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Harbor Fish and Chips

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276-A Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
760.722.4977
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 94
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    Very good
  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nearly as good as English fish and chips

The batter on the fresh fish was amazing, malt vinegar at the table just what good fish and chips requires. Short of English hand cut chips this was a meal well enjoyed by our whole family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Sukylady
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The batter on the fresh fish was amazing, malt vinegar at the table just what good fish and chips requires. Short of English hand cut chips this was a meal well enjoyed by our whole family.

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Tehachapi, California
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254 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is worth the trip, and if you have to drive from San Diego or San Clemente you must come here. Best fish and chips I have had in my 70 years on Planet Earth. The harbor, ambience will make you feel good, and once you taste the seafood, you will know what I am talking about. Captains platter is... More 

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California, USA
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569 reviews 569 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Just minutes from the OFF ramp. Plenty of parking behind the train tracks. Nice view from the outside patio. Order the Fish and Chips and get your own sauces. The place is packed all the time. So be patient. Order the Large 3 piece portion with fries and extra fries and it will feed 2 adults and 2 small kids... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Friendly service and fresh fish used in the heavily battered fish and chips. Clam Chowder was hot and probably made from canned clams or even entirely from can. Overall good experience because of great location with indoor or outdoor seating. Very busy on this beautiful weekend in March, but only 20 minute wait.

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This place has amazing fish a must try is the fish tacos. The view of the Harbor is so peaceful. After dinner you can stroll along the beach,

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San Diego, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

We took the 50 mile drive to get our Fish Taco fix at the Harbor Fish & Chips. Service from the moment you walk up to the counter is friendly. The two Fish Taco plate is more than enough for two people. And the people there will tell you that right up front. How many restaurants tell you that? We... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We come here all the time, The fish is fresh and hot and super yummy! In the summer season with all the tourists it can be a long wait to order but the food comes out pretty quickly once you get thru the order line. My favorite place for fish and chips (the sweet potato kind) yummmm yumm yumm

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Oceanside, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great setting at the Harbor and good food! Best fish and chips in town, a local favorite. Cheeseburgers are also good, and sweet potato fries are very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This ultra casual place dons paper towels and paper plates holding the best fish and chips in town! It's open air, salty breezes, and best homemade tarter sauce make it the best place to get a great meal with a beer or wine at sunset-which they have the times of on their board every day! Not cheap, but scrumptious none... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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129 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The breaded fish is just OK, the grilled is only slightly better. But what I didn't like were the sauces. The tarter sauce is too oniony and thin while the cocktail sauce is too mild.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276-A Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760.722.4977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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