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Fish 101

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1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6221
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've eaten here several times and the food is very consistent and really good. Overall, the food isn't amazing, necessarily. But, the quality is high, the selection will satisfy pretty much all people & moods, the ingredients & preparation choices are plentiful, and it fits the overall vibe of Encinitas and Leucadia perfectly. I will say that the ability to... More 

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Irvine, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a casual family friendly restaurant with amazing food. The clam chowder was one of the best we have ever had. A great place for the whole family to relax and have fantastic seafood.

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Thank magfamily2016
Encinitas, California
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does not matter what you order its nice and fresh and delicious, so far I tried most of the fish and clams, just great you will enjoy this place but be their early parking could be difficult.

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Thank 09RayRay37
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant's fish sandwiches and tacos are delish! Lines can be long during dinner time because everyone in the area knows about the great food.

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Thank momofjrr
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small, quaint local eatery that has outstanding fresh fish items daily. I had the grilled fresh Mahi Mahi fish tacos. They were outstanding. One of the best fish tacos I have ever ate and I have eaten many. Prices were reasonable. Especially when considering the quality of the fish. You may have to wait in line to order. Do... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily miss this place if you're not looking for it. It's a roadside restaurant, diner tables/chairs, order up front and they bring the food to you. Main thing is great, fresh seafood affordably priced. Excellent selection of craft beers as well. We were there on a Saturday night, and they got packed. Was a good sign, and the... More 

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Thank wrozen
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here five times, and the food and beer has been delicious without fail. It's a popular place, so be prepared for a line-out-the-door. The only downside is that it feels unorganized and hectic. Yet food and bev always get delivered in reasonable time. We will certainly return.'

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Pollock Pines
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Looking at the outside it just looks like any other Californian SanDiego style eatery The food was some of the best I had in the Del Mar -Salana Beach. It wasn't out of range I'd give it a 3 $$$ The reason I gave it a 4 star out of five was the service. Really slow both times I went.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was our second visit to Fish 101, and I can't believe I didn't review it earlier. There is usually a line out the door which is always a really good sign. We were greeted by helpful people who directed us to the menu and the specials. We were there for happy hour (early, to avoid the crowds!) and sampled... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We love Fish 101. It's our favorite seafood restaurant in the area, which we visit often. The oysters are amazing- always fresh. I get the Baja fish tacos and the fresh fish options are my husband's go to. We love the grilled romaine and sweet corn sauté for sides. Good wine and beer options too. I love the desserts but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221

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