Brigantine Point Loma

4.5
1355 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1355 people are saying
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CardieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very noisy, poor service, Manhattan made with white vermouth and ugly, filthy hallway to use elevator if you have to.,.

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PattyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious. And the server is polite and nice to costumers. They serve the food in right time. Recommend to my families and friends.

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ShaneseL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! From the customer service to the food. I will definitely be returning.

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Perfect
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They didn't show our reservation on their computer, I had to show them my email, but they seated us anyway, in the bar area. A bit loud for us. Food was delicious.

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Rleland
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Dakota was very attentive and professional. Made the experience very enjoyable. Food was very tasty.

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SteveH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day! The service as well as the food is impeccable! Ine of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Special shout out to our server, Madison! A total professional with a great personality. All the staff really know how to serve!

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Hank
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was not impressed with the seasonings used on the fish. Seared Ahi Tuna had a lot of spices that I would have expected to find only in street tacos.

The Pork Chops were excellent.

Service was a bit slow. They were busy, but not so much as to take a reminder to bring out a hot tea we ordered. The side of French fries was, likewise, awfully long coming out from the kitchen.

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LuToo
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I made Mother's Day reservations only a few days before and they were wide open for lunch, which kinda worried me. But when the day arrived, the restaurant was packed. It was a gorgeous day by the San Diego Bay, we were seated promptly, the service was fast and friendly, and the food was delicious!

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dpd2176
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Way to crowded to be comfortable with COVID, but good food.

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MattS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner all the way around

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brigantine never disappoints. One of our go-tos.

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vipKennethS
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura is the greatest!!

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vipshellbelle
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good time for good food and good service!

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LiviaV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Omg it was a terrible experience. Food was not good. The restaurant is dark. My husband and took a group of friend there Sunday… never again. We had to apologize for the food. Do not go.

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Christy
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, good atmosphere. Went for my birthday and it was a great experience.

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Malcolms
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

oysters and sail boats1 nice view good food! go ahead and try the pepper vodka oyster shots too !

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Katrina
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious well prepared entrees, courteous and prompt service.

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SaraD
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will eat there again. Visiting from out of town. Waiter (Dakota) was attentive and fast. Food was very good and lots of variety on the menu. Usually only would try a few things on a menu,while this one had a number of items I would try. First time there.

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TonyaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice spot Love the brig! food is excellent and nice to sit outside on the deck! It was busy so service???

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vipvailsuz
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious apps. Great service and Very busy on ShelterIsland for a Sunday.

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KipBurke
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really an enjoyable experience we would recommend this restaurant which has a beautiful view of the harbor. Their COVID precautions protocol was easy to follow and well administered.
Awesome experience.

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Weenus54
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the server was very pleasant but took quite a while between visits to our table. Very limited brunch menu.

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Parttimefoodie
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Really good food and portion sizes were great. Lovely touch on the creme brûlée to share as well, really topped off the evening! Would highly recommend.

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vipCrazybyrd3
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh Mahi Mahi preparation! A+ service and great atmosphere! We will be visiting again soon!

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vipKeithC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to see this location open again and was busy and everyone seemed happy. Our Server was Rita and she was great.

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Patti
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Liked all except coconut shrimp needed more coconut

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ShannonM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. We orderd the salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp, scallops with sweet potato mash and the shrimp and grits and every single bite was outstanding.

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SteveF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the terrace and it was perfect. The food was wonderful and the service was great! Highly recommend!

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Mikayla
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated immediately on a Saturday evening and Edgar was our waiter. He was very attentive and made the experience very enjoyable. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were on point. Our server was so helpful with questions about the menu, as we have food allergies.

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MarlinW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Halibut was delicious! Great service!!

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YuriL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Acceptable food, but not good enough for the price. The dining experience was totally spoiled when the main course arrived just a couple of minutes after the appetizers.

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vipJerseygirlelpaso
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is always fantastic here, oysters, clam chowder, house salad all delicious.

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TrishB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although there was a mixup with the meals being delivered to our table for two in our party, the food as always was amazing. The service was impeccable. And the way in which the manager made up for the delay in service for two of us, was beyond our expectations. Brigantine Point Loma is my husband and mine go to for special occasions. I definitely recommend dining here. PS try the crab and shrimp fondue. You'll thank me I guarantee.

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Winnie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been eating at the Brigantine for 40 years. They know what their strengths are and play to them. The sand dabs are simply exceptional. Our waitress, Sheena, was training a new employee named Sarah and our service was superb. The house draft beer, Brig Brew, is something I missed all through the quarantine. Our only tiny complaint was that the heater over our outdoor table did not function well, especially compared to others nearby.

Local family owns all the Brigantines and keep them classy, San Diego.

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Mika
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made reservations online for outside seating. When we arrived they attempted to seat us inside. When we told them about our outside reservation, they said it’s only for large parties. We had to insist on with a manager. They ultimately honored our outside seating. The waitress Rita was excellent. She was very accommodating and attentive. We really liked her.

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MaryM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The food was served in a timely manner. And we were informed about the time limit at the restaurant which we appreciated. Win win all around! Will be back!

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SanDiegoMama
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We finally went out to dinner after 14 months in quarantine. It was lovely to be out. The food was great and the young lady who seated us was so sweet and put us at a corner table away from others, which was great.

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MeganH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had oysters on the half shell, scallops, fish & chips, clam chowder, and of course ...dessert. All delicious.

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JillC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve recently been vaccinated, but still want to be cautious about dining out, so I chose this restaurant because it offered outside dining. Though I’m glad we were seated outside because the indoor dining room seemed to be jammed with insufficient spacing between tables, the outdoor balcony overlooking the parking lot was completely lacking in ambiance and the heaters couldn’t keep up with the chilly sea breeze. The calamari appetizer was hot and tasty, and my husband enjoyed his fish and chips, though the fries were rather soggy. The halibut entree that I chose was tasteless, mushy and barely warm. Desserts are not offered on the menu, so our anniversary dinner was not as festive as we had hoped.

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

Brigantine Point Loma is rated 4.5 stars by 1355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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