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Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar

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611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92673
949-498-6390
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 290
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  • 94
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  • 18
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic setting on the pier in a vibrant up market suburb

We enjoyed a stroll around the quirky shops as we headed down to the beach front for a long family lunch while soaking up the beach side ambience . A great variety of food , cold beer and good wine ,coupled with excellent service . It was a long way from our home in Australia but a great place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
103jeff
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location at the San Clemente Pier is great. Lovely coastline. Nice walk on the pier. The staff at the restaurant were friendly, polite and efficient. We had fish and chips and fish tacos, which were good. The Bar side is also attractive - maybe the food is better there, but don't know. Nice place to take visitors.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a stroll around the quirky shops as we headed down to the beach front for a long family lunch while soaking up the beach side ambience . A great variety of food , cold beer and good wine ,coupled with excellent service . It was a long way from our home in Australia but a great place to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't bother ordering the food, it is terrible. However, it is the brst place to sit and watch the beach, the train, and people watch. They have heaters on at night. Weekends are crowded, but worth the wait for a table.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best view of the water and pier in San Clemente. Food is pub grub, but the view is amazing. Bar side is better than the restaurant side. Restaurant is really overrated.

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Thank kjuiceman
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a gourmet restaurant but has dependable good food for a family outing. We had soups, the fish and chips, and sandwiches. Our group included four kids, two in high chairs. The staff was helpful.

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Thank RyanLChicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing location that can't be beat. We always take out of town company here. It's perfect for watching surfers & seagulls & then taking a stroll on the pier. We personally like their breakfast. Good Eggs Benedict & big pancakes. Lunch & dinner is not good - average seafood - absolutely nothing special & not particularly... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Calamari Strips were delicious! The view off the pier is amazing. Was a little chilly to eat outside so we enjoyed the view from an inside window table. The waitress, Alec, was really good. Kept my coffee filled! The Oyster Bar Salad was terrific and only $8.95!! My husband had the Salmon and loved it!

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Thank alr464
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel we stayed at. We arrived at the height of the dinner hour so had to wait at the bar until we could be seated for dinner. The bar was already noisy, but the experience was made worse by a group who were watching football and acting like they were in a stadium every... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the first time and it was wonderful! The service was excellent, the food was even better!!! The fruit was very fresh! I ordered the Surfers Hearty Breakfast and portion size was huge!!! View of ocean and pier was great!

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seattle WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When about a year ago I reviewed our dinner experience, I was disappointed. Recently, we went for lunch, and this time we were pretty pleased. Service remains good, and all three of us were happy with our food: the salad & clam chowder, the fish tacos and the seafood brochette. Could have been a little more fish on the brochette... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92673
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-498-6390

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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