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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Spin on classic baja soCal beachside favorites such as margaritas and fish tacos, using only the most fresh and local ingredients and seafood. Hello Betty Fish House offers locals and visitors the most inviting and relaxing way to end either a long day on the beach, boat or office.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Bar, Soups
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of food here was great. We had the best server - Irena! We could have chosen other restraunts but because of her excellent service, we ate there again and brought friends.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed the fresh catch rockfish as well as salsa and guack. The restaurant is close to the pier so it is easy to walk to the ocean after a meal. You can sit inside, outside or on the second floor patio.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022 via mobile

Location is in the throws of downtown, so parking was a fight, not their fault, but still a consideration. Service was slow, food was average, but not too expensive, which was a nice surprise for Southern California in tourist season.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

The staff (Zack) and food (Tacos!!!) were excellent. We enjoyed it so much, we went a 2nd time during our stay in Oceanside.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

We stopped for dinner after watching the sunset. Just love this place! Such a great vibe, great drinks and great food! Our server was very special. She is the best server we’ve had in 2 a very long time. Just the most sincere and sincerely...happy person. You could tell she loved her job and I felt happy just being around her. Her service was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant! Try the hot crab dip! Yum!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Heather D, Marketing at Hello Betty, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Hello Betty and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Went on Friday evening at 7pm. Shown to table very promptly so no complaint about that. Then waited 10 mins for a waiter to come to our table. We ordered a bottle of wine. 15 mins later not even a glass of water put on...the table so we managed to catch the attention of another waiter to ask about our wine. He then got our waiter who apologised for the delay which he said was because they had run out of wine glasses!! So 25 mins since entering no water, food order not taken and no wine due to lack of glasses. Won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2021

We were staying across the street so decided to have dinner here. The restaurant had a cute open air feel. My wife had the tacos and I had the Fish & Chips. The food was okay. Nothing special, but not bad.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

This is a cute place near the beach and within walking distance of where we were staying. We had fish and chips, Baja fish tacos, smoked fish taco and fried cod taco. The fish and chips portion was large and came with a ton of...fries. The fish tacos were fresh and delicious, with the smoked fish taco being the overall favorite!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Cute establishment with tasty food! We loved all the different taco options available and the option to make the taco a burrito or a bowl. We had the salmon sliders, avocado taco, potato & elote taco, smoked fish taco, carne asada taco, couple of salads,...cocktails and a carne asada bowl. The atmosphere was very California beach vibe and it was clean and very cool. Service was friendly, quick and food was delicious. My husband ordered a third taco for himself and he forgot to say no radish and was impressed the server remembered that for him. Indoor and outdoor seating available and there’s even a rooftop patio. I will definitely be back the next time we’re in Oceanside. I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

We chose Betty’s based on the reviews, menu and location and stopped by on a Monday about 5 o’clock. No problem getting seats at the bar and being promptly greeted by the bar staff. Since we were driving another couple of hours we decided to...skip alcohol and have Arnold Palmers instead. The bartender didn’t bat an eyelash and our drinks were served ASAP. We ordered clam chowder and a wedge salad, both of which were served promptly and with a friendly attitude. So far, Betty’s would have earned an above average review but then we ate the food! It was average at best. The proportion of clams to potatoes was far below the $8 each that was charged and the soup base certainly tasted like it Was from a “potatoy” mix not from scratch. The wedge salad was even more disappointing. Half a head of iceberg lettuce with barley enough bacon or tomato to even get noticed. Further the bacon was the ground up stuff you buy in bulk, not freshly grilled and the tomatoes were also the pre-chopped kind with no flavor. In summary a “2” for the food and “4” for the staff equaling an average “3”. For $42 including tip Betty’s overpriced and underdelivered.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 11, 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a brisk walk at the beach. Enjoyed fish and shrimp tacos. The service was great. We will returnMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heather D, Marketing at Hello Betty, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, James. I am thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with with us. We will pass along your feedback and comments to our management team. Thank you for choosing Hello...More

Reviewed May 26, 2021

Beautiful day for whale watching and great food and service at Hello Betty! It was our first time there and found it on google search, Oceanside restaurants. We arrived around 3:00 just as their “Happy Hour” began with great deals. We would definitely go back...again! 😋More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2021

My sister, niece and I had lunch at Hello Betty and we were pleasantly surprised. My sister and I had the fish and chips while my niece opted for a tuna melt sandwich/fries. The food was fresh and so yummy! Service was great. Prices were...reasonable. Great location. Everyone practiced social distancing and wearing masks. If you are in the area and are craving seafood, I would suggest you go to Hello Betty - you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2020 via mobile

No outside seating offered to us, super strict masks rules and they let you know all about it. Poor service probably the worst service we have ever had at a restaurant, we will protect the server due to we can chalk this up as maybe...a bad day or a late night the evening before. News Flash, we have been dealing with COVID for 8 months, I don’t need to be reminded that a mask must be worn while walking to our table or the restroom, I don’t need to be told to make sure I wash my hands after using the restroom, I think this restaurant is way over the top with policing of the virus. I have never felt more belittled by management in my life. I will never be coming back to Hello Betty’s again. Good Luck, shame cause I love the clam chowder.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

Hello Betty will be one of countless “near the beach” restaurants that I typically forget a day after dining. Nothing to complain about, friendly staff, good beer selection, average menu, and most importantly the food was VERy average. Nothing different then you would get from...a chain near any each (though sadly not a chain ...to my knowledge). I’d describe it as bar food. Not good. Not bad. Not memorable. Sadly this restaurant was rated in the top ten by Trip Advisor for Oceanside and if this is the case the restraint scene in ocean side had along way to go. Based in the rating I would give it a two ir one star but objectively it is just average. Also sad is the monstrosity of a development built directly across from, and completely obstructing what was once a likely nice ocean view. I get the sense that this restaurant built its reputation based on location and ambience, particularly beautiful views of the oceans¿ All of those are all gone now. An absolutely massive hotel or condo development has gone up between Hello Betty and the Ocean obliterating any views. The patio and roof top basically look across the street at a huge development. Not bad, not good, and I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, Hello Betty offers takeout services.

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Hello Betty is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5