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“Used to be so much better”
Review of King's Fish House

King's Fish House
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Ranked #14 of 345 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
carlsbad
1 review
“Used to be so much better”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our latest trip to Kings Fish in Carlsbad left us less than thrilled. The service was fine, but the food was nothing like it used to be. We ordered the cold seafood platter. First, it used to come on a stand so the ice didn't melt all over your table, the shrimp was overcooked, the oysters were very small and the snow crab was watery and tasteless and they didn't bring the packaged wet napkins and when we asked for them the waiter went to look for some and then came back saying they didn't have any. What seafood restaurant doesn't have wet naps? The waiter did let us switch the clams for extra shrimp and that was really nice.
Let's just put it this way, we left hungry after spending $70 (not including tip) and we will not be visiting the Carlsbad location again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Average restaurant ....”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

nothing spectacular about their dishes, typical seafood fare, and a little pricey, I think, Staff is friendly and attentive. Nice décor and close to Outlet stores,

  • Visited September 2013
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Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The service was wonderful and the food was so delicious! Very clean and upbeat atmosphere! My husband had never had swordfish and wanted to try it but didn't want a full order, the chef made him a wonderful sample at no charge!

  • Visited September 2013
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everything from the ambiance, to the service and of course the food, was amazing!!! I look forward to going back!

  • Visited August 2013
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641 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The Halibut was so fresh. I had it blackened and served with a side salad which was average and cheesy grits which were good. My wife had the Salmon salad which was outstanding. The service was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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