Oceanside Broiler
Oceanside Broiler

Oceanside Broiler

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceanside-broiler.com/
  • Phone: 7607223474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from Oceanside Broiler
Oceanside Broiler sits right on the beautiful Oceanside Harbor with a great view of the Pacific shore. Join us for the “longest happy hour in town” everyday of the week from 11:00am to 6:00pm while enjoying the harbor or watch your favorite sports event on one of the flat screens. The Broiler prides itself on the freshest seafood, prime steaks and a great sushi menu. Sunday brunch is a favorite with the locals.
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Oceanside Broiler reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (54)great for outdoor dining (35)great for lunch (24)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (18)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (10)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • Good food, poor service
    Oside1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to Oceanside Broiler twice with my family. The first time everything was great, this time our service was horrible. Jean was our waitress & we had to keep reminding her to refill our drinks and she never once checked on us after we received our food. The whole time we were there she kept chatting to her friends she was also serving & would much rather give them her attention than any of the other tables she was serving. At one point my dad had to apologize to her for interrupting her personal conversation with her friends to actually do her job & refill our drinks but she only refilled the drinks for 3 out of the 5 people at our table. The food was great but I not want to be seated in Jean's area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • capndirt
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Love this place, great staff, great food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The appetizers were terrific. My Wife had Calamari and I had Spicy tuna sushi with avocado instead of sprouts. The main dishes were very good. The sides could use a little help though. I had scallops & she had red snapper. The sauces were super delicious and definitely made the meals stand out. Dessert was also very good. Oreo crusted mocha ice cream cake but my wife said the blueberry peach cobbler was just okay. The service was very good and the waitress was very attentive without being a bother. Prices seemed a little high for the size of the portions. But I did a lot of checking. This restaurant was lower than most others around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time...lunch time
    sarbqueen
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was during the week and we sat outside. The new decor inside is more upscale and appealing. The food and service were fine, nothing outstanding. Our drinks were served without napkins and as ice melted we had water running all over the table. We shared a few dishes, one was the shrimp crab louie. Price was high for the three shrimp and few pieces of crab. You can get a whole pound of crab legs at Costco for $19.99....or all you can eat at a nearby casino. I had checked online and saw many comments about the crab artichoke bisque, it was indeed delicious. Huge negative on the two hour parking limit. I was with people who had not seen each other for decades....we had to leave when our 2 hours was up and went to the Jolly Roger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic and lovely sunset setting.
    foodyooodyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Large table with noisy children next to us was irritating at first. When they left, it was very nice. The waitress was great. Some of our food was cold and she took one plate back and brought a whole new plate as well as fresh dishes of the vegetables that were also served cold. Excellent service and the salmon was some of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was great, Fish was not fresh and lots of smoke from kitchen in the restaurant area. Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time Dinners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my wife's and my first time to your restaurant, we had reservations and were promptly seated. our main compliant was her filet was not cooked as ordered (way over done), had to be sent back for another which took a long time. We were at our table for 1 1/2 hrs from start to finish. We will give it another try in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service, and ambience
    NutrnlMtblc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner here made for a pleasant evening. Unusual decor. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful little spot
    Famdining4VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding service! I could go here for just the sourdough rolls, garlic olive butter and clam chowder and be happy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Dining
    Cbad123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a very relaxing dinner on the open deck toward the rear of the restaurant. We arrived before six, in time for happy hour, and our appetizers were quite tasty. Dinner was at a leisurely pace. Salads are large enough to share. Our dinners seemed to get overall rave reviews. I had the scallops and would have expected more than three at a dinner-priced menu. Yes, they were jumbo, and yes, the rice and asparagus served with the scallops were very good. Dessert was amazing. Our waitress, Courtney, was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I had a relaxing and fun dinner overlooking the harbor just before sunset. The ambiance was great. Our server (Kelly) was very helpful and friendly - she made sure our dining experience went well. They offered a great wine selection. We had the Alaskan halibut (blackened and grilled) and it was superb!! I've had halibut at numerous restaurants throughout the country and this rates one of the best. The crab cakes were delicious, also! I grew-up in this area 30 years ago and it's nice to see the improvements and new establishments at the harbor. The Oceanside Broiler is highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We totally enjoyed everything about this place! The service was outstanding, and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • good food will return
    Florence
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not the first time we've eaten here. Good menu! While it's a fish house, one of our group had the best burger ever. Love their slaw and bread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveTheWater
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I LOVE this place! The location is perfect, right on the water with lots of boats around and foot traffic. Friendly, happy people everywhere and the Manager, Syndy was just terrific! If you are looking for a romantic or just a laid back place on the water this is it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too long a wait
    hopedformore
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The restaurant is very attractive and the menu had great selection. We sat immediately with a reservation and then the wait began. The server was slow getting to our table, the cocktail order took for ever to make and serve and then our dinner was the same situation. We were a party of 4 and while the food was good once it arrived one out of the 4 entrees ordered was completely wrong. They need to take a serious look at their service and staffing to make it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FallbrookRN
    TennisNurse
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Met another couple for dinner and had a wonderful time. Each of us chose a different item, from "Scallops" to Seafood Pasta, Salmon, and even the Filet Mignon. Everyone was absolutely thrilled with our meals. We will certainly be back again. I'm so glad the "new/old owners" are back and have again reenergized this restaurant.. Give it a try..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, but under staffed.
