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Date
Wed, 5/23
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Tom Hams Lighthouse

4.5
2894 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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 92 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: *Menu Service Only
Monday - Saturday From 11:30am-3pm

Brunch: *Buffet Only
Sunday 9:30am to 2pm...
Two Hour Dine Time & Buffet is open until 2:45pm

Dinner: *Menu Service Only
Sunday 4pm-9pm
Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(619) 291-9110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kyle Kovar
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Catering
Please contact Stephany in our catering office.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbor Dr.
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking right out in front in our private lot.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 2894 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Great evening date and dinner with my wife. Raymond our waiter was fantastic. Great sense of humor. Plus a added bonus he is from Yuma, Arizona.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great view of San Diego harbor while dining either inside or on the patio. Service was very good. Brick chicken was a little overcooked, but the halibut was excellently prepared.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had friend from Minnesota. While we had the May Gray, it was a beautiful evening and heat lamps worked wonderfully. Loved our sever she was such a delight and food was delicious!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The raw oysters were great, The service was slow but the employees were polite.
The food was average to below average. The sauces were heavy-almost pure cream.
The portions of scallops were skimpy considering the price. The salads were flavorful but the greens were bruised. It was an anniversary and I would not go back though the setting is beautiful.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a fabulous table for 2 right by the window. Food was great. Diana, our waitress, was awesome. And I swear they have Champagne ninjas, because our glasses were never empty. Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was the first time in 2 years when our hostess and waiter greeted us “Happy Anniversary”. It was amazing from the beginning till the end. It was pretty crowded, which is typical for Sunday brunch but our waiter Ricardo was so helpful and made sure we were well taken cared of. The anniversary dessert was also a plus.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

this was a wonderful place for Sunday brunch. I was here with friends then took my daughter for her birthday. the buffet selection was wonderful full seafood buffet including crab claws lobster, oysters, scallops it just goes on and on. highly recommend it

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

You can’t eat location!! The restaurant is in such a great location with a fantastic view BUT the food is the absolute worst . Paella tasted dried out as though it sat and sat under lights. Total garbage. My partner’s fresh halibut was microscopic and also dried out. I should have run after the dried up calamari appetizer.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

As always the food was phenomenal! Brought some colleagues who had never been, for their first time. I wanted a top notch experience and everyone from our hostess who offered to re-seat us, to our server Eddie delivered. He was very personable, friendly, attentive and well versed with the menu. My colleagues were impressed with all you had to offer from the selection of drinks, sea food options and of course the view. They will be back as will I.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Only the bouillabaisse is good but also depends on day of the week, Friday seemed to be better than week day.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Outstanding oysters and tuna, coupled with an amazing waterfront view and helpful service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Me and the wife come here every May 13 for our anniversary lunch or dinner. We also come every once every 2 or 3 months. But all ways on May 13. Thanks again for another great night..

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always a great time and view! Food is quality and no one walks away without a smile!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We arrived 2 hours prior to our reservation and still got seated right away. The table was outside and the view was great. Weather ended being perfect. The crab legs were the best we’ve ever had. The lobster claws were a little on the watery side, like they had been previously frozen. The pasta at the omelet/pasta station was one of the best dishes at brunch. The hot foods inside the buffet were good and really fresh. The price is a little high for being such a small buffet. Overall the service was excellent, staff was friendly and very helpful. The noise level is perfect, even with families with small children. Definitely a brunch you should try at least once.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Greeter was rude and had an attitude which started the night off to a bad start. Our server was good. The food tasted good but menu was limited and portions were small for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing view and dinner

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very good experience for me and my client. Will return with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Our guest from out of town was very impressed with the spectacular view of downtown San Diego and equally impressed with our food selections, from the duroc appetizer to the lobster. Our server was fabulous, attentive but not annoying. Highly recommend Tom Hams Lighthouse, for any occasion and a place to take out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This is my secret place to take out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We are fans of Tom’s as this has been our 5th experience and all have pleased.....

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is my favorite place to go for any special occasion and treating friends and family to a special treat.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great spot for brunch with enough choices to make while fam happy. Champagne include in buffet with a fab view of the city. If you go later around 1pm you may get a table in outside deck after first rounders are done.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing and fun.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Terrible service!!!
Ok food

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was delicious but were sat in the sun without being told so which was a little odd. Food was great, service was awesome. All in all, we love this place but a little heads up on being in the sun would have been appreciated is all.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My favorite brunch around!!! The views are so amazing, the service...we couldn’t keep up with the champagne which is awesome!! The shellfish is so fresh and delicious and plentiful! The omelettes are incredible!!! Can’t say enough good about this place!!!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I have been coming to Tom Hams for Sunday Brunch for special occasions and/or for much needed enjoyable rest and relaxation. The crab legs are amazing and views cannot be beat! However, this occasion we literally got hustled out of our brunch! I guess they put a time limit on brunch which I understand if you are done eating and just hanging around but if you are still eating and get a check shoved in your face and told that you are 30 minutes over the time limit it really detracts from the relaxing, fun brunch experience I used to look forward to. Most unfortunate. Everything else was great though.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Dining outside for Sunday brunch has an amazing view. It was too hot and sunny. The umbrellas only cover every other table along the water side. Tables against the wall has full sun. I’m surprised they haven’t invested in a better solution to the patio to make customers more comfortable and make dining more satisfying.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It's well located and well
managed on prime waterfront property along Harbor Drive in San Diego so it has a killer view with "Romance" written all over it.
The hostesses were gracious and friendly. Our outside corner table had a 180 degree commanding view of the Harbor. Around us were 2 birthday groups and an anniversary couple yet the noise level was quite manageable.
Our server Jess was helpful, friendly and efficient.
The scallops entree was well prepared and ranked as a top recommendation at this venue, as were the giant prawns.
The wine list offered good labels that paired well with the menu items.
My wife and I are repeaters at this restaurant and we look forward to dining here whenever we are near this part of San Diego.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Fantastic for a large group (ie: A wedding or simular) however our dinner did not impress (Fish of the day) too much oil and in general no flavor - perhaps it was the dish? Staff great no complaints, service perfectly fine.

I think that because we can easily get a table friday evening when other places are booked solid tells its own tail.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The view is great and it is good for a date or special occasion.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

A long time favorite in San Diego this restaurant has been remodeled a few years ago. The location is amazing and the views of the San Diego Skyline and Bay really nice. Unfortunately, the food is no longer as it used to be and the atmosphere and service little "cold"

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Took just shy of 2 hours to get our meal... Server literally left us alone for 90 minutes and every time she came back she pushed and sold add ons with no knowledge of the menu and was quite aggressive. Food was bland and seafood was undercooked. Just not great and didn’t live up to the reviews. The group agreed not to go back. Shame as reviews were good

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Best brunch. Great for seafood lovers. Allow plenty of time for dining.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

40th Birthday

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our server was excellent. I believe her name was Molly. Very attentive and helpful.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Had a good time

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Recommended for all who seek views of the sea/city while dining combined with excellent seafood choices at comfortable prices. Server Deanna was especially knowledgeable, caring, and interactive to make your experience one of a kind.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great views. Service and food was excellent. We were able to sit outside overlooking the bay.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Starting with the friendly host at the front desk who read our reservation request and sat us in the PERFECT spot ... to our amazing & attentive waitress (Molly or Holly)... to the view and the food.... Everything and everyone was perfect. Just PERFECT.

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