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“Right on the ocean”
Review of Harbor Fish Cafe

Harbor Fish Cafe
Ranked #31 of 341 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Right on the ocean”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Location cannot be beat! Overlooking the ocean, you have sounds of waves and the cool ocean breeze wafting through the outdoor dining section.

Visited July 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, great view!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Pick this cafe for the view and with a tiny bit of planning you will get the seat you want. With the surf shop next door and the always interesting people watching, my family usually waits barely long enough to finish shopping/watching. Whether you order the fish & chips (my kid's fav) or the grilled fish tacos or only the clam chowder...you'll be happy, satisfied and wondering about ordering another round of Coronas.

  • Visited August 2012
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Central Arizona, Arizona
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Fish-n-Chips ever!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great place to eat. Have been many times, the service and food is always good! You can't beat the view or the food. I Highly recommend this place to all, it is a great value and fun place to eat.

  • Visited February 2013
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Sacramento, California, United States
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Slow Service, but Worth the Wait”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We knew this local hole-in-the-seawall would be busy at normal mealtimes, so we stopped by at about 2 for a late lunch. The covered outdoor patio seating includes great ocean views, but we wanted the sun, so sat in back. We were attended to quickly, and ordered the Wednesday special fried fish tacos, but the food took a LONG time, despite it not being full.

Nevertheless, the batter was light, the fish was mild and tender, and the cajun-style fries were great. The coleslaw tasted fresh, and the Corona light with lime went perfectly! There is no indoor seating here at all, so wait until the weather is just right, and enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
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Ogden, UT
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Luck Fishing”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

You will be attracted by the location. You will be lucky if you actually sit where you can have a view. You will want the fish and chips. You will be lucky if you decide to order the fish tacos. You will want to see your server. You will be lucky if you see her before your check arrives.

  • Visited March 2013
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