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Parkhouse Eatery

4.5
4.5
51 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Parkhouse Eatery is a casual, elegant neighborhood eatery snugly nestled into the house that once held the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. The restaurant boasts three seating areas - the outdoor garden patio, the front living room and the cozy hearth room - each with its own casually romantic personality.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 295-7275

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    University Heights

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Diego

    American

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  1. BB

    BrettB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our favorite place to eat. The food specials are awesome, and now with a full bar, you couldn’t ask for more.
  2. K

    Kathy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service, food was good. Crab cakes were amazing and burgers were average. Our service was ridiculously good which we appreciated.
  4. l

    lhksd

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Cute neighborhood restaurant that I had seen a hundred times but finally visited. The food was fine, but needs to be updated. From the garnishes to the way it was all served, the whole meal seemed trapped in the 80s or 90s. Taste was fine, but I was underwelmed. It didn't help we were there on a hot summer day, and there is no AC inside.
  5. L

    Live2dine

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We arrived for dinner at 8:16pm. We were the last diners of the evening. The staff were very attentive and our meal came out very timely. We order calamari, salads, the pork chop and risotto. Our meal was delicious. The only down side to dining here on a Saturday night is the parking, which is nearly impossible!
  6. AT

    AlinaT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The waitress was very sweet and it was a cute little place for brunch.
  7. JT

    JenniferT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious! Place was great and the food was very yummy. Servers were great and kind.
  8. J

    Janisl

    San Diego

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always great!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant for bunch or dinner. Expanded outdoor dining is wonderful- great breeze! Service and food are consistently very good. Come hungry bc they're not skimping on food! No reservations during weekend brunch though- wait times can be close to 2 hours.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! All the employees had great customer service
  11. SR

    SaraR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our server was very nice. However it took 30 minutes to order drinks at 930 am on a Friday. And that was when we finally asked for service. We ordered drinks and food together at that point and it all came about the same time, maybe 20 minutes after we got to order. I’ll give it another try but it’s definitely very slow so don’t go if you’re in a rush.
  12. CT

    CindyT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside on the patio and even though there was traffic on the road, it was not too loud. Our server, Fabien, was fabulous. He knew the menu really well and was very attentive. All of the food was delicious and the quantities so large that some of us brought home leftovers. We left a water bottle there and then even called us to let us know. I highly recommend this place.
  13. T

    Texan

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Fresh bread was a great touch. The shrimp appetizer was outstanding. The herb crusted chicken Parmesan was excellent. The chicken was perfectly cooked and delicious. A nice find in the city.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The service was top notch and the food was incredible. Highly recommend!
  15. f

    food1st

    San Diego

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed this place! Vegetable stack, bouillabaisse and Panko crusted,bone-in pork chop, were all delicious, beautifully prepared and presented.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good and our waitress was wonderful!
  17. SD

    SanDiegoDave

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The first time we ate at the restaurant it was a wonderful experience. About 2 weeks later I made a reservation only to have it canceled by the restaurant about an hour before I was to arrive. This time, I made a reservation and arrived and found it closed. Very disappointed.
  18. T

    Terry

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food. And great service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and live out of town, but always make it a point to come here when we’re in town! They’re amazing.
  20. RR

    RindaRene

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio in front of the restaurant in the shade. We had bubbly and a variety of menu items & my fave, the spicy Serrano soyrizo egg scramble. Delicious as ever! Javie was our server & was stellar; friendly & attentive! Gr8 vibe & good food/service! 😁
  21. c

    charlie

    San Diego

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good. We went for lunch and breakfast so there were lots of choices. Server was excellent. kitchen was backed up with a a lot of tables so it took quite a long time for our food to arrive (30 minutes?) But i had avocado toast with eggs abd bacon, the turkey sandwhich was a take home. I want to try kids menu next time.
  22. h

    hopegold

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A blissful summer evening experience on their pretty patio with excellent service and really tasty food. Also liked my margarita! There's a reason they have been around so long--this place is a gem.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. QR Code and e-menu are a bit confusing to navigate but otherwise good experience. Food is good but a bit pricey. $180 for 3-people.
  24. KB

    KeithB

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at the PH. Our waiter Fabian was attentive, even though the place was packed. Great pre-theatre dining spot!
  25. j

    juliana

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and the food was amazing! The green chilaquiles with chorizo and the churro pancake and challah french toast definitely did not disappoint!
  26. GS

    GabrielaS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Mother’s day. Food was delicious, server very friendly. We had to sit outside, it was cold & windy.
  27. EO

    EricO

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering and birthday
  28. D

    Deedles

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu choices, well-prepared food, attentive service, friendly staff, and enjoyable ambiance. We and our out-of-town friend enjoyed every moment of our evening at Parkhouse.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    A lot of menu items taken off the existing menu. My vegetables seemed like they were frozen and just thawed. The sauce on my steak appeared to have been left over from another dish. The bbq sauce on the salmon was like it was from a jar. The special ravioli had too much sauce and did not look appetizing at all. The burger bun was over cooked. The wait staff was odd and annoying. I would not recommend.
  30. LS

