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“Great fresh seafood and lunches.”

Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe
Ranked #32 of 343 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Palm Desert, California
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great fresh seafood and lunches.”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Really great fresh seafood for a nice lunch on their patio. A bit pricey but excellent. The steamers and mussels were delicious.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Carlsbad, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ho-hum food, restaurant apparently an after-thought”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

You think, wow, a cool walk-up window at a fish market and tables in the sun, this could be a hidden gem to enjoy, but it's not. Take your fish home, cook it there, enjoy your own environment at home. Plastic chairs, plastic tables and lots of people coming and going past you to order and pick up pizzas at a nearby place to distract you is not a lot of fun.

Visited August 2011
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California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Grest Fresh Fish reasonably priced”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Pelly's is the place the locals go for fish to bring home for a BBQ....they get fresh fish everyday and price the meals you can order at a level that reflects this is not a restaurant first...

There is outdoor seating shared with Subway and the Pizza place as well as Starbucks....kept nicely by all....

They will bring your meal to you by calling your name but I usually wait for it inside so I can get served real fast....

  • Visited January 2012
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Anderson, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood in Family Run Friendly Fish Market”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Do not go to Pelly's for the atmosphere, but do go there for the fresh seafood offerings. We had the Clam Chowder (excellent) followed by my yellowtail sandwich and my wife's calamari. Wow! The fish was fresh and after it was grilled had an excellent flavor. Go here for super fresh fish offerings.
The atmosphere is super caual and may leave a little to be desired. We ate outside since it was a nice day. My only compliant would be for Pelly's to check the tables and clean them a little more often. That said, we would and will (in May'12) go back in a skinny minute.

  • Visited March 2012
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Best ever clam chowder and fresh swordfish”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

We were looking for a seafood place that wouldnt cost a paycheck but would have great fresh seafood. We found all that at Pelly's. The clam chowder is the best ever. I had fresh swordfish and it was the best I have ever had. The prices are very reasonable And service isn't all bad. You order at the counter and they bring it out to you when it's ready. The atmosphere is the weakest link, and when we were there, the tv was on with a program about animals ripping each other apart. I highly recommend the food, but you might want to consider eating it somewhere else.

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