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All 206 San Marcos Restaurants

Fish House Vera Cruz

360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
760-744-8000
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Ranked #10 of 206 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We came here a little later in the evening on a Tuesday and there were only a couple of other customers. Ambiance - walkway is cute, homey, well lit, you will be greeted by a nice set of seafood temping you to order all of them, cabin feel Service - excellent, quick Food - The lobster tails were amazing. Perfectly... More

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Escondido
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

1st up - all they serve is fish. Mostly fresh, prepared to perfection. All meals come with 2 sides (love the Romano potatoes) and rolls. Chowder great too. Happy hour in the bar area - nice asst. of food items and beverage specials too. Great service in both bar and dining area. Sat outside for both since it was a... More

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lanex
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257 reviews 257 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After a long day and not wanting to go back to the resort and prepare dinner, we chose this by chance. Sort of run down and I thought we might have made a mistake but our dinners were well prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient.

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California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband surprised me today with a visit to the Fish House for dinner. The service was very good from the person who seated us to the lovely lady who waited on us. We both ordered the Monk Fish dinners. Salads are extra. Your choices with your meal include vegetables coleslaw, fresh tomatoes or a potato. We ordered dinner salads... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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472 reviews 472 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Got in just before closing 9 PM (during the week) and the service was incredible with waiter, Eric. Fresh mussels and delicious monkfish were served perfectly cooked and very tasty.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The service here is great. Ambiance is quaint. Food tasted remarkable. My wife and I both had the Boston clam chowder. She had the Red Snapper. I had the shrimp and scallops on the skewer. The food tasted fantastic. It was clear there was a lot of attention to the seasoning and cooking. However, less than two hours later, my... More

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant was once a fun place to take the kids and have a healthier style dinner, but those days are over. Our fish was overcooked, poorly cut (had a tendon running through it) and the sides seemed like they came from the frozen food isle at Costco. Our server was nice but not attentive as we had to ask... More

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Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to go for Lunch or 'Light Dinner' or 'To Go' (Smoked Albacore, Clam Chowder, Great Salads!) Fish House is clean, great service, & some of the FRESHEST FISH in North County!

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Woodstock, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I dined here with a colleague. We had much to discuss over dinner and I believe the server caught that as we were seated. The service was quick and the meal was superb. I had Mahi Mahi and it was perhaps the best I've had! the server did her best not to interrupt us too much while refreshing drinks and... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We make it a point to come here whenever we're in this area. The fish is always fresh and seasoned perfectly, the staff is very friendly and courteous and the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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