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Hello Betty, Oceanside, CA

Hello Betty

4.1
4.1
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Spin on classic baja soCal beachside favorites such as margaritas and fish tacos, using only the most fresh and local ingredients and seafood. Hello Betty Fish House offers locals and visitors the most inviting and relaxing way to end either a long day on the beach, boat or office.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 722-1008
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Hello Betty Fish House is the ideal space for birthday parties, bridal showers, corporate dinners, private social events and more. Stop in to check out our Private Dining Area/Rooftop that we can tailor to fit your needs, or visit us on our website: hellobettyoceanside.com and lick on the events tab!
  • Private party contact
    Season Kepfer: (760) 231-4072
  • Neighborhood
    Oceanside
  • Cross street
    Myers
  • Parking details
    Public pay lots nearby<br />Street Parking<br />Valet Parking <br /><br />
  • Public transit
    Public Transit<br />Coaster, Sprinter, Amtrak, and Metrolink
  • Entertainment
    Live music on patio- visit website for upcoming schedules!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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118 Reviews
  1. MalindaS

    Tucson

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the tacos and halibut. The mahi mahi tacos were a little skimpy on fish. The octopus taco was just OK, Wouldn't have it again - a little tough. The halibut was plentiful and tasted good. The red rice was a little spicy for me but most would think it was fine. I enjoyed the Paloma margarita and my husband's house margarita was delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, nice setting for indoor/outdoor dining.

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  3. AnaV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great show on rooftop by Blur Suede Crew Hope they play there again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service is super slow! Watered down drinks too. Chewy octopus tacos

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place to stay and eat tacos and fish! Service was really nice and understanding of kid’s needs.
    Hello BettyResponded on July 28, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! the next time you are in please show your server this msg for 10% off with a complimentary chip & salsa.

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  6. botanical7

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    our waitress told us she was new to begin with and acted more like Betty Boop . The service was horrible the food took way too long and all she could do was apologize. When we finally got our tacos which at first sounded interesting there was hardly any food in them . What we got was not any value for what you paid. I would never go back.

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  7. DAVID

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Open Table screwed up our reservation. I reserved a table for my wife and me for the Hello Betty Rooftop Lounge for Tuesday at 3:00 PM to have Happy Hour at Hello Betty that is at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. However, The Hello Betty Rooftop Lounge IS NOT OPEN during the week and only on Friday through Sunday. Open Table you need to get your reservation platform corrected. My wife and I went to a building next door that was a hotel with a rooftop bar that we enjoyed. Had we known there was no rooftop lounge open at Hello Betty, I would not have made a reservation on Open Table.

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  8. Ikera

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Options were a good portion and tasty. Drinks were ok. Service took a while to come by, but it looked like they were understaffed, so it's understandable. Staff was attentive and friendly when they came by.

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  9. PatM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was average, food was ok. We were freezing the whole there. Not sure of the 3% service fee for a better atmosphere. Strange….probably would not go back

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  10. RoyceG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten here several times before. If you go here... sit at the bar and you will get service. We brought our entire family in for dinner and waited over an hour while all tables around us were served first. Sadly, it was not a good experience. I'll go back because the food is good, but no excuse for a 1/2 full restaurant to be so disorganized.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrible. Waited 20 minutes for service after seated, had to ask for our waitress. Basically got forgotten about. Wrong drink orders. No silverware after asked twice, had to get our own. Food was fine, but the service made the experience less than desirable for the price we paid. Probably will not return in the future even with the $35 dollar hotel credit

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  12. KiaT

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited last night for my birthday. I specifically asked to sit on the rooftop. When I arrived the hostess told us the roof was taken for private event. Then we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. The hostess was very unfriendly and not inviting. Our service was also not great. I feel our waitress just forgot about us, never refilled our water. Only asked for drinks once. I expected better service especially since I said I was here for a birthday celebration. I did receive a free ice cream desert. But unfortunately I would not recommend for a group or birthday.

