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Babcock & Story

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Coronado, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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399 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 30 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
New Albany, Mississippi
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The five stars if for a bar, not a restaurant. This is because I liked the bartender and the beer he recommended.

Thank tallahatchietom
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We wanted to watch the presidential debate so decided to watch at Babcock since they have a lot of TV's. Found a seat at a dirty table, we waited along time before the waitress came. Wasn't sure she was going to wipe down the table since we had to tell her to, when she did it was a quick swipe... More 

Thank Linda P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We ate in the bar area while watching the football game. It was a great atmosphere with the views of the ocean. The staff was great, the food was great. A little pricey but not outlandish.

Thank Lisa P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

great craft cocktails and a great selection of cigars. Bar menu is outstanding and the history of Babcock is very interesting...

Thank hector m
Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice atmosphere...great service...comfort seating...bar menu is offered...live music, not too loud...comfortable to sit and chat

Thank Kitty M

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene
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?