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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 208
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A fun place for dinner

We went to the Fisherman's Restaurant for their Sunset Dinner on our last night in San Clemente. Between 4-7 pm each night, they have a different special. On Friday night we had fish tacos at $4 a pop that were a great shared appetizer (two per order.) Maya manned the taco bar, loading up my fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
KarenM155019
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went to the Fisherman's Restaurant for their Sunset Dinner on our last night in San Clemente. Between 4-7 pm each night, they have a different special. On Friday night we had fish tacos at $4 a pop that were a great shared appetizer (two per order.) Maya manned the taco bar, loading up my fish tacos to my specifications... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

One of the prettiest spots to view San Clemente. Great fresh seafood, delicious bread, wonderful cocktails-in a beautiful setting.

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Ashland, Oregon
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had the Fish & Chips on a Friday @ 11:30 am. I also had the small Caesar salad. We were seated promptly and the service was good, as usual. The view was spectacular and the food was fresh and tasty. I wish their chips were ordinary French-fries instead of the rather oddly cooked steak- fries, but... More 

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Harbert, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fisherman's Restaurant: Great location, watch the sunset, convenient to a number of other, better restaurants. Food is worse then meh. Caesar Salad arrived complete with hard boiled egg -- included, I suppose, to cater to people who don't know what goes in a Caesar Salad, including, apparently, the chef. The biggest problem is that if your party has more than... More 

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Sacramento, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you come to San Clemente, you have to eat here at least once for the experience of the waves crashing on the beach below you, and the sun setting on the horizon, with amazing views up and down the coast. We usually eat on the Oyster bar side, more casual, but both sides of the restaurant (on either side... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The seafood was good, the location was spectacular, the service was relaxed. Overall a very nice dining experience while on vacation.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Incredible place to enjoy the beautiful California sunset. We sat on the bar side. Loved hearing the waves splashing on shore and watching the surfers. Delicious seafood. Raw oysters and Prawns were excellent. The Ultimate California Experience !!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I grew up in S.CA and this in one of the best hidden treasures on the coast. At the base of the San Clemente Pier we went and sat on the patio under heaters at night and the view was spectacular. All of the dishes we sampled were cooked perfectly (not over cooked like so many) Friendly service. reasonable prices... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

19 year San Clemente resident and there's a reason Fishermans wins every year for best atmosphere, best bar, best seafood. If you are lucky enough, or get there early enough to camp out for sunset and get a patio table it can't be beat!

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San Clemente, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very little about this restaurant is notable -- nothing is exceptional, and if cardboard and mezzu-mezzu your fare, this place, the food, beverage and service would fit right in. On a positive note, the price is reasonable and the location is downright good. So, go there for the ambiance, not the food or service...

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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