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Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe

7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
+1 760-431-8454
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh fish” (44 reviews)
“chowder” (29 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This isn't the kind of place everyone will love, but we sure did! The front room is both a fresh fish market - all of which looked great - and the counter to order meals. There is nothing fancy about the place but the small...More

Thank ozark_Roxy
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small fish market/restaurant. Not many places to sit inside but lots outside. We each got a bowl of clam chowder and split a red snapper sandwich. The chowder will change your life! Exquisite! Sandwich fish was light, not breaded and wonderful!!

Thank AlinerX2
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We ate here on a recommendation from another travel site. Small, family run business with really great seafood - very casual - limited seating (on rainy days - good weather allows for the outdoor seating). The locals love it, we hear...

Thank 4JaneC123
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Pelly's is tucked into a strip center on the side of a building and not easy to find but definitely worth the effort. If you are looking for fancy go somewhere else. If you want good food in a cozy atmosphere, this is for you....More

Thank nat1225
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Last January, 2016, we dined in on their very delicious clam chowder. A fun experience. This January, 2017, we got the clam chowder to go and ate it at our timeshare. It was just as yummy as we remembered: lots of clam pieces with chunks...More

Thank Quilter sew
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Pelly's serves a good variety of fresh seafood. Love the Boston Clam Chowder and fish tacos! It's not flashy: paper plates and plastic utensils but when the food's this good who cares?

Thank db7477
Reviewed 25 December 2016

More a fish market than cafe. Doubt you could find any fresher fish. Had a very good selection. Limited seating indoors. Be there early as it get very busy at lunch time.

Thank steve42
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This place has the best fish tacos for under $6 with your choice of many kinds of fish. They don't fry so good for health conscious foodies. It's also a fish market.

Thank Rangerenj
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

People who live in the area know Pellys and know how consistent and comfortable a small restaurant it is. Been here a long time and it is a local gem. Not Fancy but adorable and delicious break from the High priced restaurants in our area....More

Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We come here often for great fish. Prepared simply and always as fresh as it comes. Grilled halibut was as good as it gets. Very reasonable prices.

Thank happycamper690
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Jill D
Are you next to (near) the Ralph's?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Tattalat | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the food court in the middle of the Ralph's center
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-8454
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