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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

#218 of 3,722 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
Chowder, Seafood
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400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980 (4th Street)
619-858-2277
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 235
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 27
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tenth anniversary

My wife and I have been her 3 times and have never been disappointed . The fresh fish is always the very freshest and the wait staff will advise on what way is best for the fish to be cooked. The wait staff is very helpful and could not be more attentive. If you are looking for a first class... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Mike K
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our 30th anniversary with friends. The food was superb! Our waiter was wonderful and helped us make the best choices for all our tastes including cocktails. The atmosphere was so nice and we had the best time. I would highly recommend The Oceanaire Seafood Room to anyone looking for a fine dining experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have read about this restaurant and since we had a huge craving for seafood (oysters) we decided to book a table. Great location near our hotel and a warm welcome upon arrival. Great Service and knowhow how to combine drinks and items. Fantastic seafood and great oysters. Their tuna sushi was fantastic and the sides that we ordered was incredible... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Located on the first floor in the Gaslamp District Sea food restaurant with rather classic interior and staff. Ok and correct, but not completely my style. Off course that's very personal! The food is ok, time between courses a bit short.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I have been her 3 times and have never been disappointed . The fresh fish is always the very freshest and the wait staff will advise on what way is best for the fish to be cooked. The wait staff is very helpful and could not be more attentive. If you are looking for a first class... More 

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was reluctant about the choice when hearing it was a chain, but I had nothing to fear. This is a high end seafood restaurant and the food was very good. We had party of 12, the appetizers, drinks and main courses were all very good (even the one person who got a steak liked it). I had the swordfish... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant is on the San Diego side of the bay. One can take a ferry from Coronado! It is very large but there are booths as well as tables. The food was delicious. It is pricey. For the 4 of us it cost 300 dollars including one drink and a bottle of wine. The wine list is very expensive.... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had lots of food, just didn't like fried shrimp with thick crunchy crust. Plenty of food. Server must have been tired because he wasn't very attentive. It took forever to order and drinks were slow in the refill department. Nice facility, may try again next time.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Six of us had a wonderful dinner here. The food was just great (I had the scallops "angry" - just the right amount of kick to the spices - delicious), the service was great (our waiter was attentive and helpful) and the deserts were also delicious. It was an all around great evening. There were plenty of choices of entrees... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Conveniently located in San Diego's downtown Gaslamp District Oceanaire is a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike. Whenever my father in law and his wife are in town my wife and I visit. Reservations a must. And when they bring out the bread and vegetable plate be sure ask for the pickled cod as well, it's not on the... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Most people who have been here will probably tell you that the food and service are amazing. But unless they are very very wealthy, you will also hear that this place is very expensive. But we recently discovered that on Monday evenings they offer a 3 course meal for 2 people and it is only $70! We couldn't believe it.... More 

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Additional Information about The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
Phone Number: 619-858-2277
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-858-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?