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“Great view and service but terrible food”

Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 221 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This place possesses a unique location making it almost unbeatable by eager competition.

Sitting outside by the sea is unquestionably priceless. The service is sharp, precise and round.

However, the food is terrible. I tried a clam shower than could have been taken out of a can an reheated a couple times. Also, I tried a halibut that was dry on the outside but perfectly cooked in the inside.

Bottom line, the place has a lot of potential as to improving their food but always and edge over other places given their amazing location. Take advantage of the sunsets!

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Thank Ignacio G
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

the restaurant is on one side of the pier and the bar is on the other side.i had drinks and bar food twice here.the bar food is fantastic i tried the calamari and the coconut shrimp which i would really recomend.the fish is so fresh it really does feel like its been caught that day.this place is so busy the restaurant is very hard to ge into in the evening without a booking hence we dined in the bar area twice.i would recommend this place as somewhere romantic especaily when th sun sets in the evening time.they ahve different specials on every day aswell

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Thank travelbugTipp
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We ate at the main dining room.
It was overcast when we arrived because it's very romantic spot for sunsets. Food is very good and plentiful. I had the grilled salmon with rice pilaf and freshly grilled vegetables.
Clam chowder was delicious!
My girlfriend selected the shrimp tacos (2) and only finish one. She had the seafood chowder. She enjoyed her meal. After dinner we strolled the pier and walkway. :)

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Thank John C
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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Great location on the wharf with waves breaking beneath you. Huge bowl of steamers and a bottle of champagne with crisp hot bread. Sea air and seagulls. Who could ask for more? Great service, unbeatable location.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very pleasant atmosphere, good food, spectacular views from every room, and very pleasant people!

I liked the easy going, casual, water front, happy dining place. A bucket of steamed clam was delicious to start with. I love all seafood dishes there. Breakfast was surprisingly reasonable and good also! I would go there every day if I am in San Diego area.

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Thank Donald H
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