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  13. DonnaB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but the service was not that great. Our waiter seemed like he was drugged. However the receptionist was very accommodating and attentive. We will go back and hopefully sit on the patio upstairs.

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  14. JimS

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is plenty of parking and the food and service are always excellent.

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  15. NatalieN

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was flavorless and not served in courses as it was ordered. The interior of the restaurant is devoid of any character except TVs? The location and cold beer are really all that’s going for it.

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  16. TriciaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant when we are in the area. Delicious food and a lot of variety. Always great service and clean. Outdoor seating on the patio has plenty of shade. I think anyone visiting the area should stop by for a meal.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the greatest ceviche for a “fish house” very little fish with lots of tomato and cucumber

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  18. Sharonah

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hello Betty offers food and drink options that you don't find just anywhere... the food is delicious, and the drinks were fabulous! Especially the smoked fish taco... yum!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was inconsistent. Crab and cheese dip was pretty good. Salmon was good, not great but rice was super dry. Out of 4 tacos, only two were good (shrimp & carnitas. The mahi and carne were dry). Cookie skillet was not good. Super small, dry cookie, with ice cream on top. Not the warm, soft cookie you’d expect. Regular margaritas were really yummy. Service was a little slow but nice waiter.

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  20. KathyN

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time and the food is always good here. Great location and lively atmosphere. We wanted to go up to the rooftop for drinks after lunch but they closed it for a private event. We were sad but hey, it happens. Always enjoy our time here.

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  21. SarahL

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was horrible. The tacos were barely anything on the plate and nothing to write home about it. Our food tasted old and they were very short staffed. It was not a good experience, especially on our last night in Oceanside.

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  22. Elaine

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu is nice but somewhat limited, and on the evening we visited, they were actually out of all "patties" (i.e., no burgers or any other kind of patty), which we found unusual, this being early evening Saturday. For people who like bar scenes, there's a large bar with lots of seating. Upstairs outdoor dining is still available, but the gorgeous ocean view no longer exists due to recent development of The Seabird Resort that literally blocks all view of the ocean! We did enjoy a light supper of street taco appetizers (octopus with mole sauce and baby potato/corn) and fish and chips, perfectly fried and delicious.

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  23. JacquieJ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall this was a disappointing experience. We have been here before and it was great so this may have been an off night. They were out of 5 different items we ordered and we had to request items 2-3 times.

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  24. PaulG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent casual restaurant good for families. Good size bar area if you just want to eat at the counter or grab a beer.

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  25. BobSgt

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Late making a reservation for Valentine’s Day this was the lone availability. Really didn’t need one This is a bar that serves food. Not anything more. Wine by the bottle is not even on the menu. Seems like a waste considering the location. The wait staff was the same. The food was good. We had shrimp linguini Alfredo. If you are familiar with SheCrab soup or any spicy cream bisque. This was like shrimp and linguini with a spicy bisque sauce. It was tasty with sufficient shrimp. We asked for bread to soak up the sauce. It took a while but we eventually got it we had to pay $2.50 for the bread. A restaurant typically brings bread out shortly after seating. But as stated this is a bar that serves food

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun
    Hello BettyResponded on February 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We appreciate it so much and hope to see you soon! -Leah N., Manager

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Quickly seated to our table, but our food took a while to get to the table. Tasted great, but was also priced fairly high. Cool date night spot with fun live music on the roof.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J’ai adoré le décor Super service Et nourriture excellente Rapport qualité prix très bien

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  29. keka

    Las Vegas

    271 reviews

    4.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish and chips were great. Mahi fish in the taco was overcooked, but otherwise tasty. Fish cake and crab dip apps were tasty, but too salty.

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  30. TammyL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service , received wrong food, rude staff. Would not go back.

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  31. LarryH

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a first date and the location, staff and environment was perfect for talking. Thanks for a pleasant experience!

