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Anthony's Fish Grotto

9530 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
+1 619-463-0368
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9530 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bring your binoculars to find the crab or shrimp in the Louie salads. I love a good Crab Louie salad but they simply don't put enough in to call it a real salad - mostly lettuce. My advice is don't waste your money. They are...More

Thank 728yvonnep
Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat at Anthony's Fish Grotto at least once a month. The decor is a throwback to the 1960's and overlooks a lagoon, complete with swans. Service is great and the food is good. We frequently order the fish sticks and a side salad.

Thank Ivan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times and always enjoy it. We both had the crab casserole (it isn't on the menu but if they have ever made it they will make it again) Tender juicy crab, maybe some rice, cream sauce, and melted cheese. Comes...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful atmosphere. I have always loved coming here. The service is over the top. The food is delicious and has many varities of size portions.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have lived in the east county 30 years. We had driven by the Anthony's in La Mesa hundreds of times but never stopped. We were disappointed when the downtown closed and kept saying we should try the one in La Mesa....More

Thank JoseAF54
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends that have never been to Anthony's. I will say this: In all the years I have been going there, this lunch visit was terrible. We asked for bread and never recried it till our food came. One lady I was with had...More

Thank connole07
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance is nice. Calamari was tasty but a bit chewy. We would not return to this restaurant though for 2 reasons: 1) Aside from the calamari, the fish lacked flavor. My husband's fish was very bland. The salmon was mediocre, at best. And my son's...More

Thank demaio14
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We have visited Anthony's many, many times, over at least fifty years. We stopped by a few months ago, and found the service less than what we were accustomed to, but the food remained excellent. This week, to celebrate a major wedding anniversary, we returned....More

Thank OldBigBob
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Had happy hour food for our dinner (seniors) and a delicious Bloody Mary. They offer a meal for dogs which is very reasonable, decided to try it for ours but she is so picky would'nt even look at it. Brought it home and one of...More

Thank 950waltl
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

My new husband and I had our marriage reception here on Valentine's day and we were more than pleased. Despite only having 9 guests, they arranged our table very nicely, printed menus with our names, had heaters next to us and all the food was...More

Thank Kerry R
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Sandy R
September 3, 2015|
Response from gofishanthonys | Property representative |
You bet! We're a family oriented seafood restaurant and have high chairs and a special children's menu if needed. Regards. Craig Ghio, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9530 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-463-0368
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