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“Excellent Brunch”

Firehouse American Eatery and Lounge
Ranked #819 of 4,806 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: US$14 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Me and the wife were looking for a brunch spot in SD and stumbled across this place tucked away in the corner. What really caught my eye was complimentary free parking and the upstairs patio overlooking the beach.

She had chocolate chip banana pancakes and I had the NY Steak hash - both were top of the line. It'd definitely on the repeat list the next time I'm in San Diego.

Visited April 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The view is the best part.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were there in May 2014. The rooftop was crowded, the food ok, the waitress was good. They have a bar on the rooftop where obviously a lot of the locals workers go. After we ate dinner at a roof top table, we were hoping to watch one of the NBA playoff games on one of 3 flatscreens behind the bar. Unfortunately, a group of people who obviuosly had been there before and who both bartenders knew, took over the entire bar area. There is a door that goes to another part of the roof, that one girl and a couple of guys kept going in and out of. Each time a big gust of wind blew through and the girl didnt shut it, so it kept opening and the bartender had to keep shutting it. With this and not being able to see the screens or hear the game, we left. On the way out in the downstairs (street level) bar, we were able to sit and watch the game. The batender from upstairs came down and appologized for the noise upstairs. We will not be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Rooftop Ocean view”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Restaurant is in part of the building that is the local fire station, was very clean, and has a rooftop view of the Pacific Ocean. The fire department was called out during our lunch which added a little excitement and certainly a different experience. It is a little more upscale than most beach view restaurants, has a very nice bar, and a good menu with a wide selection beyond seafood. The service was prompt and courteous.

  • Visited May 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“beware of credit card theft”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We ate there in May and paid with a business credit card which was not used ANYWHERE ELSE on our vacation in San Diego. Within 3 days the card and number on the back were used repeatedly in Ensenada Mexico. Our bank caught it and stopped it, but told us it had to come from there where they physically saw the card and number on the back. Never again, the food is borderline and service not anything to write about, there are lots of beach bars to frequent at Pacific Beach.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Barb R
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A nice place”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

A nice place with good service and good views on the upper deck. The food is plentiful here and for those of us that are at a certain age can be shared by two. Enjoyed the bacon avocado BLT.

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