If you have guests in town, this is actually a nice place to take them if you sit outside. They don't take reservations for the patio area during happy hour so you may have a wait ahead of you if this is what you're looking for. You're right on the water with a nice view of the boats and birds. The tables are kind of close together which bugs my husband. It's just not the same if you sit inside. It will be a good meal, but just pricey for what you're getting. The food is reliably good but it's not great or unusual.
My favorite things are the ahi stack and the lobster mac and cheese that comes in a nifty All Clad stainless au gratin pan.
I guess what I'm saying is that we don't go out of our way to go here, since we have so many options in La Jolla.