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Gossip Grill, San Diego, CA

Gossip Grill

4.9
4.9
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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Welcome Home, Beautiful!

We are proud to be Southern California’s only 7-days-a-week, Nicky Award-Winning, women’s bar.
Since its conception in 2009, Gossip Grill has blossomed into a full patio bar and restaurant with a dance floor. As the San Diego sunsets, Gossip transforms into a dance nightclub for the ladies – don’t worry we also play nice with the boys and everything in between.

The perfect combination of ambiance and tastes will have you crawling back for more. Gossip is decked out with feminine-inspired art, fabulous chandeliers, and a foliage facade outdoor patio bar with two fire pits, that allows everyone to enjoy Hillcrest the way it was supposed to be enjoyed – outdoors. Pair that with modern American Comfort Food and you’ve got yourself a one-of-a-kind five-star women’s bar.

21+ after 2 pm on Sat & Sun. Hours are subject to change for minors during special events. Please call ahead to confirm possible age restrictions.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (619) 260-8023
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

73 Reviews
  1. SandraK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, visiting from Canada. San Diego is lucky to have the Gossip Grill!!! The food was wonderful, better than anything we had the 4 days prior. I hope it’s there for many years to come.

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  2. AshleyR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing food and wonderful time. Atmosphere was perfect the drinks amazing!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch and great service! The chicken and waffles are exceptional.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fast service and safe environment. All a queer person can ask for! I’d come here any day 🤍

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time! Great food, great service. Went for brunch and the huevos rancheros did not disappoint! They accommodated my gluten sensitivity incredibly well.

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  6. WinterR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gossip Grill is the first place I have felt at home with the vibe presented. The food was great and service was prompt. The tri-tip sandwich was delicious and an ambiance of love was enveloping. I can’t reccomend Gossip Grill enough.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was fun night with my girls, our first time here. Sadly it rained on us, but the venue is cool and vibrant. Music was good, food we had three appetizers- carne asada fries, spinach dip, poke tune… they were all delicious! I would go again in day time and especially when it’s not raining! lol-

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  8. CatDisaster

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter went above and beyond to accommodate my special diet restrictions!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience ! Will be back again for brunch

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    our server was incredibly forgetful, we had to wait 10 minutes for a hostess to seat us, once we were seated our server told us to our faces she forgot about us. Once we ordered it took over an hour to get our food and our waters were not refilled ONCE. we also had to leave our table to go search for our server so we could leave. And there was cocaine left in the bathroom on top of the toilet paper holder

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  11. RandallJ

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They had kitchen issues so bar food was almost 45 minutes coming out. When we got it the chicken fingers consisted of two normal sized one and one teeny tiny one. Fries were cold. Not good. Service was good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was awesome! Nice spot to hang out. The food was okay... The ambiance & people make up for it

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  13. KimS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! I had the fish and chips which was perfectly cooked. My husband had the bacon onion jam burger and his response was "this is the best burger I've ever had". We also had the bacon wrapped jalapeños ...yummy!

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  14. AlishaP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on a Friday and it was empty. A salad wrapped took over an hour to get. All the other food came out. I hate to leave this.

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  15. amym

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff is great at Gossip Grill. I took my granddaughter and my daughter last week. The food we had (burgers and wings) were fine.

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  16. AngieS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place filled with wonderful people! If you’re looking for a pickup to your mood come out here.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server, Aubrey, was so kind and I felt so taken care of! If you get a chance to have her, she’s amazing! Very welcoming and takes great care of you!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance was good. We were there for an hour and the didn’t put our food in. We had somewhere to be, so we never ate. Getting a drink took forever too. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Not what I expected. Didn't match the pictures. More of a club vibe vs dining/cocktails.

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  20. MayaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Saturday brunch … music was great and there was a Trivia Game going. Food was delicious and drinks were strong lol. Great time.. can’t wait to go again.

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  21. EdwinV

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Last time I visited, everything was good. The food especially. This past experience was disappointing. The food took too long. We made reservations and we were still seated inside in a dark space. The food arrived cold. The service seemed distant. I don’t know why it was so bad, I can only attribute it to it being Easter. Definitely disappointed. I will try this place again on a quieter day. I wouldn’t recommend it on a holiday. It was like night and day in difference of quality and service.

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  22. Scooby

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly this place is only good if you’re intoxicated. The inside looks like a dark cave. So not inviting and the food was bland. I had to use Salt. I would’ve rather had eaten at Denny’s. That’s what the food is compared to. However my server was AWESOME! He just works at the wrong place. NEVER again.

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  23. Yvasqz

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My fiancé and I decided to go to San Diego to celebrate our anniversary. Came across this place on YELP and decided to check it out. We made reservations and we headed there to enjoy a nice dinner. To our surprise, this was nothing but a run-down bar. The place was a bit dirty and definitely not a place to celebrate an anniversary. We order some bar food, which is what they offered. Honestly when it comes to the food, it felt as if the food it's coming from the freezer straight to the microwave. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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  24. LindsayN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great staff great food enjoyed myself alot amazing

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Tons of food, excellent service and drinks. Sat on the patio and enjoyed the breeze.

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  26. FireworksFun

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Promptly taken to our table. Great choice of Cocktails with hilarious names. Food was a different story. The fries were delicious. Freshly cut and hot and salted very well. TriTip was ok. Too much cheese and the meat was mushy and stuck together. Will probably go back and try other dishes. Friends say the burgers are good. Will reevaluate after next visit

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  27. KHASFUN

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The lox bagel was awful - bagel untoasted, lox was scant and watery, onions were tasteless, cream cheese seemed watered down. The special French toast was tasty. The Breakfast croissant with meat replaced by avocado was delish.

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  28. StephanieS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was super friendly, and above expectation, however a little on the slow side. Given that it was pouring down rain and they are mostly open pattio, they made excellent accommodations. However pattio heater was WAY TOO HOT.

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  29. ShadenA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had great food, drinks, and great service. Would recommend to friends.

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  30. StephanieS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the most fun I’ve had in years! Comfortable, welcoming environment, service was 100/10 and fast! We had a group of 6 and ordered food, everyone had about 4 drinks. Still only spent 150 (not including tip of course please tip your servers generously) super friendly and great prices! Thank you everyone for making our night special! There’s also a dance floor with live DJs!!! Plus 2 bars!

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  31. LeviH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the staff was nice. However, It took almost an hour to get our food. They said it was due to the show but that should have been mentioned before we sat and ordered.

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  32. Morgan

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best women's bar in the nation.

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  33. WLWHillcrest

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gossip Grill is by far the most welcoming environment I've seen in San Diego! Went to the premier of A League of Their Own and the service and vibe were immaculate. So happy to be so close to such an inclusive wlw centered bar <3

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  34. Marisa

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Splendid. Good vibes. Good music. The ambience was superb

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  35. Justin

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family visiting from out of town.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! He went above & beyond to make a great bday celebration. The food was good & the drinks as well.

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  37. JaniceM

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for both of us at new location! Loved it and we will return soon! Thank you server Kayla! And hostess thank you for getting us in a little bit earlier than our reservation.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Gossip Grill is always a blast. However I did have problems with the host & my table reserved. I requested inside table but it was unavailable for my party size so we had to sit outside. Soon as we went to bar to order drinks the hostess gave our table away. Extremely unacceptable how ever we still had a nice night out

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! He truly made our experience wonderful. Cheers, to a lovely bday brunch spent at gossip 🥂

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  40. MaggieR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the place and the show, minus the undrinkable red wine.

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Gossip Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Gossip Grill

1220 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312

Additional information

  • Area
    Hillcrest
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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