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Babcock & Story

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
+1 619-435-6611
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I travelled back to The Del last year with close friends, and to say we were less than pleased would be an understatement. Our first night there we went down to B&S for a pre-dinner cocktail, and were greeted by a filthy...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We live in San Diego and took our out of town visitors to the Hotel Del. It was time for lunch so first went to the Babcock and Story Bar for a quick lunch. We sat inside at a table for four but left after...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a great bar with an aggressive "nibbles" menu including sliders and nachos and pistachios and popcorn. The bartenders know their stuff and the drinks are full value. Oh, and the waiters and waitresses...always smiling!

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Holidays at the Hotel Del are tradition. Secured a seat outside to enjoy the sunset view and great people watching. Had a Blackberry Basil Seasonal Cocktail that was refreshing with steep price of $18 and companion had an Old Town at $21 while we shared...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Strawberry basil martini is my favorite cocktail of all. I first discovered it here seven years ago, and I am delighted to report that it is just as delicious today as it was then! The bartender muddles together fresh basil and fresh strawberries! Love the...More

Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The wood bar is gorgeous! We enjoyed sitting up at the bar a couple different times during our stay. The bartenders were pleasant and attentive. The lamb meatballs and ahi appetizers were very delicious and the amounts plentiful. We made them a late lunch one...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This is an average bar with expensive drinks. There are TVs for sports and comfy chairs. The staff is friendly enough, but nothing very special other than it's location and the history and the 80' mahogany bar.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch in the lounge yesterday and were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful service and excellent food. We highly recommend the Seafood Cobb salad but make sure you’re hungry!!

Thank S_family2011
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good small plates that can be a meal in themselves. Everything was pretty pricey which is the case for the Del. Food was good - lamb meatballs, pork sliders, fish tacos. It was nice to sit inside but service did not start until 1100 so...More

Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lunch here with 3 drinks, two appetizers for our entrees was almost $100 with tip. You expect high prices in a luxury hotel restaurant so not a complaint, just a tip. Service was top notch, and it was the perfect place to hang out on...More

Thank Paula H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-6611
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