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Date
Sat, 4/21
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11:00 PM
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Tom Hams Lighthouse

4.5
2843 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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Enjoy bottomless champagne, fresh seafood, and gorgeous views of the San Diego skyline.
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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 2843 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.8
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I was very lucky to get a Sweethearts Booth - a private table facing the window. It was perfect for the anniversary dinner. Our server Diana was amazing. Absolute best.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Truly enjoyed sitting outside, even on a cool April evening. The heaters made it very pleasant and after being cooped-up in Indiana all winter the fresh air was wonderful. Great service and food rounded out a great evening for our group.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I've been going here for Sunday brunch for a few years now. It's always been great but this time it was a little off...it wasn't as clean as it used to be. Hopefully my next reservation it will improve.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Overpriced and noisy but the waitstaff was outstanding...I don't think I'll be back the next time I am in San Diego.....

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food wasn't as good as the last time I was here and the mimosas were very skimpy
the waitress wasn't very attentive. your pretty much paying for the view the food and service was horrible

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Birthday for a friend

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good service, great views; good food.
Would definitely go back

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Cool location looking back at downtown on the harbor.
The drinks are good with decent options on tap. The food was decent but I wasn't blown away. It's a good option for the scene

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server was exceptional. Great service, knowledgeable about the restaurant scene in the harbor area. Very attentive and great smile

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The view is everything here. Food is a good and above standard buffet but the view on a warm summer day is amazing. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The service is always great from Ricardo! He’s been our server before and is always a pleasure!
It’s a bit warm inside the restaurant. I was sweating almost the entire time which made it a little less enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great views. Great server-ricardo. Ambiance a little dated

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lovely evening - great meal, great service - would definitely go again . Close to airport - wonderful place to take guests just arriving to San Diego and have a special meal.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Not very happy with the food (Had lunch) Drinks were good and service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I recently went to Tom Ham's Lighthouse with family who came from Florida. I told them about previous experiences I had had, which were good. Our server was very attentive and informed about the menu. We started off with cocktails and the Seafood platter which was $79 for 1/2 lobster, mussels, clams, oysters, shrimp and scallops. Loved it!! For dinner I ordered the baked Yellowtail collar with a spinach puree, fresh spinach and panisses fries (chickpea fries) with a lobster seasoning (and small pieces of lobster)Normally I have enjoyed most of their food here, but, those fries did not taste like lobster and there were no pieces of lobster. Those were the worst thing I have ever eaten!! They were bland and the dipping sauce was horrendous. The yellowtail was cooked great, the spinach puree was creamy, but, almost my entire plate was covered with the puree and (not) fresh spinach (it was cooked). I like spinach, but not 3 cups of it!! My husband ordered the steak which was overcooked and dry. Thank Goodness the view of San Diego was awesome because I left the restaurant with a very bad after taste from the food. I will still come back, but be very picky on my choices, probably order off the raw bar menu or get appetizers.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

great date night...bring your lady friend...great view

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a bad meal and we spent all night on toilet... so all of us 4!!! I would recommend to try something else....

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We came for Easter dinner. The food was amazing. The cocktail were as well. However the service was awful. Our water glasses were never refilled. When we finished our first round of drinks we were not asked if we would like anything else from the bar. After we recieved our food we were not checked on. We spent over $250 and with a bill like that I had just hoped for better service. Maybe he was having an off night. Every time I looked for our server he was by the bar watching some sporting event on the tv. But I would recommend for the food and the location.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great, as always! This trip was for Easter brunch with family and it was perfect. Exceptional selection on the buffet and the service was wonderful. And, even on this busiest of holidays, we were escorted to our table right on time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always enjoyed dining at Tom Hams!!! Ambiance and service is always excellent despite it is an Easter Sunday Brunch. This is our go to spot for family, special occasions, and this is where we take visiting friends and families. Love it!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter Brunch - this is our 3rd year! We look forward to it for months ahead! And the servers were very attentive! Good Job!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came for a family meal the last night we were in San Diego for a visit. The view was fantastic and we enjoyed sitting outside. The service was very good--no complaints there. We were disappointed by the food. This was most likely because our group of three contained two vegetarians; we checked the menu beforehand and identified some vegetarian options so we thought it would be OK. The vegetarian platter was unseasoned steamed vegetables with three rather dry falafel and a smidgen of red pepper sauce--truly uninspired. The watermelon and quinoa salad was also rather bland. The beet salad, however, was excellent. And my husband enjoyed the bouillabaisse. So-not a good place for vegetarians, but probably a good place for people who like fish.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing views and food!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

最高の料理。特に日本人からすると、味も量もとても適切で美味しかった。さらに、素晴らしい景色とサービス。ダウンタウンの夜景を見ながらの食事。結婚記念日をケーキサービスで彩ってくれた、この上のない最高の時間を提供してくれました。

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Sat outside and enjoyed the lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing food, great service (Thanks Alex), great discussions and laughs.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Tom Ham is a good restaurant for those wishing a place with a gorgeous view, available parking, conveniently located and with fairly good food. I will keep it in mind for future lunches and dinners especially for out of town visitors.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent for lunch with beautiful views of San Diego Bay!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Last night of our short vacation to San Diego and we could not of picked a better place to have our last dinner. Good food , good view of the harbor and San Diego skyline and fantastic service. We will be back and we highly recommend this restaurant to all who are looking for a romantic spot .

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Beautiful view with outdoor seating. Great seafood selections. The Crab Louis Salad was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fantastic view of the city! The food was great - I had 6 different oysters from the raw bar to start and they were wonderful. For my entree I had the Chicken and the roasted Brussels sprouts. Fabulous! I was Keto and our server was very accommodating helping me make substitutions to fit my eating lifestyle. Great experience and I highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great view and friendly server. But, the food was poor. The fish and chips was very greasy and the salt tasteless.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lovely view of Mission Bay. Excellent steak, seafood and service. Full flight of stairs and no elevator so accessibility is limited, but lovely venue for those who don't have accessibility requirements.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Requested a window table for the view, wonderful.
Cesar salad a bit heavy-handed w/the pepper, but great dressing.
Salmon was wonderful, but should put a side w/it.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Ocean view was great as well as ambience and spacious setting was good. Beer selection was great and wine local wines were reasonable. But I was disappointed with food. I ordered today's special pasta - Angel hair with cream sauce and Uni (Sea urchin) on top but it was literally like porridge - cooked way too much. They should know how to treat pasta.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My number one place to bring business partners when they are here from out of town!...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Bomb AF 100 Emoji Swaggie Swag 10/10 would smash. . . That food

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was great but we were rushed out and our drinks were cut off before we really finished eating. Bottomless mimosas sound great, but when the waiter only comes by every half hour are they really bottomless?

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Stayed seated at the bar with an incredible view, great service and amazing West Coast oysters. A perfect evening as visitors from the Midwest!

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