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Anthony's Fish Grotto

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American, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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1360 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 232 5103
11:00 am - 10:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm sad that Anthony's Fish Grooto is closing due to reconstruction and a council vote 4-2 in favor of Brigantine Inc. my family has been going here for over 30 years. I will say that despite the closure the employees still carry on service with a smile like they just opened. My husband and I ate here Monday night we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to visit this restaurant while in San Diego. It is a favorite of locals and has a beautiful view of the bay. We went there for lunch after touring the Midway. They even give you a photo as a keepsake. The Brussel Spout appetizer was delicious.

Thank akroger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the lobster trio, lobster, coconut shrimp and crab cakes. It was just OK, nothing special. Server was top notch. Best part was the view

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on the boardwalk close to the USS Midway and harbor tours, this is a great place to grab some fish. Good food starting with the bread with garlic spread, reasonably priced cocktails, and good A/C help you cool down on a hot afternoon to glide into your main course. Family friendly and the ocean view is delightful. Get there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of fine seafood choices on the menu. Great harbor view! No extreme wait queuing before being seated. Friendly staff. You should try the delicious squid steak!

Thank Erwin V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by several people and while the food was good, it wasn't some place I would return. Service was friendly, fast and the waiter was a great sales man. Great location, right on the water but a little to touristy for me.

Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I weren't planning on eating here, however we passed by, took a look @ the menu and decided to give it a shot! We weren't disappointed! The restaurant has an express side (located outside) and a sit down restaurant (inside) and we chose the restaurant side. Although the place could use some sprucing up on the inside,... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the crab & mac salad and the Salmon Sandwich. Not bad , could have been a little fresher but overall good for the price. Location right on Bayfront so a little smelly .

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

Thank you for dining with us. By your comments it seems as if you enjoyed our Fishette, the quick service outdoor dining part of Anthony's on the waterfront. I'm sure San Diego Coastkeepers and other defenders of the bays water quality would be chagrined by calling our bay "smelly". I always felt the aroma of the salty sea air added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, affordable and the view was worth it all! Wait staff was attentive without being pushy. Great time!

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

Thank you so much for the positive comments on your lunch at Anthony's. I like your style; short, accurate and to the point! Hope you visit us again. Regards. More 

Belen, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We preferred eating in the grotto since we had the grandchildren with us. But there is an inside restaurant. Go to the counter and order your food and you pick it up. There is plenty of it. Cole slaw was good.

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

Thank you for dining at the Fishette, the outdoor patio dining quick service part of the Anthony's operation. It's the perfect place to dine with the grandchildren! They are outside, can watch the boats on the bay and we have a nice selection of child's items. It's the perfect spot on the waterfront to take a break for a quick... 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, Gluten Free
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?