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The Brigantine

#288 of 4,167 Restaurants in San Diego
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2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
+1 619-224-2871
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had dinner here, parking was easy to get into and plentiful versus the Del Mar, CA location where you valet or nothing. We both had swordfish one of their signature dishes and as usual it was EXCELLENT. We had fantastic and courteous service here that made me want to come back. My friend's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Cherie O
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oceanside, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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Abruzzo
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Considering were two persons / no excuse for one dish to come out cold! What do you have to do for fish & chips! I struggled on - rather than spoil am 'event' - when I did complain. The waiter (rightly said I should have given him a chance to sort things! I personally never return food to a kitchen!... More 

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oceanside, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had dinner here, parking was easy to get into and plentiful versus the Del Mar, CA location where you valet or nothing. We both had swordfish one of their signature dishes and as usual it was EXCELLENT. We had fantastic and courteous service here that made me want to come back. My friend's birthday was honored with a list... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Better than average restaurant, with a nice and varied menu, full bar and excellent service. Atmosphere is causal, but very nice and the prices for Coronado were quite reasonable. Portions were substantial and everything was fresh with a lovely presentation. Meals were good, but nothing exceptional. Our salads were fresh, good sized (you could easily split one) and I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I went in April 2015. Some things to note. The good: my kids had the fish and chips and Mac and cheese. Both gobbled them up and I tasted the fish and it was excellent. I should have ordered that. Average: clam chowder was ok. Did not have any chunks of clams. Had the seafood platter for... More 

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Iowa
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good atmosphere, view of marina - Professional and competent staff - would return. Oysters were nice and cold

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Batesville, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Waitress was excellent and we had a large group of 12. Halibut , sea bass, lobster, scallops,chicken were outstanding. 2 in our party did not like their steak. Waitress offered excellent complementary desserts for those with steaks.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wonderful steaks and seafood, great service and an awesome atmosphere. Would definitively go back the next time we are in San Diego.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a great fish dinner and rated it our best meal of the week actually. It can be a little pricey with drinks but I would definately say to go there for a nice night out. The wait staff was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about food and wines.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love this place, right on the water, great vodka martinins, and awesome fresh seafood all for a super good price. The staff are pretty decent, could be better, but the food is so good that sometimes it supersedes the lack off service. Love the Surf and Turf and the Seafood Combo and the Fish Stew oh and the OYSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped by for lunch on 3-16 and tried the mahi mahi sandwich as well grilled fish sandwich along with a glass of wine and a beer. The margaritas looked awesome and wish we had ordered those after the fact. Both lunches were filling and quite pleasing to the palate. Enjoyable but perhaps a second choice to some others. We would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?