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San Diego Pier Cafe

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885 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (Pacific Highway)
619-239-3968
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must do

We ate here twice while in San Diego it was recommended by a friend and so glad we did not miss this little place. Located right on the water, a very quaint and nice place. Loved their margaritas and clam chowder so yummy. Their onion rings out of this world. We are so glad we found this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
livetoeat1965
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Windsor, CO
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Windsor, CO
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice while in San Diego it was recommended by a friend and so glad we did not miss this little place. Located right on the water, a very quaint and nice place. Loved their margaritas and clam chowder so yummy. Their onion rings out of this world. We are so glad we found this place and you... More 

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Lake Grove, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice place in the seaport village. Quick and tasty. If you like fast good fish with a nice view it's worth giving this place a spot

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Teulon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This small cafe near the end of the pier was recommended by several people. Glad we listened ! The staff were friendly and took the time to answer our questions about the menu. Everyone ordered the fish and chips and was the best fish and chips we have had anywhere ! Generous portions almost to much for one person. Great... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Normally, as a European travelling in the US, you expect to sacrifice taste for portion size and low cost. Not here. Unusually for the US this tasted 100% authentic with pleasant but not too "smiley" service and a great location. I'll definitely be back.

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melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Average food,view is much better. But was busy on Sunday at lunch,service quick but a little bit and miss,got a few things wrong. Ok place for a casual meal.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I ate here as the sun was setting on San Diego Harbor - The view was magnificent! We were able to get a seat overlooking the harbor and watched the sun go down. The restaurant is in a great location. The food was average...Nothing great, nothing bad...just average. I did think the prices were a little high,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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289 reviews 289 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We only went for drinks mid-afternoon, but it's a fun place on the water. Service is very casual, staff is happy to serve, and the drinks were great. I'd definitely give it a chance for a meal if in the area again!

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Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great view of San Diego & Coronado...definitely a tourist place with good, not exceptional food but surroundings make up for it. Additionally, the service was very good, It's quick & attentive. Calamari was great but clam chowder, so-so...enjoy!

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Albany, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

just arrived from the east coast. my husband found this place and immediately took us there. we watched the sunset, saw a dolphin, sea lions (or seals, not sure) drank a relaxing wine and took lots of photos with other tourists. the food was very good, service wonderful and the other visitors lots of fun. this place does not disappoint.... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wife and I were visiting San Diego and after a harbor cruise went over to Seaport Village for lunch. The restaurant was pretty busy but we were waited on fairly quickly and had a nice view of the harbor. My wife had fish tacos and I had a barbecue chicken sandwich. Both were very tasty and good. Our waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 885 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
    (Pacific Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-239-3968

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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