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Tom Hams Lighthouse, San Diego, CA

Tom Hams Lighthouse

4.6
4.6
5549 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was built in 1971 by a man who was not afraid to put his name on his product. Rooted in warm welcomes & excellent food, Tom Ham made his lifelong dream a reality. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is the only restaurant in the US to have a USCG operated & maintained Lighthouse attached to it. You can locate us on any modern nautical map as Beacon #9. Featuring a 100% responsibly resourced seafood menu & award winning Sunday Champagne Brunch, we are a must when it comes to the San Diego food scene. The dining room, purposely shaped like the state of California, allows for groups as grand as 50 yet private enough for a couple’s night out. Holiday brunches have been long time family traditions for many San Diegans. Start your family’s tradition this next holiday. With the best views of the Downtown City Skyline, Coronado & San Diego Bay, Tom Ham's is & remains a San Diego tradition in dining excellence since 1971.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 94 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 291-9110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Kovar

  • Catering

    Please contact Perla Ortiz in our catering office. banquets@tomhamslighthouse.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private and Semi-private accommodations for groups from 20 to 350. Buyouts available. All Dining space has magnificent view of the San Diego Bay.

  • Private party contact

    Brooke Otto: (855) 510-8333

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    Harbor Dr.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking right out in front in our private lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,549 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. T

    Tricia

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go every year for restaurant week and additional times. They were bustling but the service was absolutely fantastic water as soon as you sat down waiter attentive, just lovely. The food is always great and we really enjoyed ourselves can’t ask for much more
  2. B

    Bevrn

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful views and great food
  3. SB

    SusieB

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just beautiful food was delicious. I had the shrimp salad and my husband and fish and chips. Everything presented beautifully well cooked and fresh tasting. Desserts were delightful Chocolate brownies, and Apple crumb cake did not disappoint - drinks were perfection! Lovely lunch date, and the views were spectacular, of course! We will be back
  4. MS

    MayraS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    my family enjoyed it, but i sadly got sick and i just had the salad. The view and location were great, we enjoyed ourselves but again, i was miserable afterwards.
  5. A

    Arenava69

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food and amazing atmosphere.
  6. D

    Dane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful view, and outstanding service! This was my first experience here and it was truly phenomenal. Will definitely be coming back :)
  7. S

    Surfdad

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, the drinks were perfect. Excellent table and view. The people who give this place a bad review are obviously illiterate with no taste
  8. S

    Skipper

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Food, service and view were excellent, however, termites were on the window, our table and flew on our clothing. Ongoing issue as this happened about 3 years ago.
  9. AC

    AlisonC

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Tom Hams did not disappoint! Oysters were delish. We enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu! Will definitely be returning.
  10. JB

    JBean

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    September Restaurant Week drew us back to Tom Ham’s for a meal and we were not disappointed! We were reminded of the beautiful view, ambiance, service and the quality of the food at Tom Ham’s. Everything was great! Will come again soon.
  11. L

    Lizz

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service even though they were busy during restaurant week, the manager on duty was working as hard as all the staff. Was hot on the patio, but would come back just based one his customer service.
  12. B

    Bg1120

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice lunch with a nice view. Our waiter, David was courteous and polite. There was a mix up on our order but it was resolved pretty quickly. We had a booth right next to the window so that made our lunch even better especially when you're celebrating a birthday.
  13. RC

    RaphaelC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and view!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved everything. Yummy
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mom’s birthday
  16. CJ

    ChefJ

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great value. Awesome quality and it’s a brunch I’ll go to each time I’m in Diego.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food. Will 100% be back!
  18. LS

    LeslieS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, amazing food, perfect view to celebrate our anniversary!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the view is awesome
  20. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was our first time here. We sat outside and the view is like no other especially on a nice warm sunny day. Our lemon drop martinis were on point. The food is also delicious. We went for lunch so I recommend the Blackened Salmon BLT sandwich and their fries are awesome!! Will definitely go back!!
  21. EC

    ErnestoC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch, not too expensive. Fantastic view of San Diego bay.
  22. MH

    MikeH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I heard rave reviews about this place but had to experience it for ourselves. Our night was beautiful in every way. From the vibe, to the service to the amazing food. All of it was Outstanding and we will be back soon. It is our new favorite place. Thank you and Bravo.
  23. JO

    JOEE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Even better views. Highly recommend
  24. o

    orbs

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    the paella was expensive and VERY LIGHT on shrimp and could hardly find the two tiny pieces of sausage. the mussels were so-so
  25. NJ

    NancyJ

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My rating is based on having dinner on the patio. The inside of the restaurant can get a bit noisy, but the patio is great, and the view is spectacular. The food is amazing and the service is great. We love going to Tom Ham's!
  26. F

    Fastdan

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter made the anniversary special. We look forward to another special visit.
  27. JE

    JillE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view and the food & service were fantastic!!!
  28. SA

    SANDRAELLA

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Scallops were good but not Caesar’s salad 🥲Great cheesecake & gelato
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance was wonderful. Our server Diana was beyond outstanding. She made us feel at home even though it was our first time there. Genuinely nice and very helpful.Food was good. Fried oysters were fantastic. So were the bay scallops on the half shell. Scallops were ok. Crispy fish was ok. Heard the Sunday brunch was great. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food. Reasonable price given the quality of service and food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, but Raymond really made it special. He was so kind and personable. Truly a good person that you’re lucky to have on your team.
  32. LR

    LindsayR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was a bit slow but we dined Sunday evening late, so that is understandable. Great ambiance, would recommend.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service.
  34. CA

    CarlaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great! The view was amazing. Great atmosphere!
  35. FS

    FoxxxyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff here were amazing; beautiful view. Food was surprisingly mediocre; this had come as a highly recommended place for a meal and it just didn’t meet expectations. The Sri is were very good. The heaters outside were very nice.
  36. TT

    TheTruth

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    You're not paying for the quality of the food or top-of-the-line service. You are paying strictly for the view. If you are ok with that, this is your place.
  37. FC

    FabioC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great location, if your table has a view. Excellent service. Food is terrible.
  38. JR

    JimR

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time Really enjoyed the bollainaise Overall, we would go again. Service was a tad slow and bread (cost extra) needs to be upgraded if they’re going to charge). Dessert selection could be improved Enjoyed the menu flexibility (our server let us selected different sides for a given entree’
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sons graduation trip and last dinner of the trip. Very great food and service!
  40. SC

    SCOTTL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tom Hams Lighthouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 291-9110.

Tom Hams Lighthouse is rated 4.6 stars by 5549 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


Booked 94 times today
Google Map for Tom Hams Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking right out in front in our private lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Kovar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 291-9110

  • Catering

    Please contact Perla Ortiz in our catering office. banquets@tomhamslighthouse.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private and Semi-private accommodations for groups from 20 to 350. Buyouts available. All Dining space has magnificent view of the San Diego Bay.

  • Private party contact

    Brooke Otto: (855) 510-8333

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