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About Pier Cafe
The San Diego Pier Cafe established in Seaport Village in 1980, is a quaint New England style full service restaurant, serving beer, wine & liquor. We offer the best in broiled fish, as well as the nicest view & atmosphere in the San Diego Bay area. Whether you are a guest of our beautiful city of San Diego or a resident, all of us at the San Diego Pier Cafe are looking forward to serving you. Thank You.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. to close.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Validated parking at reduced rates. First 2 hours for $1.00
Private Party Facilities:
We have our Upstairs dining room available for private seat down dining, for groups up to 50 guests, Monday thru Friday, and some weekends during off seasons. Please call us for additional details.
Private Party Contact:
John, Gerardo or Pim: (619) 239-3968
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pier Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We went on new year's eve at 6pm. Location and view were great. Tranquil and cozy, except for a large group of people that were having a meal. They were very loud. Have been here many times without this problem. My Grilled Fish tacos were delicious! My husband ordered seafood enchiladas, they were ok but pleeeaaase do something about the refried beans. They tasted like beans from a can and were warm at best. Not hot like they should be. Messed up the meal. Need better taste or offer whole black beans. They will look, taste, and make the dish look more expensive.
Needs a good cleaning. Location is okay, on the water, not the best views, but okay. Interior is a bit "tired". Food was average. Not so special you would want to return. Wait staff was attentive, personable, and didn't have to be asked to provide service. She was the highpoint of the experience.
Nice experience overall. Can't beat being on the water downtown. Bali Hai is another one to check out if you are looking for a nice waterfront experience. We were seated on the northern side and had a view of the dock close by. If you can get a table on the Coronado bridge side and towards the end of the restaurant you will have primo seating (on cooler days). It was a scorcher when we went so the north side was thankfully a bit cooler.
I had the 3 fish plate which looked really healthy so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it when it arrived--all my colleagues had fish tacos and other lip smackers. The 3 fish plate was delicious as was the rice and steamed vegetables. Staff very friendly and accommodating albeit a little longer than usual to get food ordered.
The view is very nice and they will allow dogs in the patio area. The staff was very nice. Unfortunately, the food was just so so. I had the ceviche and quacamole. The quacamole was bland without any seasoning. The ceviche was alright, but tasted bland as well. The fish tacos were good.
We came here for my parent's 40th wedding anniversary. The decor was nothing special, the noise level was loud, bad acoustics, especially with a large ethnic family who just let their children yell and no restaurant manager came to tell them to be quiet. The food, for me, was just average for the cost. Most likely will not return. Only special thing was that it was on the water.
Came home for a long weekend and wanted to show a friend some of the restaurants San Diego had to offer. The location is is right on the water and centrally located to anything downtown. So it was a nice choice. The food wasn't as good as I remembered growing up, but worth the experience.
What a lovely Café. My friends and I enjoyed the experience very much. I would like to see a bit more of a variety on the entree's on the menu but my fish and chips were very good. I want to give a 'huge' shout out to Ricardo who was our waitperson (4/7/17 around 7pm). He was just really fantastic and made the whole experience so much better! He is a keeper and deserves a raise!!!! thanks for a great time!
The only good thing about this restaurant was the view. My husband had jambalaya and I had fried shrimp. We are from Louisiana and this was not what we are used to. Jambalaya was about 75% peppers and tomato and not made with a New Orleans style roux. Shrimp was no better than what you buy in the grocery store freezer. Service was ok. Nothing to brag about.
Great place for dinner and lunch. Nice view and great location. Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Food is good but a little pricey for the quality. However the clam chowder is delicious. I'll go again for lunch and couple of drinks. Overall good service. Don't seat by the front because too many walking in and out. It's a small isle. The back seating is better.
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