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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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for a Date (15)
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Casual (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Waterfront (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined a day ago

The food was good quality but bland. I had bay scallops and they didn't have much flavor. The vegetables needed seasoning as well. My daughter's potato was dry and not good to eat. The ribeye was good. The chowder was very good and the salt and pepper shrimp were delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Very poor service- practically ignored the entire time we were there. Of the two main dishes that we ordered one was decently portioned while the other was just ludicrously / laughably small. Absolutely did not live up to the reputation of the brand name. Overall quite disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Reservations were useless. Obviously they didn’t prepare well for Valentine’s Day crowds. We finally got a table in the bar and ate there. Food was excellent though and it was wine Wednesday so all wine was half off. Our server was a good guy and worked hard.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The location is nice and the restaurant is attractive inside. We were offered an outdoor table, but it is February and chilly outside so so opted to wait 10 minutes for an inside table. The food and service was good and we will return.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 10, 2018

No complaints all was very nice!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was our first time and we eNjoyed it. Great service and food! Wednesday is half price on wine, good deal. The scallops were excellent. Our server was pleasant and helpful.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The entire meal was excellent. Our waiter was one of the best. I ordered a shrimp and crab Louis and found it to be very well done. Expect to go back for another good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were able to get reservations at the last moment. The food was great as was the service.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Dinner was all around nice, but everything from the clam chowder to the beure blanc had a very strong sweetness to it. Like they used sweet cream and sweet cream butter, and added sugar one or the other please.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had the best meal that we have had in a long time. The service was excellent. The server recommended some wine that was “to die for”.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great evening, good food with friends marred by a $42.50 ticket for parking in their lot!! Didn’t have change, no cc option on the machine, no price per hour noted on or near the machine, $42.50 was for 30 minutes in an empty lot!!
Very disappointing end to the evening. Restaurant should inform guests that there is a parking gestapo, hand out coins, validate.....something to let customers know that if they park near the restaurant they are screwed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a great place to end an amazing trip with my boyfriend. The service was great, ambience was delightful and the food was delicious! Thank you guys for a great night

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

They have an OUTSTANDING brunch - our "go to" for some great upscale comfort food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Another wonderful time here. Our servers Karly & Andrew were perfect and together with the Manager Julio we had a blast.
The oysters were fabulous and The best mud pie in San Diego. It's a local treasure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was great, staff is friendly. Unfortunately the food is not good. It felt like we were eating cafeteria food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spent New Year's eve here with 6 friends. Food was superb, drinks excellent, service delightful, and all at a reasonable cost. There was NO rush to finish and leave. Everyone was very happy with the service, food, ambiance and drinks.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Brig is always a consistent restaurant providing an excellent atmosphere for every dining opportunity. The Point Loma Brig is the most intimate restaurant in the chain. Great staff and service. They may wish to add prime rib to the menu, at least on a periodic basis.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have loved the Brig for many years. We were disappointed in this visit however. The swordfish portion was thin and overdone; the lobster tempura tacos, while delicious, were messy and difficult to eat and the server forgot my husband's salad. We expect more from the Brigantine and will be trying new places for awhile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there for Christmas Eve dinner and it just seemed off. The food was good but not up to their usual standards. The service was OK. Server had been on a while and it showed. Timing of our salads was off. We had barely begun on our salads when the entrees were served - and they were warm (but not cold enough to send back).

We have been dining at this location for several years and I was surprised at the decline in quality of food & service for this special occasion. Even on busy nights, they've done well in the past.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service including the manager. He was very nice even helping serve food. Love the place.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The Brigantine is our local neighborhood treat. The food is consistently good, as is the service. We know we can count on them for consistent high quality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our first time here was an absolutely amazing experience. After our second time, we won’t be going back. Food was cold and our 5 top order was totally wrong. They ran out of product and the service was mediocre at best. Even the Manager was at a loss for what to do. Bummer. We were really looking forward to our second meal here

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Solid service and decent food. Many options. Great for a pre dinner prior to going to an event at Valley View

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 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 17, 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 12, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was very good. Service was quick
Would go back again

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 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 4, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 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 28, 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 25, 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 19, 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 17, 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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