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94th Aero Squadron

#398 of 3,847 Restaurants in San Diego
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8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123-1505 (Ponderosa)
+1 858-560-6771
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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90 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

94th Aero Squadron is the perfect place for an aviation enthusiast to enjoy a drink or meal. The building is delightfully decorated in aviation artifacts and models. The bathrooms broadcast Winston Churchill's speeches. Outdoors there is a seating area that overlooks the Montgomery Field runways where you can watch planes and helicopters take off and land without being disturbed by... More 

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Thank Worrals
San Diego, California
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664 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

94th Aero Squadron is an interesting restaurant. The entire location is decorated in WWII theme. They have airplanes, canons, etc all over the inside and outside of the place. They even have Winston Churchill speaking in the mens room! The food is OK with a prime rib/steak focus. It overlooks the local airfield which just fits the theme perfectly. Go... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great food and variety for a large group of 15. Delicious appetizers, nice wine list. I had organized the dinner and received lots of compliments! Thanks so much!

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Thank Ornacia K
Oceanside, California
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442 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Normally I am not a big fan of buffets, but I am all about 94th Aero Squadron. I don't know why I haven't written a review for them yet because I have been here a bunch of times now and it has been consistently great. The first nice thing is the atmosphere, the decor is interesting and the exterior feels... More 

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Thank Aprilp2412
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The short ribs were out of this world they fell apart with a fork, the prime rib melted in your mouth and the coconut shrimp and the sauce were excellent. We would highly recommend this place.

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Thank 894waynew
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't even get to sit down because of the poor attitude of the host and his assistant. Arrived to the restaurant at 4:45 and was told 20-30 min wait without a reservation with a very smug tone. 45 minutes later a couple came in without a reservation and was seated right away due to having an "in" with the host.... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

After reviewing about a dozen restaurant menus for Restaurant Week 2017, we chose four. One was the 94th Aero Squadron. The name was intriguing but the menu options had us salivating. We had reservations and were seated almost immediately. Place was very busy for a Tuesday evening, so we figured we had chosen well. Outdoor ambiance was enhanced with well... More 

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San Diego
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220 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Four of us tried this place during Restaurant Week, looking forward to a nice meal. The place has a nice ambiance but I was disappointed in the meal. I ordered the sirloin and the vegetable side. The meat was so tough to I had to ask for a steak knife. It was difficult to chew and I left half on... More 

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Boulder City, Nv
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320 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here for lunch with the wife today. We had the buffet and it was great. $14.99 and on Wednesdays they usually have meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Plus they had chicken in a tomato cream sauce. Plus fish and a carving station with beef, turkey and ham. They have a salad bar and desserts. Really tasty.

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San Diego, California
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346 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant based on a WW I French chalet theme. Quite nice - Eddie Rickenbacker's hat in the ring is even etched on the mirror in the bar. The food here is exquisite, as is the service. It's tucked away near office parks and Montgomery Field. Definitely worth considering for an evening of good food - with far... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123-1505
    (Ponderosa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-560-6771
Description
For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL's CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.

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