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Brigantine Point Loma
Brigantine Point Loma

Brigantine Point Loma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com
  • Phone: (619) 224-2871
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Lounge Only); Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Oyster Bar: 11:30am - 10:00pm Monday - Thursday, 11:30am - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday, 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday
    Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00 pm Sunday
    Happy Hour: Monday 4:00pm - Close, Tuesday - Sunday 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Javier Valdez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brigantine Custom Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel's Cocina.



    From take-out hors d'oeuvres and party platters to full-service dinners with bar, Brigantine Custom Catering will tailor a menu and service package to meet your individual needs.



    With more than 15 years experience in San Diego, your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise.



    Call Gabe 619-298-9840.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private event areas are available for groups of between 20 and 60 guests.

    Dining Room - Seating for up to 60 guests
    Patio - Seating for up to 34 guests

    Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley (858) 268-1030

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Brigantine is in the marina lot. Metered parking is available Monday-Saturday day. Parking is free after 6:00 pm, and all day Sundays and certain holidays.
A word from Brigantine Point Loma
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few.



Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Crème Brûlée. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats.



Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas.



The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a lovely dining experience. We had to walk around the building to find the elevator (my mother-in-law had just had knee surgery) and then had to call for the elevator but were greeted by two lovely hostesses and guided through the kitchen (a peek behind the scenes - so clean!) and to our table. Our server, Tanner, was excellent and knowledgeable making recommendations and answering all of our queries. Our order consisted of chowder (tasty - thick, with hints of bacon!), side salad (fresh and delicious), the half lobster and crab Cobb, and the seafood bouillabaisse (rave reviews). The only complaint was that the lobster and crab with the Cobb was a little watery and tasteless - though the rest of that salad was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was average. It was my birthday and noted that on reservation but no acknowledgment. I ordered second glass of wine and it never came until I finished the meal. The halibut was outstanding that was encrusted with macadamia and light coconut"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised on the quality of the food and the service - all were exceptional."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Good food, service and ambiance to impress a client or have a conversation with a colleague without killing the expense account."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We arrived about 15 minutes late for our reservation, but there was no problem seating us. No water views here. A bit surprised by that. I had the swordfish (thin sliced and a bit dry) and was a bit disappointed. My friend from Seattle, ate the encrusted halibut and that was terrific. A nice thick slice of fish was served over potato. Taking a sea-foodie out in San Diego was a tough choice. I'm glad I got the least tasty of the fish orders and he enjoyed his. Veggies were crisp and tasty, a bit too much salt for me, but I don't use it, so I can taste it when it's part of the spice palette. The house chardonnay was good. The dark bread and garlic butter was super. Service was fantastic and a good tip reflected that. We'd dine there again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I never give bad reviews but I would like to make a point because i think they can improve if are interested not spoiling their place with time. it truly repels people when after 2 minutes of bringing food weiter is asking if we are ready to pack it and go. After 2 times it is annoying, and in 8 minutes he was asking when he can bring us a check when desert of fresh catch menu didn't even arrive. You feel not welcomed, and after a while not enjoying your time any more. He in addition made a mistake in out bill, more in wine part, which just added to entire picture of not being welcomed in this place. We gave him a tip of less then 15% hoping it was an indication for him that we didn't like his service."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Good food, nice atmosphere. When server was busy taking orders from a large group, the chef brought our meals to us. Nice touch!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Family & I were celebrating birthday. Food we had was great and our server was very attentive. Got a special treat! Huge ice cream cake that made it even more special. Have enjoyed all Brigantine restaurants in San Diego and would definitely recommend this one in Point Loma."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Tyler, our waiter, was the BEST! Service was top-notch and even as the restaurant filled up, everything kept to a timely manner. You could see that everyone was enjoying themselves in the restaurant/bar. AND, the hockey game was on!!! Go Kings!! Excellent food. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "A reliable restaurant with some good dishes and attentive service. