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Anthony's Fish Grotto

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American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
619 232 5103
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Palm Springs, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

High Expectations, always rewarded! After almost three generations, you can count on Anthony's. Very pricy and very rewarding. It does not matter much what you order.. friendly staff, beautiful views of the bay, fresh and excellent food, professionally prepared. San Diego is renown for local fish, but fresh frozen on the factory ships is just as good these days. My... More 

Thank SJM921
Roselle, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With 4 people ordering different meals all 4 rated each dish with 5 stars. Service and view were wonderful.

Thank johnpeltz
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nostalgic lunch visit to a 70-year-old San Diego wharf mainstay restaurant. They have lost their lease for the location and will permanently close January 31, 2017. Many of the things that made this a great place are still there: friendly staff, good service and an amazing view of the San Diego harbor. Unfortunately, the food did not... More 

Thank Joe M
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fresh seafood, enjoy your meal at a table by the water. Large portions, good service, try the battered fish & shrimp, delicious!

Thank Maybaby52
Groveport, Ohio
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did a review from May that talked about the outside area of this place not the inside. Which I went to both. The inside of the restaurant was nice with bay views. Food was great. Service was good. I would highly recommend it.

Thank KimBarnes27
Ventura, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well we came to enjoy a dinner after attending the Spirits Festival. We had the stuffed MUSHROOM - not that great; the shrimp scampi / mediocre -and the muscles were not HOT, not even worth dipping bread in. SAD SAD SAD.

Thank Maryhelen E
Upland, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service is the best. Beautiful view over a little man-made lake. Great ambience. There are some nice outside tables also but inside tables have great view. We've been going here for many many years. They have a nice light-eaters menu. I especially enjoy the trout. This location out of business but we go to the La Mesa, CA location... More 

Thank Daniel L
Nampa, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed across the street at the Wyndham Bayside so thought we would try it ! It was very busy but not much wait time. Also has a short order side to take with you or sit outside . Very good fish and large variety to choose from.

Thank Teresa C
gofishanthonys, Owner at Anthony's Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Dear Teresa: Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to send in such positive comments. Glad you enjoyed the vast selection of seafood options. Regards. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong for eating spots in San Diego and this one was spot on. Right on the waterfront and a little more expensive than the usual restaurant but on balance worth it. Clam chowder to start for all of us, then crab salad, seafood combo and shrimp pasta for mains, all washed down with as much home made... More 

Thank Finbar S
gofishanthonys, Owner at Anthony's Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Dear Finbar: I like your style! Enjoyed a little something from all parts of the Anthony's menu. Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. Hope you have a chance to dine with us again in the future. Regards. More 

Hampton, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was service with a smile AND great food! The menu had something for everyone in our family dinner party - from a large Salmon Rueben (yummm!) to seafood salads to my seafood sampler - halibut, salmon and flounder - blackenend with aspargus and mashed red potatoes - delicious and fresh! We made a reservation and got seated at a... More 

Thank BrenGarrett
gofishanthonys, Owner at Anthony's Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Dear Bren: "it's been there for a while for a reason" is a most wonderful comment, thank you! We are celebrating our 70th and last anniversary on San Diego's waterfront as the Port of San Diego is kicking us out of our historic location. We will strive to serve our valued guests with the freshest seafood and attentive service until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619 232 5103
Anthony's Fish Grotto's was established in 1946 by Mama Catherine Ghio. It set and continues to set the standard for fresh seafood dining in San Diego. Mama believed in letting the freshness show through and not using overwrought and fussy preparations. Fresh seafood simply prepared.
The waterfront Anthony's sits atop piling over San Diego Bay. The views and sunsets are spectacular. The large dining room can accommodate families and large groups and the Lounge/bar area is perfect for that more intimate dining experience.
The menu features an array of seasonal fresh catches along with a multitude of favorites from Fish n Chips to Lobster Tails. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

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