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“Fantastic fresh seafood.”

Solana Beach Fish House
Ranked #22 of 76 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Best clam chowder hands down. Excellent Cioppino.
Suggest sitting away from the bar if you want to have a conversation with your table mates.

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Thank Jan B
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

This little place, located near the intersection of Hwy 101 and Lomas Santa Fe, offers average sea food in a casual setting. The seating inside is dark and hot and so we preferred to eat on the sidewalk outside. Not fancy, but cooler. The fish and chips and the calamari were overly fried and very ordinary. There are much better choices for seafood in the area.

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Thank LACASAZ
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice little place, not a chain. Not fancy inside but the most important is to get fresh fish, and perfectly cooked. my wife got the paella. rice, fish and poultry. very good. I got the mahi mahi grilled inside 2 pieces of sourdough bread. Skip the bread, because the fish is really good. kids took fish (real fish) and chips and chicken nuggets (not real chicken, not good). and also we had the special kale salad with grilled salmon. Fresh, tasty and good. and finally the grilled salmon dish was very well cooked (not overcooked like in 95 % of the restaurants). You have also a good selection of beers. If you want to skip the processed food from chains and if you like the fish, go there.

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Thank arnaud c
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Best clam chowder I've ever had. (on both east and west coasts). Another great dish is the paella, it's great for a dinner party. You get a good amount - we ordered for four to feed a group of six and still had some left over - even the bread and salad that accompany it are excellent. I also reccomend the specials; Chilean Bass with a balsamic glaze and carmelized onions was in-cred-i-ble! I'm all about atmosphere, and while this place is in a strip mall, itt's quiet outside; inside, while very casual, iis sort of nautical and quite comfortable. There are two TV's and even a four or five seats at a small bar. Beer and wine are avaialable and there's even a Happy Hour!

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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Found this place by accident because it is not visible from the main street. It is across the street from the Solana Beach train station at the back corner of a little strip mall. It has an amazing seafood menu, especially for a small restaurant. The fried oysters were fantastic, great shrimp, clam strips, and a very tasty paella with abundant seafood. Service was both friendly and efficient and prices were extremely reasonable, especially in a Southern California beach community. We ate there three times during our week long stay

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Thank JimH88011
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