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George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618 (Ivanhoe)
+1 858-454-4244
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I posted a review on George's about a year ago. We visited again last week, and it's a place worthy of another review. Friendly service, WONDERFUL food, and great views!! We had lunch on the rooftop terrace. The ceviche is a long-standing favorite of mine, and the tacos never fail to please. They just introduced a new drink menu, and... More 

Thank JSLuvsTravel
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this restaurant! Best place to sit is the Ocean Terrace. The view of the ocean is amazing! Food is great! They serve lunch and dinner. Sunset views are beautiful! Make reservations as it is always crowded! Bring a jacket as it is always cool!

Thank Betsy M
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredibly prepared food, creative and beautifully presented. Great service, magnificent ocean view - if you request! Special place for special celebrations.......

Thank bevnj0e
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely view of La Jolla Cove from this rooftop restaurant. I had the fish taco which was fine, but next time I will order the salad with a generous piece of salmon that my friends had. They claimed it was delicious. I would not order the sangria again. It arrived in a wine glass loaded with ice and one small... More 

Thank Liping T
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

try the prix fix 4 course menu and add the wine pairings, been there 3 times when in the area and have not been disappointed. i am from chicago area where we have great restaurants and this competes nicely with the best of them.

Thank Jim W
La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

George's California Modern was, as usual, a real treat! The service was wonderful--each server wished us a Happy Anniversary and there was an Anniversary card on our table. The food was delicious! I tried the yellowtail and my husband has trout. Both were fixed with surprising, but delightful accompaniments to the main course. The pannecotta and doughnut hole desserts were... More 

Thank ljtraveler2013
Solana Beach, California
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy the gorgeous view! That is the best part of going to George's! The food and drinks are a bit pricy...the view is worth it! It's a great place for an appetizer and drinks before the many great restaurants in the area!

Thank Jill P
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant occupies two floors (2nd & 3rd floors) and is clearly a popular spot. The views looking west out into the cove and the ocean are excellent. The food is quite good but the service is just okay. There were five of us at a table designed for four, but it worked. I thought the service was slow but... More 

Thank 315David303
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy the incredible view of La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean from George's 2nd floor deck on a sunny day and watch time fly by as you take in the incredible ambiance that La Jolla Village has to offer.

Thank BillR31
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Looks over Lajolla Cove area! Food very good! Burger and fries excellent! There's 2 levels; both work nicely. Reservations accepted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-4244
George's at the Cove is a renowned three-level dining destination located in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean and northern coastline. Considered the region's best rooftop dining, the popular George's Ocean Terrace - complete with a newly expanded and elevated bar - offers casual al fresco fare for lunch and dinner that is perfectly complemented by sweeping ocean views. Recently reinvented from floor to ceiling, the all-new George's Level2 - located on the second level - is elevating the craft of cocktails with housemade ingredients and handcut ice used in proprietary recipes and twists on the classics, along with unique punches, sours, coolers and more. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring nationally-acclaimed executive chef and partner Trey Foshee's seasonally-driven California cuisine. George's California Modern offers guests an opportunity to explore "San Diego on a plate" through a la carte or tasting menus inspired by the lifestyle, ingredients and sense of place that is San Diego. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to its fullest, George's at the Cove is an essential part of any visit to the region. Reservations and gift cards are available online.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?