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  32. ThedraA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place. Parking was sad. It's in a walking neighborhood. Food was slow and lukewarm. A good one and only experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Just got this chance to make this review. It’s sad, we didn’t even got the chance to eat here…our reservation wa

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  34. Jrelyea

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and quality very poor, everyone around us complaining also.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The parking was limited and difficult to find in that area. I had to clean the table with hand sanitizer because it was sticky. The food and drinks are overpriced for what you receive. My friend didn’t eat the tacos because of the taste. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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  36. Monty

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to catch the end of happy hour and enjoyed 1/2 price tacos. Our meal was flavorful and good size portions. Our waitress Claire provided great and attentive service. We always enjoy our experience at Hello Betty and will definitely be back soon.
    Hello BettyResponded on October 14, 2022
    Hi Monty, Thank you so much for your time in posting about your dining experience! We are so happy that everything was amazing, and we agree! - Claire is an excellent Server! We hope to see you soon at Betty's! Leah N.- Restaurant Manager

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  37. Pearle

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming here for years, before the building was built in front that blocked the view. The service is super friendly. However, the value of menu items has really gone downhill. The tacos are “street” taco size, tiny and $6 ea. They are literally 2 bites. This time someone ordered the fish sandwich. It was cod, which is not an expensive fish and barely took up the bun. It was about half the size. Tiny piece of fish. Someone else ordered the Caesar salad which I realize is plain however it barely had any dressing or cheese on it. Basically a bunch of lettuce. We ended up ordering an entire extra meal of fish and chips because everyone was still hungry. A real bummer as this is a go to place for us but probably will look for somewhere new.

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  38. MicoleJ

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were outstanding, from the hostesses, to the bartenders and servers. Friendly, professional, & attentive. Crab cheese dip was delicious, my tacos were unadorned but prepared well, grilled fish plate was ample and well cooked, steak dish was also good, as told by the rest of the group. Live music was a perfect touch, very enjoyable.

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  39. Maureen

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not bad but they have a pretty limited food menu and no longer serve mimosas like their website says.

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  40. STEVEM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We usually dine at least 1 night when we come to Oceanside, Ca. We have waited without a reservation for nearly an hour. This time we had a reservation through OpenTable for 7:00. We arrived early. We were told that there would be a short wait for our table to be ready. I could see there were a number of tables that were empty. I told the hostess of one table that would be just the right size for a table of 3. Was told there would be a short wait. We sat at the bench and waited. Ten minutes later we were shown to the table that I had mentioned. I can't say much for the hostess. When we sat down Cheyenne Brought our water and we perused the menu. We ordered chips and salsa with an addon of Guacamole. Nice serving for $12.00. We ordered our food and each had a beer. Fish and chips, Chowder with a shrimp taco and a 3 taco platter. for 3 of us. Everything was good but in my opinion the tacos were not a great value. They were tasty but sparce. I had 2 shrimp in my street taco for 5 bucks. I don't mind the price if it isn't a poor value. I would Not order that again. All in all it was a mixed bag. They raised their prices and cut back on the serving size. We would still recommend if you are staying or live nearby.

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FAQs

Hello Betty offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 722-1008.

Hello Betty is rated 4.1 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Hello Betty does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hello Betty

211 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Myers
  • Neighborhood
    Oceanside
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public pay lots nearby<br />Street Parking<br />Valet Parking <br /><br />
  • Public transit
    Public TransitCoaster, Sprinter, Amtrak, and Metrolink
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music on patio- visit website for upcoming schedules!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 722-1008
  • Private party facilities
    Hello Betty Fish House is the ideal space for birthday parties, bridal showers, corporate dinners, private social events and more. Stop in to check out our Private Dining Area/Rooftop that we can tailor to fit your needs, or visit us on our website: hellobettyoceanside.com and lick on the events tab!
  • Private party contact
    Season Kepfer: (760) 231-4072
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