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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-224-2871
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (52 reviews)
“clam chowder” (27 reviews)
“house salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for a late family dinner. The food was good. I had the wedge salad and steamed spicey mussels - which were quite spicey. :) My friend had the clam chowder and liked it. Another friend had the flounder and also enjoyed it. The...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is smarter that I am. She had a top shelf vodka martini, which was perfect. I picked a $13 margarita which was so sweet I had to have the bartender fix it. His fix, add another $5 shot of tequila, which improved it...More

Thank LesDye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelter Island is clearly a culinary wasteland. Therefore, if you want to choose a restaurant, you might as well first get drunk and then stumble into any random place. They are all equally bad. After a heated discussion with my associates, we deemed Brigantine the...More

Thank HelmutsCulinaryPorn
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This is my last visit to the Brigantine in La Mesa . The food had way too much salt, butter and cheese, My Swordfish tasted fishy and my soup was very salty. I would love to have a good seafood restaurant in La Mesa but...More

Thank CHris H
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside but the dining room is pretty and the food is great! The shrimp and cheesy bacon grits = heaven. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed an interesting Malbec.

Thank 24brooke
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Open seating, if there is a table available seat yourself. Menu is not extensive but what we tried was great. Clam chowder was delightful and the gumbo had the right amount of heat and plenty of surprises as far as protein goes. Mahi Mahi did...More

Thank DoubleB6
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great wine, excellent service. The Brigantine was an extremely relaxing and pleasant experience.

Thank mrsv1980
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My wife is from Thailand and this was her first trip to California. She loves seafood, especially grilled. The staff were very nice and our dinner was excellent. I would like thank our waiter, Tyler, for his wonderful service.

Thank William D
Reviewed September 5, 2017

The crab and lobster salad is a must. Amply feeds two and is loaded with crab and lobster. Don't bother with the complimentary Danish -- commercially made and quite dull. Don't fret about the parking meters -- there is meter-free parking further into the parking...More

1  Thank Barbara45963
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I thought their happy hour was good but now I don't think that as much. They have renovated since I last went. But seems that food have down graded. Just not exciting to go there anymore as much as I used to. This place is...More

Thank bigJohnny670
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2871
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Creme Brulee. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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