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“Great location and great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Brigantine

The Brigantine
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Ranked #142 of 4,698 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Creme Brulee. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
RIO RANCHO
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“Great location and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

We happened upon the Brigantine by accident as the restaurant we wanted to eat at was totally booked. Late planning on our part was not a great idea.
The hostess at the Brigantine could not take a reservation but asked us to come and wait at the bar for a table. The wait turned out to be nonexistent as we were seated immediately.
Our waiter was attentive and the food was great. Only drawback was two tables of guests who felt that shouting was the acceptable way to communicate. This made our dinner chit-chat rather difficult.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food in a nice location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

We took advantage of the early dinner special on Monday evening. The price was right, the food prepared well, and the service was friendly.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“One of the best in San Diego area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2010

I can't say enough good things about this Restaurant. We loved it so much the first night we ate there we came back and ate 2 more times before we left and embarked on our Alaskan cruise.

The service was excellent albeit sometimes a bit slow. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the server did an excellent job of pairing the right wine with the meal. The Fanny Bay oysters were absolutely the best. Being from Florida we have these average to puny sized oysters and these things were huge!!! And slightly sweet flavor with a hint of smoked flavoring... The views and atmosphere were also excellent. It's located above a real estate office but they also have locations around the San Diego area and in La Jolla.

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Chepstow, UK
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“Very very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

Great food at reasonable prices, very helpful attentive staff.

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Marana, AZ
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“Excellent Food, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

The food was exceptional! I ordered the macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi and it was superb! The Clams/Mussels appetizer was to die for! they got it perfect. The service was first rate! My kids were screaming and hungry, I knocked my beer over, and broke the glass, despite all of this the staff didn't flinch The staff quickly moved us to another table and replaced my desperately needed beer. They did everything in their power to make sure we were taken care of. We had a very long day and the service and patience of the staff made our evening!

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