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Brigantine Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Brigantine Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Brigantine Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Brigantine Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Brigantine Point Loma, San Diego, CA

Brigantine Point Loma

4.6
4.6
1876 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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 Fish Tacos. 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 Saturday & Sunday. Join us for our signature $5 Happy Hour from 3-6pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 224-2871
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gaul Ruiz
  • Catering
    Brigantine Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel's Cocina. Call the restaurant to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Semi-private event areas are available for groups between 20 and 60 guests.Dining Room - Seating for up to 60 guestsPatio - Seating for up to 30 guestsFood and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact the restaurant for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (619) 224-2871
  • Neighborhood
    Point Loma
  • Parking details
    The Brigantine is in the marina lot. Metered parking is available (major credit cards accepted) Monday-Saturday day. Parking is free after 6:00 pm, and all day Sundays and certain holidays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,876 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

1,876 Reviews
  1. Geralyn

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christian, April, and mostly Laura helped us have a marvelous time. They were pretty busy with large tables. Laura handled us like a pro!

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  2. JanetH

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious lunch with the “famous” shrimp and crab Cobb salad (1/2 is more than generous) and fish and chips. Best of all, the world’s best mud pie!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun night out celebrating a birthday. We appreciated the casual ambiance without loud music that allowed us to have a conversation without shouting. Happy hour is an amazing deal, especially the shrimp cocktail. We had great waiters in both the bar and dining room, attentive and accommodating. We don't go out often, but Brigantine certainly made us want to come again.

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  4. Liya

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the money. Restaurant: If you like the smell of your grandma's house mixed with a semi-modern chili's vibe, you'll feel right at home. Service: Did not know how to make a drink and asked me what goes in it. Did not bring the water. We had to ask for it a few times. Messed up the order and I had to wait 15 minutes for my plate. The waitress never checked on us and seemed way too preoccupied. Food: Blend and overly salty. After a few bites in I had to stop. Overall unedible. Atmosphere: Questionable. The restaurant was full of people over 60 years old. Conserning.

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  5. JTom

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. Food was fantastic, and would defintely recommend to others.

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  6. JanetH

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My British friends joined me for calamari for a starter and they were very impressed. At my suggestion, one guest had sand dabs for the first time and other had the shrimp and crab Cobb salad, and they both were ecstatic! I have never seen more seafood served in one salad! I had one of my other favorites, shrimp and grits, and we all enjoyed the mud pie. I take all my friends celebrating birthdays to the Brigantine for the outstanding mud pie!

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  7. LouMontana

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit since last year. Haven't had a bad meal yet.

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  8. lindab

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's hard to find a restaurant in San Diego where you eat inside. Most of our restaurants have large outdoor dining spaces or the doors are left open. It's cold outside and the Brig in Pt. Loma was warm and comforting with the fire blazing in the fireplace. We had a great fish taco plate and the noise level wasn't too loud.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner last night. Had the baked oysters, New England clam chowder, miso salmon, seared ahi tuna and filet mignon. These were all cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely. The service was amazing as well. Will have to come back on a sunny So Cal day to enjoy the view.

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  10. LauraK

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy the Brig, especially before a concert at Humphrey's. We ordered their delicious cioppino, sand dabs (house specialty), chicken strips and potato skins. Everything was perfectly prepared and the portions are generous. Enough to share or take home to enjoy again. Great service and reasonable price for what you get.

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  11. CarlosC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was super slow considering the restaurant was mostly empty. Recommend going to any of the other Brigantine restaurants in San Diego

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  12. James

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I've noticed a decline in service over the last couple months. Also, using the old brown lettuce as a bed for the shrimp cocktail does not go unnoticed.

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  13. JordanS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! My brother and I took our Dad there for his birthday cause he loves seafood and wanted a nice dinner. Reservations were super easy. Day of we decided we wanted to go a little early so we called and they were so kind and helped us get a slightly earlier time. Upon arrival we were greeted by the host with genuine smiles and they got us in no problem. Our waiter Angel was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. I got the scallops (which I’ve never actually ordered anywhere) and oh man was it good! Other food items ordered were the Ahi, Mahi and swordfish dishes. All were highly enjoyed. I had put that it was our dads birthday on the reservation but wanted it to be a surprise so at the end of our meal, out walks Angel with their amazing mocha ice cream cake thing and boy was that the perfect end to our meal. Loved the atmosphere. It wasnt super busy for a Sunday night so it was nice and quiet. 10/10 recommend and will definitely be back!

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  14. LasseL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    One starter missed and main course served while eating the served starter. Shouldn’t be difficult to serve starter and main AFTER each other.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pork chop for the first time and it was amazing. Service excellent, as it always is.

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  16. Soobee

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brussell sprout appetizer and salmon entree were delicious.

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  17. JanetH

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best shrimp and crab salad I ever had. This time I ordered 1/2 and it was plenty. Another birthday so my favorite mud pie was our treat from the restaurant. ,

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  18. Peaches

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chowder delicious Fish and chips some of the best I’ve ever had the mahi was bland and risotto mushy. Dessert ice cream pie heavenly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated a birthday. Was very nice although dining room temperature was quite warm. Great food and loved our server, Charlotte.

