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Whaling Bar & Grill - CLOSED

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
+1 858-454-0771
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
17 Dec 2013
26 Jul 2013
“It's called La Sala Lounge now - lobby of La Valencia”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, French
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

While the famous Whaling Bar was under construction when my guest and I visited the hotel, we were assured that it would be grander and even better than before. I cannot wait to go again.

Thank patient111
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Best view for sunset in La Jolla, especially if you sit out on the deck- just watch out for seagulls. We had very nice drinks and the food was excellent. Staff was more than nice. We stayed in La Valencia so it made it really...More

Thank hikingdude
Reviewed 2 May 2013

it is being remodeled, why, I don't know. It was iconic, my dad had drinks there with Raquel.Some things are better left alone, we'll see.

Thank airbrush
Reviewed 8 March 2013

I attempted to revisit the Whaling Bar & Grill out of nostalgia, but it is closed for renovations until the Summer. Walked up the street and dined at Georges. A treat I might have overlooked.

Thank Brombones
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We had an early dinner here this Christmas. The atmosphere was good - we enjoyed the bar watching the expert barman dispensing drinks to a happy crowd in an atmospheric setting. There was a decent menu and a good wine list: we both had the...More

Thank V3971RTjohn
Reviewed 27 October 2012

This historic bar has been a local's favorite forever. My friend and I decided to take a run down there to relax in an atmosphere that is fast disappearing. The bartender has been there for over 50 years and is charming and cordial. The drinks...More

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Sure, there are other places with a broader menu and a bit more art put into the food. That being said, the experience I had at the Whaling Bar and Grill was exceptional, and sometimes that's what it's all about. We chose to sit in...More

Thank Tom_in_San_Diego
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Nice and conformable, food was excellent. Should not but did have the desert!! Good selection for finicky eaters.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stop by and take in this classic bar. We love it for happy hour.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The Bartender "Scotty", very nice guy, made our visit a great pleasure!

Thank Fred B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0771
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