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King's Fish House

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5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed some of the best fresh wild halibut and salmon we've ever had. The menu identifies which fish were wild caught and which were farm raised. The seevice (Ari was our server) was excellent, too.

Thank Steve K
Carlsbad, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited King's Fish House with my family on a Tuesday night. The patio was packed, but there were plenty of available tables inside. It's a large restaurant, and I never really noticed that looking at it from the outside. There's tons of options on the menu, which is good when you want to please a bunch of picky palettes.... More 

Thank Sarah S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our first day of vacationing in Carlsbad. The atmosphere is good. The service is great and the meals are delicious. I would definitely return.

Thank Earl B
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Food was really not that great, especially for the price. I had shrimp and it was $20 for lunch and tasted like it had been frozen. The atmosphere was nice. It was hot but we sat on the shaded patio.

Thank 1954Pam
Oceanside, California
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311 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Superb menu selection for fish lovers. If you aren't a fish lover, there a a few alternatives but seriously this is a fish house. Have and enjoy the fish! Drinks were outstanding. One damn fine Old Fashion. All bourbon and that's the way it should be. Started off with a very fresh salad. I had the ono and my wife... More 

Thank LodiWineBob
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wahoo came out a little rare, returned it to cook a little more, manager came out promptly and gave us a free dessert. Great customer service! Lobster veggie roll was the bomb. Will definitely be back next visit to Cali.

Thank Jocy B
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the oyster sampler which had a dozen oysters - 2 each of 6 different varieties. Quite good. Oysters served with lemon wedges, hot sauce, horseradish, and their mignonette sauce. Also ordered the manila clam linguine. I could only eat half of it. When I first tried it I was underwhelmed. I ate the other half of it the next... More 

Thank lglbgl
Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually always enjoy this Resturant. But it is tourist season and locals are treat without respect. Open booth table because we were coming in a little later in the evening, no, we couldn't have it. Both of us ordered two different soups and specifically said we wanted it served extra hot! Nothing. When she asked later how the soup... More 

Thank Chaps4126
Carlsbad, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish is always fresh with a very wide Selection. Last week I had delicious Crab Legs from Alaska. Our usual order Is blackened salmon for my husband and fresh rainbow trout almandine for me. Servers are very friendly. One catch for me is that the 2 sides offered are seldom hot. I just specify "hot" when ordering. Perfect.

Thank Carol G
Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and the freshest fish around. Whenever I have business guests in town, this is where we go. I've never been disappointed.

Thank melaniecarden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5625 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-431-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?