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Ironside Fish & Oyster

4.6
4.6
3512 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Ironside is now taking reservations for patio and dining room seating.

We are now offering Happy Hour MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-3033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason McLeod

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Date Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,512 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was terrific and the food was excellent.
  2. JJ

    JoJo

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in San Diego hands down! Its always a memorable culinary experience, fresh seafood and a fantastic atmosphere! Highly recommended!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time here last night! Kyle was so knowledgeable about the menu and clearly passionate about food! The octopus was amazing and the catches of the day were phenomenal! Will definitely come back to try this constantly rotating menu!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  5. ZC

    ZacC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Was a cool place. Didn’t get to sit through a whole meal, ate a oyster and chipped my tooth. Had to leave. Plus it was extremely hot in there.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We were so excited to try this place out and requested a corner table. Upon arrival, we mentioned this to the hostess and asked if we could have the open corner table outside that just cleared up. She said sure no problem. Five minutes later as she's trying to seat another party who came after us...they didn't want the table she offered. They then pointed to the corner table and she sat then there. I went to ask and she said oh they had previously requested that table. Um, please don't lie to my face. It's ok if you forgot but don't lie to me when I saw and heard what happened. Also, the food was mediocre at best. Our server was good though. We won't be returning or recommending this place as we received better service at other restaurants in the area.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!!
  8. JL

    JudyL

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal. Tatiana was our waitress and she did an exceptional job going out of her way to make it a memorable dinner. My husband and I had the catches of the day ( yellow fin and Oprah) and both were excellent. We were disappointed when the halibut was not available but what we had was great.
  9. J

    Jared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to have an amazing or impressive date, this is the place. You’re assured to have a great meal, great environment, and amazing service!
  10. CH

    ChiHung

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food and waitress was great. Hostess was extremely unhelpful. Sat our group of 6 kids down and wouldn’t sit the 6 adults down right next to the kids table. Didn’t make sense and the waiters and waitresses kept going up to her asking why and they work there. So some training would definitely help.
  11. AD

    AllyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great raw bar but would love to see more protein options on the menu! Hella strong drinks!!
  12. MC

    MariteC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. It was Avery good experience. Thank you 😊
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food, awesome drinks, great service.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Drinks were well made and the food tasted phenomenal. Our server Amber brought her A game and laughed it up with us. Great experience.
  15. EC

    EvelynC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and absolutely amazing food. As in the food was stupid good. The bone marrow was easily the best dish we ordered and the broccolini was the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
  16. DF

    DenverFoodies

    Jacksonville

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service
  17. JB

    JennieB

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Gorgeous restaurant.
  18. U

    richU

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. The oysters were probably the worst I have ever eaten in my life. For this place to call themselves an oyster bar is a embarrassment to the oyster population. I had the scallops and halibut as mains which were good at best. I also hit McDonald's afterwards to get food as the portion size is soo small. Also the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu was $66. At the end of this disappointing meal was a tab for $175. This is time and money I will never get back. I almost thought about jumping off a bridge after choosing to eat here and waiting 2 days to get a reservation.
  19. BC

    BrianC

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and atmosphere. Love the fact they are pet friendly. The food was really good as well. We had oysters,caviar, bone marrow and Albacore and it was all fire. Parking in the area is a little hard to find but there is public parking structure a couple blocks away, the food is definitely worth the walk. I highly recommend this spot for a seafood dinner you can't go wrong
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fresh and excellent sea food.
  21. CC

    ChristopherC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood and service are excellent. Though, expect to wait a little bit for your order during their busier times in the evenings. The food is worth the wait.
  22. L

    Leslie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! The food is amazing. The staff are great and very accommodating!
  23. K

    Kann

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to when we visit San Diego. Everything about this place is amazing…food, cocktails, service and we love sitting outside. 5 * plus!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The ambience and atmosphere was great, and the waiter did an above average job of explaining the menu and what the restaurant has to offer. However, the food was mediocre and the drinks were decent. I would go back, but it wouldn’t be in my top 5 of Little Italy restaurants.
  25. g

    georgiyy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant went down hill. Food wasn’t good at all but pricey. Lobster roll was worst than last year. Chef refused to do grilled oysters that I use to order before. Will not be back.
  26. V

    Veronica

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick, good customer service and delicious.
  27. DD

    DebandDave

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Reservations made, seated on time. Waited 15 minutes for a server. We had 3 servers within 1.5 hrs we were there. Each provided bad service; we had to ask for drinks, napkins, forks…the bill. Shift change cited. We watched at least 2 other tables give up and leave before a server showed up. Oysters were poorly prepared and tiny. Lobster roll and fries were delivered cold. Same with octopus. Never again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice food! It has many choices for raw oysters.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    wanted to have scallop topped salad but seems like menu changes. table was spacious for 3 adults and loved their decor.
  30. MB

    MegB

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at Ironside! The food was great and the ambiance was just what we wanted for our last night in SD! Only taking away a star for the portions. We paid $60+ for the “Big” seafood platter (it says it feeds 1-3) and we’re still hungry at the end. All in all a fabulous place! I definitely would go back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot with very caring staff and amazing food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fuimos por primera vez con mi familia , nos lo recomendaron y nos gusto mucho.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great and the restaurant seemed very hip. service was fair.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Octopus was phenomenal. Broccolini was average. Banana pudding was excellent. Table side serving of dessert.
  35. o

    out2dinner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good drinks!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The food was delicious as always! Service was a tiny bit slow but our server and the food quality more than made up for it. Thanks again for an awesome dinner and delicious cocktails.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Gail‘s birthday and we wanted something special so we ordered a whole lobster one for each of us and the sweet potatoes as a side. The waiter knew his wines and gave Gail two to taste before ordering, she was happy with the wine the meal and everything Except the noise level, they moved us out side on the sidewalk and we were able to have a conversation and enjoy her special day.
  38. JR

    JoshR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat, maybe in the country! Octopus a la plancha is my favorite dish to order, ever.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, one of my favorite places to visit
  40. L

    Loungeact

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and vibe. We sat outside because the music was a little too loud inside to have a normal conversation. Fish choices are very limited. Frankly I thought they needed more options for fish selections being that we are coastal. That’s really my only non-satisfying issue. The service and comfort were excellent. A+. To me it’s more of a special occasion type of place and I’ll most likely go elsewhere in the future because of the limited fish selections. But if you’re into just oysters and shrimp and a very retro vibe, it hits the spot.

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Ironside Fish & Oyster is rated 4.6 stars by 3512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India Street San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Date Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason McLeod

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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