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.
The is very nice upbeat place for drinks and share plates. Seafood is fresh everyday and the menu changes everyday as well! The portions are on small side so multiple share plates are needed. Service is very good and upbeat. Will go back again given the chance!
My wife and I went to Ironside Fish and Oyster for a date night having been here a few times and really enjoying the food and atmosphere. Our experience did not disappoint and we really liked our night out. The food was very good, from the appetizers to the main course, yet the desserts could use a little more creativity and focus. Our reservation was honored the moment we arrived and we were seated in spite of the crowded restaurant, which makes a big difference to me and is the reason to use open table. The service was great and even included the filleting if our whole fish table side. We were never left waiting for anything and the restaurant wasn’t too noisy even though so crowded. In all, a great experience and wonderful food.
The ambiance is amazing as well as their staffs, but for a restaurant with so many great reviews up to date, their quality of food has dropped and literally almost everything was way too salty.
This place has $1 oysters 🦪 for happy hour which was at 3-6pm when I went, and I believe this is why most people go. I don’t like oysters 😅, but other people enjoyed them. The other happy hour items I had were the gumbo, fries and an octopus taco which were all good, nothing to write home about. This is the place to be if you like oysters.
Good suggestions on wine and food. Generous portion and well cooked dishes.
The seafood is outstanding here, and the presentations are too. Waitstaff was attentive. Prices are good, and there are small plates which give you an opportunity to try several items at reasonable prices. Noise level, however, is LOUD.
The ambiance was nice enough. Service was nothing acceptable...not bad, but not outstanding either. Prices were reasonable. Octopus ala plancha was overdone. Fish was undercooked. Sides were okay.
Celebrated with family. The oysters Rockefeller were average. The tuna belly was bland and even after it was warmed up it was not good.
This was an amazing meal. It was my birthday and I felt treated like a queen. The value for the quality is great. the cocktails were fun they even had themed Halloween options. I recommend sharing a bunch of small plates. The octopus was divine!
Last evening in San Diego and couldn’t have been a better meal highlighted by chowder fries, amazing lobster roll and fish dishes!
Inside for Happy hour, outside on patio for dinner - all outstanding.
Great food and service!
We were celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. When the five of us arrived we were each given a glass of champagne. Had no idea. Very nice gesture. Food was terrific. One of our friends said the crab cake sandwich was the best she ever had. The clam chowder was also delicious. Everything was fantastic.
Fresh food, great service, awesome vine, and excellent happy hour pricing !
Awosome!! Fantastic taste, music, service.
Fantastic place to eat. My wife and I have gone there a few times. Kyle the head chef is fantastic and I would recommend that you sit at the chef‘s table. Great experience and great food.
Always enjoy our experience here at Ironside.
Yummy and great prices
Food was good but over priced. Service was marginal at best.
Always love coming here. Big selection of fresh seafood, including Maine lobster (get it A La Plancha!) Cool vibe, great decor, friendly service!
Service was slow and items missed
Food is always good here.
I had real high hopes for this place after reading the reviews on YELP The restaurant has a really great atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive and nice. We ordered food during happy hour to start. The clam chowder was good but not great but the Jambalaya was not even close (it actually tasted like black bean soup). One of my friends order the octopus taco and it was the size of a quarter. My friends ordered dinner too and said it was good but the dinners we $25 and $32 dollars so you got a little more on your plate. I guess if you are looking for a bar to drink and suck down oysters, this is the place to go. It was not what I was looking for and I wish I knew this before we showed up
Oysters were fresh and tasty but most contained chips of oyster shell, so their shucker was not very good or into much of a hurry. Caesar’s salad dressing out of a jar, Romain leaves in a small bowl needing to be cut. Octopus tacos scorching hot even without the chorizo. Muscles were large and plump perhaps the best item. The service Felt like they were pressuring us to finish up and leave. The noise level was intense.
Great food and servers; it seems to be getting noisier by the day. Am considering stopping to go there, because nobody can hear anyone.
It was a great experience, the entire night was perfect and the food was amazing.
Enjoyed the dining experience!
Voted #1 best lobster rolls, we come back every time we’re in San Diego
Wow the hospitality was phenomenal
Evan and the lady chef shucking oysters like gangsters
Thank you so much for your hospitality and a BEAUTIFUL restaurant
Anniversary great all around
I had high hopes for our meal here, but I can say it was somewhat disappointing. The one high mark I would give would be to the service. They were very friendly and helpful. Most of the food was very salty. That was my biggest complaint.
Excellent seafood and happy hour. Very attentive service.
I love this place! second time here and was as good as the first. great, interesting cocktails.
what a neat place! great service and recommendations from Brittany, food was incredible
Great dining experience at the kitchen counter seats and being able to watch the chefs and cooks complete and plate the various orders. An organized cooking staff with good communication. Entertaining as well as delicious.
the choices for a plate were limited more than in the options that are shown online.
This place is amazing food and drinks are just superb!!!!
Quality of the seafood was very good, especially the oysters. The menu could use a few more side options but the variety of seafood dishes was good. Service was outstanding - friendly and helpful in choosing from the menu. We had a great seat outside on a Friday night which was great people watching. Drink list is great.
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