Food is often good, music usually fun, almost always an entertaining evening. Nothing fancy, kind of a locals hangout.
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We visited here for an impromptu evening meal. We were seated in the 'back' area which was fine, we were the only ones at that time but it soon filled up. The service was very slow, not just the intial taking of the drinks order but the time taken for the drinks to arrive at our table was extremely long.... More
The VI is a cornerstone on the Island, in large part because it has been the only place on Balboa Island with a full bar. But it's more than that. After changeovers a few years ago, the menu was updated and new items were added. Very good steamed clams, a superior wedge salad with real lardons, and a bar menu... More
If you want a drink, music and people this where you want to be. If there is live music it can get quite noisy. Not a big fan of their food as there are lots of other great options with in walking distance.
This is a Vintage Inn. It's been at the same location for over 75 years, and still attracts a lot of "locals." There's an attached Bar inside. And, many can just walk home, if they live on B.I.
Old world charm, great food, music, good portions. I went twice in a week, first time had wings for an appitizer, acwedge sald that was like the whole head of lettuce, so good,filet migon, cooked med rare was the juiest steak, garlic mash potatos, and green beans, 2nd time my friend got my same meak as last time, he said... More
Stumbled into this bar when driving around exploring. Had such a good time, we decided to stay for dinner. The Pot Roast in a french clay pot was AWESOME!!!!! Definitely will go back
We went to the Village Inn to see one of our favorite local bands-Monkey Finger. They are a fantastic cover band, if you've never seen them! We had their Ahi appetizer and calamari appetizer. Both were pretty good. My stepson and I split a salad, and my husband had the fish and chips. The restaurant was pretty packed, so I... More
It is in a great location on Balboa Island. But, it's old and a bit dreary inside. It isn't my favorite place to eat and drink. Since,I like bright and airy, this doesnt qualify.
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