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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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An evening hosted at the Bay View Restaurant every Wednesday before Boot Camp Graduation!

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New Marine Family Meet & Greet

Marine Corps Recruit Depot,  San Diego, CA

Every Graduation Week - Wednesdays, 5-8PM

Please Note: Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday, the meet and greet dinner will be held on Monday, Nov 8, with graduation taking place on Wed, Nov 10.

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

For more information: mccsmcrd.com/gradinfo

Before You Arrive

Base Access: MCRD San Diego is located just northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. Gate 5 (Washington St.) is the main visitor gate.

Entering and Leaving the Depot: All visitor vehicles MUST enter through Gate 5 (Washington St.). Vehicles and personnel will be searched upon entry. Expect delays and plan accordingly. Gate 5 opens at 3:45 PM for Meet and Greet and 6:30 AM for Family Day and Graduation.

Driver’s License/Registration/Insurance: If you are driving a vehicle, ensure you have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance in your possession.

Identification: Every person age sixteen and older is required to have a valid form of photo identification to gain base access. Acceptable forms of U.S. government issued identification include: driver’s license, passport, military dependent identification card, or school/work identification card (for persons under age 18).

Drugs: All controlled substances are prohibited aboard MCRD San Diego. Any person(s) found possessing a controlled substance or associated paraphernalia (i.e., smoking devices) will be found in violation of Federal law. A medical marijuana card does not authorize possession of marijuana aboard MCRD San Diego. Contraband will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry.

Firearms/Weapons: All firearms and weapons are prohibited aboard MCRD San Diego.


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 www.mcrdmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com

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 www.mcrdmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com

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 619-725-6388 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 desk opens up at 4:30 PM the day of the event. You must be here in person to be put on a wait list. 

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?

Ticket sales end at 10PM PST the Saturday prior to the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the Bay View Restaurant, at 619.725.6388

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

COVID-19 Notification:

We understand that graduation is a very special event for new Marines and their families. In line with Center for Disease Control’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, we ask that if you are actively sick with a cough or fever, or have been in contact with a suspected case of COVID-19, you not attend graduation or its associated events aboard the Depot. Thousands of family members visit the Depot for graduation weekly, so your decision would be in the interest of public health and the health of our recruit population.

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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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Organizer MCCS Food & Beverage, Bay View, MCRD San Diego

Organizer of Family Meet & Greet Dinner

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