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Hello Betty

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Hello Betty Fish House restaurant and bar provides a visual reflection of the local, eclectic characters of Oceanside's beach life, from the rebellious, thrill-seeking surfers to the rugged, sea-worn fishermen that have worked nearby for countless decades, Hello Betty fish house will be filled with unexpected twists of typical surfer, fishermen and fish-market textures.
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Seafood, American, Bar, Soups
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, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed August 24, 2020

This is a great place to eat. The food is fantastic, and they have the largest shrimp I have ever eaten. You will not be disappointed if you choose to dine here.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

All 4 of us were a little disappointed with our meals. Not bad but we expected more from a fish house. I get calamari alot and this was very tasteless. Other fish dishes were just so, so.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

We were running short on time visiting Oceanside and stopped off for a quick pint on the patio. Beautiful venue, wish we could have spent more time!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Our server was extremely helpful narrowing down our food choices (everything on the menu looked good). Everything we tried from cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were all delicious. Extremely reasonably priced as well.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020

The construction across the street blocks the view of the ocean and it is extremely noisy. Service was decent. The real disappointment was the fish in the three mains were overcooked. This was a surprise for a seafood restaurant. We expected more from the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020

Food was excellent along with the service from Bobby the bar tender. Overall a Very nice experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

A nice location, good food, freindly and helpful staff. After my last visit I knew I'd be back... and they were as good (or better) that the first time. The fish is fresh and well prepared (with BIG portions). Good fries are a plus, better...coleslaw the bonus. Basic meals are mid-expensive but a good value. Add-ons are a bit "steep", but the portions large and the qaulity high. Everything I've tried here was well above average. Yup, I'll go back (even with stiff competition).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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August 19, 2017|
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Response from FayeCooke | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure since my only time in there was on the roof patio, and I didn't see any dogs.
May 16, 2017|
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Response from CaliforniaEnr | Reviewed this property |
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February 23, 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a nearby public lot for free, I believe.
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