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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Historical Oceanfront Dining at Brockton Villa



Dining in style isn’t hard at the Brockton Villa. Towering over the cliffs you get a great view of the bay, sounds and smells of the ocean, and the fresh outdoor air while toasting the great times. As a historical landmark it is one of those places that offers more than just great food. It is a local icon with its own charm and history. Tourists flock to the restaurant as they walk along the coast and cove. 

The barren site was bought by Dr. Joseph Rodes in 1894 for $165. A great ocean front site with access to the cove and the beach. It was a vacationing home in the bungalow style. Over the years it was inhabited by the “turtle lady” who entertained President Truman and bought by Pannikin coffee to turn into a restaurant. It became a historical landmark and local attraction. 

Seating occurs on the deck, terrace or inside. Within the ancient building is a warm fireplace and table seating. The terrace affords a great view of the oceanfront while the deck has a little more space. Around 40% of all seating has great outdoor viewpoint with adequate star covered nightfall.

The dining experience is strong with friendly staff and a variety of food. The menu is focused more on fish and health due to the demographics of their customers. You may find something exotic like swordfish or something as simple as the epic chowder. Perhaps you want to try the Macadamia Nut Crusted Scallops. Lunch time is busy while late evening is sparser. 

1235 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
http://www.brocktonvilla.com/about/

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