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Fish 101

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1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (45 reviews)
“fresh fish” (44 reviews)
“poke bowl” (7 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

My daughter recommended Fish 101 for the freshest fish in the West. If you hooked it yourself it couldn't be better. I had Halibut and Ellen had Salmon. Great choices. Informal atmosphere.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Fish 101 was just what we were looking for for a quick dinner before going to watch the sunset at the beach. Great oysters, delicious fish tacos, interesting wines, nice casual atmosphere.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The shrimp tacos and fish tacos are very good. The food is consistently good but the ambiance leaves something to be desired. It's the loudest restaurant ever. Many families bring their small children, so keep that in mind if you're headed there for a date...More

1  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Of the three restaurants visited, the overall flavor Mahi Mahi taco with fixings was my favorite. So many fish taco options on Coast Highway 101 so you can't go wrong.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Busy, full of locals who come often. Stand in line for awhile to order, find a table. The food is fresh and delicious. I especially liked that they cook their french fries in rice bran oil as I am allergic to soy. Helpful, efficient, friendly...More

Thank Marina L
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and experience at Fish 101 and would return. Fresh fish, friendly counter service, casual and comfortable atmosphere with tables inside and out on patio. Only reason not five stars is because food was not excellent, but it was very good, and...More

Thank SusanL81435
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Took a chance and scored big! Wasn't sure about going here but was pleasantly surprised. Had a fish platter, side were a little strange by title, but had great presentation and flavor. would rightly recommend

Thank 24Boomer
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We stopped here because another restaurant was closed, and were very happy with our choice. It is along Coast Highway, so parking is chancy, but there are a few tables inside, and a few more on a covered porch. When we got there (5:30) there...More

Thank markinRB
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Great spot for fresh seafood and sides!! Easy casual dinner.. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back definitely a must go kid friendly

Thank Melkai_123
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Its a fast-casual place where you order at the counter and they bring the food to you. FRESH fish and simple-healthy side dish options.

1  Thank tango982015
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Barb S
March 3, 2017|
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Response from 3ofusSD | Reviewed this property |
2.3 miles by car. You can take an Uber.
Myrna S
August 14, 2016|
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No reservations. This a very informal spot. A true dive but very clean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221
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