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“Bad experience”

Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 222 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a fun little place to eat right on the Pier. I gave it 2 stars because our Waiter was not the best. It took 20 minutes for him to get our drink order (usually I wouldn't complain because of the fun atmosphere) but we had driven for 8 hours and were starving.Plus we were outside with one of the only tables that didn't have an umbrella and we were baking in the sun!! Instead of taking our drink orders he was talking to his buddies. It was a little frustrating. Service was very very slow for us even the people around us almost left because of the same reason. I'm really not one to complain, but it just wasn't a good experience for us. The place itself is cool, the food was so-so, but the service ruined it for me.

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Thank melissa f
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Perfectly located, right on the San Clemente pier. Great views, nice warming stations. Service was very attentive. Food was average, at best, but still worth a visit because the views can't be beat!

Thank mariava51
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

At first the Fisherman's Restaurant may come across as possibly being expensive and just another seafood restaurant on the water... WRONG! The restaurant has reasonable prices, great food, and is the place where all the locals come to eat. The daily specials are great and super for those on a budget. We were there for the Ribs special which included really tasty ribs and cole slaw. The seafood is fresh with good portion sizes. The views especially during sunset, are INCREDIBLE! The staff is really friendly and attentive.
If you plan to go here for sunset, get there early... the place fills up fast and you will have to wait long for a table outside as everyone else has the same idea. The place empties out a bit when the sun sets and the daily special ends. It is very obvious that the locals come here for great food and the daily "cheap" specials.

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We always go to Fishermans bar/restaurant when we visit. We stay down in San Clemente every summer for a week or so. We love the small town atmosphere and the clean beach. There is a happy hour food special during the week and its good and cheap. Its fun to hang out there and people watch and have a drink and visit. Its right on the water.

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Thank Jan B
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is good but the view and experience is great. Its a calming and wonderful feeling to sit right above the water and watch surfers and people frolic in the water. The waves crash right under the restaurant. The clam chowder has won the clam chowder cook off in SC in the past and the smoked fish and oysters are excellent. Morning, noon and night are all great for dining. Meals are served on the left, appetizers and lesser menu is on the right. Recommend the right. Heat lamps are available for cold evenings, umbrellas to block the sun on hot days.

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Thank Michael B
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