About Us

About Cove House

Cove House is an all-day eatery from the minds of industry veteran Darren Moore and acclaimed Executive Chef Lance Repp.

Nestled In the heart of the La Jolla Village, Cove House is located at 8030 Girard street just steps away from Scripps Park and the famous sea lions at La Jolla Cove. Our menu offerings are created with fresh California ingredients from land and sea. Our beach house atmosphere is an ideal gathering spot for Locals and tourists alike.

We offer some of your favorite breakfast and lunch classics alongside some playful dishes with a San Diego-inspired twist. We showcase what makes La Jolla a must-visit destination. Cove House has become a local favorite hangout and a top destination spot for visitors alike.

Enjoy the sun, the San Diego Coast vibe, and our warm hospitality.

Cove House opened in late spring 2019.

Executive Chef

Chef Lance Repp

Executive Chef Lance Repp is Chef and Owner of award-winning Cove House, Shore Rider, Dough Momma Pizzeria restaurants in La Jolla, and cocktail lounge The Cordova Bar. With over 30 years of fine dining experience, Chef Lance focuses on local and sustainable food with a coastal California flair adding touches of Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean influences in his menus.

Originally from Canton Ohio, Chef Lance moved to San Diego in 2005 and his regional experience since then includes top positions at renowned dining venues Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Rancho Valencia Resort, La Valencia Hotel, Tom Ham’s LightHouse, and The University Club.

Chef Lance prides himself on being a strong member of the community and regularly imparts his culinary skills to benefit local non-profit organizations. He has been a key events contributor for San Diego Chefs Celebration, ConnectMed, Oak Camp, Mama’s Kitchen, San Diego Food Bank, Challenged Athletes Foundation, the La Jolla Music Society and more.

His attention to detail, leadership abilities, and creative instincts for both classic appeal and future trends led to recognition in the San Diego Chef Hall of Fame in 2009 and 2012. Lance plans to continue the expansion of his current brands and make his mark on San Diego’s culinary scene.

Co-Owner

Darren Moore

Cove House is an all-day eatery from the minds of industry veteran Darren Moore and acclaimed Executive Chef Lance Repp.

Nestled In the heart of the La Jolla Village, Cove House is located at 8030 Girard street just steps away from Scripps Park and the famous Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove. Our menu offerings are created with fresh California ingredients from land and sea. Our beach house atmosphere is an ideal gathering spot for Locals and tourists alike.

We offer some of your favorite breakfast and lunch classics alongside some playful dishes with a San Diego-inspired twist. We showcase what makes La Jolla a must-visit destination. Cove House has become a local favorite hangout and a top destination spot for visitors alike.

Enjoy the sun, the San Diego Coast vibe, and our warm hospitality.


Cove House opened in late spring 2019.

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