Brigantine Point Loma

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1129 reviews
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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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Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid seafood dining on Shelter Island. Quality cuisine, lovely service, and a cool ambiance. Good for dates, families, or special events too

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JG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my son’s birthday & my sister was visiting from Australia.

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JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Evening! Definitely will return !
Highly recommend

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VA
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Day before Mother's Day with an OpenTable reservation, the restaurant was so packed we ate in the bar area. Halibut and Swordfish both excellent. Our salads both excellent. Service was great - no rushed. Recommend

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and lovely staff we had a great time!! As always the food is great always have to get the clam chowder :D love the swordfish and fish tacos and my husband really enjoyed the shrimp and grits

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G
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the wait staff was very attentive and I loved my grapefruit cocktail but I forgot the name of it!

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RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We love the restaurant. I just wish they didn’t have that extra 4% surcharge instead of just adding it into the cost of their meals. Seems like a pretty cheap way to get an extra bucket

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PB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food in a pleasant atmosphere, but a lack of vegetarian menu choices

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R
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The staff could not have been more friendly and efficient. Excellent service. The food was less than stellar. The coconut shrimp appetizer was overcooked. The New York steak was prepared medium rare as requested, but was very tough and virtually tasteless. The salmon was perfectly cooked, but the sauce tasted weird and where the salmon laid in the sauce, that impacted the taste. We didn't chance a dessert choice.

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M
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service.

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SH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Husband liked his fettuccine Del Mar, my shrimp tacos were so-so.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brigantine never disappoints. The food is consistantly tasty and well prepared. My favorite is the grilled swordfish.

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was great! Food was excellent, service was impeccable, the ambiance was perfect. The only bad part was we had reservations made for 8:30 PM and due to it being very busy that night we didn’t get to sit down until after 9 PM. The manager came over and apologized a few times and when we did finally sat down he had complemented us with some free appetizers which was a nice gesture for our long wait. But once we were all sat down and had ordered everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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k
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server went out of her way to make sure that everything was just to our liking. The barramundi fish was superb and the pineapple salsa added a very nice touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Perfect place for appetizers and drinks. Oysters were fresh and margaritas were delicious.

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W
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Easter brunch on the patio. Lobster Benedict and sparkling wine were delightful. Very peaceful, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience with my sister and niece. Looking forward to doing brunch again there soon. Great, friendly service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Llegamos algo retrasados de la hora de la reserva pero el lugar estaba casi vacío, así que no nos preguntaron sobre la reserva y solo nos invitaron a sentarnos en cualquier mesa que nos gustara. Cenamos rico pero nada espectacular

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We will return. ...........................................................................................

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T
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration
Jessica was out server and she was absolutely great. She was personable, efficient, and went out of her way to make us happy.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Brigantine. Only wish the noise level were a bit lower, but all happy people having a good time. Elevator service prompt and smooth.

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SE
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday with family

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were given a Gift Card by a client for this establishment and waited til recently to use it. It was our 1rst Wedding Anniversary and The Brigantine did NOT disappoint.
The Seafood Gumbo was the 2nd best I have ever had.... Sorry #1 is still the one that had Gator in it! My wife had the Wok- Seared Ahi and was impressed, which is not easy to do.... Our server Andrew was delightful and social with us, which made our experience even more memorable.....
Briganitne- We will see u again soon!!

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CB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was not particularly tasty. Most everything was over cooked. The fried octopus so well done it did not resemble octopus.

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LP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! The fish tacos are by far the best fish tacos I’ve had. Everything we had, tasted great!

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice sceanary in area. Highly recommended.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had the New York steak it was very tough. Calamari was soggy would not recommend either of those dishes. We have been there before with good food but not this time

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JA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Always absolutely Perfect
Looking forward to next visit

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T
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 in all and we had a great time with excellent service. It was early evening and the noise level was low, which we appreciated.

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FL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here celebrating our anniversary, and what an amazing dinner to enjoy together. Everything we ate was delicious; the shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever had.

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RC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has "small plates" for those not wishing a lot of food.
Our server, Jessica, was helpful in pointing out the featured wine for the evening also the dinner specials.
If we would have been in Point Loma a few more days we would gone a second time.
We would highly recommend the crab cake , best ever.

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RS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The seating option was the bar, not the dining room (which we would have preferred). The food was good, but not exceptional. The ambience makes a difference. It was OK overall, but we probably won’t return.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was great however the portions for the chicken platter were skimpy. A half chicken offered was only 2 small pieces. The prices were high for what they offered. The environment is very casual . We will go back to the Brigatine in LaMesa which has larger portions and better environment. If your looking for the beach environment I guess this is appealing. We will not return to this Brigatine.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had family from out of town visiting, and we went to Brigantine. Everyone enjoyed the food, and the restaurant. Loved the location. Service was amazing, as well as the food.

Would definitely go there again, and take out-of-towers.

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MB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was not great and not much a selection either the service was slow took forever to get a drink and food

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FC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. What more can I say.
Except thanks.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is mediocre. Drinks were OK. View was good. TB Pt Loma is a location w prime real estate but average food and OK service. Stopped going a few years ago and now have no real reason other than area, to return. Maybe brunch is better. Like ambience in general but food and service are just OK.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Scallops!

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LP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sons Marine graduation. 12 in group. Very helpful staff. Food was very good! Definitely recommend!!

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TP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Brigantine location is in our neighborhood (Point Loma) and is our favorite restaurant by far of all the restaurants we eat. Anytime we have family or friends visiting, we always take them there. Never ever dispointed, always the same top quality food and service.

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