Gaslamp Fish House

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Gaslamp Fish House formerly known as Spike Africa's is the answer to all your culinary needs. A casual Gaslamp District restaurant that brings you affordable, quality seafood in an environment that allows you to relax and have fun. Known for our amazing happy hours and friendly service Gaslamp Fish House is the restaurant where everyone can find something they like! Great for large groups, families, sports fans, locals, and all!
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4.3
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3.8
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will return next visit to San Diego!

DG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I added to the reservation that it was my friends birthday but I wanted to surprise her, and I still had to tell the server. The lobster tacos had a good amount of lobster in them but were served in store bought type taco shell (awful).
Had to pay extra for bread and butter. The lobster bisque was really good and I would order that again.

AB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food. Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and wonderful wait staff!

d
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is our "go to" place prior to attending play at Civic. Service is always good and efficient. Ordered off the Happy Hour menu, brussel sprouts were excellent as well as the calamari and shrimp. I do miss sangria is no longer on happy hour menu?

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The food on the other hand was overpriced and very poor quality. We got the ribeye stakes and they were about a 1/2 inch thick, not great cuts and certainly not worth 30+ dollars. They were accompanied by decent fries and three slices of canned tomatoes. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood restaurant right on Broadway near Horton Plaza. The food was amazing and did not disappoint as a fish house!

J
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall we had a great experience. The service was nice and the patio had heaters that help keep us warm were perfectly placed not to "burn" one side of our face/bodies. Their happy hour is one of the main reasons we went there. :)

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The sea bass was delicious

CD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, large portions, only drawback was that is was a bit noisy and the ambiance and other diners was more casual than to be expected with menu pricing

D
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Second time here, everything was better the first time. Dynamite shrimp was a disappointment. It lacked real spice and had too much bread crumb topping. Macadamia nut crusted calamari didn’t taste at all like macadamia nuts and the oil it was cooked in must have been old. Lobster bisque was good though

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding and was executed creatively. Flavor and finish were perfect. ! We loved every bite!
The staff was nice and attentive.
The ambiance was authentic and interesting - it was “cute” and not reflective of the top-shelf food quality - which is okay. If you like sharks and pirates, this is your place mï hearty...arrrrgh

SM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For the price of the food, I was expecting higher scale ambiance.

OT
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I am sorry to say that it was our first and last visit :-( We tried the calamari, sea bass, fish of the day and all fish dishes smelled awfully fishy and tasted awful. In fact, one of the fish was so bad that we returned it and got a steak instead. If you are not too fussy, then it's okay to go but if you are looking for a good meal, I'd pass ...

1
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If I visit this restaurant again, I will stick to appetizers. The cost of the entrees is way above the quality. I was looking so forward to delicious inspired fish selections. Sadly, nothing special here.

f
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In search of a last minute dinner reservation on a Friday night, my husband and I decided on Gaslamp because it was close to our hotel, had reservation availability, and specialized in seafood. My husband and I split a number of small plates. The mussels and Brussels sprouts were good and plentiful. The macadamia crusted calamari was also good, but an incredibly small portion for the price. It was four small strips of calamari on a plate- not at all worth the high price for such little food. I also would not recommend the lobster tacos, which came in crispy shells. I think the tacos would have been better in soft shells, but even so the lobster meat was very over cooked. We liked our drinks and the service was good, so there were definite positives, but hard to recommend fully with so many outstanding restaurants in San Diego.

p
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this restaurant before performances at the Civic Theater. We enjoy many appetizers and wine during their Happy Hour. The Lemon Pepper Shrimp is a favorite!!

C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The location for the restaurant was excellent. The food was good but nothing really special. My seafood pasta dish was kind of bland and too heavy on the cream sauce. My wife had the rockfish plate and that was also on the bland side. The price for the dishes was on the high side for the quality, but I guess you pay for the location. I was disappointed with the meal given the online reviews.

CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My daughter and I ordered 4 different appetizers to share and they were all delicious. Don't miss the shrimp cocktail or the crab cakes.

GC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Great food.Awesome drink!!!

DD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour-super sevice

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and service was impeccable!! Wish I lived closer so I could frequent it more often

JJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Must have been a bad day for them, restaurant came highly recommend by local friends.

P
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family experience. Our server was amazing. The food was delicious. Highly recommend.

B
San Diego
191 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood, great location (near theaters), great service. It was happy hour when we arrived so we enjoyed several items from the bar menu and a fantastic Fish House Salad. I will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Meh. No, less than meh.

ET
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is right down town in the Gaslamp, so if you’re looking for something right in the middle of it, this is it. The food and cocktails were good, my waitress was very attentive. I had the special, which was paella, it was pretty good, it was huge though, so definitely shareable. Overall good, but if I were to go back to San Diego, I don’t know if I’d seek it out again.

MV
Phoenix
105 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice happy hour menu for light dinner. Relaxed environment and good variety of siahes

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The crab cake was delicious...the Lobster tacos not so much. The lobster was chewy, which makes me believe that it wan't fresh.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was amazing! Food was good—a bit under seasoned but still tasty. Overall, good experience and I would definitely go back.

KK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on August 27th before Concert at Symphony Hall. We were a bit stressed and everyone was so Incredibly accommodating! Our Waiter Pat I believe was his name, was fast and very cool. He quickly narrowed down good Options after asking what we like. The Perfect waiter! We even had time for a second drink! We go to a lot of restaurants in the Gaslamp and have been disappointed many times, But this night was a Big, Happy Surprise. My Lady is very picky about fish and both Fish Dishes were Awesome! We are bringing a Couple to Gaslamp Fish House this Weekend! Get the word out...this place Rocks!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great drinks. Great service from Alienah. Definitely coming back.

DP
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch combo is the deal.
Clam chowder and fish taco for $12
Many other soup salad fish combos
Ate outside and people watched!

RO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noisy! Food was good. Convenient location.

E
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food terrible (crab cake was awful & quacamole tasted pre-frozen) only stayed for appetizers. Place needs a good scrub down. Booths were stickey & martini glass was smudged...Thank Goodness Vodka is a disinfectant!

SD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The apps were ok but the entrees were all well flavored. The seabass, swordfish and rockfish were well executed. More of a casual fishhouse than a high end spot. Service was fine. I would go back as the food delivered even if the other elements were underwhelming.

MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great time celebrating Birthdays

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience4

The food was good but the waitress was horrible 😔

GG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for bland food that’s over cooked.

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