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Fish House Vera Cruz

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360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
760-744-8000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Room for Large groups

This restaurant has a very pleasant and quiet atmosphere. Seafood selections are very extensive, the bread is hot and delicious, and the service is friendly and attentive. This visit, my monk fish was dry, but others had wonderful prawns. The mashed potatoes with Romano cheese are very tasty, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fallbrook, California
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Fallbrook, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very pleasant and quiet atmosphere. Seafood selections are very extensive, the bread is hot and delicious, and the service is friendly and attentive. This visit, my monk fish was dry, but others had wonderful prawns. The mashed potatoes with Romano cheese are very tasty, but not really hot. We had a large group, and were seated... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We are in our 30's and I think we were the youngest people eating in the restaurant. The menu needs updating. The seafood was great but the sides were mediocre. Service was amazing! Still don't think I would go back.

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Solana Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

How could I not have known about this seafood treasure?! Visited with a large group of friends to celebrate a special birthday. Got to have lots of privacy & quiet in a separate room with attentive servers, fun & attractive decor and excellent food! The large restaurant is housed in an authentic adobe building and was pleasantly cool inside on... More 

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have been going here for many, many years and celebrate big occasions with the ever-so-pricey but oh-so-excellent crab legs. We have never had better crab legs and they're huge! We also love the Scallops Rumaki for an appetizer or if it's not a crab night, I will order the Scallops Rumaki as my main course, YUM!! My two other... More 

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San Diego, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food was great. They very accommodating for everyone. It was nice to have a place that is so busy to be so kind. The food was great as well.

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Vancouver, Washington
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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have been here dozens of times, once being a resident in San Marcos and as it is a favorite for many of my colleagues and friends. Unfortunately, this experience fell short. Could have been an off night, but the service was lacking tremendously. I had the butterfish, which was very good, but my colleague's salmon was overcooked. I am... More 

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Vista, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have always loved the Fish House in Carlsbad CA but we were pleasantly surprised at the Fish House in San Marcos, CA. The staff was great and the food was wonderful. The environment was more relaxed as the Carlsbad store is a bit more crowded. Highly recommend you have a meal at this restaurant.

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San Marcos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is not only loved by me, but many of the residents in our community go there on a regular basis. The food is always excellent as is the service. The prices aren't bad for good food and there are usually left overs when I go. This restaurant is exceptional.

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San Marcos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always a bit of a wait to get seated, but well worth it. We always seem to go at the busiest time. Food is excellent, never had a bad meal and we go often. Dinning room is always a pleasure to view the fishies in the tanks. Prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you receive. We have... More 

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San Marcos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When we want a good seafood dinner fixed the way we like it, this is where we go. Always excellent! Fresh fish menu is extensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-744-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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