I've been coming here for over 20 years and always have a great time because you cannot beat the view. The service can lag sometimes though they are as you can imagine extremely busy pretty much from open to close on any given day. There is also not a lot of room for the servers to get between all the tables that are (understandably so) squished together for maximum seating capacity.
In addition to the somewhat slow service the lunch portions seem to be getting smaller which is the main reason I gave this a 4 not a 5. But the food is always good - we always try the fresh caught fish when available - and the sourdough bread is amazing! The wine menu is reasonable as well. Nothing too over the top but usually enough selection and decent price point.
I definitely recommend sitting outside if possible. What I don't recommend is showing up with a party of 8 without a reservation and then request a corner deck table, as so many visitors do. A lot of people actually get mad that the wait is 2 hours on a Sunday with perfect weather. What do they expect??? Note to tourists, this is NOT San Clemente's best kept secret!
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