Tom Hams Lighthouse
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Saffron rice, fish, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, mussels, clams, peas, peppers
Watercress, tomato, chive, tarragon dressing
Honey chili lime dipping sauce
The view and ambience on the patio were outstanding. Wine by the glass list had a nice range of options - higher end and value priced. The service was good, but the food was adequate at best. Given the prices, I would have expected a manager to stop by and inquire about our experience, but we did not see anyone but our server and bus boys. They served a meal they called paella, which was actually pre-cooked rice, per the server, and then steamed protein arranged on top - shrimp and chorizo. The dish had no sauce or taste. The salmon was fine, and the brick chicken was good. I would not go back except for a drink and appetizer to enjoy the view.
Everything was very good
Absolutely beautiful spot with the best and most attentive staff. Our server was very helpful and encouraged us to enjoy the view and our evening. The food itself was good, but I've had better seafood selections elsewhere, the sashimi was underwhelming. Really enjoyed the oyster variety! I had the scallop dish for my entree and I enjoyed the different flavors of leeks and artichokes. I'd skip the dessert, and order one of their sweeter beverages like the Skewball Painkiller. Overall, a very enjoyable evening and I'd be happy to visit again.
This was my first time dining at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse and I cannot wait to go back! The food was great, the views were amazing and the staff was very friendly . I’d like to recognize Davor’s outstanding service! He was friendly, attentive and made sure my husband had a great birthday celebration.
The ceviche and Nicoise salad were rather bland. But, the fish and chips and the Shrimp Po Boy were very good. Great waiter and beautiful view!
A first time family reunion with a couple of family members.
Date night with beautiful views of downtown and San Diego Bay!
Broke the mouth
Ono kine grinds
This was a birthday dinner for my wife. She always orders the bouillabaise (sp?), which, once again, did NOT disappoint. I had the appetizers; all were excellent - - especially the mushroom soup. It was the soup of the day, so it may not always be available, but it was the best I've ever had. And...one of the best views of the city skyline.
perfect seating, service and food was very good.
very enjoyable evening celebrating birthday
Love this place! It’s mine and my fiancées favorite place to go in San Diego. It’s a nice restaurant without the “stuffy” vibes! Good food and good beverages!
Great service and Bay view can’t be best! Food was fantastic as usual.
Beautiful view of the Harbor and San Diego! Great sea food! Love it!
Food was delicious. Crab legs, oysters, and Lobster claw was the hit for me and hubby. I highly recommend. We were seated outside, perfect table, perfect weather.
I came here with my spouse to check the food and venue out because we wanted to do a wedding ceremony here. But I was very disappointed by the food, I went there strictly for the crab legs and pretty much all of them were very salty that I had to throw a lot of it away. I didn't feel like they had a wide variety of things to eat for the price that I paid for. Towards the end, I got up with my spouse to grab dessert and came back to our table completely stripped off as if we were done eating. I found that incredibly unprofessional and one of the gentlemen who was bussing off tables felt awkward and quickly came back to dress our table. My server's attitude changed after that and became less attentive and became less friendly. I don't see myself coming back here sadly.
Would not go back. Food was mediocre it was very loud and interior is outdated.
Great location, amazing view, excellent food. Easy parking. Perfect special occasion romantic dinner.
Awesome view, great service! The food was delicious. Highly recommended!
Went for lunch. The view is one of if not the best in the city looking AT the city skyline!! Had Lobster rolls..portions are plentifull...and service is tip notch. One would think outside patio is all the rave but for aomething more intimate..request a booth and you wont be sorry!
We love the location and the Mai Tais 👍
The paella was very dry but our server was quick to replace it with something else along with an ice cream. Thank you for great service.
Our first time visiting and it was fantastic! Celebrated our anniversary and they gave us a premier table along with a celebratory free dessert. Food was outstanding. Every single thing about the experience was top-notch!
Come here for the amazing views, especially of you choose to sit outside in the balcony
I LOVE this place, but the last to visits have had some unwanted visitors, FLYS! The food is always great and the service too, just get rid of those darn flies! We will be back, but if more flies are there :(
We were waited on by an excellent server. He was absolutely amazing as we ate and enjoyed our water front views.
Tom Hams is always my go to Happy Place. I entertain a lot of clients and TH is always my 1st choice for lunch or dinner. The service, ambiance, and food is always a Home Run for myself and my guest every time. I have introduced TH to many family members, business colleagues, and friends from SD and all over So. Cal and they always return Thank Me for the introduction to this Grand Jewel "Tom Hams Lighthouse"
Thank You to all your chefs and staff for always doing a great job each and every time.
Our server Molly was an absolute delight!
Her responses and ideas to accommodate a opinionated table guest were beyond awesome!
Her knowledge of menu and beverages was perfect. Molly's friendliness and overall concern for our table was simply amazing!! We love you Molly!
Delicious! Took care of my Gluten free needs!
If you want great food on the water...this is it
Our server was upbeat and very knowledgeable. The food was soooo good and perfectly timed. Husband enjoyed his scallops that were cooked to perfection. Our special night out to dinner was everything we wanted it to be with the added entertainment of sailboat races going on in the bay!
In the past when I have been here I have often asked for a small sample of a new beer they are offering. My friend and I both asked for a sample and ended up getting the beer we samples. I noticed that they did not give us a full pour though, as if they deducted the sample from our glasses. I did not think about it until two beers went by that were full to the brim and I realized what they had done. Guess the bartender was being petty. It left a bad impression on me. If they wanted to dun me for sample they could have asked me to buy the smallest size--I would have understood that but being blindsided irritated me.
Also I liked the old cheeseburger better than the new one. The truffle aioli was not as good as it sounded. Previous burger also had bacon. Little cuts
Food was excellent. But noise and atmosphere was really not what we expected. Sat across from table with someone playing loud videos on cell phones which really distracted from the great view and what would have been a memorable dinner
Service was excellent . Food was excellent .... Not a compliant in the world !!!
We tend to visit Tom Hams Lighthouse when we get back into town or pick someone up at the airport. It's less than 5 min away, parking is easy and free. We were an hour early for this reservation and they were able to accommodate our early arrival with no problem! We got a beautiful view from out table of the bay. Our server Raymond was so kind and patient with us. He made great recommendations. He was quick to return to our table with any needs we had and even provided my daughter with a fruit plate which was not on the menu. We can't wait to go back!!!
Everything was as good as it gets, parking, seating, food, drinks, very friendly service.
I've eaten here so many times and always enjoy the ambience, service and quality of food. However, this time we tried the crab blt sandwich and was not as good as I expected. Unlike the lobster rolls that we always ordered before, the Crab BLT has flat taste... dull. It didn't taste crab at all. I wondered if it was a real crab meat. So far away from a tasty delicious crab cakes.
The food and ambience was incredible. We had outdoor dining with views of the water. The service was outstanding as well. The pricing was moderately expensive, but for the view and service level, it wasn’t too bad. The menu was excellent, with many fresh fish options that were caught locally off the coast of San Diego. All in all, a great experience, we will be back!
The food was excellent & the harbor view was gorgeous! We’ll be back!
The oysters were fresh and tasty. The paella and clams/linguine were both outstanding. The food is surpassed only by the service, which was friendly, prompt, and very accommodating. My wife and I were there for our anniversary (as were 2 other couples!), and they graciously gave us a nice dessert on the house. Brad, our waiter, was excellent, as was the whole restaurant experience.
Had a reservation but still had to wait for a table and the server took awhile to help us.
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 4847 OpenTable diners.
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.