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“Great fish fry” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor Fish Cafe

Harbor Fish Cafe
3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
760-729-4161
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Ranked #53 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Chilliwack, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great fish fry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place was packed when we got there despite it being quite late on a Sunday. ...we waited about 5 minutes and got a great table on the beach side. This is a super casual venue next door to a surf shop....table service but with paper plates and plastic cutlery - nothing fancy if that's what you're after. It was just right for us. Kids were happy, portions were plentiful and fish was great. Great experience all round and highly recommend if you need something casual and unique in Carlsbad.

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English first
palm desert ca
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“They did it again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We come here every summer and have not been disappointed. The fish is crisp and tasty, the fries are excellent and plentiful, and the tartar sauce, vinegar and ketchup are right there for you. There is a great beach view and the service is top-notch.Be prepared for a long walk if all the parking spaces are taken.
And a bonus for me..............they don't take American Express!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eloy
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30 restaurant reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“a must stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

very casual with outside seating on the beach. extremely handy if you are beaching it. Great good and service. wife had fish tacos and I had fish sandwich.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, AZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A casual place for fish.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Right on the ocean ... and great fish and chips! Good food and the service is outstanding. A really nice, very casual place.

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Fish & Chips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Saw reviews for it so we went, and we were not disappointed. Batter on fish was light and flaky and the fish was moist. Will revisit next time in town!

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