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94th Aero Squadron - San Diego, San Diego, CA

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

4.3
4.3
2755 reviews
$31 to $50
American

For over 40 years, the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant has been San Diego's landmark dining destination and is undoubtedly 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-Gibbs Executive 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, fresh fish, salad entrées, seafood, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their award-winning Bottomless Champagne Brunch 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 greatest dining experiences in all of San Diego.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 560-6771

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Greg Macri

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful, unique banquet facilities for parties of 25 to 200. Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties, birthday & anniversary dinners, retirement celebrations, private luncheons, etc. Superb food, attentive service, and affordable prices.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Lewis: (877) 602-5964

  • Area

    Kearny Mesa

  • Cross Street

    Kearny Villa Rd

  • Parking Details

    Large lot with ample free parking.

  • Entertainment

    D.J. & Dancing on Fridays from 6:30 pm until 1:30 am.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

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What 2,755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Diego

    Brunch

  • San Diego

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  1. VH

    VincentHank

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Sunday brunch, which was very good. They increased the variety of food options from the last time we there about two weeks ago. The food was kept at a good temperature and made sure nothing ran out. We will be going back to the restaurant in the near future

  2. M

    Margarita330

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    Overall, 94th is a beautiful restaurant. I love sitting outside and enjoying the view. However, the quality of the food has gone waaaay down. The eggs benny were awful- the English muffin wasn’t even toasted. The frozen chicken tenders and egg rolls made no sense, the mahi was bland and undercooked, some of the food was very salty, the desserts didn’t look like they were made in the restaurant anymore… just terrible food. It’s unfortunate because we love this restaurant and we hope the owners are listening to customer reviews. For the increased price, I really hope they make an effort to make good food again. I would hate to lose such a gem in San Diego.

  3. CC

    CrystalC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service. Kris was a great server and took awesome care of us. Great selection of food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The choices were amazing at the Sunday brunch.

  5. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I have been coming here for years. Whether it’s a hot date with the Mrs., or a family meal, this place does not disappoint. When my kids were younger, the chef would purposely do those little fireball flareups in the kitchen to keep them entertained. That, and the ability to hear the air traffic control tower of the adjacent airport on headsets was a real treat for the kids. Now that they’re older they’re paying more attention to the old Word War artifacts and pictures all over the place. It really is something to see. The food is just a little pricey, but so worth it! It really is that good. They have Friday night hip-hop for those times when you want to go out and party or sit and relax in the nice and quiet dinning area. They also have Sunday brunch that out does itself. The staff are polite, warm, and know their stuff. All around, this is a great place. Come dressed up, or come casual, this place does not disappoint.

  6. DW

    DawnW

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very cool place! We had never been. Hidden gem in the most random area 👍

  7. MS

    MicheleS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So glad to have this restaurant back! We enjoyed Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday and had a delicious assortment of fresh fish and seafood! 84th Aero Squadron Restaurant is well known for its Sunday brunch so it was a sell out crowd but the staff handled it all with grace and humor. Add wonderful champagne or Mimosa’s and a small gift bottle of champagne for everyone to take home it made for a very Happy Mother’s Day for this Mom!

  8. RD

    RossanneD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    A reservation was made. They sent us to a dirty table that was not ready. They never asked for what beverages we would like to drink. It was a disorganized mad house.

  9. RS

    RuthS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Mother’s Day 2022 with 1345 resets for party of 4: Terrible management of reservations, awful, sub-par quality of food. Kitchen could NOT keep up with demand. For $80/person, our party had Costco appetizers and bland, bottom of the barrel scraps in the food warmers. Our server did his best. Overbooking by management. Overall quality has really hit rock bottom. Will not return.

  10. JO

    JOHNL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Mother's Day brunch was a flop, and my wife was upset! Our reservations were not honored due to poor front desk management. So many people were forced to wait 30-40 minutes out front in a line with nobody to explain or just inform us. Once inside the food quality was marginal to good but serving trays are found empty and not warm food. When issues became problems for me, it was pointed out to management and was corrected.

  11. TB

    TeresaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    It was a horrible experience. Our waiter ignored us, the food was cold and not restocked for the Mother’s Day buffet, we were seated outside after waiting a long time(we had reservations) and our table was short a chair, we had to go borrow a chair from another table, ourselves, and ask the people seated if it would be alright. We had cold scrambled eggs and bread and some other cold items that were unremarkable. We left an all you can eat buffet hungry because there was not enough food, they were out of things and no one was restocking. A patron next to us asked a waiter if they could help him and the waiter told him no, I’m not your waiter and walked off. The staff was rude, I will never be returning. It was a horrible horrible experience. To top it off, we were charged $80 per person. It was a ridiculous price for an absolutely awful experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Our server was good. Unfortunately, the poor kid who was by himself at the check in desk was overwhelmed with checking in and setting guests. He should have gotten some help managing the long line. We've eaten Sunday brunch here before woth no issues but regardless if it was Mother's day, management did a horrible job of planning foe this day. There were guests that were scraping off of what was left of food. Food was not properly replenished and a lot of people were waiting for food. It was so bad that the carving station was only giving small pieces to people trying to make the Prime Rib last for other customers. The dessert area was poorly displayed and looked half hazardly. I dont remember it ever looking like that during brunch. For the price paid it was not worth it. I'm sure due to the shut down and possible new management and under staffing, it would helped the restaurant and customer experience if they planned properly and limited reservation and capacity.

  13. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The $80 price + auto tip was too high for the lack of service and food availability on Mother’s Day. We bussed our table ourselves. Servers were spread too thin and exhausted, and apologized for repeated delays. Management was non/existent.

