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Harbor Fish Cafe

3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
+1 760-729-4161
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (100 reviews)
“clam chowder” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
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Reviewed yesterday

Good spicy fish tacos with a view of the ocean. Informal beach side style al fresco dining, good service,

Thank floogs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What could be wrong with an outdoor restaurant with a view of the Pacific that serves fresh seafood...NOTHING. Oh, and the food is excellent also. From the fish and chips to the the tacos (more like burritos) to the hand crafted beer, this place is...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I drive by this fish shop every Saturday after my son's dance class and I've always wanted to check this place out, so one day we stopped on by. The fish at this shop is so fresh and the fish and chips are awesome. Not...More

1  Thank KKnose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder was really good. The fish didn't live up to our expectations. Too much batter, sort of greasy. Shrimp was better than the fish and the batter was different. Great views and good wait staff.

Thank RonSana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel, right on the beach. Fun to sit outside to eat. Chowder was very good. Shrimp was also very good

Thank hollykp1
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Great spot to soak in some California coast time and snack on some fish and chips even if you aren't a visitor to the area. Prices aren't bad considering the prime location adjacent the beach and Carlsbad Village. And given that San Diego weather is...More

Thank zcalcio
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had the special fish fry, the fish was very good , you got 2 pieces it was very fresh tasting and crunchy. Ordered the Cole slaw as a side dish , you could share as it was a lot for one order. The service was...More

Thank Oldersister59
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The service was quite good. The food was served hot, especially the clam chowder. Comfortably eating outdoors in Dec. with a view of the Pacific Ocean is quite nice, made even more so by the overhead heaters. The clam chowder was very good, not great....More

Thank WireWrapGems2
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The fish is very chewy in the fish taco, and the fish fry— definitely previously frozen! Imitation crab on the shrimp and crab cocktail... The girls working there are very pleasant though!

Thank tangyu2
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I was traveling and staying in Carlsbad for business and we decided to go to the coast and have a fish dinner. We found ourselves at the Harbor Fish Cafe. They have comfortable outside seating where you can listen to the waves breaking. It is...More

Thank James A
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Questions & Answers
12 August 2017|
Response from Danny V | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I am just a customer. You should call the restaurant
6 August 2017|
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Response from tangyu2 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely frozen!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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