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Harbor Fish Cafe

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3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
+1 760-729-4161
Today
11:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:30
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Bushnell, Florida
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355 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of us enjoyed a late lunch here on the perfect SoCal day. Portions were large and all seemed to enjoy their selections. Fried clam strips were extra crunchy and delicious. The real winner was the clam chowder -- a little spicy and full of delicious tidbits. Servers were fun and friendly.

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Thank VespagirL55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great shrimp and clam. Fish and fries good also with their own local beer. All fried though. Priced fair.

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Thank Michael S
Traverse City, Michigan
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427 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very efficient and friendly servers. Unfortunately food was poor. We had the 2 pc fish and chips. The fish appeared at first to be generous in size but in reality were extremely thin fillets in a bloated crust. Crust was so hard we were afraid we might break the tines on the plastic forks so w just dipped then in... More 

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Thank Bill H
Phoenix, AZ
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. This is a cute place and the service was brisk but friendly. It is very casual with a nice view of the ocean. It is easy to find, right off Carlsbad Blvd. we shared the fish taco and the fried shrimp platter. They come with fries ( the seasoned ones are yummy) I did not... More 

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Thank maryphx
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eatting here for over ten years and have never been disappointed. For fried fish and shrimp, it is freshly prepared and in ample amounts. The tables have been given new oil cloth and several new tables have been added.

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Thank Nan R
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is an outdoor restaurant and basic, but the food and service are both good. By basic I am talking paper plates and soup bowls and plastic knives, forks and spoons. You get the picture. But I had Almond crusted Mahi Mahi that was delicious! For my sides I had clam chowder and a salad. All this for $18.95. And... More 

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Thank Dianne M
Carlsbad
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Taking my husband tomorrow for his birthday. Fresh air, ocean views, good food, and he doesn't have to wear a tie. My visitors to Carlsbad always love a trip to the Harbor Fish Café when in town. Portions are large, food tasty. They even send those annoying photos of the food they're eating to people back home. This autumn weather... More 

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Thank Janice R
Sylacauga, Alabama
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty! Right at the beach! People watch beach goers as you indulge on awesome fish and chips... This is the good life!

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Thank meanpeace
Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love this place when I bring friends. It's right at the beach, and for inexspensive seafood that is so fresh.

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Thank scotraveler2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ate there 4 times, per usual.. Some was eat-in, some take out . Love the chowder , fish and chips, and don't miss the fried zucchini ( addictive)😍

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Thank DrGloria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:30
Monday
11:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:30
Thursday
11:00 - 18:30
Friday
11:00 - 18:30
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?