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San Diego Pier Cafe

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885 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7701 (Pacific Highway)
+1 619-239-3968
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Richland, Washington
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333 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting San Diego and wandering around Seaport Village when we decided we were hungry. This restaurant is over the water with both indoor and outdoor seating. We chose an outdoor table and our server rolled up a patio heater as the breeze was a little chilly. It was perfect! The food was tasty and the views were beautiful.... More 

Thank cwvw79
Kfar Saba, Israel
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The caffe is a full restaurant. The building is built onpillars standing out of the water. We went there twice as al dishes we had were good, service is quick and nice and prices are reasonable.

Thank sarasagiv
Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took in happy hour and a fantastic sunset upstairs here twice and enjoyed it so much we stayed for "dinner" both times rather than go downstairs to the restaurant proper so I can't comment on it. The service was great and we became friends with the server, Betty who does a great job. There is no open air dining... More 

Thank havefunaway
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we love this place overtime we go to san diego we love to have dinner here..great views of coronado Bridge, sailboats and just beautiful sunsets..Great food,nice place and you can walk around seaside village and enjoy sweet stores.

Thank 2gooddogsbaileycoco
Lakeville, Minnesota
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Pier Cafe after visiting 4 years ago. We were excited because the last time we came, we had the calamari and really enjoyed the food. This time, we weren't so impressed. The food was mediocre at best. Portions weren't great and the food just tasted kind of bland. Not what we expected for the... More 

Thank Bryce S
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really nice restaurant with great sea views in a quaint part of San Diego. Seafood pretty good if a little over priced. However I would recommend eating here.

Thank rmgavin
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in rather last minute to enjoy a meal at this restaurant. Our waiter, Ryan, made sure we always had everything we needed, and was very attentive and courteous. The food was fantastic, but it was all about the beautiful views. Much to our delight we watched a sting ray slip through the water right outside the window. That... More 

Thank Adayinourlife
San Diego
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is a 'Must Visit' while it is still here. The Port is changing and we understand this landmark might be changing.

Thank 315vidam
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner or lunch. The stuffed halibut was great, wish the sides were a little more upscale, but it's a cafe! We enjoyed sitting by the window and taking in the view of the bay. Salads were very good as well. We were invited for lunch and dinner during our stay with friends... More 

Thank Alice H
Phoenix, Arizona
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427 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

i expected better service from a seafood restaurant on the water in San Diego. The food server was lacking in customer service skills. I expected the restaurant would have a decent list of wine choices. I asked for a glass of Malbec, that was not on the wine list. i would not go back

Thank frequenttravelerdave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 885 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7701
    (Pacific Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-3968

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