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  20. Intelqubed

    Washington DC

    154 reviews

    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for lunch during the day and sat at the bar. Attentive, courteous staff. Great options on the menu with pretty good portions. Would visit again.

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  21. GDF8

    Tucson

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Predictable menu,service and quality of meal. We had a positive experience. Dine here twice per year.

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  22. MyExperience

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner there for New Year's Eve, visiting from Missouri. We had a special that included a 7-oz filet mignon, prossiutto-wrapped asparagus, and mashed sweet potatoes with something special added, but I don't recall what - but it was VERY good. All served in a red wine sauce. Very happy with the experience.

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  23. Mimi

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to dine! Always great service and they always have our booth which we love. Knowledgeable help who make that extra effort to make sure your experience is great!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always excellent! Swordfish was awesome. Waitress was excellent! Sat in bar area a little loud not bad.

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  25. MaryN

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious food. Great service. We enjoyed pink bubbly for birthday celebration and it was delicious and reasonably priced. I love the Brig! I will be back soon as I dine there often:)

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  26. susanj

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Two of us had the specials (fillet mignon and the halibut) the other had a regular dinner item (NY steak). Service was excellent, atmosphere was very festive. Wonderful experience as usual!

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  27. SimonA

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was first rate! Food excellent! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve.

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  28. sdworkmom

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had such a rude waitress. Not sure what her problem was. Maybe she didn't want to be there on Christmas Eve. I have eaten at the Brigantines for years and never experienced that behavior. It was like we were an inconvenience to her. I rarely complain, but this was the time. I will be back to Brigantine, just not this location or if so in the bar. We went to the bar before dinner and the bartender was great. That was the experience we were use to, not the grumpy waitress we had for dinner. I almost got up and went into the bar because we were there early when it first opened, and there were still tables open in the bar. Wish we had.

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  29. SteveD

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for our reservation and asked for a booth at 4:45PM, none were taken with patrons. We were told they're "all reserved." We ate our entire meal incl. drinks and dessert until 6PM and 3/4 booths were STILL open!! We were upset, we were told "Maybe people cancelled their reservation?" Then you should have ACCOMMODATED the people--US--who actually showed up for their reservation!! Brought it to the manager's attention, she took $19 off of our bill, but we were celebrating a milestone birthday and an accomodation they could have easily granted was not. Will not return next time in San Diego, and we come 3-4x/year. Ketch, the Brig's sister restaurant, had better prices and better views for way less money. Salmon salad: $29 Brig, $21 or $22 Ketch and piece of fish was much larger.

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  30. MelanieE

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Increddible service and very good food. Will definitely be back!

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  31. Kimber

    Denver

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is just average. Needs a bit of a refresh with a more creative menu and higher quality ingredients.

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  32. JaneJ

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an outstanding waiter named Eric. The food was very good, and we had a very nice evening.

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  33. Mimi

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We always have an outstanding experience at the Brigantine, however it’s December and company events can wreck havoc with ambience and the ability to even hear yourself think much less converse - unfortunate, but we will be back!

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  34. AllieP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Prices reasonable for what they offer. This is a truly special place!

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  35. Socagal

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely an amazing experience from service, food, ambiance considering we had my 2 young grandchildren with us. I will return when I come to SD!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Miso Salmon was wonderful, although accompanied by a strange vegetable medley. Fish and Chips, consistently good. Our dinners arrived quickly and hot, maybe because we chose an earlier hour with fewer diners there. Only negative - and this was a problem for us - the elevator was out of service and my husband is disabled, so it was hard for him to negotiate the stairs.

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  37. KateS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They put us in a room that was freezing! Why couldn’t we be in the warmer section? Our section was nearly empty.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening meal. Came here with my husband to take my mother-in-law to dinner. We can always experience a good meal whenever we come to the Brigantine. I feel bad I forgot our waiter’s name (I think it’s Eric). He was wonderful. Provided excellent service and very attentive. We’ll definitely be returning soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Ample parking. We were seated quietly and our food was prepared as we like. It was a nice evening.

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  40. daphneL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience could have been better. We enjoyed the shrimp and grits the most. The oysters had shells in them that we had to pick out of our mouths. The service was inattentive and hard to get our servers attention. Overall would not go again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brigantine Point Loma using the Order Online button. Brigantine Point Loma also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Brigantine Point Loma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 224-2871.

Brigantine Point Loma is rated 4.6 stars by 1876 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brigantine Point Loma

2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Point Loma
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Brigantine is in the marina lot. Metered parking is available (major credit cards accepted) Monday-Saturday day. Parking is free after 6:00 pm, and all day Sundays and certain holidays.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gaul Ruiz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 224-2871
  • Catering
    Brigantine Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel's Cocina. Call the restaurant to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Semi-private event areas are available for groups between 20 and 60 guests.Dining Room - Seating for up to 60 guestsPatio - Seating for up to 30 guestsFood and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact the restaurant for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (619) 224-2871
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