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1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-6221
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of Our Favorites

We visit the area every Winter and one of our first stops is Fish 101. We have tried most items on the menu and have not been disappointed. The mahi mahi taco our our favorite. It is always crowded at dinner, but don't put off by the line it moves quickly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
mnbob2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit the area every Winter and one of our first stops is Fish 101. We have tried most items on the menu and have not been disappointed. The mahi mahi taco our our favorite. It is always crowded at dinner, but don't put off by the line it moves quickly.

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Allentown
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Fish 101 serves up fresh fish any way you like it with some great wine and beer selections. You order your food at the counter, take a number and then they bring the food to your table. Save some room for the delicious ice cream deserts.

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Queretaro
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Superb and affordable oysters, great mahi mahi tacos, cod fish and chips, and the dessert. Beer and wine served in jam jars which here is very ok, funky.

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Del Mar Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The fish is so fresh that there is always a line out of the door. Don't panic, relax and go with the flow. Don't try and grab a table (bad form), just wait your turn and one will become miraculously free. Fish tacos and fish of the day as well as the mussels are among our favorites. Good price, interesting... More 

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Roanoke, IL
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were at the beach & "googled" for a restaurant nearby. So glad we drove to this place for lunch. Friendly wait staff, ordered at the counter & our meals were delivered to our table. Food was excellent, went back for their salted caramel ice cream. Oh, so good!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were looking for fresh fish and found it here. My friend, the oyster lover, said the oysters there were the best she has had in a long time - and more reasonably priced than other places. It was a busy place on a Tues. night in Feb. Casual, happy atmosphere. Great menu choices. open til 9pm, but 10pm on... More 

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Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love the grilled fish and Rocket Arugula salad. Happy Hour Grilled Fish Taco's from 4-7 are $2.50 and can't be missed. We live near by and eat there at least 20 times a year. My favorite chilled out place to bring friends and family to.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I stopped for a quick dinner of fish tacos and a Mahi sandwich. Both dishes were served promptly and the dressings, bread and tortilla were good but the grilled fish lacked taste. I liberally salted mine to make it eatable. With a mild fish like Mahi I was expecting a little more seasoning especially with it being... More 

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Encinitas, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great addition to the Encinitas restaurant scene. The fish is flown in fresh every day and it shows. The selection is plentiful. You choose whether you want as taco, sandwich, plate, salad; then how you want it spiced; then what you want with it. Order at the counter, delivered to you table. Nice people working there. Lots of outside patio... More 

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Ventura, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Always fun to find the out of the way prize. My cousin recommended Fish 101 & although off the beaten path it was worth it. An unassuming structure & walk up counter met us on our arrival. Menu was on a chalkboard above the counter. Many delicious choices. My choice was a wonderful Poke Bowl of sushimi grade tuna. Portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 943-6221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?