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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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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, Reservations

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not good -- not bad -- loud and food was cold

Went for a business dinner and had cold snapper on a plate -- I think it was supposed to be hot. Music was so loud I thought I was in Orange County.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
JamesJOceanside_CA
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Oceanside, CA
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Oceanside, CA
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went for a business dinner and had cold snapper on a plate -- I think it was supposed to be hot. Music was so loud I thought I was in Orange County.

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Anaheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a nice place for a date night. My favorite thing to eat here is that oyster shooters they are delicious. They also have a nice bar with a big selection of mixed drinks and beers

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orange county, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate outside on a Saturday late afternoon, and it's right on the harbor, so it was very enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We had an appetizer, dinner, and salad, and it was all great! We will definitely stop here again when we're in the area.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 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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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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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

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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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