Gaslamp Fish House

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Meh. No, less than meh.

ET
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
104 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DP
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noisy! Food was good. Convenient location.

E
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great time celebrating Birthdays

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was good but the waitress was horrible 😔

GG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for bland food that’s over cooked.

O
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Atmosphere was too casual but the service and food quality was top shelf

SK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the Seafood Cobb salad. Asked for no blue cheese (don’t like it), & was just as well, as there was plenty of ranch dressing drizzled on to moisten it. Several shrimp & some shredded crab were a plus. Would have loved a little tomato or veg tho for health. Good service & ambience. Husband liked the Ceviche.

WB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice setting, courteous and fast service.

TE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Food, outstanding. Halibut special topped with crab meat, was melt in your mouth! Ceviche presentation and taste, wow!! Pole, I have had it in Hawaii and wasn’t as good as this place! Prices, very reasonable! Don’t miss this gem on 4th Street!

RL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the outdoor dining. Our food and service were great.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The raw oysters were great and so was the bacon wrapped swordfish. The Cobb salad was huge. My husband loved the catch of the day which was Halibut. Everything came out very quickly. You must save room for their butterscotch pudding. We were surprised to see it on a menu, but we would go back just for that. It was incredible!

CP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Was not the nice, quiet, sophisticated restaurant their website, yelp, or Facebook page said it was. Babies crying, strollers, and groups of tourists were not what I wanted my family to experience when spending well over $150 for a meal.

L
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great!

SC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I found this place on the Gaslamp Quarter web site. The food was good, especially the mac and cheese but I will say that I was little disappointed in the atmosphere as it was more casual than the website and the cost leads you to believe.

SD
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had apps & entrees and it was delish! Chris our bartender/server was also right on it! We will definitely be repeat customers!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there early before a show at the Civic Theater. Everyone was very nice and the food was great. My husband said his fish and chips were the best he has ever had. I decided to try swordfish bites wrapped with bacon and I was very pleasantly surprised. The food also came very quickly and was immediately from the kitchen - hot. I would highly recommend this establishment.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers April and Max are the best! We always have a good experience when there!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure whether the quality of the food or service was better! Both great!

v
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service but a bit noisy. Great location and access to theaters. Would not recommend for a first date...

MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. I had a seafood platter and it taste very fresh.
The manager even came out to greet us and they gave us a complimentary desert for my birthday.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The ceviche tasted old and the chips were stale. The halibut was over cooked. They did bring out fresh chips when we asked. Definitely the worst dining experience we had during a week in San Diego

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, vibe was good with live music. Server not so friendly, efficient but not too friendly. Definitely will return.

KS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent but not great. Sort of expensive. Decent portions. Butterscotch pudding wayyyy too sweet.

L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

CP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The dish I ordered was supposed to come with half a lobster and Alaskan King crab legs. Instead, it came with half a lobster TAIL, and either the puniest "King" crab legs I have ever seen, or snow crab legs (more likely). It was pretty busy but apparently there was no time to ensure the stalls in the women's bathroom had toilet paper. Took forever to get a second drink. Had to order twice from two different people, neither of whom were our server because once the food was delivered he never showed up at our table again until I had my credit card sitting out on the table to pay.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Max (with an X) was an exceptional server. He’s a keeper!

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food lacked flavor. I was surprised by the price considering how mediocre the food was.

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Just heat up the coffee a tiny bit and we have perfection! Great night, thanks.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Halibut was terrific. My husband loved there crispy lobster tacos. The seafood platter that my son and his girlfriend shared they thought was terrific. There was even spiralized zucchini pasta to accommodate our vegan friend that he thoroughly enjoyed. Staff didn't even miss a beat during the 7.1 earthquake that we felt and saw lights swaying. We definitely enjoyed.

SH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The service is too bad and the place is too noisy.

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