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“Beautiful view from the patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar
1325 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside, CA 92054
760.722.3474
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Ranked #113 of 310 restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
temecula, ca
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful view from the patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Showed up during happy hour which is till 7pm. Sat in the patio and loved the atmosphere and the harbor views. The food was delicious, ordered clam chowder and ceviche and the halibut tacos. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Oceanside, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“They padded the bill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

3 out of the four people we were with had extra drinks on it. We all drank different items so it was not that they just put it on the wrong bill. They just added an extra drink to all the people we were with. The food was good but the speed of service was horrible. I will not be back anytime soon. This place really needs new management to train the servers better.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Go for a drink and not the food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I am a local and this place would be a great place to take out of town guests, unfortunately it is not. The restaurant has a great location, right on the water in Oceanside harbor, a great out door patio that is right on the waters edge. What more could you want, that is the burning question, here are the answers: how about good service and food.
On my last visit the four of us were escorted to our table and seated by a hostess that acted as if she would rather be some where else, we had to wait 10 minutes before our waiter arrived and noticed that we didn't have menus, another ten minutes he brought us menus and took our drink orders, not a good start.
Things that were poor:
Slow service
inexperienced waiter
sporadic food delivery
incorrect food delivered, when it got there.
I could go on but, I won't.
Go there for the bar and forget the rest,

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“hey! happy hours junkies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

went to lunch their for the first time in many years!!!.. I was very surprise... the menu has change to fill your tummy!!!!... the bar happy hour is 1200-7pm mon-sat!!!. the wife and I
had clam chowder (perfect) love the pepper taste!!! alot of clams!!!.. big serving.. also had the
burger very taste!!!!!!! .. its was just right size.. f/fries perfect amount . not dumped all over the plate!!!! the price is perfect for the happy'sssss .our lunch 2 drafts/1wine ,, 2 chowders// 2 burgers... less than $34.00.... come on you happy hours junkies... old spot with a new life!!! thanks too our server: charles great job!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Sat on the patio for lunch with a view of the harbor. Service was attentive. Food was just above average but still good. Not too crowded during the week for lunch so it is perfect for a business lunch. Have been in on weekends and the place especially the bar is crowed and loud with many locals.
Don't go in thinking this is high end dinning and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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