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Best Seafood Restaurants in Encinitas


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A photo of Herb & Sea restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Encinitas
Booked 68 times today
Herb & Sea in California is celebrated for its outstanding Californian cuisine. The restaurant has consistently received high praise for its variety of dishes that are always fresh and delicious. As one reviewer noted, the food is cooked perfectly with a presentation that is always amazing. The "California salmon" is a highly acclaimed dish. Top-notch service further enhances the dining experience. The atmosphere is lively, and the staff are consistently accommodating and friendly, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the dining experience. With dishes like roasted tomato and burrata, branding chicken, and a refreshing variety of vegan options, Herb & Sea provides a culinary experience that has made it a favorite for many.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Solana Beach
Booked 103 times today
Located on the Pacific Coast, the Chart House Restaurant in Cardiff delivers a phenomenal seafood dining experience with the luxury of a stunning ocean view as a backdrop. Customers continually praise the superb seafood offerings, noting classics such as Seafood Cobb Salad, Sea Bass, and Mahi Mahi as standouts. The restaurant's detailed attention to service from reservation to dining, exceptional wine pairings, and the tranquil ocean views, enhance the overall dining experience. In addition, the stunning sunset views and occasional dolphin appearances from the window tables offer a unique, unforgettable experience. The consistently excellent service, fabulous ambience and delicious food, as quoted by the customers themselves, make Chart House Restaurant a must-visit destination for seafood lovers.
A photo of Brigantine Del Mar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Del Mar
Booked 50 times today
Brigantine Del Mar, praised by numerous customers, provides an excellent seafood dining experience that never disappoints. Its menu is celebrated for its freshness, with dishes like the tiger shrimp, the macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi, and seafood gumbo receiving high commendations from the patrons. The eating spot offers not just scrumptious food, but also fantastic ambiance with views of the Del Mar Racetrack surrounding the property. Notably, the establishment is in proximity to a beach and condo, making it an easily accessible locale for seafood lovers. The overall dining experience is enhanced by its top-tier customer service, attentive staff, and a refreshing outdoor patio for those sunny days.
A photo of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Encinitas
Booked 17 times today
Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in North County has been praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area by many reviewers. With its talented team led by chef Pierre, Vigilucci's Trattoria serves creative, authentic, and delicious Italian dishes. From pastas, ribs, chicken and lamb—every dish is cooked to perfection. Their excellent servers also greatly enhance the overall dining experience. As one reviewer said, "Food was nothing short of amazing, service was outstanding, and the ambiance was great!” Another said, “The service is excellent, the whole staff acts as a team to ensure your satisfaction. The food was excellent.” Several reviewers have left the eatery with "great food memory and happily full", praising it as a "fabulous local gem". With these glowing reviews, it's clear that Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana is a beloved Italian restaurant in the community.
A photo of Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 18 times today
Bob's Steak & Chop House in La Costa is lauded as one of the most reliable steakhouses in San Diego County. The restaurant's commitment to culinary perfection is reflected in their consistently cooked-to-perfection filet mignons. Among the profusion of rave reviews, customers cite the Alaskan halibut and the 45-day dry aged ribeye as some of the highlights of their dining experience. Alongside its scrumptious offerings, Bob's Steak & Chop House is renowned for top-notch service and an inviting ambiance, making it a go-to destination for special occasions or quality evening out. The establishment's hospitality is an added merit, ensuring Bob's Steak & Chop House remains a beloved restaurant in San Diego County.
A photo of VAGA Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Encinitas
Booked 24 times today
For a true “vaga”, the journey is never-ending; the spirit and palate, always curious. Drawing ingredients and inspiration from near and far, VAGA explores San Diego’s ever-changing confluence of culture and wanderlust. From its perch on a coastal bluff in Encinitas, California, VAGA keeps one hand in the ocean, one hand in the farm, and both eyes on the horizon.
A photo of Ki's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Cardiff By The Sea
Booked 17 times today
Ki's Restaurant is a standout in Californian cuisine, located in the heart of San Diego. Visitors repeatedly praise the restaurant for its fantastic food, first-rate service, and breathtaking ocean view. Reviewers commend the restaurant's ability to provide a cozy, chat-friendly environment. One reviewer highlighted the tastiness of Jidori chicken and fish specials. Ki's is also mentioned as a 'Go To' place for its fresh, healthy offerings. Many guests appreciate the restaurant's focus on serving quality ingredients. The beautiful California beach, seen while savouring a healthy meal, adds to the overall experience. Ki's Restaurant is indeed a favorite for both locals and visitors.
A photo of Red Tracton's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Del Mar
Booked 15 times today
Red Tracton's, located in San Diego, is a widely-recognized restaurant for its superior Steakhouse cuisine. The restaurant has earned reviews such as "Best Food in North San Diego and Best Steakhouse in All of San Diego!!!" and "Love the Tracton, always a great time, amazing service, love Jimmy the bartender, and food is exceptional." It is hailed for an "old school steakhouse feel" and "throwback era ambience" which, combined with "impeccable" service, leaves a lasting impression. The menu showcases a rich assortment of dishes, notably including prime rib, filet mignon, and its famous lobster bisque. Highly recommended by its customers, Red Tracton's is a must-try for steakhouse cuisine enthusiasts.
A photo of King's Fish House - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 68 times today
King's Fish House - Carlsbad is highly regarded for its impeccable seafood cuisine in the California area. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant for its freshness and quality, noting the restaurant’s promise of delivering “fresh, delicious, and plentiful” seafood. The exceptional menu selection offers a wide range of delicacies from clam chowder filled with clams, to a variety of oysters, to fried scallops, where one reviewer admitted that the scallops were so excellent they "overshadowed the fish and shrimp". The Seafood Cobb salad and the fried combo also received notable mentions for their excellence. The restaurant’s consistent good food and service alongside its warm and welcoming atmosphere make this a must-visit spot for seafood lovers in Carlsbad. Many guests have deemed it as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area and continually return for more.
A photo of The Fishery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Pacific Beach
Booked 65 times today
Based in San Diego, The Fishery has earned its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Customers are captivated by the outstanding food and service, with many describing the seafood as fresh, innovative, and healthy. Top choices from the menu include oysters, mussels, swordfish, macadamia-crusted Alaskan halibut, and mouth-watering seafood linguini. Newly appointed Chef Jon Bautista receives high praise for his creativity and skill, with dishes like amberjack carpaccio and king salmon cooked in brown butter winning diners over. The quality of the seafood at The Fishery is excellent and the restaurant has become a neighborhood gem, with many customers returning frequently to savor the delightful cuisine.
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