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King's Fish House

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5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Good Environment Good Service

Great service! Server was awesome. Very patient. This was my first time there and I just couldn't decide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing fishy about King's Fish House. Just good, fresh fish dishes served by competant, knowledgeable staff. We were in Carlsbad, California on vacation and this was one of the besr meals we had all week. I had the grilled salmon. My wife had the swordfisn. Both were wonderful. The atmosphere was fun. We ate on the patio. We'd go... More 

Thank KarlOPittsburgh
Riverside, California
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service! Server was awesome. Very patient. This was my first time there and I just couldn't decide.

Thank M W
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just dropped in because it was close to the hotel and discovered a great place for fish. Having just come from living in the Marshall Islands I wasn't to sure how fresh or well prepared the food would be. It was great! If you like Scallops they have some of the really great tasting. Wait staff was friendly and... More 

Thank Silvertip1946
Oceanside, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King's Fish House is one of my family favorites. They carry many different kinds of fish and, most importantly to me, a large selection of oysters. Try the sampler to get tasting of 6 different ones or buy a half dozen or dozen of Kumamotos or Penn Cove oysters as an appetizer and you won't be disappointed. Sushi is also... More 

Thank Doc_Dern
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice relaxing dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our waitress. The scallops were delicious and the prices were reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish and service always good. Usually a wait, especially on the weekends. Sushi on the menu. Very family friendly. Outside patio available for dining. Full service dinner menu served in the bar. Really like the bar decor. A little bit quieter too. An option to bypass the dining room wait. Will go back.

Thank SJR55
Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

KFH doesn't pretend to be a gourmet restaurant but as a family restaurant it does a good job. My Margarita was good except for a dried up lime wedge which the waitress replaced promptly when asked. My. Mahi was moist and good.The Rosemary potatoes were excellent. The ratatouille would be better if it had eggplant and more green or red... More 

Thank Nell70
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here every night. They have great food, great options for children & fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend.

Thank dbwz14
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has never let me down. The sushi is Awesome(Albacore Tataki) the Poke has a wonderful kick to it with the yummy seaweed salad. I also love the Sand Dabs and the Maryland Soft Shell Crab Picatta style. That one is seasonal but I wait patiently for the season to roll around. My sides I get are either Corn,... More 

Thank flutterbygina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crab cakes are full of bread. The children's meal was great. They have nice activity books and cups to go.

Thank Christina W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-431-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?