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Hello Betty

4.3
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48 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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The menus are an updated 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 the locals and visitors the most inviting and relaxing way to end either a long day on the beach, boat or office.

Hello Betty Fish House — Make our house, your new Oceanside home.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 48 people are saying
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LindaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice shared outdoor table, great service and food was good.

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RichardJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First trip out after lockdown. Our anniversary lunch was great. Good spacing and all staff in masks. I felt pretty safe.

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KristinV
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and exceptional. Not one complaint. Restaurant was immaculate. Server was kind, friendly and on top of his game.

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InTransition
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I took our granddaughter there for lunch. She is not fond of seafood, but the menu offered great tacos and grilled chicken as well. I had two shrimp tacos, filled with perfectly grilled shrimp. We treated ourselves to dessert, a different one for each of us, then realized we could have shared one! It was quiet, probably due to COVID19, and staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend it!

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KandiN
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were following distancing and santizing (although that doesn't worry me). There chowder is to die for. I ordered chowder and wedge salad. The wedge salad was huge (only ate half and took the other half home) and full of flavor. My son order tacos and raved about the shrimp tacos. Never disappointed with whatever we order. Glad they are open.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience for our first time out with the family . Since everything closed due to Covid-19 . The food was amazing and service was perfect and friendly . Overall the environment was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It’s an open air place which is wonderful but not during so much construction all around them. It would have been a good idea to share that before reservations are made.

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AStone
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Great service, over cooked halibut. My fish was very dry. My husband had the Cobb salad and he said the dressing was very papery. So loud you had to shout to be heard over the very sad singer guitar player, canned rhythms. Not at all what I expected.

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vipFuzzyBeaver
Toronto
180 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The construction across the street blocks the view of the ocean and it is extremely noisy. Service was decent. The real disappointment was the fish in the three mains were overcooked. This was a surprise for a seafood restaurant. We expected more from the restaurant.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Great atmosphere. Kid friendly, but not childish. Would definitely recommend for large groups or family dinners. We really enjoyed the live music too.

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eagerbeaver
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent, service a bit slow, but the live musician was way too loud and could be quieter by 20-30 decibels.

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vipSLM1
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The fish tacos were just OK. There was so much noise from the construction across the street, we couldnt carry on a conversation. The fried calamari had a really thick batter on it. way more batter then calamari. I was pleased that the server removed it from my bill which is why they get a really high score. He was attentive without being smotering

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ScottC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow, noisy environment, not very comfortable seating but the food was good. The server was friendly. The fresh fish was good. The fish tacos were excellent.

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KrisE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a group and they split our bill with no problem. Def attentive and polite. The food was good and quick.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had family visiting two years ago and they enjoyed the seafood pasta. Betty's was a top item on their wish list when they visited this year. They agreed that the seafood pasta was still top notch and worth coming back to. The Tacos are good too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Well, first off they didn’t even mark through Open Table that my party arrived so I had to respond to Open Table’s email that I indeed make it for my reservation. We were seated and it took about 10 minutes for our drink orders to be taken. Then about another 10 minutes for our food order. Our food actually arrived in a timely manner but once we got our food, we had to hunt people down if we needed anything. I ordered the fish and chips which wasn’t beer batter so I didn’t enjoy it. No one checked on us, we had to ask for help. The place was almost full but there was plenty of staff on hand. I don’t think Hello Betty will come to mind when dining in Oceanside and no future recommendations from me. So so experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Had such great Service and good food. 10/10

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ChristopherC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was superb and it made me happy that he had a Jesus ballcap on! Always great fish at Hello Betty!

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vipKristaC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Hello Betty was good enough, nothing spectacular. Margaritas were made with a sugary mix, nothing felt particularly done with detail nor was it horrible either. Our server Chris was super awesome.

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LeslieW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first time there. Wonderful everything. We'll be back.

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StaceyF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good but our server was rarely at our table. We would have had more drinks and dessert but it took so long between our table being cleared and her coming back we did not feel like sticking around and wasting more time. I had put on our reservation we were celebrating an engagement. I booked the reservation and it was meant to be a surprise for my brother and future sister in law but the manager asked my brother if we were celebrating anything. My brother said no since he did not know about me writing that note. Earlier I was the one to respond when the manager originally asked if we were the table with a reservation. It would have been nice to have had the celebration we were looking for on our last night of vacation. Makes me question returning to the restaurant next time we are in town.

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.... enjoyed it...very casual comfortable restaurant. My second time at Hello Betty..we will be back next year on our spring break vacation.

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Amber
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out 3 littles (6, 3, and 1) and had a wonderful dinner! Very casual, great happy hour. Open format restaurant so I never felt like my kids were bothering other people. Great food and cocktails! Our waitress was amazing. She made it such a relaxing night! Highly recommend this for families with kiddos or even people without kids!

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JennH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was okay, waited a while to get seated even though we had a reservation. I called and tried to make a reservation and was told they had no openings. I then went on open table and got a reservation. Then when we finally got seated and it took 10 min to be greeted by our server

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vipDara
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had made a reservation on Open Table, but when our friends arrived and asked for our reserved table they were told that the restaurant did not take reservations. When I arrived, I showed the reservation on my phone to the receptionist who miraculously then said we could have a table. Our friends were at the bar and had been told a table would not be available for 35 minutes--and most interesting than anything, there were many, many open tables that never had occupants even through our entire dinner, So, we did not have a good start here for our first time (and we have friends who have had very similar experiences), but the food and service was good once we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Crystal, was terrific. The food was delicious - especially the local fresh-catch swordfish. Good craft beer selection. Overall a great night out. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work party

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a late breakfast there on the patio on a beautiful Sunday morning...food was interesting and delicious, and the jalapeno margaritas were too!

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MoiraJ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of 6 girlfriends got together for lunch. We each ordered something different and all meals were fabulous. Our waitress was wonderful.

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Luv4food
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a party of 12 including kids which is always a challenge. Server (Jen) and team were so accommodating and made us feel so welcome. Food was excellent and good value. Would recommend this to family and friends.

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AngelinaA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time being there. Was a group of 10 for a bday. Got put in the corner which had no air circulation and it was blazing! Only downfall. Service was on point as well as the food. Loved how friendly everyone was. Food was so delicious! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

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EMiller
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Family friendly! Great atmosphere!

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GuiCali
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I took my wife and my two y/o daughter for brunch on Mother’s Day. My wife and I ordered the same fish on Mother’s Day special menu and grilled chicken + fries for my daughter. The fries had way too much salt, my fish was so dry falling apart and super salty, my red rice was dry and bland. Nobody asked me how my food was, so it makes me think they know the food sucks. Don’t eat at this place! I wasted $22 on an yellowtail dish. The bar is nice and the upstairs view is amazing!

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Chrissie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They got our large party in for a reservation on a busy day. They had some vegan options for my friends, good cocktails, and everyone liked the food.

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Karen
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 including 2 children. The staff was quick to seat us and get our drink order. They checked on us often and were very efficient taking our order and getting food right

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall really good! Loved our waitress Linda! Will go back

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Cathy
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to catch a good meal - can't go wrong with being right by the ocean

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vipKari
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A local friend recommended this restaurant and it was a frustrating experience. The service was extremely slow. I think it took 20 min to get drinks and the rest of the service followed as slowly. It was freezing inside which made it uncomfortable also. The clam chowder soup came out first but not everyone got crackers. The waitress said she’d bring but never did and we were worried the soup would be cold if we waited much longer. Our waitress was unpleasant so maybe she was just having a bad day.

FAQs

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

Hello Betty is rated 4.3 stars by 48 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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