Ironside Fish & Oyster
Little Italy was built by the fishing industry. Ironside attempts to continue that narrative. It's our contemporary interpretation of the classic fish house and oyster bar. Located in a historic auction house on India St we did a full comprehensive restoration of the building, with three open-air culinary hubs featuring an expansive raw bar, chefs table, and bakery. We tried to be mindful of the past while looking towards the future.
Brown Butter Mayo, Crispy Shallots, Chives
Spinach, Parmesan, Breadcrumbs
OMG, so amazing. Best lobster roll ever and the clam chowder and octopus was so amazing. So wonderful to eat indoors! Waiter was very attentive and I can't wait to come back for HAPPY HOUR! This is my #1 go to spot for seafood!
All four of us ordered different items and everyone LOVED their selection. Anxious to go again.
Highly recommended! Oysters + chowder fries are a great combo! Drinks are 💣
We had outdoor seating and it was perfect for people watching. The octopus a la plancha and the big platter was a fun way to reconnect with a friend. The service was outstanding.
Great service and even better food. I’m definitely coming back.
Family dinner for my daughter’s b-day. Overall the service was great! The theme and ambiance was exceptional! The price was decent, but similar to many other downtown restaurants higher price often means smaller portions. We had the ‘Big’ seafood platter, kid’s fish and chips and the lobster roll. The crab cake was relatively small (for the price) and could’ve used more seasoning, but at least it was all crab meat and no filler with breadcrumbs. The oysters Rockefeller were ok. I just felt like they were missing something. Had some elsewhere a few weeks ago and the filling didn’t overpower the oyster. Aside from that the food tasted great.
Great time great foods and service
Our favorite restaurant in SD. Oysters always clean and yummy ! shrimp are a fav ! can't wait to visit again
Server: A+ - present, prompt and friendly
Atmosphere/ambiance: A - dimly lit enough, well decorated, energetic enough but not overwhelmingly so.
Food: B - My lobster roll’s bun was a bit too salty and broke apart very easily. Kind of unpleasant. The uni was, however, delicious. As were my wife’s mussels. I tried the gimlet with a Japanese gin base and it was also pretty damned tasty. I’d go back and try something else, for dinner. All in all a good experience. Thank you.
Love this place for seafood and Oysters!!!!!!!!!!!
I hadn't had oysters in a while and these were fantastic. So was the opah. I recommend it.
Ironside Fish and Oyster was so great. I loved the intimate feeling our bar top had. The food was great and the cocktails the waiter recommended were right on point.
Great food. Great service.
Love this place.
Celebrated my friends bday. They welcomed us with a glass of bubbly, that was a nice touch. After enjoying our favorites plates. They brought dessert with a scoop of ice cream and a candle. My friend had a wonderful time and enjoyed the delicious food. The plates we had were the yellow tail, grilled octopus, crab cake & of course oysters.
Incredible restaurant and happy hour as always. Indoor dining seemed a bit too lively for me considering the pandemic, but the spot we were seated at outdoors was perfect. Service was speedy and the flow of checking in and ordering more food was at the right pace, never feeling rushed or waiting. They have an incredible happy hour and if I lived in town instead of visiting, this would be my birthday spot for dinner since that's how much I enjoy it!
Service was awful. Had to ask three times for everything before it was done. Waited almost 10 minutes for the check which never arrived. Finally had to calculate total of bill myself and put cash on table before walking out.
Inattentive and poorly run. Food was very average . Did not enjoy occasion at all
The service was fantastic! The food was great! Unfortunately, Covid puts up barriers and turns the atmosphere a little .
I will be there again!
It was a super nice day to eat outdoors. Had a nice table and our waitress was super friendly and helped suggest to share some plates for the table. The street was hopping wit a lot of people and the vibe was super energetic. Great food. Octopus app and fried cauliflower was super tasty.
Very lovely food! Service was okay, but the place gets busy, so I get it. We were at a far table so maybe felt a little forgotten. All good because the food was divine!
Loved this place. Great happy hour with lots of options and $1 oysters!
Food was good and ambience was even better. The wait for food did take a while (about 45 minutes).
Very poor service and overall decent food.
Great place for food and awesome ambiance
One of the best restaurant experiences ever! We celebrated my mom’s birthday there and every single person who works there made her feel special. They went above and beyond and delivered the best service. On top of that the food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. Some of the best food we’ve ever had. Fun atmosphere too. Highly recommend for any occasion and will definitely be going back soon.
Excellent!!!! Pet friendly, great service!
Awesome place to dine with your furry friends
Great food! Amazing HH deals. Oysters take a long time during happy hour it seems. Service forgot our 2nd order of oysters.
Had to wait for drinks a bit..my food was just warm ...high priced but my brother who is an out of towner so he paid.
Overall the food was really good but I was a little disappointed in my dish. I asked the waiter how many scallops were in the dish and he said 3. I was disappointed when the meal came because the scallops were very small and there were only 2 instead of three, which I thought was unreasonable for $17.50. They tasted great, but not worth it for the price.
The service & atmosphere was good, but the portion sizes were very small for the price.
Delicious food, best uni, great atmosphere. The service is always outstanding!
Our favorite restaurant in San Diego! It is consistently good food and service, and the ambiance is great
As always, dining at Ironside was a great experience. Great food and great service. Always impressed with Ironside’s menu and extremely friendly staff. 10/10 recommend!
Great food and service! We will definitely be back. Everything was delicious and you can’t go wrong with clam chowder, oysters, ceviche, lobster roll, and banana pudding.
The lobster roll and clam chowder was delicious as always.
It’s always a pleasure to visit Iron Side. The oysters were great, as were the cocktails. The staff are always friendly and although it was busy, we all felt safe in terms of covid. It’s so nice to be able to come back and sit down inside.
Our server was great and the food and drinks were amazing!!!
Sever was very rude
Wonderful lobster roll!
The service was impressive. The waiter had the best pairings for wine and seafood. Food was amazing. I savored every bite. This was one of my best food experiences in San Diego. A must if you are in the area
Had a reservation made when indoor dining was not available, since reservation they opened indoor dining but was never notified of the option. The hostess needs to learn customer service. The waiter was not informative or educated us on the specialty of Ironside. Another well reviewed restaurant doesn't meet up with REAL customers.
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Ironside Fish & Oyster is rated 4.7 stars by 2797 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.