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“Used to be so much better” 2 of 5 stars
Review of King's Fish House

King's Fish House
5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
760-431-3474
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Ranked #56 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
carlsbad
1 review
“Used to be so much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our latest trip to Kings Fish in Carlsbad left us less than thrilled. The service was fine, but the food was nothing like it used to be. We ordered the cold seafood platter. First, it used to come on a stand so the ice didn't melt all over your table, the shrimp was overcooked, the oysters were very small and the snow crab was watery and tasteless and they didn't bring the packaged wet napkins and when we asked for them the waiter went to look for some and then came back saying they didn't have any. What seafood restaurant doesn't have wet naps? The waiter did let us switch the clams for extra shrimp and that was really nice.
Let's just put it this way, we left hungry after spending $70 (not including tip) and we will not be visiting the Carlsbad location again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Average restaurant ....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

nothing spectacular about their dishes, typical seafood fare, and a little pricey, I think, Staff is friendly and attentive. Nice décor and close to Outlet stores,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The service was wonderful and the food was so delicious! Very clean and upbeat atmosphere! My husband had never had swordfish and wanted to try it but didn't want a full order, the chef made him a wonderful sample at no charge!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everything from the ambiance, to the service and of course the food, was amazing!!! I look forward to going back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh Fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The Halibut was so fresh. I had it blackened and served with a side salad which was average and cheesy grits which were good. My wife had the Salmon salad which was outstanding. The service was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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