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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
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Ranked #159 of 3,977 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $60
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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Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My family and I had an amazing dinner at this wonderful little slice of heaven in Coronado. Very upscale in look and price, but seated us like we were old friends wearing flip flops and shorts and dragging three small children behind. VERY fresh seafood (I had the swordfish filet (yum)), great appetizers (fondu is a MUST), and great desserts…... More

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Barrie, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was the second time we had eaten at The Brigantine. We had eaten there in May of 2012 and our visit in October 2013 did not disappoint. We enjoyed our food and good service and we will eat there again on our next visit.

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LaMarque, Tx.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My wife and I each tried shrimp dishes and were well pleased. The crab cake appetizer was great way to start the meal. My only suggestion is that if you park in the adjacent parking lot, put in fifty cents in the meter, otherwise it will cost you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Lobster and swordfish were wonderful.... My wife and I really enjoyed the environment. Staff was very warm and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went there on a suggestion from our hotel Humphrey's half moon inn. So we got a free appetizer sampler which was delicious. Followed by that I got calamari tacos and my girlfriend got shrimp tacos I took one star out because they brought me the wrong food but the service and food was both amazing so I would definetely... More

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Whittier, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

By the time we got to the restaurant, we were ravenous!! We were told to sit anywhere so we sat outside. We were immediately served drinks and started with an order of a dozen oysters, they were AMAZING!!! Rivaled the oysters that we have in N. Bend/Coos Bay, OR. We moved onto their seared ahi tuna, it was dry and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There are not a lot of places to eat on Shelter Island so was very pleased to find this place last night. The décor is outstanding and the place has a great atmosphere. Our waiter was very informed and provided great service. At first I thought the prices were a little on the high end however the quality of the... More

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a chain eatery but it is very good - in Point Loma it is a must for many - they have $1 tacos for lunch too!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Thanks to reviews on TripAdvisor, I made a reservation through Open Table for our first night on Shelter Island. Our hotel gave us a referral card for a free appetizer that was excellent and came out quickly, which was a relief after a long day of travel. The house appetizer included lemon artichoke fritters (outstanding), shrimp ceviche on corn chips... More

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All American City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I had sailed a sunset cruise and received a recommendation for this place. There are two! So, if you make reservations make sure you find yourself at the right location. We went to the one near Loma Point. The atmosphere was very romantic. The wait staff was amazing and they catered to our every need. My husband... More

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