Discover Your Wonderfront: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. Read More

San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline look their very best from these local attractions and restaurants. Read More

Speciality Produce Network

Tiki Temple, World famous Mai Tais, beacon #9, and amazing food. Bali Hai and Tom Ham’s Lighthouse are two of San Diego’s go-to locations for spectacular views of downtown and the bay. Tune in as the Baumanns share all about their family dynamics as third generation owners. Read More

7 waterfront restaurants to try on Harbor Island for savory eats, drinks and views

Immerse yourself in the tantalizing flavors found along the vibrant San Diego Bay Wonderfront on Harbor Island. Located just north of Downtown San Diego, Harbor Island offers a variety of dining options with some of the best bay and skyline views around. Take a look at some of our top restaurant picks to help you get started on your culinary journey. Read More


San Diego Entertainer Magazine

It’s San Diego Beer Week!

What’s better than enjoying a beautiful day outside in San Diego? Well, spending it outside while celebrating the annual San Diego Beer Week of course! If there’s one thing we do right in San Diego, it’s craft beer. Read More



Surprise No. 1 in Yelp’s first list of S.D.’s most popular restaurants

Yelp’s inaugural ranking of the 30 Most Popular Restaurants to Make a Reservation in San Diego.  Read More



Tom Ham’s Lighthouse made Opentables 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America (list)… Read More



Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Wedding Ceremony San Diego California – Aly + Chris

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is a really whimsical and gorgeous wedding venue downtown in San Diego. I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Seven San Diego eateries among best al fresco restaurants in America

Seven eateries in San Diego County made OpenTable’s list of the 100 best al fresco dining restaurants in America for 2016, the online restaurant reservation site announced Wednesday… Read More


San Diego Food Finds

Simplistic Perfection at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Open since 1971,  Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is one of San Diego’s best known architectural landmarks, offering one of the best views of the San Diego Bay, paired with classic wood… Read More


America’s Finest View: A Chat with Tom Ham’s Lighthouse GM Andy Baumann

When you walk into Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, or their sister restaurant, the Bali Hai, there’s a certain sense of San Diego pride that kicks in. The two restaurants… Read More



Best of San Diego: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

I’d been to enough buffet dinners sponsored by the San Diego Press Club to know better than to spotlight this old place on Harbor Island. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (2150 Harbor Island Dr.) first opened for business in 1971… Read More



SD’s Best Brunch Buffets

From the unparalleled views across San Diego Bay to the upscale American and seafood cuisine, every local and visitor should experience Tom Ham’s Lighthouse restaurant on Harbor Island. Guests can enjoy a variety of entrees including barbecue beef brisket, Maine lobster claws, oysters, and hearty portions of buffalo chicken, New York steak and pancetta meatballs, tamales and breakfast potatoes. Read More


San Diego Food Finds

Eye Catching Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, known for its fresh seafood, locally influenced craft beer program and breathtaking views, has announced a new Executive Chef team and the launch of a new menu. Read More



10 Most Iconic San Diego Wedding Venues

An overabundance of photo-worthy settings is what makes San Diego the destination city that we love and tourists can’t seem to get enough of. For a bride-and-groom-to-be, it also provides an endless amount of opportunities to tie the knot.

From the pristine beaches to the trendy hotels, discover the best and most iconic San Diego wedding venues here.


Dollar A Dish Campaign: Benefiting the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Throughout the month of August, San Diego restaurants are teaming up to support the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program… Read More



San Diego’s Top Waterfront Restaurants, Bars

If you’ve never been to Tom Ham’s Lighthouse on Harbor Island, make it a lunch or sunset-drinks priority. The sweeping views from the second-floor bar are among the prettiest in San Diego… Read More


Lick the Plate

Lick the Plate Interview

“Lick the Plate tells the unique stories of the talented, eclectic mix of culinary personalities in San Diego. And those folks tend to have some entertaining stories.” ~ David Boylan, Producer & Host
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Top 10 restaurants with the best ocean views



Packet fish is moist, fragrant
Lance Repp, executive chef at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, has put the focus on local seafood at the iconic… Read More


25 Classic Restaurants and Bars That Shaped San Diego
To kick off our Classics Week coverage, here are 25 of San Diego’s most classic restaurants and bars, including some spots that can claim over 50 years in operation.Read More


Hundreds of restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, starting now through Sunday.Read More


San Diego, CA – San Diego Restaurant Week is ecstatic to celebrate 11 years of culinary excellence by offering an entire week of delicious discounted dining at Read More



Riviera Magazine – Island Fever
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The Science Behind Season’s Sunsets
Subtle, yet dazzling. Embraced by the masses gathering at Windansea Beach, yet worshipped by the individual gazing through an office window. A product ofRead More

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Fine Media Group

Seasonal Dish
Local chefs celebrate the holidays by serving creative gourmet morsels.
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse ( ensures a perfect dining experience for guests, as they enjoy newly expanded views of the San Diego Bay and city skyline. The recent renovation of the restaurant would not have been complete…
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SD brewers in Denver this week, but SD beers will stay home
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse begins its beer dinner series at 5:30 p.m. with a multi-course salute to Ballast Point. Not only will dishes be paired to BP beers, butRead More



Lance Repp, executive chef of Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, wanted guests to experience something different when creating his grilled shrimp skewers. “Peppadew is a variation of pepper that is both sweet and spicy and still relatively new to the market,” he says. “It’s a light and refreshing appetizer that is fairly quick and easy to make. The salsa is full of flavor from the peppadew and fresh oranges. I love to make these for parties or barbecues. They’re always a hit.”
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Executive Chef Lance Repp Redesigns Menu at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
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Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – Come For the View, Stay For the Food


Review by Stephen Silverman. Please download the PDF here.



Tom Ham’s Lighthouse reopens after major design, menu overhaul–menu-overhaul?



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Night&Day Magazine

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse was named one of three “Summer Musts: Oceanview Dining” in U-T’s Night&Day pull-out section.

Tom Ham's Lighthouse opened for business in 1971. A fully functioning lighthouse, known as Beacon #9 on USCG Nautical Maps, was incorporated into the design. The result is one of San Diego's best known architectural landmarks. In addition to the lighthouse, Tom Ham's is also famous for its eye-catching vistas of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge and San Diego skyline. Today...

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