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Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar

1325 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Ranked #113 of 311 restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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32% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went on a incredible dolphin trip with southerncaliforniafishingtrips and went to eat here and they were gone but a new named restaurant was there it was ok nut crowded.

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frederick, maryland
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327 reviews 327 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Had a very good lunch here. Waitress was extraordinarily attentive and made sure that the coffee met my expectations. The special treat here was an "ahi tuna stack" with layers of tuna, chopped mango, pickled ginger, etc. - delicious appetizer which I split with one other. Then moved to the mahi mahi fish tacos - also very good. Nice view... More

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Victoria, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Location is wonderful, sitting outside at water's edge, sunshine, who could ask for anything more, except perhaps good food. It's always disappointing when restaurants capitalize on nostalgia or local history and lose track of their #1 priority, food. The fish and chips were just "ok", ditto the fish tacos. I wish one could rave about this place as it has... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday Brunch at Monterey Bay Canners. It had a great selection of seafood as well as all the other breakfast items. The champagne and orange flowed freely. It was so good I wished I could have eaten more as everything was so delicious.

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Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Four of us were here for happy hour. We went twice and all-in-all we enjoyed ourselves. Both evenings we were greeted warmly and seated immediately not too easy since one in our party uses a wheelchair. One evening my wife and I had a sourdough chowder bowl and a Caesar salad with average margaritas to wash it all down with.... More

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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Love the happy hour here. We go to it often. Service is always good - the waitresses are really nice. The bands are great Fri night, but we go there primarily for the great food and wonderful view of the harbor.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

They used to have a wonderful Sunday Brunch but then took it away for a year or so. I took my 87 yr old mother in there and I was excited to see the brunch back, but my mom eats like a bird so I asked if there was a senior discount they said , "Oh yes", so I fugured... More

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hudson valley, ny
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Got there for happy hour with $4 apps and drinks, live band beautifull views. What more can you ask for . The service was a bit slow, took a while for the waitress to come and take our orders. She kept walking by us as if we were invisible, after 20 minutes, my husband ased if this was a "... More

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San Marcos, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've been here several times before and the last time I decided not to go back. I use to enjoy it but that was before the price increases and poor service and mediocre food. However, I heard that they had new owners and were remodeling and making changes so I decided to try it again. I really wanted to like... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I along with four other family members went to the Monterey Bay Canners to hear the live music of Rob Mehl. This guy is great!! His music is very refreshing and easy to listen to. I highly recommend going to listen to him if you can. He performed outside on the patio. There was lots of room... More

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