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Babcock & Story

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Berkeley, California, Usa
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Babcock and Story (AKA B&S) does have a small bakery next to the restaurant. In the display case you will find many pasterial treats of architecture. This was the first bakery I visited that offered a Deep Dish Cookie. The price is $5.00 a cookie which may seem like you would need deep pockets to afford them. (Since I can... More 

Thank Bryan B
Coronado, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My friends and I went to Babcock & Story after seeing a play at Lamb's Theater. It was absolutely overrun with children. Not what we want in a bar. The screaming kiddies sent us packing after 1 long awaited drink. ($14 for a Basil Hayden's and water.) Service was poor, but that may have been because the staff was overwhelmed.... More 

Thank theskyprincess
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We visited on Christmas day and it was incredibly busy. We were fortunate to find a table after waiting only 10 minutes. Our waiter did a good job but he was servicing a lot of tables so we had a wait before we ordered drinks and food.

Thank Rick L
Calgary, Canada
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408 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great little bar overlooking the ice rink and the beach .... Perfect for enjoying the live music that was playing while appreciating the friendly and attentive service of a fine evening cocktail

Thank Christopher C
Fargo, North Dakota
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had lunch here on our last day at the Del. We had the Angus burger and the floating french dip. The burger was awesome! The french dip was very tasty but the brisket was not at all what I expected. It was very fatty and was chewy. I am used to brisket that is tender and more lean. I... More 

Thank Kathy0726
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It's a nice spot in the hotel to grab a coffee, pastry, sandwich, drink at the bar etc... It's very casual which is also nice. It does have a good view of the ocean. Service is also solid. We visited multiple times during our stay at the hotel and enjoyed whatever we ordered (lattes, pastries, sandwiches) each time.

Thank MrsW93

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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?