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Tom Hams Lighthouse, San Diego, CA

Tom Hams Lighthouse

4.7
4.7
5353 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

11:30 PM


Booked 78 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 5,353 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

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  1. B

    Beto

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Superb view of North Island, and San Diego Bay. Outstanding Beer selection, and also add the rare possibility of getting tap from 4 to 16 ounces; if desired. Oysters, ultra-fresh, and still “moving”. A must.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I mentioned our anniversary when I book the reservation but, it was never mentioned and nothing special was don’t for my wife. The view of downtown was spectacular. Food is ok, kinda pricey for regular food. It’s a tossup as to whether or not I’d ever go there again.
  3. JS

    JayfromSanDiego

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of the harbor and city, food a solid B to B+, excellent beer choices, terrific service.
  4. MB

    MaryB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had gorgeous weather the day we went for lunch at Tom Ham’s. The waitress was great and recognized that it was a birthday treat for one of us. My mistake was not reading the menu correctly and ordered shrimp Louie which has always been crab Louie. The shrimp Louie was good but I would like to see the crab Louie reinstated on the menu.
  5. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and view of San Diego. Meal was delicious. Great way to spend a summer evening.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom Ham’s exceeded our expectations! Beautiful set up and atmosphere. The staff were amazing in all ways, from hostess, to servers. Excellent! Food, superb, and in my opinion, well priced. This is our first time in San Diego and the visit to Tom Ham’s was a highlight to our amazing trip! Thank you!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic view, wonderful service. The food was amazing! Bert salad best we have ever had, calamari so fantastic with a wonderful sauce! Beef tips with arugula and polenta unbelievable. Can’t wait to go back. A lovely, old world bar. The views are amazing.
  8. RR

    RonR

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation outing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Father’s day!! Great service!! And delicious food!!
  10. CH

    ChristinaH

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went out on a date for the first time in awhile since having our son. This was a random, but wonderful find on Open Table. The skrewball painkiller cocktail was a lot of fun. The lobster rolls were nice. The fries were so delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed my oysters. The crème brûlée had a beautiful crunch and texture.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom Hams is our favorite spot!
  12. LB

    LarryB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We will be going back as soon as soon can.
  13. J

    Jeanne

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The champagne brunch buffet was amazing! There is literally something for everyone and all of the food was perfect! Huge raw bar was phenomenal! The staff were attentive but let you take your time. The outdoor patio views were spectacular, so if you can get outdoor seating, I highly recommend!
  14. c

    czwirn

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and even though it was pretty busy on Father's Day, the service was quick and excellent. Great variety of food. There was a very generous seafood table, omelette bar, and pasta station. Well worth the price.
  15. SG

    SherryG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a Fantastic Father's day brunch! Had the best booth in the house! Diana was our server and went above and beyond!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was excellent! There were two weddings going at the time of our dinner, lots of people, no parking.
  17. JM

    JanMa

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious ~ the linguine was excellent 😋😋😋. The staff were very friendly and the view was amazing !!! We will definitely come back again ~ this time for brunch.
  18. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Tom Hams last night and had the best time! Our server took excellent care of us, had great menu recommendations, and brought us a delicious dessert to celebrate. The view is amazing and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. We recommend arriving early to have a drink at the bar and enjoy the views.
  19. C

    Crashdinesout

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drove over from Rancho Maroge to have a wonderful fish dinner on the bay it was fabulous
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view and food.
  21. P

    Pumpkin

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside overlooking the water. Plenty of shade from the umbrella. Fabulous setting!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, staff was friendly and the location is amazing! Beautiful view of the bay and downtown skyline. The food and drinks were delicious and we did not spend a ton of money.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation for two we were promptly seated outside with a view of the Marina. Server was very good and attentive but she didn’t hover.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for happy hour and it was fantastic! Great views and even better food.
  25. o

    opinionated

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch with a friend.
  26. JT

    JillT

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed.
  27. KB

    KristinB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible restaurant and experience. I cannot speak more highly about this place. Incredible food, service, and views !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molly was our server and she was excellent. Personable, attentive and great personality!
  29. WL

    WendyL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will return the best view from the bar breath taking
  30. DM

    DavidM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Typical all you can eat buffet. Average food. Great view
  31. JB

    JillB

    Palm Springs

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s birthday bday
  32. SD

    SanDiegoShark

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    No scallops, soggy shrimp and no more endless mimosas. I’m considering cancelling my reservation for next weekend as $300 will go further elsewhere
  33. KT

    KarynT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to celebrate or just have some good all you can eat brunch, I would definitely recommend coming here on Sunday! The seafood is so fresh and delicious, it's a little pricey but definitely worth it!
  34. CK

    CindyK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue with both wonderful views and food!
  35. A

    Angi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views and great service. Very enjoyable lunch.
  36. DY

    DennisY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been many, many years wince we visited Tom Hams Lighthouse restaurant. It has changed hands since we were last there and we like what the new owners have done with it, especially the new outdoor upstairs seating! What a great place to go for lunch on a beautiful San Diego day! The service was very good, the food was great, and the view out over the bay was stellar! We definitely will not wait so long before going back this time!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Piece of lobster shell found in my lobster roll sandwich. Nicely plated market fish entree, however, forgot sauce vierge. Food lacked seasoning. Fish and pearl potatoes were bland. Salt is cheap. Shrimp Ceviche had way too much liquid. Tough to spoon over tortilla chips when you have too much liquid dripping down your chipa. Should use slotted service spoon when serving into cocktail dish to minimize liquid Again, lacking in any flavor. Please advice culinary team to season all food coming out of the kitchen. Disappointed to hear there was no ranch available and bo scallops was available. Always enjoyed previous visits, now considering other reataurants.
  38. MQ

    MikeQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We definitly chose the correct restaurant to celebrate my promotion!
  39. b

    bmacinaa

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific waiter. Anticipated our needs, timed our meal, and engaged in friendly convo. Will always ask for Davor when dining at Tom Ham’s.
  40. V

    christineV

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go type of place

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 4.7 stars by 5353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 78 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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