    LisaS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier was wonderful he helped my date who is a picky eater make the perfect choice for him. The restaurant it’s self very cute and cozy. My dish was so delicious it was one of specials.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    I have enjoyed almost every single place I’ve been in San Diego but this place was by far the worst. We had two fish dishes and both pieces were very over cooked and dry. It is home style cooking but all felt very bland, dated and … uninteresting. I was very disappointed after the meal and my partner did not even finish his.
  32. MB

    MandyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First and foremost, the rosemary potatoes ARE LIFE! Sprinkle a tad bit of salt and pepper and it’s an entire fiesta in your mouth! From the lemon ricotta pancakes, the shareable Oreo muffin it was all so amazing! The atmosphere was perfect for a morning pick me up. Staff was outstanding and everyone really seems to enjoy what they do. I’m going back ASAP!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment and great food. Our waitress was fantastic. Definitely a place to revisit next time in San Diego.
  34. JF

    JerryF

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making a last minute decision to head down to San Diego (from Orange County) to have dinner with our son I did a search on OT to find some restaurants that would have a 7:30 PM reservation available (got to get lucky) and came across Parkhouse with multiple open spots around 7:30. Examined some reviews from different sites and as most were good we gave it a shot. Upon arriving we had the luck to find a parking spot in front of the restaurant. It did look like parking would be a challenge without that lucky spot. Walking into the restaurant we noticed the patio are were we requested to sit was mostly empty, walking into the restaurant to tell the hostess we were here I also noticed only about half the tables were seated. Staying would be against my rules (do not eat in an empty restaurant or one that someone is on the sidewalk hawking you to try it) but we did and boy are we happy that we did. We were promptly seated on the patio and complimentary bread and an olive tapenada that was so good. From the first bite of the appetizer I wondered why this place was not packed and why there was not a line waiting to get in. Our server Ethellene (sp) approached us and warmly greeted us. She had a terrific personality and her knowledge of the menu was spot on. I asked her as this was our first time (but not going to be our last) at Parkhouse which items are a must on the menu, and she pointed out a few and then gave detailed descriptions as to the preparation of the dish and the ingredients. My son and I spit the Polenta Cake (mushroom medley + marsala wine + leeks) exactly as described as she told us if you love mushrooms this is an item to get, the Thai wings as our appetizers while my wife got a small caesar salad. That Polenta Cake was amazing and from that bite I knew this was going to be a special dinner. Our Entrees consisted of the Bone in Pork Chop for me, the Flat Iron steak for my son and the Meatballs and Polenta for my wife. The Pork Chop was recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated, nice, quiet place for a date night. Server was amazing, staff was friendly, warm and welcoming. Food was amazing! Definitely will go back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    On our anniversary we were treated awfully. After living on North ave for 3 yrs finally had a chance to try this place. Now because of the experience I tell everyone to stay away. Even if they don't ask. Barely greeted by the hostess, told we could sit anywhere outside. Didn't walk us the the table or give us menus,( I saw other people get physical menus, so I know it was avaliable). We are then ignored for the next ten minutes. No water no wait staff asking if we want drinks. And no, they weren't busy at all. After ten minutes the hostess comes over to ask if we mind moving for a table of 11 coming in. At this point my wife gets up to take a call so I say, let me ask when she returns. Wanting to see if we are attended in that time. Ten more minutes pass, wife has come back and we have still not been attended to. So we left. We will not return. And when people ask about the restaurants that are on Park near us I will say stay away from park house.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Always friendly. A wonderful restaurant with a great memo and outstanding staff.
  38. k

    keos

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Parkhouse Eatery is a definite neighborhood gem. Diners can expect good service along with a variety of food choices: seafood to meats there is something delicious on the menu. The comfortable atmosphere complements the exceptional service diners receive at Parkhouse Eatery. What a bonus for diners. With luck we were seated in Fabian section, which made the evening utterly delightful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went for my birthday, nothing spectacular, food was good, but way overpriced.
  40. BT

    BobT

    San Diego

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought out-of-town guests to Parkhouse and they loved it as much as we do. Each of us had different entrees and they were all excellent. The salmon was cooked to perfection as was the steak. The risotto and white fish tasted amazing. Even thought we were full, we couldn't pass up the cobbler dessert and we weren't disappointed. My wife and I have been going here for years and the service is always first rate. Last night was not exception. If you want great food and service in a nice atmosphere, this is the place to go.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Parkhouse Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 295-7275.

Parkhouse Eatery is rated 4.5 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Google Map for Parkhouse Eatery

4574 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    University Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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