Gaslamp Fish House

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772 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Gaslamp Fish House is opened. Our Guests and employee's safety is our main concern. We are taking extra action to keep everyone safe.

We are offering a unique fusion of Mediterranean and American Cuisine. Our Oyster bar, Fresh Fish and Seafood, as well as all our Black Angus Grass Fed Beef are sourced locally from sustainable San Diego Fisheries and California Farms.

Come to check us, seat and relax, our Team will do the rest.
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tbone59
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A lot of noise from outside distractions! Bar tender ran from behind the bar to break up a street fight! Location very poor on the corner with homeless problems outside. Food quality only fair. Place could use a face lift and more help needed to wait tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation for 9pm, when we showed up they stated that kitchen was closed and there’s nothing they can do. BS, why take my reservation then?

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ChrisH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They were out of oysters and some food was slightly overcooked.

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Danielle
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant was understaffed, tables seated throughout and only 1 server doubling as a bartender

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EzraS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Service was the worst part of our entire experience, they were dissmisve, rude, and short with my group. The food was great little pricey but still solid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for some happy hour oysters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good food and bad service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Looked for a place in the GQ for an afternoon lunch. Rather ordinary service and food quality.

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SonnyD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered the halibut but it was dried. The crab cake was moist and flavorful. The clam chowder was good too. Not sure if they were short staffed but the bartender was attending to all of the table. She was good but service was a little slow for the lunch rush on a holiday weekend. The menu was a bit limited. Overall, it wasn't bad and I would go back to give it another try.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, we were there for an early lunch so it was very quiet but was getting much busier as we were leaving so I can't say how loud it gets later in the day.
Service was quick and polite, everything was very clean, staff all wore masks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster bisque was to die for!

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vipHeatherM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ordered the rockfish and scallops. Everything was delicious though very disproportioned. Two huge filets of rockfish were on the plate against my measly three scallops. Delicious but obviously the guest with scallops was finished eating long before the other.

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MichelleM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and server handled table of 9 with separate tickets flawlessly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, no issues with service, very friendly and they served the food quickly. Very attentive and the place felt clean and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to when in town. Comfortable, attentive, easy to get to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

They needed more servers and host. We were ignored for 10 mins by multiple staff members while we waited to check in with the host. We got our appetizers before our drinks. Sever was given a 12 top and completely forgot to check on us. We had to wave down a food runner to get us some water and get our server so we could order more cocktails. Our food and cocktails were excellent! We enjoyed everything we ordered and we ordered a lot. Hire more staff they looked like they were all struggling.

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vipMarkinlagovista
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We selected this spot because they were one of the few that had reservations when we needed them which might have also been a warning. Upon arrival it was not crowded and was maybe a little over half full when we left.

The only really bright spot was the service which was friendly and prompt by a Russian waitress. The ambiance was casual, but not really up to expectations given the price of some of the dishes. It had kind of a stale odor to it as well.

The menu sounded like it had potential......I had the Chilean Sea Bass which unfortunately was seriously overcooked (based on other reviews that seems to be a trend). I would have sent it back, but we were on a tight schedule. I would have preferred smaller portions and higher quality. The other main courses were un-remarkable and/or overpriced and overcooked as well. The Calamari was rubbery (not the normal rings either) and the oysters were rather small although they tasted OK. One bright spot was the cole slaw which was actually quite good....


Not much thought given to food presentation either.

In summary....it was one of my worst experiences ever at a high end restaurant. Only the waitstaff excelled......and I could handle the ambience if the food lived up to expectations......the kitchen needs a lot of work.....both at a creativity level and quality.

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vipDamien
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great variety of seafood with lots of flavor.

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Managetables
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good food, great service, neighborhood under renovation, but great deal overall

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vipJamie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! We came here during our weekend trip to San Diego and it was amazing. The food was fantastic and we were so full at the end of dinner. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. We will come back when we visit San Diego again!

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Tori
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. So was the food and drinks. Reasonably priced too.

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vipRomantic
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

April is great. Grilled scallops and vegetable medley good presentation and excellent taste. Shrimp cocktail plentiful and ocean fresh !! Inside has pleasant open feel. Ate there for first our lunch and last dinner in San Diego.

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vipMarioB
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place's food and service are as good as the ones at the more renowned, fancier places in town. Outstanding

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Rox32
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, delicious food. Pub like atmosphere.

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vipDavidP
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried different items on the menu. Must try the clam chowder. The bomb! Best. The ceviche was fresh and plentiful. The beer on taps was good. Wine selection good. Crab cakes were delicious. Reasonably priced for dinner 4.5 stars.

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JayS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ceviche, Steak and Crab was excellent - Lobster a little tough.

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FrederickJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the food and the experience we had. We were on vacation and will make this one our places to come back to on our next visit.

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Brooklynn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last minute reservation for 830pm didn't make it until 845 and the staff was so friendly! We were the last order of the night and had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Food was quick and fresh and amazing! We were afraid we were going to get bottom of the barrel with the food but it was amazing!

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George
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good - and portion size was considerable. Great casual atmosphere and the service was great. Definitely recommend.

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WendyJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was only 7:00 and they were out of many items. Food didn’t taste good. Not fresh. Too sour. I felt bad for the 3 staff who were trying to keep things going. Go to the Water Grill instead. It’s amazing

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DawnN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Both food orders wrong, although comped one meal. Appetizer took more than 30 minutes to come out, resturantwas not at all busy. Other guests served that came after us got meals before our apps. Server seemed to care less about us. Other server in that section looked like she was great with guests. We will not be back.

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Smizzle
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were A+... Definitely coming back here again the next time we’re down in San Diego.

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vipJrdps
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lobster bisque was excellent. The calamari was a little fishy tasting as was the crab cakes. The shrimp was a little over cooked.

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InTownFromDenver
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Waitress was awesome and they sat us right away outside like we asked (but the outside patio is on a busy street and there was a lot of drunk stuff happening on the street). The food was good - I had the scallops and they were great - but it's way over-priced for what you get. Glasses of wine were too much money for the pour. Overall decent experience but would not rush back. (although I would hire our waitress in a second!!)

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LanaeF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful view!!! Parking was difficult which took away from the overall experience. Food was tasty. Must get the garlic crab bread, key lime pie and creme brûlée!!

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vipFelizardoG
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food. Fast to serve. Avoid ordering all your meal at the same time if you plan to eat first your soup then your main course. They were out of items from the menu like catch of the day and lobster tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat down at 7:45 pm, we ordered a shellfish tower and a few apps, 8:30pm no apps yet but the server takes our dinner order! At 8:45 our apps arrived and at 8:55 our dinners arrived! My king crab dinner was ice cold and I had to send it back!! Horrible experience

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vipJustinP
Las Vegas
71 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaslamp Fish House is a very good spot...chill vibe, attentive & friendly service, good food...for a quick casual bite, i would recommend this spot

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CarolynM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had great potential and hostess, server, and manager were very nice but they were extremely short staffed. Was freezing throughout the whole meal and asked for heater to be put on 3 times and it still wasn’t take care of until our neighboring table, who had a baby, asked two more times. If they weren’t understaffed it would have been a much better experience. The atmosphere itself was nice, but the food is over-priced, but probably comparable to other establishments. I’d go there again.

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Gaslamp Fish House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gaslamp Fish House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 795-3800.

Gaslamp Fish House is rated 4 stars by 772 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.

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