    kimmie1990
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good, and the portions were just right. My only issue was with the service. Unfortunately, It seemed very understaffed. Each of us ordered wine and water for the kids. Our wine came within 10 minutes, but my kids didn't get their waters until their food came which was a whole hour later. That was annoying. Luckily, the staff was really friendly but I don't think I would go back with children ever again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised with the food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Fan
    jsimm00
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our sushi lunch and prices were not too bad at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Sunday Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My daughters and I had Sunday brunch here and it was the best experience. We sat outside where we had a beautiful view of the marina. The brunch had an overwhelming selection of breakfast and lunch items and all were beautifully presented. The food was fantastic and there was such a variety that both my girls found several things that they lvoed. We all wished we could have eaten more. The staff was extremely friendly, very helpful, and very attentive. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • July 3rd dinner
    Ellie75
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    3 of us. Granddaughter - vegetable plate (liked), lava drink so-so (one at Islands better). Friend - trout a little dry (better at King's Fish House), rice so-so, tarter sauce too spicy. (I liked it.) I had shrimp pasta dish - better with angel hair not penne, also sauce a little thin, could have had more flavor. Friend and I shared hot appetizer place -- wontons & shrimp excellent, calamari good (would've like tentacles and rings better); friend thought it too salty (but she can't tolerate salt - health problems) and she also tends to be very negative. Bread was excellent, also flavored butter. Didn't have dessert. Nice on patio, lovely view, attentive waitress, pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant + great view
    Judgemental
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Very good, clean, & fresh restaurant with a great view. The best thing about this restaurant is the real estate. I love eating right by the water & the boats in Oceanside Harbor. We started off with clam chowder which I thought was good except that it tasted like it had a few sweet bits of something which I later decided were probably bacon bits. I like my clam chowder with clams rather than bacon. The salmon I had was very good but nothing outstanding. There were 2 or 3 pieces & I believe they were encrusted or breaded in some kind of very light almond breading. My Heiniken was just the right temperature - very cold but not icey. The waitress was excellent. I do plan on going back to try the iced oysters on the half shell.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food choices were nicely varied, avocado and crab wonton appetizer was excellent, calamari tacos very tasty just wish they weren't so heavily breaded, the Broiler hamburger was very tasty and the tuna melt sandwich was excellent. The fries with the entrees were thin, light and crispy and just the right amount. Will definitely go back to try other items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skip the Sundy Brunch
    FoodloverSDVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The sunday brunch is not good. overpriced $24 for what they provide. For $24 I expect a top notch buffet; one that rivals Karl Strauss, Canyons, etc. The main problem is the food and plates are COLD! Mac and Cheese was made with processed cheese or was entirely pre-made or both. C'mon guys, make it fresh or leave it off the menu/buffet line. Skip the brunch. Dinner might be good haven't tried it but this place won't make it if they can't get their act together.
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  • First date in over 15 years!
