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Fish House Vera Cruz

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360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
+1 760-744-8000
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Vista, California
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome meal here. We were promptly seated and our server was knowledgeable about the menu and specials of the day. The menu had something for all in our party. Everything was prepared to order and served hot (or cold). The clam chowder is good, but has a unique flavor. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Jim B
San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Fish of all types, fresh and cooked to perfection. Sides are simple, but delicious. Nice loaf of hot fresh bread on the table. Clean, comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. We've been going there for years.

Thank NomersSanDiego
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a large group of people so we were seated in a private dining room - I ordered a pasta dish but it seemed to me to be a little dry but overall everyone else enjoyed their food.

Thank TripGal63
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I eat at Fish House for lunch a few times a year while in the area on business. Dinner there is great as well. The fish is perfectly prepared, the selection very large and the salad and vegetables are fresh. The service is pleasant and efficient and I have never had anything other than a good dining experience there.

Thank fiberwave
San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great sea food and the most amazing mashed potatoes . I know I can always count on a great fresh piece of fish when I come here . I highly recommend there Ling Cod delish !

Thank Sinros
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Have never been disappointed at this restaurant. Fresh fish daily! Happy hour is a "happening" in San Marcos with great appetizers, and drink specials. Sit around the fire pit and enjoy!

Thank Dawn D
Escondido, California, USA
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Not sure I would go back. I had a salad with salmon. My husband had sea bass. I liked mine, but my husband was not happy about his.

Thank Judi N
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I have eaten here twice recently, the second time I should have known better. The first time I ordered mussels, it was $2 to cook them with wine and garlic! I need not have bothered they were tiny dried up mussels, not up to the standard of seafood in San Diego County. Today I had fish tacos, very small fish... More 

Thank m p
San Marcos, California
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been here four times in the last 13 years. Each time like the last. Which is the way I like it. Perfect service, delicious food, and you get what you pay for. Absolutely not over priced. Assuming you like seafood, It's a place where most of the clientele (including me) at least dress up in our Sunday cloths.... More 

Thank Guettler
Oceanside, CA, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We usually do the happy hour in the lounge - the drinks are great and the price has been reduced. We've tried various appetizers that are price reduced, but our favorite is their New England Clam Chowder served with sour dough bread. Delicious!!

Thank Allan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-8000

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