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Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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1325 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
760.722.3474
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Now called The Broiler

Have been there many times before as the Monterey Bay Canners, which we thought had moved to a new location. We enjoyed our first meal there while on a staycation in Oceanside, CA. Nice location, good food and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
DrKenWare
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San Diego, California
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been there many times before as the Monterey Bay Canners, which we thought had moved to a new location. We enjoyed our first meal there while on a staycation in Oceanside, CA. Nice location, good food and service.

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Oceanside, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

GREAT Happy Hour. Call ahead and find out where the bartender, Chrystal, is working -- inside or out. Where inside or out, sit at the bar and "experience" Chrystal. SHE makes the evening fun. She had strangers interacting as long-lost buddies. Great value, Great food, Great fun!

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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397 reviews 397 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
454 helpful votes 454 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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RENO
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Arizona
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347 reviews 347 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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Oceanside
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1325 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760.722.3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?