The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.6
1014 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Providing guests with an exclusive view of the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, The Grill at Torrey Pines is a popular dining destination at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. A favorite place for gathering with friends and family, The Grill at Torrey Pines invites locals and visitors to lounge beside five cozy fire pits, taste local craft beers beneath an artfully designed trellis, and enjoy meals from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-burning suite.

This outdoor rotisserie serves as the foundation for nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s slow-cooked, farm-fresh menu. Other favorites include the trademark Drugstore Burger, a true San Diego classic. Whether coming together for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Grill at Torrey Pines welcoming ambiance and thoughtful team promises a memorable experience for guests and an ongoing dedication to local ingredients, sound craftsmanship, and the creative California spirit.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 1014 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOneoriginalfoodie
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The fire pit tables are impractical for dining as the flames over reached the pit and made glasses etc hot to the touch. Also, it was not clear on reservations that the bar off the main lobby was actually closed.

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daniel
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just went out to break the isolation.

It was a bit windy and cool, menu limited but
we found enough.

Will go to Valenteins in the future!

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Harry
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Excellent food,service OK-nice waitress but not very experienced. maybe a Summer Vacation job?

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BillH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a reservation, but we’re seated in a corner next to the waiter station and near the entry to the kitchen. Also the table was not nearly level.

Aside from these two items the food and service were very good.

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happybuddha
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in San Diego! Lovely outside patio for dining. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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BruceK
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a leisurely breakfast at the grill and everything was great . The food quality was very good and the portion size quite large . Service was timely and friendly .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The rotisserie chicken was not great and I’m not sure if it was even prepared all the way. I ate what I could but most of it was undercooked for my liking. The shrimp cocktail was mediocre at best. Sorry for the review guys, but I know you can (and should) do better.

Arthur

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BradleyA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome restaurant overlooking the pacific and infamous golf course. It’s casual while also being very business friendly. The burger is the best - highly recommend. Lots of great food options, good prices for value - unreal views and atmosphere

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SandiB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drugstore burger never disappoints. Excellent meal and service. And the view is to die for.

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MarleneM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was wonderful. Everything was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe spacing on the patio, extra COVID cleaning and service protocols in place, superb service and excellent food, as always.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

we had a reservation for 6:00 but were not seated until 6:25

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vipSera
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, like michelin star
As a family loved and we would definitely revisit soon

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AlanD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!!!

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PeterB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 Star treat!

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Nancyk
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining
Food delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

MW
vipMarcW
Tucson
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks and appetizers upstairs and in the outside of the bar area. The cheese tray was excellent, as was the service and the drink portions were very generous. We dined at the grill and the food and service were super and made for a very fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, but ok to be casual. Service and food were excellent!

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BonnieH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance with views and music. Service was a bit slow and our waitress was not very energetic.. not timely in checking on us for needs…

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MarcelaC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Extremely casual. Food was good. We did not appreciate being rushed and on a timer to complete our dinner. I have never had a restaurant tell me I could only stay a limited amount of time.

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Trezul
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Great food!

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Drbeaz
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Hilton Next door which does not have any evening dining open right now. We walked a few steps to the Grill for dinner and it was wonderful. Outdoor dining on the glass enclosed patio with heaters was very comfortable. Pretty view of the golf course. We had the tomato soup with a half grilled cheese sandwich and a salad. It was fabulous! Pretty ambiance, lovely service, great food and a gorgeous view!

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was one of the best and most memorable dining experiences I've had in many years. I was particularly impressed with the helpfulness of the staff. I am looking forward to a return visit.

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RalphB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Lodge has a lovely view of the ocean and the green lawns of the golf course. We chose indoor dining as there was a noticeable breeze, but the outdoor setting would have been OK as well. Most people had opted for outdoors, so the indoor restaurant was quiet which made conversation easy. Food was good and service prompt.

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vipwvuscientist
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location to grab a few drinks and enjoy great food while watching the sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great but the food was mediocre at best. We have been many times before and definitely could taste the difference. The drugstore burger was extremely greasy. We sat indoors and it was very noisy.

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Maria
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend did not like the chicken sandwish, I had the hamburger and it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time and food with lovely accommodating staff.

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Sharon
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance is great. We ate breakfast before our round of golf and came back later for dinner afterwards, since we enjoyed it so much.

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sdjacksons
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Friendly staff, but misleading advertising. We made a 7:00 Sat. night reservation to enjoy the sunset and the live music advertised on website. Views are not what you'd expect- big ugly concrete Golf Shop blocks most of the view, including the sunset. And there was no live music. Was it cancelled because of COVID? If so, that should have been updated on website. Some food was very good, but some not- ie, paid $12 extra to have some chicken added to salad, but it was extremely dry.
Overall, not worth the money. Much better places to enjoy coastal views.

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vippeaches
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We came for my husband’s birthday and got a lovely table overlooking the golf course and the ocean. It was a chilly night but the heater and glass wall kept us warm. The service was amazing starting with the hostess. Our server was attentive and professional and made us feel well cared for. Our appetizer was the Kung pao calamari and it was delicious. My husband ordered the hanger steak (also delicious) and I got the lamb shank. I found the lamb shank overwhelmingly large, not very tender, and not particularly flavorful. The accoutrements on the dish were delicious but if it wasn’t for them there would be really no flavor. So I was disappointed in my entree but luckily my husband shared his. We received a complimentary dessert for my husband which was a brownie topped with ice cream. The brownie was rock hard and cold, but we appreciated the gesture. We also ordered the butterscotch pudding which was great.

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vipAmyG
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest and most delicious food in San Diego. My favorite restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the view!!

JJ
vipJeniferJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and beverages were outstanding. I highly recommend!

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LaurenR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely fire pit table outside. Our server was very nice, service was great. All of our cocktails we delicious, the food came out hot and fresh tasting. Really good food! We enjoyed ourselves very much and are looking forward to coming back! Can’t beat the ambience either of such a beautiful golf course and lodge!

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vipAnthonyW
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with amazing views

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Debi
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

My toasted sandwich was poor. Service was so inattentive and slow that it was not worth the time and aggravation to return it.

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vipLauraG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and really good food and service

FAQs

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 777-6641.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.6 stars by 1014 OpenTable diners.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.lodgetorreypines.com/collections/gift-cards/products/gift-card-resort.

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.