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Best Seafood Restaurants in San Marcos


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A photo of Fish House Vera Cruz restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • San Marcos
Booked 4 times today
Fish House Vera Cruz, located in North County San Diego, prides itself on serving the freshest seafood in town. Patrons laud the extensive variety of perfectly prepared fish, making the restaurant a haven for pescatarians. Highlights include the crab cake appetizers, seafood skewer, juicy swordfish, and large Honduran lobster. Beyond the food, customers are appreciative of the thoughtful, attentive services provided by friendly staff, contributing to a great dining atmosphere. Multiple reviews quote experiences of returning, and the wonderful ambience making them recommend it to others. Affordable and delicious, Fish House Vera Cruz consistently ensures that its seafood cuisine is of the highest quality.
A photo of King's Fish House - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 58 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 Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 48 times today
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, boasting fresh seafood dishes, and a vast wine selection. Reviewers praise it highly, lauding the seafood risotto, Italian white wines, and Chicken Parmigiano as must-try items. They also applaud the "exceptional service", "successful business" operation, and the many non-pasta options. Its prime steaks, traditional Italian recipes, and perfectly prepared fish have earned it a reputation as a "first-class experience". The guests feel the owners are dedicated to creating memorable dining experiences, with several customers looking forward to returning. Moreover, the impressive ocean view and the "5-star service" make Vigilucci's a top Italian restaurant selection.
A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Cardiff By The Sea
Booked 101 times today
Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is renowned as a superb Seafood cuisine destination. With an amazing waterfront view, the restaurant presents a perfect beach setting. According to numerous reviews, its seafood dishes like the Paella, Cobb Salad, and Seafood Pasta are hailed as excellent and some of the best patrons have had. The luxurious ambiance complemented by top-notch service makes for a pleasant dining experience. Customers repeatedly mention the professional and friendly service that adds to the overall experience. Although some reflect on the cost to be a bit high, the consistent quality of food, service, and stunning views make it worth every penny.
A photo of Brigantine Escondido restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Escondido
Booked 10 times today
Located in the serene Escondido region, Brigantine Escondido offers an unforgettable seafood experience. Customers appreciate its relaxing ambiance and efficient, thoughtful service, making it an ideal location for both social gatherings and intimate meals. Reviewers frequently praise the fresh, flavorful seafood, especially the Mahi-Mahi, shrimp and crab fondue, and seafood gumbo. The restaurant's commitment to offering a broad range of well-prepared, wild-caught seafood is highly appreciated. The attention to detail extends to the beautiful presentation of the dishes, with one reviewer calling their meal "a truly delightful" experience. The superb service accompanies the excellent food, culminating in a memorable dining experience. Their consistency and accommodation for special dietary needs also note the Brigantine Escondido as a trusted local gem.
A photo of Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 39 times today
Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad is highly acclaimed for its exceptional seafood. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, it frequently garners praise for its delicious food, fresh seafood, and extraordinary dining experience. Customers emphasize the quality and freshness of the seafood, whether it's their calamari steak or seafood Cioppino. The restaurant is also celebrated for its excellent service, attributed to friendly and knowledgeable staff. Customers' experiences often exceed their expectations, as seen from reviews such as "this is an extraordinary restaurant" and "they really know fish!" With a warm atmosphere and consistently high-quality food, Bluewater Grill - Carlsbad never fails to impress.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Cardiff restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Solana Beach
Booked 46 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 Campfire restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 72 times today
Campfire restaurant comes highly recommended for its contemporary American cuisine, based on numerous glowing reviews that praise their attentive service, trendy vibe, and outstanding food. The restaurant's American Wagu, roasted broccoli and make-your-own s'mores dessert are some patrons' top picks. With recipes providing interesting flavors that seem to teach something new to one's palate, Campfire stands out in the culinary scene. Highlighted for their detailed flavor profiles, the dishes have been described as 'extremely well balanced with great cooking execution'. Furthermore, guests commend the restaurant's unique concept, complex and original dishes, and their team of well-informed servers who elevate the dining journey.
A photo of Herb & Sea restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Encinitas
Booked 62 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 Jeune et Jolie restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Carlsbad
Booked 41 times today
A culinary experience celebrating the moment, Jeune et Jolie reimagines French cuisine through the vibrant lens of our Southern California landscape with a 4-course menu offered at $120 per guest. For those looking for a more casual evening, we feature "Le Menu du Bar”, an à la carte offering available for walk-in guests at our bar and lounge.
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