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Brigantine Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2048 (Via de la Valle)
(858) 481-1166
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated right away, the service was ok, the food was all right. The saving factor was the Mud pie.

Thank richardjoycef
Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should state that this applies only to my most recent visit to the Brigantine and may not be reflective of an overall impression. Upon arriving there was a car parked at the entrance to the valet lot for quite some time which backed up traffic on PCH. I can't say whether it was incompetence or perhaps under-manning but it... More 

Thank peterginsburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Brigantine multiple times. This time, while on our vacation, the food was not up to the usual standard I recall and enjoyed in the past. This is a great place to go for the bar and appetizers and I would recommend that. The food is a bit pricey for what you get.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hobe Sound, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here our last night in San Diego. The seafood was very good from the raw oysters to the Ahi tuna. Service was very good with just the right amount of attention. Good selection of options and they were able to accommodate a special request for one of the kids in our group. Nice view of the Del Mar... More 

Thank tony c
Del Mar, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, the Brigantine is a great seafood restaurant and you can't beat the view, overlooking the Del Mar Fairground and Horse Track. Given a choice, though, I'd take the Fish Market, down the hill, as a better dining choice. So, why go to The Brigantine? Seems the bar scene is the answer, especially if you're over 40... More 

Thank tigerdogtoo
Pasadena, California
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at "the brig" numerous times with out of town guests for lunch and have always pointed out the fish tacos as outstanding. But what do you do if you want to change it up a little bit. We didn't make a big change but did move to the fish sandwich (know it's not a big change but... More 

Thank CLG1111
Elgin, Illinois
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While on vacation in Del Mar we have dinner at The Brigantine. Making a resavation is a good idea. We were seated at a lovely table with a view. Our server was extra helpful and if he couldn't answer a question he got someone right away who could. The food although priced high was very good and desert yummy.

Thank catlomrad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great location and view of the del mar race track. The crab cake was really good but entrees were average at best. For $50 per person they it was not great. Lots of other choices near by. Service was good to start with but by the end we had to wait forever for our waitress. Didn't seem to be her... More 

Thank ACJai
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's fun for all the family, friends, business clients, beautiful flowers and patio. Local favorite and nice people.

Thank Winrow1
Newport News
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you want to relax, ask to dine on the patio. The garden was lovely, with a variety of flowers, grass and trees. The food was excellent, especially the house appetizer. Thoroughly enjoyed the seafood special. But...make a reservation to guarantee getting a table. The restaurant was very busy.

Thank mhayden25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2048
    (Via de la Valle)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 481-1166

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?