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Fish House Vera Cruz

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360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I eat at Fish House for lunch a few times a year while in the area on business. Dinner there is great as well. The fish is perfectly prepared, the selection very large and the salad and vegetables are fresh. The service is pleasant and efficient and I have never had anything other than a good dining experience there.

Thank fiberwave
San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sea food and the most amazing mashed potatoes . I know I can always count on a great fresh piece of fish when I come here . I highly recommend there Ling Cod delish !

Thank Sinros
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have never been disappointed at this restaurant. Fresh fish daily! Happy hour is a "happening" in San Marcos with great appetizers, and drink specials. Sit around the fire pit and enjoy!

Thank Dawn D
Escondido, California, USA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Not sure I would go back. I had a salad with salmon. My husband had sea bass. I liked mine, but my husband was not happy about his.

Thank Judi N
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice recently, the second time I should have known better. The first time I ordered mussels, it was $2 to cook them with wine and garlic! I need not have bothered they were tiny dried up mussels, not up to the standard of seafood in San Diego County. Today I had fish tacos, very small fish... More 

Thank m p
San Marcos, California
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I have been here four times in the last 13 years. Each time like the last. Which is the way I like it. Perfect service, delicious food, and you get what you pay for. Absolutely not over priced. Assuming you like seafood, It's a place where most of the clientele (including me) at least dress up in our Sunday cloths.... More 

Thank Guettler
Oceanside, CA, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We usually do the happy hour in the lounge - the drinks are great and the price has been reduced. We've tried various appetizers that are price reduced, but our favorite is their New England Clam Chowder served with sour dough bread. Delicious!!

Thank Allan C
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you love fish, then the Fish House Vera Cruz is a wonderful restaurant. If fish is not your food of choice, then go somewhere else. However, with that said, the Fish House is fantastic. All fish is cooked on charcoal grills with a nice selection of sides. The menu is very extensive and always fresh. I love it and... More 

Thank Shirley J
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is the best seafood restaurant I've been to in ages. They have a huge choice of fish and seafood and a very nice ambiance. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer. Prices were reasonable, too.

Thank jchfla
San Marcos
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I took my wife to fish house vers cruz for happy hour once. then we found out the oysters rockafellar are the best I have ever had. Then we saw a couple eating some calamari strips and they look BOMB so I asked the waitress for an order and that turned into two. I can not drive by there without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-744-8000

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