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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
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Ranked #287 of 4,069 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $60
Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Creme Brulee. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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English first
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

With my family I went for happy our but we ended up with a lousy hour. After waiting for a long time for our order. The happy hour oyster shooter we order was only catchup with a very small oyster and NO vodka. To get the vodka we were asked to pay extra.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stopped in here for an early supper. Since it was just before 5pm we had the option of ordering off the less expensive lunch menu. The server was polite, and attentive enough. We both ordered a variation of fish taco....I had the swordfish and my hubby had the Mahi mahi. The food was prepare quickly, with very fresh ingredients... More

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Locals secret best seafood in the City! High standards almost 5 Star without the cost! Always a place to eat fish tacos on Tuesdays and have great drinks without the attitude the staff is outstanding a must visit place when in San Diego try their Miguels for Mexican food! OMG!!!

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They have a good seating area in the bar section to sit and have apps and cocktails. The prices get reasonable during happy hour. The inside was remodelled a while back and is really nice. I like to sit by the fireplace and catch a game (we just watched one of the world series games there). Tacos are great, calamari... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with an old friend. Wonderful location with outstanding seafood and service. I wasn't too hungry so I just had the clam chowder. My buddy truly enjoyed his 3 course sole fish dinner.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love this place! We sat in the bar area for Taco Tuesday. Started off with the Napa Valley Nachos (off the regular menu). The were tasty! Next was fish tacos- I tried the classic and the mahi. Both were good- and they were really good sized. For dessert, I has the mud pie that they're know for- and it... More

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Syracuse, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Staying at a hotel on Shelter Island, the first two nights we walked right past the Brigantine looking for a good seafood dinner. The string of Christmas lights along two exterior balconies make it appear somewhat cheesy and small, and from the street the second-floor location may not inspire confidence, but once you open the downstairs entrance door and climb... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I took my spouse here as a surprise for our 25th and was terribly, terribly disappointed. I don't get how they have rave reviews. Maybe the chef stayed home sick or something. Food was bland and boring. I don't mind paying good money for good food, but I do mind paying lots of money for average food. Service was good,... More

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Big Bear Lake, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Though my Sand Dabs were very good my husbands $30.00 seafood stew was the worst he has ever had. The fish, shrimp, lobster and mussels were like rubber, tough, and had no flavor from excessive overcooking. The stew came with seven mussels but three did not have any meat. Both of us had a cup of clam chowder and were... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great atmosphere and setting. Food delicious. Had to laugh when waitress abruptly asked my age when I ordered a drink: I'm 34.... Never the less great food and service would recommend highly.

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Additional Information about The Brigantine

Address: 2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 619-224-2871
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 60
Cuisine: Seafood

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