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About 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.

2725 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Lounge Only)
Dinner: Every day of the week: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Oyster Bar: Every day of the week: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00 pm Sunday
Happy Hour: Monday 3:00pm - Close, Tuesday - Sunday 3:00 - 6:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 224-2871

Website:
http://www.brigantine.com/

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 Jenny 619-298-9840.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mason Garske

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 the restaurant for current menus and detailed information.

Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (619) 224-2871

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brigantine Point Loma Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Special Occasion (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Business Meals (11)
Waterfront (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Fun (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great for groups! My girlfriends an I frequent this location and the Del Mar location. Staff handles large parties (12+) well. Thanks, Brig staff!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great for special occasions or bringing out of town guests to for Happy Hour or a sit down dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

upgrades to facility are very nice. seafood salad was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went in to celebrate a friends birthday/going away and as always had a wonderful experience. The staff is consistently amazing but I would like to give special recognition to Rita, who is the loveliest woman. We also received great service from a busser, whose name I did not catch. They did however, leave the BEST selfie on my phone when I asked them to take our picture! We got a great laugh from that!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

An exceptional meal. Attentive, friendly and well timed service. The restaurant is warm and cozy with a large fireplace. Definitely recommend an assortment of oysters to start! We will definitely be back on our next trip to San Diego

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Definitely don’t recommend the clam chowder- was way too salty, no flavor had better clam chowder at less expensive restaurants.
All food was on the salty side.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love the Brig. Excellent food, service and cocktails. Wonderful

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The Brigantine in Point Loma was quite the delight. We hadn't been to any Brigantine's for long while because we had been quite disappointed with the one in La Mesa but this was a treat. The crab and lobster fondue was superb, although rich; the spinach salad luscious and the parmesan crusted sand dabs delicious! The creme brulee birthday dessert was among the best I've ever had! We got the window table as we had requested and had a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was very good. Service was quick
Would go back again

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Veterans Day celebration w/family.
Enjoyed our meal, service.
Thank you Brigantine for another great memory

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and atmosphere the only reason I rated low for noise level is because the table behind us were loud talkers from the east coast which made you it difficult to enjoy a peaceful dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Both of our dinners (swordfish and Mahi Mahi) were so delicious. THe fish was perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. Service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had great cocktails!! The appetizers and meal was fantastic!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We arrived half an hour early yet were still accommodated with a window table with very little wait. The shrimp and chips were excellent, one of the very best plates of French fries in town. They didn't skimp on the shrimp, either. The service was excellent, although it took awhile to receive the bill. Good local beers. All in all, well done.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It took almost 30 minutes to get our drink order in the dining room. No sense of urgency, even after we explained we had a concert to get to. Server was nice enough...but the experience from greeting at the table to first sip of wine / beer not acceptable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We found this restaurant online when looking for a dinner place at the last minute. We were very pleased with the food, the service, and the atmosphere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

oysters [18] were in perfect condition
my wife loved her CIOPINO...
my swordfish was a tad overdone.... I don't like it dry... that's just me

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and nice friendly staff. They even gave me a birthday card!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We LOVE the Del Mar location, but Point Loma was disappointing on many fronts.
The steaks were of poor quality and not "straight" from the kitchen only 30 feet away from our table. Crab cakes were dry and mostly breading. For 8pm on a Saturday night there where many loud playful children with little supervision from their parents.
Beautiful location. Clean. Needs new management.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food..killer crab cakes. Clam chowder...excellent and I am from the east coast. Simi Chardonnay. Fish and chips...nice and crispy. Beet salad was good but I forgot that I dont really care for raw kale.
Our waitress was da bomb. Helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, fun.
We will definitely go back when in San Diego.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I like the varieties of atmospheres in the different Brigantines . We usually go to the one in Del Mar, but will be back. It is worth the drive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful calamari! Probably the best I've had in a long time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

You new swordfish dish was fantastic with the crab and avocado!
I also want the mention the server we had (10-1, table #24). I believe his name might have been Adrian?
He was outstanding! First time we have had him serve us, and since we are regulars, I'm thinking he's on the newer side...hope he sticks around! Thank you!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was in training and both she and her trainer were great! Food was ok.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My wife and I went out for a date nite. The food was great and not over priced. I had 2 lobster tails and my wife had the prime rib. Both were cooked just right. Also great service

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best fish tacos in San Diego!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing!!! My husband and I had a great experience . Clean / friendly and great food . Thanks

Tags: Tapas, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

first time dining here, and I was blown away with the service and food. the octopus appetizer was great, our oysters were fantastic, and the fish tacos are outstanding! overall it was one of the best meals on our trip!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Took our friends visiting from Tahiti for the first time to the Brigantine. They enjoyed the maine lobster and apple crisp dessert. Tyler our waiter was very attentive to our table of guests. We were very pleased with Tyler's customer service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service and food. Hostess for very accommodating for my disabled access requirements

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Brigantine is good for fish. Recommend the Fish and Chips (especially if you can get the halibut Fish and Chips). Reasonably priced for nice restaurant. Son Shelter Island in San Diego. Lots of boats to look at. Harbor atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Adequate food, but light on seasoning and flavor. Service was a bit slow to recognize when we needed water or a follow-up visit. Better seafood and better value available.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. We'll be back! The swordfish tacos were fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had dinner here prior to a Humphrey's concert. We chose Brigantine - Shelter Island, our first visit, based on our positive experience with the Del Mar location. It was also walking distance to the concert venue. We were interested in more than bar food so opted for the dining room. We both had the grilled Alaskan salmon which was a special that night. It was absolutely wonderful, cooked to perfection and delicious. We had very good service provided by Tanner, just the right amount of attention. We highly recommend this Brigantine. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had prime rib and wild caught salmon. Both meals were excellent! The risotto with the salmon was cooked cooked perfectly. The only negatives were the bread and the house salad. The bread was a little dry. The salad was supposed to be baby greens but was pretty much a spinach salad. It was delicious, just not what I expected. We'll definitely go back again if we're in the area. It was a great place to eat before the concert at Humphrey's.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was my husband's and my 40th anniversary. We were treated well , greeted and congratulated quite a few times. The food was very good and we were even served a complimentary mud pie which was delicious. Thanks for a very nice evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience. Our server (Susan) was excellent, as was the Prime Rib that I had and the crab and lobster cobb salad that my wife had.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

There were several things on the menu that sounded good. I had Sand Dabs, my husband had the special which was wild salmon. Both delicious entres, came with mashed potatoes and vegetable. I added a spinach salad and he added a bowl of clam chowder. Excellent, both. The service throughout was timely and friendly.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Always Great Food & Varied selections. First Class Service and Excellent Servers!

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