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Brigantine Pt Loma lived up to the ratings I found on the internet. We were visiting San Diego for a wedding. We made a reservation online which was easy to do. Then arrived at our reserved time of 6 p.m. and were immediately shown to our table. Our grandson has a severe dairy allergy so we asked if they could make him some vegetables without butter. They had no problem with the request. The wait staff was excellent with perfect timing between courses. We each had a different dinner that was perfect. We would absolutely return again and definitely recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had family in town - the balcony was a great spot for visiting. Salmon was great. Siena (red) and Echo (white) wines were very good. Very professional and amiable service. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant because of its vicinity to Humphrey's by the Bay prior to a concert, and I must say we were all pleasantly surprised. The food, service, and price were all on point! Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times and sorry to say this time it just did not measure up. The Brigantine has not been consistent in my opinion compared to the last time we had dinner there. The vegetables were not cooked properly (practically raw green beans and carrots) and the chicken piccata was chewy. The other diners in my party were not that pleased with their dinner either. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we were able to sit outside which made it very nice. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was great. What made it better was b our waitress Chelsea. Beautiful and knew the menu andvwinesbwell...she accentuated the evening. Be back just just because of her. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The Brigantine in Point Loma in Point Loma is one of those places that provide the type of ambience that provides for a very relaxing meal. Their customer service is outstanding and their food is delicious, well presented and their early bird specials are a real treat. I would highly recommend them for an intimate, great meal - we will be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "From AZ, and have been to Brigantine when I lived in SD...always thought it was good, but food was wonderful this time! Loved the Swordfish, and complementary appetizers. Sat outside, and even though it was hot in SD that day, evening dining outside was perfect. Great wait staff! Don't get much fresh seafood in Prescott, so truly enjoyed the meal. My brother had Crab cakes that were also delicious. Thanks for enjoyable dining!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything I've eaten at Brigantine in Pt Loma has been excellent. Seafood is especially good here and I recommend the swordfish at the top of my list. The clam chowder is also great. Service is top notch."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Your preparation of my Swordfish Steak was excellent"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I'm from the Bay Area, but I grew up in San Diego and the Brigantine was a regular stop for family, guests, and business dinning. Great menu and very accommodating staff. I visit Shelter Island regularly and the Brig is still a regular stop."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We used Yelp to locate a good restaurant in the Shelter Island area of San Diego. We were there for a conference and were unfamiliar with the area. The reviews were good for the Brigantine, so we decided to check it out. We were a party of four and all had a dish from the pre-fix menu. At the end, all of our plates were clean and everyone enjoyed their meals. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience here so much! And we will be back again soon! Felix was energetic, friendly, competent knowledgeable and kind. The food was wonderful, the drinks were divine. We loved everything about this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had forgot about The Brigantine Restaurant on Shelter Island. After attending a fundraiser and winning a gift card, my wife and I went for an early dinner. What a nice surprise! The ambience, the customer service and the great food made for a wonderful evening - we will definitely be back! The early bird three course dinner is a great deal and offers some tasty options. We love sitting up high in the comfortable booths and looking out over the marina. The presentation of the food and the staff make for a definite 5 star experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We took a friend who was in town, it was our first time there, but the reviews were mostly positive. It was Monday, so there were happy hour prices all evening in the bar. The featured wines were nice, we each had our preferred varietal at $1 off a glass. We ordered a variety of appetizers and small plates. The blackened ahi sashimi, the sliders and coconut shrimp skewers were all excellent. We got the ahi twice, it was so good! The Napa Valley nachos were good too. The smoked chicken taquitos were meh. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Restaurant is beautiful and the food and service were great. would like to come back again soon. My one draw back was that the bus boy kept wanting to clear the plates and I was not done eating my meal. I think that he was able to remove the bread basket and there was still some left. I will have to make sure he does not do the next time I dine there."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Went to Brigantine Point Loma before the Willie Nelson concert. We always enjoy out meals at the Brig and this night was great! Had the sea bass and crab cakes-both were very tasty!