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Seared blue crab, roasted corn pico, jalapeno remoulade, bed of greens
Baby scallops, shrimp, clam sauce, parmesan cheese
Baby scallops, shrimp, pesto & white wine sauce, parmesan cheese
This is a casual dining restaurant with a great location. We had fish tacos (with Atlantic cod) and seafood pasta. Both were very good with great service.
Very quiet place on the water. Great for date night
Drinks and appetizers were good. Main meal was average. Clam chowder was gross.
Staff forgot an order in our party. Had to track down a staff member to find our food. Had to ask for more drinks as server disappeared.
Happy to see that this restaurant upgraded to match the current needs of out door seating. Overall great food.
-1 for our waiter not wearing her mask.
-1 assigned tables are too small for a party of 6. Made us feel crowded.
The room was so hot we could barely finish our meal. The sun was torture and no one came around to add extra fans or put the blinds down. The crab cakes were cheaply made and not tasty. The strawberry margarita was really good though.
Nice lunch with the girls! Great view. Good food and drinks.
Worst burger I’ve ever had. It was burnt. Service was slow.
The location of Pier Cafe was nice. I recommend asking about Happy Hour. It was one of the main reasons of me and my girlfriend dining there. Unfortunately, our waitress told us it wasn’t Happy Hour despite the website saying it was within the hours. We later showed the menu from our iPhone, stating it was Happy Hour, after receiving our bill.
Beautiful views, nice service, perfect meal!
Good environment and friendly staff. Excellent location
Great location with good food and service. It could be cleaner.
The food was good and outdoor seating was a plus. Our service was awesome, despite the pandemic.
Brought my girlfriend there for our 6 month anniversary and needless to say it was an experience. The ambiance and beautiful atmosphere created such a lovely time for us. The lights were perfect, water was gorgeous, and food was quite spot on. I got the chefs fresh catch consisting of salmon, and my girl got the fish tacos. Will definitely come again!
Online it looked way better. Food was underwhelming. Limited options. A bit overpriced for what you get. Ordered the lobster roll, fish and chips, crab cakes. Kids Mac and cheese is just Kraft. The lobster roll was good, fish and chips were a very small portion. The fries were good.
Great views. Unique experience. Prices are good.
A nice location to sit and enjoy the harbor. Good selection of food too!
Great food! Great location and ambiance. Sub par service especially for the price.
Great location right on the bay. At 4:30 we walked right in with no wait. They had a great variety of food on the menu and it was okay, but for the price the portions were very small. They would not substitute anything for my kids. Not a huge deal, but a little annoying.
Service was a bit slow but it had just opened..
Two orders missing …offered a wrong items ..portion small for the price …drinks not being refilled ! Not so friendly staff !
Server was very nice and pleasant. He had way to many tables assigned to him. Should have been better staffed. Saw 2 other servers standing around for 5-6 minutes. Finally able to get their attention. One item ordered calamari was soooo tough chewy. Our waiter took off the menu. Did not wish to get a replacement of the calamari. We ordered bowl of clam chowder which cost almost as much as calamari. Have eaten here before and definitely remembered better quality food. Great view of San Diego Bay.
It was busy but our waiter wasn’t good. The food was very pricey but not a lot of flavor and was cold by the time we got it
Had the Seafood Pasta. You'd think for $25 you'd get a salad or a roll with this, you'd be wrong. The "Seafood" was 5 lonely shrimp in a sad bowl of overcooked fettucine. There were no scallops at all nor any other seafood.
Love the ambience, food and service. Regardless of where you sit, there is always an ocean view.
Great spot! loved the music and the location. Perfect SD vibe
Food was terrible. Basically craft Mac and cheese with some cold lobster mixed in.
Great setting, good food, great service. Miss the fried pickles appetizer though. The burger was over-cooked but was corrected immediately. Definitely returning again.
Delicious food, great views, and awesome atmosphere! Definitely a must when visiting San Diego
Also Ordered lobster roll, this’s a tourist restaurant, nice view but food is alright. Wouldn’t come back for a $24 lobster roll like this. Very busy, service is bad
This was amazing! The crab cakes are delicious! I loved sitting by the window and watching the ships come in.
Took forever for our server to take our order, then she showed up after our appetizer was served and tried to give us the bill…we hadn’t even gotten our dinner. She never showed back up until the very end, never checked on us. It was loud and the food was so lackluster. Seriously worst dining experience I have ever had.
The service wasn’t the best all the waitresses were really rushed and just wanted us to leave the atmosphere was very bad the seating was terrible and very pricey not worth it at all!!! It felt like they were doing us a favor by feeding us ridiculous
We were tourists from out of town visiting San Diego. We picked Pier Cafe because it was the only available seaside seafood restaurant to make a reservation for a day in advance. I had read the reviews, and didn’t expect the greatest experience. We asked for outdoor seating and we were given a table by the window with a spectacular view. We ordered the chips salsa and guac for $14, which was really expensive for the serving size but the salsa and guacamole was pretty tasty. We also ordered the lobster mac & cheese which tasted bland and had to add salt and pepper to it. The clam chowder bread bowl was pretty good and ended up sharing that with my table because the other dish was incredibly underwhelming and double the price . After 20 minutes of waiting for someone to take my check I had to find somebody so we could finally leave. All in all paid a large amount of money for a great view and subpar food, which was my expectation going in.
Great food, service snd views of the San Diego bay!!
Fantastic experience from start to finish!
waited 10 minutes just to get our drink order taken
Service was terrible. The waiter forgot drinks and never came back until the food was ready. The food was also mediocre at best.
We enjoyed the virws
Pier Cafe is rated 4 stars by 545 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.