Ironside Fish & Oyster
Reservations do not guarantee a dining room table, but may be seated at our elevated lounge tables, shared community tables, or counter-style seating depending on availability.
Parties of 6 or more will be subject to a $20 per person cancellation or no-show fee if less than 24 hours notice is given.
During our happy hour, we serve chef features, guest favorites and have a limited menu.
Great service, fabulous food, and lively atmosphere. Enjoyed every minute and every morsel!
Best seafood experience I have ever had. Order small plates to sample the many different flavors.
Great seafood and very nice atmosphere. The octopus is a must.
Good seafood, oysters in a pleasant setting but a little noisy for my tastes.
Great atmosphere; food was just okay (clam chowder/biscuit was a bit too salty)
Wonderful food and atmosphere!
It was incredible! Our server was perhaps one of the best aspects of this place.
Counter seating was abundant but we were seated in the far corner at the bakery bar. It was totally unnecessary and we asked to be seated at empty chairs in other more lively counters but were ignored. Service was slow and server was interested in us. Poor experience for the price. Will not go back.
Way too loud. I had to remove my hearing aids and still had a headache outside seating is terrific. Inside is really bad. Service was very good
We got the bigger Seafood Tower & the bread & it was delicious and filling. We had the donut and the almond/caramel puff for desert. It hit the spot & we were eyeing the crab dish to try next time.
Amazing dinner! As always. You won’t regret.
Lobster roll wasn’t the best!
Katie was our server, honestly the best service I’ve ever had in Ironside, I go there about once or twice a month and I’ve always been happy with the food and service but today it was extremely exceptional! Thank you so much for letting us celebrate a birthday today and making us feel welcome and part of the family. I will not forget today and big huge props for that girl! She was more attentive than anyone I’ve ever been served over there.
The food was delicious but the thing that really made this night special was the amazing service!
Waaaaay too expensive for what you get. Had clam chowder which was good, broccolini, and the grilled octopus. And it came to $50. It was a Thursday evening, and the servers seemed a little disorganized. Tables are way too close together. Good for big parties, big loud parties, but not for one or two people just trying to eat.
Amazing food. 10/10.
My girlfriend and I had a really good time and enjoyed the atmosphere of Ironside. We’re not big oyster eaters but we dodo enjoy the other seafood you guys have.
Best lobster roll of my life! Don’t sleep on the tuna either. Also bomb!
the place was very nice and the lobster roll and parfait were amazing!!!
Absolutely delicious dinner. Every dish we had was exceptional from the fresh oysters to mouth watering yellow fin collar. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great seafood meal.
This is one of our “go to” places when we are in town.
Didn’t disappoint. Food service was timely. Preparation and taste on point. Our server, Brittany, was very pleasant, hospitable and appropriately attentive.
The grilled oysters and kanpachi crude were excellent. Our entrees, yellowtail and swordfish SUPERB !
Oysters were good, but no cocktail sauce. Lobster was excellent. Service was outstanding.
Good experience for my wife’s birthday.
Young hot cookies
We visit Iron Side any time we’re in San Diego and always leave satisfied! Clayton was our server on the last visit and he was very friendly and helpful, even scoring us a souvenir squid mug to take home. Great ambience, delicious food - we’ll keep coming back!
Amazing, by far the best place in town ! Worth every dollar.
Great seafood, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend
Food was very good. We ordered a bunch of small plates for a family of four and had a variety of offerings. The atmosphere was fun festive and lively
First time to San Diego. Went for Christmas Dinner. Hs a reservation and was seated promptly on time. Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. Only complaint is the tables are too close together.
Went there for Christmas dinner. The fresh fish and oysters were amazing. Their ceviches were very good. The service was excellent. Will be going back again. Great place to bring friends from out-of-town.
Excelente comida el servicio muy bueno
Great oyster bar. The most fresh oyster I've seen. Only one dollar each during happy hour.
Food average ... better seafood places in SD. Place was cold . Service average ... not impressive except bar is nice, well stocked good bar ambience .. would go back for drinks appetizers only
Thank you to the staff at the host stand and the efforts made to seat us early; with our elderly parents in tow, waiting was difficult and they were freezing, so the prompt indoor seating was much appreciated! Wishing you all continued prosperity in 2019, can't wait to dine with you again soon!
A must experience in Little Italy! One of our favorite restaurants.
Great spot, oysters on the 1/2 shell were delicious and fresh!
Service from Kate was spectacular and attentive!
Great Happy Hour specials, especially $1 pacific oysters! Service was awesome. Try the lobster roll for sure!!!
My wife and I popped in here to have a drink and a light lunch. This restaurant/bar has a lot of ambience and a good vibe to it. Interior decorations are interesting to look at. The drinks and the wine list our extensive, and I tried some 18-year-old Cuban rum which is an on usual drink to get here in San Diego.
But here’s the rub! You got to love shellfish and the prices that they are charging here. Lots of tourist circulating here, or neighborhood people sitting to the bar. I think they are missing here the opportunity to have some traditional fish dinners; halibut, cod, etc. I would even settle for fish and chips! Hard to dine in here and spend less than $100, especially when one oyster cost $3.25.
There is lots of restaurants to explore in this area, and not all of them are this expensive.
Ironside continues to impress me time and time again. Impecable service and the food is not only fresh and we'll put together but I feel like you get great value as the menu has options at various price points and with something for everyone. Highly recommend!