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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    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
Huge selection!!

Most impressive menu! Very generous servings (doggy bag time!!) Wait time reasonable. Friendly, efficient wait staff. 'Fishy, sea' atmosphere. Highly recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Helena, Montana, United States
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Helena, Montana, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Most impressive menu! Very generous servings (doggy bag time!!) Wait time reasonable. Friendly, efficient wait staff. 'Fishy, sea' atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fish House Vera Cruz has 3 locations: San Marcos, Carlsbad & Temecula. All have the same great menu. Only fish and seafood on the menu...all grilled to perfection every time.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very good seafood cooked over wood coals. The halibut and shrimp were very good. The service was above average. On restaurant row in San Marcos. The bread was fresh and hot. The carrots were very sweet. The salad was very good. The have several very large salt and fresh water tanks on display. The also sell fresh fresh and have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Overpiced, bad food. Dry, overcooked potatoes, flavorless broccoli and carrots, like they were from the microwave, the bass had a mold flavor, the lobster was tasteless, the soup was cold, the butter dipping had flavor in it, don't know what, the bloody Mary's had very little tomato juice, combo shrimp/crab appetizer was covered in red cocktail sauce, the oyster were... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had monk fish wrapped in bacon (great), my husband had a swordfish burger (dry and not so good). The sourdough rolls were hot and delicious, and the service was excellent. We split a crab cake appetizer, and they were fairly good (a little soggy) with two good sauces. We'll go back and try again.

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Escondido, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Fish House Vera Cruz is one of those restaurants that you can always count on for a delicious meal. This place has been in San Marcos for 30 years and rarely changes it's menu, but that's a good thing! We have several favorites that are our go-to choices. We love the mixed fish kabob, steamed muscles, shrimp scampi, clam chowder,... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have had the shrimp on a skewer dinner and can tell you that it was delicious both times I have had it. Their fresh fish dept is amazing. I have also had their clam chowder and it is quite good, and the bread that goes with it is great!

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No. San Diego County
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the local "go to" fish house for my family. Have been eating here for 28 years! Love the decor and the fish tanks....full bar...happy hour....outside patio (but usually filled with smokers...bleh). A favorite here is blackened or cajun red snapper with the potatos (which are to die for) and then veggies on the side. Honestly, anything blackened or... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Attended a Rehersal Dinner here in May. Food was Outstanding and portions are amazing. All fish is fresh and well prepared. Even if you have to wait, the bar is quick and responsive, the open kitchen allows you to watch the chefs prepare meals, bathrooms are clean, and for all the men, while you enjoy a drink, your significant other... More 

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TurkeyPotPie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great fish shop in the heart of San Marcos. They have a huge variety of fresh fish, prepared as you wish. The side dish selection is limited, but the food is always tasty. Kids will enjoy the numerous fish tanks full of colorful sea creatures.

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Additional Information about Fish House Vera Cruz

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

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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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