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Babcock & Story

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
+1 619-435-6611
11:30 - 00:00
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San Jose, California
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a great option to have when you just need to grab a quick meal. We had breakfast here our first day and we were really impressed with the breakfast sandwiches they offer besides the regular pastry spread you might find at any bakery. I had the breakfast sandwich that comes with bacon and two types of cheeses... More 

Thank Christine S
Buena Park, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic bar within the Hotel del Coronado. Service is relaxed and outstanding. Last night we enjoyed the live music. Wonderful.

Thank maggieola1934
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

B&S has always been a welcome retreat anytime you want to take a break snd stop for a drink or snack. On our most recent visit we noticed a new nicely branded menu and terrific new wine, spirits and food offerings. It's great to see the marketing team at the Del showcase the history of the Del through the B&S... More 

Thank mdinonno
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had lunch at the bar twice here. The bartenders were great, the food was wonderful, and the drinks were great! Very friendly staff, and prompt service!

Thank Billy G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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291 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Seems we always end our Coronado nights at Babcock and Story. The musician that plays nightly is awesome! He takes the strangest requests for a James Taylor type singer and does an amazing job!! Bar food here is great too!

Thank TCM327
Lafayette, Louisiana
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Everytime we went in here over the 4 days of our convention it smelled like rotting fish. Food and beverages were overpriced, staff was not friendly and the service was slow and poor. Here for a convention so you are held hostage for where you eat at lunch - don't eat here by choice or because you think its a... More 

Thank Britcajuntraveller
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having been staying at the Beach Village at the Del Coronado for 12 years. B&S is a great casual spot to get excellent food in a relaxed environment. At dinner you can order from the Sheerwater menu for a nicer selection of entrees. The short ribs are some of the best I have ever had. Service is always great and... More 

Thank Bret S
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Delicious food choices to eat when you do not want to spend lots of time. Can get noisy when the bar is full. But a good experience when you want to chat with other travelers. Food was very good and the drinks from the bar quite good.

Thank RCMaui
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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We love hanging out here. There is live music on the weekends and reasonable food. The view from the restaurants allows you to take in the view of the ocean and people watch...

Thank W5736JNkimberlyr
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Over the years of visits to Coronado, watching the sunset from Babcock & Story bar, enjoying happy hour libations & appetizers has been "must do". Alas, time marches on, and what once was something to behold, has become something to avoid. Even though internet bantering still indicates a happy hours there, when we arrived the waitress smirked "hah, we haven't... More 

Thank WaryMinneapolis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-6611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?