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Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar
1325 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
760.722.3474
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Ranked #128 of 317 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great place to watch a ball game or just sit and mingle. Right on the water so a great view. We are not big on oysters so had fish and salad. Very good.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“local surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Saw the reviews for this restaurant & was going to pass on it, but decided to give it a try. With expectations low - I had a pretty good time. A lot of locals hang out here & you can get some great info on where to go. Had the clam chowder & lemon pepper mahimahi & both were good.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Love the happy hour appetizers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Love the view of the bay from the back deck. The calimari is good, as are the soft tacos and quesadillas, but the vegetables tempura were a greasy disappointment.

Visited August 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Weird”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Sunday night was a strange crowd. Loud early 80's and 90s rock with some spontaneous dancing and very drunk people. Not a great place to enjoy the harbor view and a nice meal. Food was OK and service was average. We eventually moved inside due to the loud and strange outdoor experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Candidate for Restaurant Impossible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Horrible restaurant--musty, old smell when you walk in the door. We should have turned around and left. Service was negligent at best and it was not like the place was full as it was virtually empty. I ordered shellfish skewers which were advertised as shrimp, lobster, scallops with bacon and onions on skewers. There was no bacon, not a single scallop and what they called lobster was mush (we live in Boston and KNOW what lobster is supposed to be--taste and texture). There were three (total) of the tiniest shrimp I have ever seen and lots and lots of red peppers--it was the most expensive pepper and onion dish I have ever had. Only decent thing on the table between my husband's dinner (chicken something, hard to tell what) and mine was the bread. Stay away from this place.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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