  14. ML

    MarlonL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    The brunch buffet was overpriced. The seafood wasn't that great.

  15. D

    Ditto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Would have liked the prime rib cut thicker and had mash potatoes.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was very average for the price.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience2

    Price was way to high for a buffet that was nothing special for Mother’s Day. Same food options on every weekend brunch.

  18. GA

    GARYM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Pleased , Very Professional. Can’t wait to go again. Just need Rice or Any Type of Rice. Love Everything. Respectfully . Garymanns.

  19. NS

    NatashaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. A little cold that day and they kept the doors to the patio open, probably for ease of servers going in and out. One of our favorite restaurants, will Keep going back

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    The food was nowhere near the price. $80 for the slimmest slice of overcooked prime rib, chafing dishes full of bland food, and an impassable buffet packed with people. The crab legs were decent. Bottom line is that $250(including tip) for two adults and a kid demands better food. Thankfully the waitress was responsive and pleasant. We will not be going back.

  21. M

    Miguel

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place to eat on a Sunday! The entire staff was outstanding, helpful, friendly and very accommodating! The food was great from variety, taste and never ran empty. We can’t wait to go back for more!!!

  22. BH

    BobH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Celebrating Mother’s Day a day early with my fiancé. Found out after we left at the restaurant only been open for two weeks. The service is really slow getting our drinks and food but we understood the situation. We had a lovely time everything was good.

  23. R

    Richard

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Every time we come to San Diego, we go to 94th Aero Squadron. Food is great, staff (other than hostess) are always very pleasant. This time, we were very disappointed to find that the beer cheese soup and stuffed mushrooms have been taken off the menu. Please bring them back!

  24. CM

    CarolM

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I’m not gonna lie…this was not the same 94th Aero Squadron I remember! While the servers were excellent, we were a little underwhelmed by the food. The French Onion soup was just ok and the Caesar salad was less than ok. My salmon was not served as befit the description in the menu and still not sure why I was served a baked potato that I did not order and don’t remember seeing on the menu with the salmon. I hope these concerns are just reopening quirks and something that will be remedied before I give the restaurant another try.

  25. VH

    VincentHank

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very good as was the brunch menu selection. The champagne was good and our server kept our glasses full. Additionally, our server was profession, but friendly and considerate.

  26. JL

    JanetL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Our champagne glasses were never empty longer than a minute. The food was very good and a great selection from their buffet. We’re very happy they are open again

  27. CH

    CHARLESW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent, and timely. The only disappointment was the menu indicated Coffee with the meal, but we were told that was not the case. We have been there before, in fact it was our first date. 4/33/2022 was our Fifth Anniversary.

  28. RR

    RindaRene

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the ambiance & sitting in the sun on outdoor patio watching the planes landing. Good food & service! So happy this restaurant has re-opened!

  29. SC

    SoCalGrl84

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Best Sunday Brunch. Recommend it for special occasions.

  30. JG

    JohnG

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great brunch, good selection and a fun drink menu. The service overall by our server Sylvia was awesome as well

  31. DS

    DavidS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Upon paying for our bill we asked our server if we could have more champagne, she told us that she thought they were out and brought back a bottle with one glass left in the bottle and asked us who wanted the last poor. Seconds later we saw another server carrying 3 bottles of champagne. We asked to speak to the Manager. George the manager told us that we had over stayed our 2 and a half hour table time. We were not told that by anyone even the our server or signs posted. I received a call from the manager about money found On the floor and to call back if needed. Within seconds I received a threatening text from a personal phone

  32. CG

    CarlosG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was Great!!!!! Food was Delicious!!!!!!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I creamed corn, had to ask for sour cream for baked potato. Server was attentive and friendly,

  34. C

    Cristian

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and we loved the ambiance. We are planning on going back soon.

  35. K

    Kevin

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks to Kris and chef for a lovely date night. Good cocktail, wonderful appetizer (escargot), great pine rib.

  36. S

    Slick

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No crowds around the buffet. The food was as good as always. Great outdoor dining.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have Sunday brunch.

  38. R

    Raul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shame, you're closing for a bit. Had a blast with my family.

  39. JL

    JLCB

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    All the food was cold. We went for Sunday brunch. No one seems to care that the heating elements were off, only to the extent of noticing but not doing anything to rectify. Granted we arrived before last seating which is 3 pm, it doesn’t mean they should turn off all the warmers or check on them. We didn’t say anything until after we paid, didn’t want to seem like we were looking for handouts but I wish we said something sooner so partly our fault. The quality of food was also lacking but we were determined to get our time and money worth. Our waitress was great though! She was really nice.

  40. JP

    JP61

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love 94th Aero Squadron! I proposed to my bride of 40 years here and we love to come back on our anniversary and tell our story to the staff. The restaurant is themed very nicely as a WWI Squadron in Europe, lots of aircraft and fly boy memorabilia yet they preserve the elegance and service of a very nice restaurant. Great staff, ambiance, food and drink. Fun to be had by all. A hidden San Diego gem!! Enjoy!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 560-6771.

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 2755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

8885 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92123

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Kearny Villa Rd

  • Area

    Kearny Mesa

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large lot with ample free parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Greg Macri

  • Entertainment

    D.J. & Dancing on Fridays from 6:30 pm until 1:30 am.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (858) 560-6771

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful, unique banquet facilities for parties of 25 to 200. Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties, birthday & anniversary dinners, retirement celebrations, private luncheons, etc. Superb food, attentive service, and affordable prices.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Lewis: (877) 602-5964

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