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King's Fish House

5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
760-431-3474
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Ranked #48 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Modesto, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great wait staff. They are very knowledgable and accommodating to any requests. The food is good. Our group had the raw oysters, clam chowder, fish & chips, halibut tacos. All very good. Definitely save room for dessert. The key lime pie was great. The salted caramel ice cream sandwich was delicious!

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Oceanside, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Used to love this place but the last 2 visits have left me disappointed. The place is always crazy crowded in the evening and apparently these folks do not understand the concept of what exactly a "dinner reservation" represents. My party of 3 was not seated timely, even though there were lots of open tables available. The menu is far... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very good restaurant, a tad bit expensive for the amount of food but the quality was good. I would say that for the many restaurants in the area it is not a bad choice.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

First of all the service was really outstanding, then the food! Three of us and all dishes were top notch, lobster, king crab legs and huge fried shrimp. Sat on the patio bar side and the evening was just perfect. Would tell anyone to give it a try and never be dissapointed.

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Clovis, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for seafood & our concierge suggested King's Fish House. We have two kids 6 & 4, and they like seafood. The ceviche was very good, and it is hard to please us for this dish. The bread was fabulous, which I've seen on all the reviews. I also would suggest King's spicy clam chowder. The kid choices... More

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and friends like to go here. They have sushi, rolls, fresh fish, oyster bar. Many offerings on their menu, always something for everyone. Wonderful atmosphere and even when restaurant is packed you can always find a table or seat in the bar area. It is one of our go to's. You can always find something here. Give it... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is a nice gem in the Carlsbad area. I ate here with some friends for dinner. I ordered the cold seafood platter and a wine. They advertised that the platter was big enough for two but it was really only big enough for one. And they priced it accordingly as well. The platter came with some clams, some... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a long travel day we checked out this great restaurant across from the outlet stores. Service was quick and the food presentation was awesome. Pricing was a bit on the high side for what was delivered but not enough to stop us form perhaps heading back for some oysters while we are still in the area!

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Food excellent. Best sour dough bread. Cioppino excellent. Great clam chowder. Great service........

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San Diego, Ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went their for an anniversary dinner, and even with reservations, had to wait 20 minutes. Food is good, but on the expensive end. Catch of the day is something to ask about. Desserts are expensive, for a smaller amount. Being near Lego land, they draw many tourists, and with tired children, the atmosphere is family, and many are too... More

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