to let us know that she would send our server over. She later returned to tell us our server was busy and she'd start our drink order. This was for Restaurant Week so I told her I could go ahead and giver her our order since it was from the RW menu. She took our drink and food order. To my surprise the food came all together appetizers AND entrees! I express surprise but when I mentioned I wasn't expecting it all together the person who brought the food (not the server) said in quite rude way that 'I had ordered it all together!'
Yes, I did, as I had done at any other place with a pre fix menu. Only after the food was already there was that our actual server showed up.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall perfect place for anything really.

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DanielleC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining experience. Front and back patio is perfectly spaced out and enjoyable. Cocktails and food is delicious!

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vipNancyD
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I introduced two dear friends to The Presley and they were pleased!
Bianca is a wonderful server. Very attentive and she was busy training another person!
Still, very competent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to venture out for lunch. With tables well distanced and outdoor seating in abundance, we soaked up the warming temps and sunny blue sky while sipping perfectly balanced cocktails and tasting flavorful food. We definitely recommend the Coco Baja with the tajin rim balancing the sweet coconut. The house rolls? Just yum served hot with truffle butter. Both the build-your-own Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich were a combo of flavors that melted in your mouth. A great add to Liberty Station and we WILL return with friends!

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DocD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and it was the perfect environment. Fun and energetic vibe. My only complaint was that drinks came out a bit slow. They did warn us that after jumping into the orange tier with more seating that getting wait staff to accommodate. I have been told that in almost every restaurant. Other than that, the food was excellent. Our waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service as always. This place is my favorite.

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StephanieB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor patio and the food is delicious

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HappyHiker
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazingly friendly. Menu is well balanced between classics and modern experiments (all of which work). Bartenders make a solid cocktail. Clean. Safe. Distanced. Flexible tables for various sized parties. Perfect place for these crazy times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my husband’s birthday with a group of 9. The food was enjoyable and the service was impeccable. We will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party and they accommodated us with no problem and above and beyond greattttt service! Our server was so good! She was patient and very calm and organized! Loved the outdoor area where they sat us and even changed tv to the lakers game when asked. Everything was amazing! Thank you!

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vipBradH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Presley has started adding a 4% pandemic surcharge. I reduced my overall tip on service that was fair at best. Not cool

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered a bunch of different items for the table and every thing was so good! The lobster sliders though!!! Not to mention, the setup is adorable! My girlfriends and I will be visiting again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

There is a ‘COVID recover charge’ of 4%. EVERYONE is recovering and some out of work - like us. Unnecessary expense gouging the customer. Will not go back until this extra charge is gone. Also, you should inform the customer prior to service.

FAQs

The Presley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 877-1800.

The Presley is rated 4.7 stars by 340 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.