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“Back Three Times”
Review of The Joint

The Joint
Ranked #420 of 5,165 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Stumbled upon The Joint as we cruised Newport Ave in OB and were delightfully thrilled with the friendly service, casual atmosphere and delicious food. The Joint Roll w/ soft shell crab was yummy, the Catalonia Mussels de-vine, Spicy Salmon/Tuna scrumptious, a fresh and lovely, perfectly dressed Arugula Salad, Rasta Roll, OG Mango Madness, Filly Mig Skewers, Salmon Cakes, Goat Cheese Polenta....3 times....we went back....for more...
Thanks to CJ and Joe for welcoming us from Cape Cod...!

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Thank SheddyCapeCodMA
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

wow, the food was great ,the drinks are great ! The people that work there are amazing!!!!!!! Thank you

Thank Betty C
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We went there last night and I must say it´s the best place we´ve been to in the Ocean Beach area.

Very friendly service, with a quiet atmosphere where you can actually talk to the people you´re with. The food is excellent, nouvelle cuisine style, with delicious Sushi and salads.

Very good wine list, with a specially good Spanish Ribera del Duero.

Above all, it´s the only decent place in Ocean Beach that´s open until late (11.00 pm) so I recommend the place 100%

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Thank jcmadrid
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

It definitely is a great place to go for a bite and/or a drink. I've been here several times, and have recommended it to friends, and it never disappoints.

Atmosphere - cool, classy, dark red walls and patterned copper tile ceiling, custom-build red oak bar, chandeliers, but still feels comfortable - you can come in casual, straight off the beach and fit right in.

Service - SO friendly and welcoming; the owner brothers CJ and Joe Gladstone from Ohio are great. They greet everyone like they're old friends.

Food - Wow. Everything I had was amazing - I have to say my favorites are probably the salmon cakes (so crispy outside; moist inside); clams/mussels, mac & cheese (perfect comfort food), the fresh greens (super garlicky and fresh) and the blakened salmon tacos (amazing combination of flavors - cilantro slaw and fresh corn). Chef Brendan McCormick (formerly of Ole Madrid) is amazing.

Drinks: nice selection of reasonably priced wines and beer. I liked the Sauvignon Blanc by the glass. Prices for food (and drinks) are very reasonable for tapas-style portions - almost everything is $4-8, with a few items $11+. The ribeye was the most expensive item on the menu at $14.

The sushi is also very interesting and tasty -- the salmon w/ lemon basil particularly stands out, but a couple of the spicy ones were really good too. Check it out!

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Thank SDTraveler01
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