George’s at the Cove – La Jolla

I had heard great things about George’s Famous Soup from my neighbor who often dines there at lunchtime. We arrived at George’s ocean terrace on a sunny Saturday afternoon, a perfect time to enjoy the open air seating and views of La Jolla Cove.

We were a little late for our reservation, but the hostess still made sure to fit us in on this busy day. The waiting area is extremely small on the terrace, so if you have to wait for a table, don’t expect much room to move around, let alone find a seat.

They sat us right along the edge of the deck, at a table with partial shade and a bit of direct sunlight. Since the days rarely get too hot in La Jolla, a table without full shade is usually not a problem. Thankfully I previously applied sunblock to my white girl skin.

Our server was very attentive and joked around with us, even though we could sense he was very busy. I ordered a Bloody Mary and my lunch date had a glass of house white wine. The Bloody Mary was nothing to write home about. It tasted watered down with little flavor.

George’s Famous Soup made up for the lack of flavor in my drink – A hearty, cream-based soup with smoked chicken, broccoli and black beans. I expected a small cup of soup, but it came in a large bowl and it turned out to be a perfect appetizer for two people. For lunch we ordered a grilled chicken caesar salad, fish tacos and the halibut lunch special.

Both the halibut and fish tacos were cooked to perfection. I didn’t think the pairing of the sauce on the halibut was a good fit – the red, watery sauce had more of a soup consistency and didn’t compliment the fish very well. I have to give their food presentation 5 stars though and if you go, make sure you try their famous soup and the fish tacos they have become known for.

858 454 4244
1250 Prospect Street,
La Jolla, CA 92037

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