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Harbor Fish Cafe

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3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
+1 760-729-4161
11:00 - 18:30
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Temecula, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch on a warm day. Food was ok not enough though for prices. Handed my visa card for payment and was only place i have physically handed it for payment then my bank notifies me my account was compromised today for $400 thru macy's online. Someone who is employed there and is dishonest. They will be tracked... More 

Thank Brian J
Duck Creek Village, Utah
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we're in Carlsbad we always make Harbor Fish a stop for lunch or dinner. It's not fancy, you sit outside although its covered and has great ocean views. You eat off paper plates and use plastic utensils but the fish & Chips and clam chowder are the best. They have other seafood as well and usually have a fresh... More 

Thank epw548
Wolverhampton, England
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish, fries and shrimp were fantastic and house beer was great too. Cheap and good food. What more do you want?

Thank CathP
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Had several holidays in Carlsbad before we decided to give this place a try as we thought it looked a bit scruffy from the outside. It is a bit on the basic side, with disposable plates and cutlery but since going there we've been back several times. The fish and chips are good and the grilled fish tacos are the... More 

Thank jenniej29
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good service was not . I was told No substitutions but table next to me did . Not going back to bad the tacos were good .

1 Thank julez_730
Carlsbad, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great place for fish tacos and clam strips. On the beach and very casual. The have a few beers to choose from .

Thank Richard A
Incline Village, Nevada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is best place for kid and adult casual dining. We have not tasted such amazing grilled fish tacos and we are fish taco aficionados. They are amazingly large and one taco is all an adult needs. The kids menu was also substantial. Our kids loved the full size corn dogs served with crisp fries. We tried their house brew... More 

Thank Suzie E
Gilbert, Arizona
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Casual dining venue, that is semi-outdoors. We had read reviews before our visit and so chose other readers' recommendations. Had a late lunch and the weather was perfect. We had the clam chowder, the fish & chips, and coleslaw, along with a couple beers. Great fried fish. We left happy!

Thank Mary S
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We hesitated trying this spot due to some average/poor reviews.....wish we wouldn't have waited!! Location can't be beat- right on the beach with amazing views. Don't get me wrong, this place certainly isn't fine dining.....BUT if you're looking for a cold beer and good fish tacos after hitting the beach, then look no further! We also tried the clam chowder,... More 

Thank just_jenny001
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The view is awesome but everything else kinda sucks. Service was very bad, friendly but extremely slow. And food options were not great. We got fried zucchini that was awful!! Tasted like fish. They took it off our bill which was appreciated but there are better places in this area. Skip it!

Thank Sami G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-4161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?