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“BAD FOOD, GOOD VIEW” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar

Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92673
949-498-6390
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Ranked #6 of 185 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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“BAD FOOD, GOOD VIEW”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

Do: Drink & Enjoy the view
Don't: Eat (Unless you like garbage)

salty pasta, old tomatoes, wilted salad...and much more
they really don't care about their food.
the place is packed anyway, especially in summer

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“Best place for PEI Mussels...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

We visited San Clemente at Christmas, 2007 and again in May, 2008. Both times we went to the pier at San Clememte for mussels. The restaurant is very busy, reservations are recommended. The service is fast and friendly, the drinks are great.
We usually go with family, so there is always a large group of us - typically 6 or 7 of us. Our large group is always accommodated quickly. Space is limited and it can be crowded at peak times.

We always order several buckets of fresh steamed mussels to start. They are awesome. The seafood on the menu is fresh and we have never had anything we didn't enjoy.

I recommend this as a must for anyone visiting the South Orange County area.

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“Great location for a dinner by the beach.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

Great location for a dinner by the beach.

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“Great Food, Gorgeous View, Friendly Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2008

As a transplant from Seattle to Orange County, we're anxious to spend every waking minute at the beach. Today, we ventured to San Clemente, about 10 miles South of Laguna Hills/Mission Viejo. Upon entering the pier, you are greeting by the Fisherman's restaurant. On your righthand side is a complete bar/restaurant, and on the lefhand side it appears to be more of a formal restaurant. In any case, they serve lunch until 4pm, and have a very reasonably priced menu. They also serve mahi mahi tacos all day for $9.95 and burgers for $8.95. They have an extensive wine list with a great variety of wines at all prices. The service is lightening bolt fast. You do have to seat yourselves, and with the fabulous view, things can get a bit competitive. But there really isn't a bad table in the place. Given that it's probably a tourist destination, the staff are extremely friendly and warm and really make sure your needs are taken care of. A good choice for a day at the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

Food is good... view is the best

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