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Islander - CLOSED

1166 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3428
+1 619-435-2121
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (28 reviews)
“halibut” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1166 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3428
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Islander has changed to West PAC Noodle Bar.expensive and not sure how to explain it but glad I tried it but will not again, not worth 50 dollars for 3.

1  Thank brseamans
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We really wanted to go here but as far as we can tell it's closed. The windows are all papered over and he phone has been disconnected. We saw these reviews and from our hotel so maybe recently?

3  Thank ecollier1
Reviewed August 1, 2017

I love fish tacos. Now I love fish tacones. That is what the Islander calls their fish tacos. You get to select from about 5 different varieties of fish, and it changes by the day. Very good, and reasonably priced. Loved the homemade pickles and...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Had awful fish & chips the day before at Seaport Village. My husband and I walked by and spied the fresh fish board outside. We liked that a variety of fish were available via different cooking methods. We selected the Alaskan cod done in tempura...More

Thank Carey C
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited because the reviews were so good. Found it to be very overpriced. The fried tempura pickles were good. Small seating area. Good service.

Thank k s
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This review is in the context of the type of restaurant it is. It is not a Chart House, Peohes, Mortons type place. It is informal to the max. This restaurant is in the space of the old Rhinoceros Grill in downtown Coronado Orange Avenue....More

Thank Chas2U
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Good fresh fish here in your choice of 4 preparations. Excellent fresh veggies on the side and superb house pickles. Fries are hand cut and fresh, but not my style as they're not "twice fried" so kind of limp. Some people Iike that... Counter service...More

1  Thank GianniB
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

While bouncing around Coronado we stumbled across this little gem and then discovered it was Happy Hour! We ordered Fish Tacos, Shrimp Cakes, and fries and of course some adult beverages. They make their own pickles and man were they good!

Thank LovelyLu88
Reviewed June 27, 2017

I love that it's fresh but also fast food. I love the prices. I love the fish. And the servers are very kind and patient, even at the end of a long day. I was offered a to-go cup by a server who was trying...More

Thank BuffCrone
Reviewed June 26, 2017

As a fish taco aficionado, when I see a $4 fish taco, I have pretty low expectations, to say the least! So to say I was very surprised when they brought my 2 fish tacos, with 2 huge pieces of perfectly cooked Polluck (you can...More

1  Thank Keith L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-435-2121
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At Islander our concept is simple: fresh seafood, local beer in a laid back atmosphere catering to casual diners. You can spend a little for a single tacone (our spin on the fish taco) or more if you desire a complete grilled fish dinner, like local caught California sea bass or local halibut. Several years ago our family was exploring Puget Sound and since we were in the Pacific Northwest, a notorious seafood capital, we sought out the best seafood meals available. We ventured into Victoria, British Columbia, and dined at Red Fish Blue Fish, a seafood restaurant located on a pier in Victoria's harbor. The food was incredible and, having been born and raised in San Diego, we knew there was no seafood quite as delicious in our area. We immediately decided to bring the food to San Diego in the Gaslamp. Now we are bringing the same delicious food to Coronado! Our signature dish is a tacone - consisting of a grilled flour tortilla, house made chipotle avocado sauce, roasted pumpkin seed slaw, lime pickled jicama and onions, cilantro and your choice of seafood, including local California sea bass, local halibut, local yellowtail, swordfish, salmon or shrimp. We then roll this into the shape of a cone -- taco in the shape of a cone -- tacone. For our grilled fish plates, we hand cut each portion from large filets, grill it to medium rare (or to your liking), season it with your choice of lemon dill butter, Cajun seasoning or salt and pepper, top it with mango salsa and serve it with cilantro lime rice and steamed vegetables. Another specialty is our fish and chips. We use the same portion as for a grilled fish plate, hand dip the fresh fish into tempura (lighter than beer batter) and fry it to golden brown. Our fries are hand cut from Kennebec potatoes, cooked for a short time at low oil temperature, frozen overnight, then fried again the following day at high temperature and tossed in kosher salt. The result is an amazingly crispy fry. This is served with a side of roasted pumpkin seed slaw with our house made lemon Dijon sauce.
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