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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-224-2871
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (53 reviews)
“sand dabs” (10 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We briefly stopped for lunch upon arriving in San Diego. I had a tuna melt and my husband had a Philly steak sandwich.They were fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there. Service was good and staff are very friendly.

Thank robininfresno
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great food. A bit pricey but worth it. Great interior to dine in! It was a pleasant walk from Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites which gives you a complimentary appetizer, their sampler which was outrageously delicious!

Thank Bagba7
Reviewed April 17, 2014

My husband and I love this restaurant but it can be on the pricey side. We subscribed to their e-mail list and receive discount notices frequently (ex: Wine Wednesdays).

Thank riceburnergrace
Reviewed April 14, 2014

My family and I had an amazing dinner at this wonderful little slice of heaven in Coronado. Very upscale in look and price, but seated us like we were old friends wearing flip flops and shorts and dragging three small children behind. VERY fresh seafood...More

Thank rok8man67
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was the second time we had eaten at The Brigantine. We had eaten there in May of 2012 and our visit in October 2013 did not disappoint. We enjoyed our food and good service and we will eat there again on our next visit.

Thank travellingduo67
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice atmosphere and good food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My wife and I each tried shrimp dishes and were well pleased. The crab cake appetizer was great way to start the meal. My only suggestion is that if you park in the...More

Thank Big_Guy23
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Lobster and swordfish were wonderful.... My wife and I really enjoyed the environment. Staff was very warm and friendly.

Thank Casey S
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We went there on a suggestion from our hotel Humphrey's half moon inn. So we got a free appetizer sampler which was delicious. Followed by that I got calamari tacos and my girlfriend got shrimp tacos I took one star out because they brought me...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed March 13, 2014

By the time we got to the restaurant, we were ravenous!! We were told to sit anywhere so we sat outside. We were immediately served drinks and started with an order of a dozen oysters, they were AMAZING!!! Rivaled the oysters that we have in...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed March 9, 2014

There are not a lot of places to eat on Shelter Island so was very pleased to find this place last night. The décor is outstanding and the place has a great atmosphere. Our waiter was very informed and provided great service. At first I...More

Thank yukoncanada
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Bob S
One of the 4 of us is a vegetarian. Does the menu provide for this?
November 29, 2015|
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Virginia B
This WAS a favorite with our entire family, primarily because of the delicious soft-shell crab dinner they offered (only place in San Diego we found it other than at a few sushi bars). I guess they are trying to go broke here just as they did in La Jolla with Azul, which also WAS a favorite until they dropped the wonderful eclectic menu and turned it into a steakhouse (already a dime a dozen all over town). The last time we dined at Brigantine we asked when the crab would be back on the menu, and were told it had been permanently discontinued. Why??? If it is because a new chef is in charge, how hard is it to keep some frozen soft-shells on hand for customers who are looking for that "something" different or special that makes a restaurant stand out from the competition? Now it's just another among the many seafood places in town, and no longer worth the extra time it took us to go there. Virginia, and 15 family members.
January 17, 2015|
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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.