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Downtown Fish Joint

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407 C St, San Diego, CA 92101-5105
+1 619-239-3506
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful the service is on time and friendly. The portions are more than enough and the price is just right.

Thank sgspears0211
Alexandria, VA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the double fish taco platter and waffle fries. Everything was fresh and well-prepared. It's a very no-frills place: Place your order and sit down to eat.

Thank dd421
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something tasty before we flew out of San Diego. 15 minute walk from Seaport, but worth it! Quick service, clam chowder that stayed piping hot until last drop and tasty fish tacos with crispy waffle fries. Couldn't finish slaw. Next time chowder and one taco. A lot of food; taco was huge! Upon suggestion of gentleman who served our... More 

Thank jalapenohotel
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This place had really good, fresh fish, but was definitely not what I was expecting. It is a mom and pop shop, kind of hole in the wall and not close to the main bars downtown. If you can get out of the glitzy vibe of downtown though, it is well worth your time. The halibut taco is a must.

1 Thank erbearmc
Victoria, Canada
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place where I had some excellent fish tacos while in Dan Diego. The place is very simple. You order at the counter and get your food when it's ready. I had the halibut and the fish fried tacos. They were just awesome!

Thank Calin S
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is my go to spot for lunch. The owner works every day that they're open (Mon - Fri) and truly cares about his customers. Salmon tacos are amazing and their fries are some of the best I've ever had. Their Mexican hot sauce is homemade and totally awesome!!

1 Thank upsidezdown
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here twice during our 4 day visit to San Diego. We had the shrimp, halibut and salmon tacos and they were amazing! Highly recommeded for a quick bite! Very nice staff and fast service!

1 Thank samd_annas
Flagstaff, Arizona
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Wanted some fish and chips so we went here. Small hole in the wall place, the type of place we like to go. Ordered fish and chips and fish tacos. They were both very bland, could not taste the fish, just the batter. The slaw was dry and not too good either. The meal Sat very heavy in my stomach,... More 

Thank Drew M
State College, PA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

Shared three with my wife: haddock, salmon and shrimp. Delicious! In San Diego for a conference, and we'll probably get back there again. Not a fancy place, but good honest food.

Thank GeoPa58
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Nice little spot. Go inside, place your order, sit outside, get served. Eat. Burp. Wipe your mouth. Continue your stroll.

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 C St, San Diego, CA 92101-5105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-3506

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