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Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 220 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Worth a stop but be aware that you may be waiting for a while as they do not take reservations.
The restaurant is actually two spots; As you face the pier the right side is the "cold" side and the bar. You can get your drinks, oysters on the shell, shrimp cocktails, etc.
The left side is the main restaurant where you can get all the normal seafood fare.
They are serving up the Alaskan Salmon now in various forms. Salmon steaks, brochettes, filets, and some others I don't remember are special on the menu now. Each dish gets a salad or chowder along with one side along with some very good sourdough bread.
The food was very good...nothing exceptional but definitely good. Service was great.
The main draw of this place is the exceptional view. Surf was up and both sides of the pier had a number of surfers. Traditionally, the south side of the pier is for more inexperienced surfers such as kids. From what we saw there were some great surfers!
People watching, especially on the bar side, is great too!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Good service, excellent location, good menu at reasonable prices and the fish and chips were close to perfection

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

stopped by for lunch today. it has been a few months. got to say the fish tacos were superb.. wish they'd lose the chips (they dont add much) but the flavor, amount and overall quality of the tacos were top notch. we ordered the oysters rockerfeller.. i'd pass on them.. just wasnt a good taste IMO. had the clam chowder and the tuna salad also. both are good to order.

and the view is to die for of course...waiter was friendly but absent.. had to keep looking around for him.

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Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to watch the sunset with guests on the bar side and waited for about 20 minutes for a table to free up. Ordered the shrimp which were great, but four of the 12 oysters were inedible and by the time the manager came to check on us (the server never returned) we declined a reorder.

Thank FredaDS
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Situated on the pier overlooking the beach. At high tide the sea is literally beneath you. Gets very busy especially in the summer so be prepared to wait for a table. Food is good and portions are large, good service good and fairly priced.

Thank KateHob
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