    Luis14538
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    After a divorce I had to restart my life. I met someone and I was recommended the Oceanside Broiler because its in the marina and close to home. The service is outstanding and food is a must try! I felt like a teenager again on my first date. The staff is very nice and greeted me in less than 5 seconds when I arrived. They did not rush me and had a very special night with my date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    AndyMann
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went for lunch a week earlier, everything was good. Went for dinner with four friends based on lunch experience...not so good. Large dining room was cold, uninviting and without ambience. Service was prompt, waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was tasteless, uninspiring, unimaginative, small portioned and on the expensive side. One meal had to be re-cooked, one was uneaten and taken home, one meal was dry (angel hair pasta with shrimp) and the others mediocre at best - for taste. Exception, fish and chips but the chips frozen. Very limited menu outside of fish dishes. Altogether...very disappointing and we are unlikely to return based on this experience. Strangely, clam chowder in a bread bowl is only on the lunch menu
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    Kconaway
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Seven out of the nine of us that ate that night were completely and utterly disappointed with the food. Portions for the scallops were a joke. I had the surf and turf for roughly $60 and it was extremely lackluster. Ordered filet medium rare and it came out way overcooked and tasteless. Only one that liked the food was our our 15 year old that ordered a wedge salad, hard to mess up. Everything else was a joke for the price. Will never ever return and will dissuade anyone I know to do the same. $250 down the proverbial drain.
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  • Last time we will go here.
    Debi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Buffet was not stocked or ready for our 1:30 reservation. We asked the waitress if could just order off the menu, we were told that we could not do that until 3 pm. This was our third visit in less than a week, the first one was for lunch, not bad, a John was great, food okay. We went for happy hour. Marci was a bit rude, our food was over cooked and portions not very satisfying. We miss the Cannery.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing brunch
    Foodie5
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took my dad here for a Father's Day brunch ($24 each). I had made a reservation and requested a booth as we had our baby with us. When we arrived around 1:15pm, they tried to seat us outside, which I declined as it was too cold for the baby & not what we wanted. Brunch ended at 2pm & about 1/3 of the items there were already empty and when we asked about it, we were told they weren't putting anymore out as it was too close to the end of the brunch. So they wanted to charge full brunch price and not provide the full brunch items. Finally, they did bring out more salads, but that was it. We were given one of our 6 meals free as an apology, but still didn't leave me with a desire to come back. The busser & server were nice & efficient.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The prime top sirloin is the best!!
    Socalgal
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is our third dinner visit since the opening and we were not disappointed. The prime top sirloin is the best we have had, the service is the best, we brought our friends because we enjoyed our previous dinners and we wanted them to try your place too. We will be coming back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wedding anniversarys dinner
    luv2dineoutsidesd
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We celebrated my sisters 50th wedding anniversary and my brothers 33rd anniversary. Food was great, service was good and the outside dinning made it very special for the 2 couples as on couple came from Arizona and the other from Colorado.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    BroilerFan
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our Administrative team (10 folks) goes out to dinner once every year. This is the second time we have been to this establishment - once before it changed hands. Everyone loved their selections, all cooked to order exactly as desired. The appetizers were great and the expanded menu (since the Canners) had something for everyone. The server was wonderful and very attentive as was the manager. I recommend the Cajun Seared Ahi...yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was like the service awesome!! Had a wonderful time! Going back again.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 139cds.
    139cds
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    1st time was for preopening. Restaurant was quite smoky and noisy. Second visit (for lunch) was much better. Food was excellent with superb FRESH fish!. Service was good and the filters/fans were working! Wines were affordable but limited. Will certainly be back and will recommend to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation lunch
    cheapdate
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great service- the hostess was very accommodating in our seating request. She called to confirm our reservation and was able to give us exactly what we needed outside to celebrate my sons HS grad. Food was great, fish was extremely fresh and delish!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    haywood5150
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Came here to have dinner with a friend. The service and staff were great and made out visit worth the tune. The good however was mediocre at best. My wife's ribeye was plain, didn't even taste like it had salt or pepper. Our friends halibut was dry, but the lemon caper sauce was the only thing that saved the fish. I had the blackened ahi which was delicious. All of our vegetables were undercooked and had very little flavor. Honestly, the best part odd or meal was the complimentary bread and herb butter. I probably won't return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • get it together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    A great location, but poor service and terrible food. Seems like the owner is trying run it on the cheap. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • working out the kinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Slow service. Cold side dishes. Soup never came. No silverware or napkins until we asked. Fish was good though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Not worth the money. Ok to go for a drink but not dinner
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    djays
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have been eating brunch here for years and years when it was the Cannery. Tried Oceanside Broiler for our first time and we were not too impressed. The waitress took our omelet order which was not something we had encountered before. The omelet came and was not at all what I had ordered, kind of dry and not even warm. The rest of the buffet was just ok. I don't like paying 6.00 for a bottle of champagne, just include it in the overall price and make it unlimited. Also used to enjoy the bands on Sunday afternoons, we were told they probably wont be having bands at all. They have continued the happy hour specials that the Cannery had and that is probably what we will go back for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.