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“Convenient and Tasty for Convention Attendees” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Tin Fish

The Tin Fish
170 6th Ave., San Diego, CA (Downtown)
619-238-8100
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Ranked #276 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
New York City, New York
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Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
“Convenient and Tasty for Convention Attendees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a small restaurant located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. My friends and I left the convention center for a quick lunch across the street and were pleasantly surprised. We ordered fish and chips and fish tacos. Everything was affordable and delicious. The Tin Fish is a small, casual restaurant with outdoor seating and great fish!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“fish taco heaven!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a very enjoyable afternoon listening to some great entertainment and soaking up the Southern California sun!
The fish tacos were the greatest. What a memory. Very friendly atmosphere with great food and right in the shadow of Petco Field. Especially enjoyed the rendition of "Casey at the Bat" set to music.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“We Love The Tin Fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Tin Fish is located directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center which is the perfect location for people watching (especially during Comic Con)!

We always enjoy their food which is consistently good, a great value and it's really a fun place to sit and watch people. Last night my husband decided to change from our usual fish & chips plate and opted for the swordfish & chips plate instead. Three pieces of swordfish, a basket of their waffle fries and their fabulous coleslaw (vinegar based dressing & yum). It was great.

You do have to order at the counter and it's very casual but it's one of our 'go to' places when we want good food and a fun experience!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Fun Place to Hang Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The food was fantastic and reasonably priced. The owner is there and talks with all of the customers. A fun and friendly place!!!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh local fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I had sea bass taco but since I didn't want flour tortilla they substituted high quality corn chips. It came with an excellent fresh slaw and cheese. My husband got crab cakes they were fried and tasted if oil they also did not have the thick white pieces of crab I like.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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