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The Brigantine

) #136 of 3,977 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
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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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

The food, service and atmosphere at Brigantine's is good, but the parking situation is terrible. There is a large lot but all the spots have meters that require quarters... and they WILL give you a ticket! ($42.50) I took a star off my review due...More

Thank Gandalfim
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local. Outstanding seafood. Great oysters. Party of 4 and everyone lov d their dinner Great wine list. Reasonable prices. Great service. Highly recommend

Thank fritzkath
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We to Brigantine at the recommendation of a friend while I was in town. The view and the food were both amazing. The price was also very reasonable. Definitely stop by and check it out!

Thank Ken F
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Dined here twice during my stay to San Diego. Food was very fresh and excellent. Not a huge portion but enough. Moderate priced. Excellent waitstaff. Walking distance from Humphrey's Half Moon Inn.

Thank Stanley S
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here several times while we were in San Diego. The restaurant has 2 sides, a bar side with more small plates and a dining room. We only ate on the dining room side. The service was always good. Though not extensive, the...More

Thank caparadis
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is the best!! We have been there several times and never disappointed by the quality of the food or the friendliness of staff

Thank Arthur D
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere for a nice dining experience. Formal dining room as well as another section for dining with TVs. We ate in the formal dining area. Wait staff was very attentive. We had the shrimp and crab fondue appetizer. It was very good but very...More

Thank Beenatna
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is great. Food was excellent. A wide selection, all well prepared and interesting preps. Super fresh seafood. Service was prompt and professional. Loved it. Oh, wines by the glass were an interesting mix and not expensive for the quality. Had fun.

Thank stevesh2158wz
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for nearly 50 years and little changes. Oysters fresh and tasty, drinks generous, including margarita, other seafood all good. Prices in the ballpark. Wait staff personable and efficient.

Thank Lee F
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We usually go to their Del Mar location but having out of town guests we chose the Shelter Island location. Very nicely remodeled since we had last been there. The service was excellent and the menu selection was very good. I ordered the halibut plate...More

Thank SweetOldBill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Brunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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
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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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