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were seated in a spacious booth right at 5:00, which was the time of our reservation. We ordered drinks, which were tasty. I had the crabcake dinner with mash potatoes, and my friend had halibut with some kind of potato side. I thought the crabcakes were slightly undercooked, so I ate the outside and left the mushy center on the plate. My friend really enjoyed her halibut and cleaned her plate. For desert, I had the creme brulee, which was pretty good and my friend had a chocolate cake that she said was delicious. Overall, the experience was pretty good. Server was attentive and plates were cleared very quickly. I would try it again, just not the crab cakes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went to Brigantine for the first time last week. We have a one-and-a-half year old at home, so we don't get out for a date often and when we do we really hope for a great experience. Our experience at the Brigantine was perfect. The service was excellent (Felix was our server), the food was great (recommend the crab cakes), and the atmosphere was romantic even though it's a family-friendly restaurant. The cocktails were also fantastic (try the the Cucumber Cooler and/or Dirty Goose Martini). We also lingered for quite awhile after finishing our meal, and we never felt rushed...totally relaxed and comfortable. It was just a wonderful overall experience, and this will definitely be one of our regular venues on date night."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had to endure our server being train by another server. Food was good as always."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Took my wife out just to get some good food and have a night away from the house. Chose Brigatine's because my wife loves seafood. It was a good choice. The food was great. We had an appetizer of mussels and clams and a spinach salad. She ordered the stuffed prawns which ended up being a little too salty just due to being wrapped in bacon but they were still good. I had the crab cake dinner which was amazing. For dessert we had the apple crisp which was delicious. Good choice for dinner, will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I couldn't have asked for a best dinner restaurant . Everything we ate was absolutely delicious . I will definitely be returning ."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Service was wonderful - Trevor was server - very polite and attentive. Only complaint - we had a Caesar salad and it had store bought croutons and the dressing tasted like it was from a bottle. I expected it to be more authentic. Other food was great. Kids as husband ordered different fish dishes, all fresh and well prepared. Cerviche was very good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My hubby and I went there for lunch on 03/08/14. We were seated immediately and chose to sit outside. Our waitress came to us almost immediately and took our drink order. We then ordered a dozen oysters (2 different varieties) which were AMAZING!! They rivaled oysters from N. Bend/Coos Bay, OR. We moved onto their Seared Ahi Tuna and Ceviche, they were average at best. The Ahi was seared to the point of being dry and the slices were the smallest we've ever seen. The Ceviche was more veggies than fish and shrimp. Lastly, we had their Fried Calamari, it was awful, limp and soggy. We kept hoping for a crispy piece but never got one, very disappointing. Needless to say, the view, service and oysters are the only thing we can recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our second time there. First time, we ate in the lounge. The lounge is made for talking and having a great time with friends. We went a second time with friends from out of town and sat in the dining area. It was nice and quaint. My son was getting restless and walkign around, but thank goodness no one was extremely close or irritated. I love the place."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We decided at the last minute to go to a close by restaurant as we had a long day and were tired. The front desk suggested this as one of several close by eateries. We were pleasantly surprised with great food and exceptional service. It's a no miss spot to eat."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Had 4 in our party & really wouldve preferred a booth - we had an early reservation so there were plenty of booths when we arrived. We did ask if we could be moved to a booth but was told that they are only for parties of 3 - however by the time we left we noticed a few booths with 4 people - this was our only disappontment. Otherwise the evening was perfect."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Flying into San Diego and want to kick off your stay with a great dinner? Make a reservation at Brigatine. Following the advice of online reviews, I made a reservation in advance, asked the hotel concierge or check in clerk for a referral coupon granting us a free house appetizer and we ordered the locally caught swordfish. The house appetizer included deep fried artichokes with a lemon aioli that were amazing, a ground beef tacito and shrimp ceviche on nacho chips. Our swordfish entrees and sides were excellent. Our waiter was EXCELLENT! From 5-7 pm they offer a 3-course meal (appetizer, entree and dessert from list of selections posted on their web site) for $25, which is a great deal compared with their regular prices."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Fixed menu was not why we went there but was great surprise. Service was outstanding-attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Unfortunately this place doesn't have wonderful food. Just your average seafood restaurant fare. You could get the same food in a land locked state. I just thought it would be better because it is by the water. The service was OK. Not bad, but the server did not go out of his way to describe the food to us. Basically it's a dressed up chain restaurant. If you're taking a bunch of older folks out to lunch or dinner, this would be a good place. For the young and hip, I'd recommend Island Prime or C Level."
    Dined on 2/22/2014