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Adult Dinner Ticket 27 hours before event starts $23.95 $2.31
Child Dinner Ticket (ages 5-11) 27 hours before event starts $16.95 $1.92

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New Marine Family Meet & Greet

Marine Corps Recruit Depot,  San Diego, CA


Every Graduation Week - Wednesdays, 5-8PM

An evening hosted at the Bay View Restaurant every Wednesday before Boot Camp Graduation. It is a chance to mingle with other new Marine families, meet the Senior Drill Instructors, relax on the beautiful bay on MCRD and get a sneak peek slide show of the crucible of the graduating class.

1700-1755: Social Hour

1800: Seated for Dinner

1800-1830: Welcome Announcements and Introduction of Drill Instructors

1830-2000: Dinner Buffet


What does the price of the dinner get me?

A three entree buffet to include pasta, chicken and beef with dessert. Formal introduction of the Senior Drill Instructors of the graduating company, an insiders insight to the graduation events and expectations, running slideshow of the graduating class sweating out the crucible, and the "Salty Dog Award."

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is ample parking at the Bay View Restaurant.  You may also utilize Hotel shuttle service or Taxi service.  Your paid reservation puts your name on our guest list for base access.  All guests arriving in the same vehicle must have valid ID ready to show the guards.  Please enter base through GATE 5.

Will my New Marine be present at this dinner?

No. This event is a time to meet other New Marine families as well as the Drill Instructors. New Marines are not released to see families until noon on Thursday.

Can I reserve tickets over the phone?

No, all tickets must be prepaid and purchased online only at

Can I purchase tickets the day of the event?

Only if the event has not sold out.  Guests must prepay and purchase tickets online at

Can I get a refund in the event my New Marine's Graduation date is moved or if someone in my party cannot attend?

Yes.  We require 24 hours notice.  Please call 619-725-6478 and we can issue a full refund. 

What are my options if the event sells out?

Dinner requires advanced reservations online.  We start a wait list for dinner when the registration opens up at 1630 the day of the event. You must be here in person to be put on a waitlist. 

What is the dress code for event?

Casual Attire.

Are children under 5 allowed?

Yes, children under 5 years of age are welcome to join and are free.

When is the latest date I can make reservations?

Please reserve your tickets online no later than 11AM the day before the event.  Though we recommend you reserve online as soon as possible as most dinners sell out.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the Bay View Restaurant, at 619.725.6388

Hours of Operation are: Tuesday-Friday 0900-1700 & Saturday 0900-1500

*Due to the high volume of calls received. Calls may be returned up to 48 hours later.

The email address associated with the eventbrite site is not an active email address. Please do not send any emails. For any questions, please call 619.725.6388

Have questions about Family Meet & Greet Dinner? Contact MCCS Food & Hospitality, Bay View Restaurant, MCRD San Diego

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Bay View Restaurant
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
3800 Chosin Avenue, Bldg 132 (Located on Neville Rd.)
San Diego, CA 92140

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