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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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Late lunch

Sadly, we waited a long while for our food after our server had returned to our table at least three times to confirm our order. The food was not special but the view from a table with an ocean view was great.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
jdt559
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Coppell, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Coppell, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Sadly, we waited a long while for our food after our server had returned to our table at least three times to confirm our order. The food was not special but the view from a table with an ocean view was great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Centrally located and good ambience . Excellent food and awesome sunset view . This is a must visit place if you are in San diego

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Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This little restaurant in San Diego's Seaport Village sits right over the water with beautiful views of the Coronado Bridge, the island itself, and the surrounding area. It's a plain, little wooden building, but it has a lot of character. We enjoyed lunch there, one of us had the fish and chips, the other one had the Combination Seafood...both were... More 

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Aylesbury
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went here for our final lunch and we were pleasantly fulfilled. The Bloody Mary was great it even had a prawn skewered to the top of the straw. I then had the calamari strips which were very filling followed by the fish enchiladas which were yummy overall a lovely experience coupled with the fantastic view

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Dine on the Harbor at the San Diego Pier Cafe. We decide to try this place for dinner while we were at Seaport Village as it had the best reviews of any of the bay front dinning establishments. It is a very loud restaurant but the views of the harbor are worth it. We ordered an appetizer of GIANT Onion... More 

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London, UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Are here when we visited Seaport Village. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was fine - big portions (of course). Great location on the pier - fab views out to sea. Make sure to get a window view.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here with a couple of colleagues. Service and food were good, but this very much a tourist restaurant. Great location on the bay.

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went on a Tuesday at noon for the lunch special - Shrimp stuffed Swordfish. It was the best I have ever eaten. Fantastic. The 250 degree views of the bay were a stellar backdrop to the dining experience. The waitress was very sweet and kind.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

if you are in the area of San Diego and looking for somewhere to eat, don't miss out on this restaurant. It's right at the southerly end of the promenade beyond USS Midway, but it's definitely worth the effort to visit. The food is really good and the service friendly and efficient. Children are welcome and access is good for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Terrible, dirty, ugly high fat food. Spoiled bice shrimps with stinky oil. Never go there. Completely spoiled San Diego experience. They kill the taste of fresh seafood. Absolutely tasteless and ugly.

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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: Entertaining clients, Families with children
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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