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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: Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Disappointed....

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
CPhi74
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Vancouver, Washington
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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3 reviews 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We buy fish to cook at home frequently. They don't even have a grilled fish sandwich on the menu. Very bland and boring.

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vista, ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been going here for 30+ years, it was my grandparents favorite restaurant & our whole family loves fish. The selection is amazing. The carrots & veggies are great. Rice Pilaff delicious. Service is very good & the servers are nice. The decor is great with gigantic saltwater aquariums to watch. I really think that wlovestotravel put it best, food is... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The restaurant has been around forever and is always pretty packed, that should be an indication that overall the food is not bad, however, I have to say the food is hit and miss, some very good and some not so good - never really bad. If you can identify what fish is fresh and from local waters, you probably... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Enough said, don't you think? The service was very friendly. The warm bread was a nice touch but unfortunately the food was horrible. Both my 16 year old son and I enjoy seafood but as much as we wanted this restaurant to be a pleasant experience, it just didn't satisfy.

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San Diego County
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We've been coming to Fish House Vera Cruz since Restaurant Row was all one building with all the tables in the center and the restaurant counters around the outside. For family birthday dinners, they would put a candle in your filet. Delicious grilled seafood with a huge variety. The chowder is also very good and the Romanof potatoes are so... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?