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“A family favorite”
Review of Harbor Fish Cafe

Harbor Fish Cafe
Ranked #43 of 366 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Harbor fish Cafe is probably the best place to get fish and chips in Carlsbad area. The fried clams are superb as is their clam chowder. If you like grilled fish instead of fried, they have a great selection of fresh grilled fish (blackened, garlic and butter, plain, and teriyaki). They seem to always have a fresh local fish (sand bass or yellowtail and even halibut). The seating is all outside so it can get cold in the winter, but the summer months are great. Prices are very reasonable for a seafood place in Carlsbad. They have a pretty good kids menu as well. No refills on their sodas, which seems strange in today's world. Seating is very close but the atmosphere is unparalleled.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Always stop by when in Carlsbad as this is a great place to grab as fish sandwich and a few Coronas. Great location by the beach with outdoor seating.
Menu is simple, but that is what makes it special. No surprises or changes from year to year.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Had lunch here twice when we were staying in Carlsbad and really enjoyed it.It has a very good position overlooking that beautiful beach.The staff were cheerful and efficient and we did not have to wait long for our order to arrive.Although the menu is quite small it's better to do those things well (which they do) rather then a big choice not so well. Loved the fish Tacos .

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Our take out order was still steaming even after a 5 minute walk back to our room! We ordered the Jumbo Sampler and the shrimp, fish and fries were tasty and crispy. The cole slaw was well seasoned and crispy also. I will certainly eat there again!

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Thank caburpee
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The food is good the view is excellent. They have become over priced. They charge sit down resurant prices for sitting out side on benches. They need to go back to the days of a walk up stand

Thank Robbmyers
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