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The Spot

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American, Bar
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1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
+1 858-459-0800
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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West Covina, California, USA
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located in La Jolla. Strolling by, my husband and I noticed the specials outside the restaurant. Lobster special to be specific. Very good deal, value, quality of food. Definitely going to come back. Lots of other items on menu to choose from for everyone.

Thank Marianne M
Rives Junction, Michigan
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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, good food, good service, good price. We were very pleased with our lunch choice and would definitely return again.

Thank TheKs42
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out walking around town and we got brought in by their lobster dinner advertisment. It was a great deal and an excellent lunch in a cozy building. While there, we noticed how delicious the pizza looked and decided we'd order takeout after we got done with our NYE partying. Although most of us don't remember it, pretty sure it was... More 

Thank ODM84
Rosemead, California
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in La Jolla, looking a surfer art picture. Found it, decided to have lunch, I had a Grilled Reuben and soup. The appearance is like a pub. Steady flow of traffic. Parking is difficult to find. People are very friendly.

Thank Rosemary R
Sunnyvale, California
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363 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really trust rankings here so I was expecting something really delicious. It was Christmas Eve so there weren't too many options. The Spot was cozy looking though a bit dingy - floors looked like they hadn't had a good cleaning in at least 3 months. They seated us and all our kids in a rear booth and gave our... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
San Diego, California
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231 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a quick spot for a nice lunch. We are familiar with La Jolla, but had never eaten at The Spot. It was early and the restaurant was quite empty. We got a nice booth by the window as the back tables are a bit dark. The menu is a fairly typical lunch menu... More 

Thank Sa-i44
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped by for a quick lunch after hiking in Torrey Pines. I had the weekday special which consists of a small salad and 1/2 a sandwich. For me this was enough, but for American standards it was a really small meal. Friends got the garbage burger (which looked great and I heard was quite good) and the grilled chicken... More 

Thank Madelon P
Parsippany, New Jersey
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

#1 our waitress, Jasmine, was terrific. Great old bar atmosphere - delicious French baked onion soup. Fair prices. Most definitely try this place - if there is a line, more tables in rear so line moves.

Thank esteuer
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The fries are extremely nice, particularly the garlic ones but the place is let down by inattentive staff who seem more interested in folding napkins than serving customers. And the tables were really sticky, not a great sign for the overall hygiene level in my opinion.

Thank bobholt_2000
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We passed the restaurant and saw a couple having fries that looked amazing. We decided to go in for a meal, we did not regret this! This is a sports bar, but the food was really delicious, I had sword fish my husband a plain burger, and off course- fries! Really friendly staff. Highly recommend this place.

Thank AnjaUK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-0800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?