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“Fish Lover's Paradise”
Review of Blue Water Seafood

Blue Water Seafood
Ranked #9 of 4,804 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Lincoln, Ne
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fish Lover's Paradise”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hype is all true about this restaurant. The fish is as fresh as it gets. You can have your choice prepared exactly the way you want. And the staff is friendly and helpful. Go early! The mahi mahi was amazing....

  • Visited June 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A bit expensive, but worth it”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Located in the heart of gas lamp. Little noisy if you sit outside, but inside cozy booth is quiet and intimate. Food was excellent with fish on the menu I have never had. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. The service was outstanding.

Visited June 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Best Fish, wait is too long”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I agree completely with other reviewers about the loooooong line and the ridiculous wait just to order. The smart people ordered by phone and got their food to go. If we were ever to go back there we would do that and have a picnic somewhere...anywhere vs waiting an hour or more just to order.

That said, our food was easily a 10/10. My calamari tacos were tender and delicious as were the onion rings. My husband could hardly finish his 3 mahi mahi tacos because they were so big. We also had ahi poke that melted in our mouth. The fish we saw in the case was beautiful and fresh.

Overall, the wait for the food put our experience at a 6/10. They need to figure out a better way to handle their crowds and keep the quality. Next time we will order ahead.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“THE BEST”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really this place is the best when it comes to seafood. I came across this place while on vacation a few years back, and now everytime I visit San Diego, I eat here several times per visit. The place doesn't hold many people, but if you want to dine-in, the wait is worth it. Everything is great. The food here is much better, and much cheaper than a fancier seafood restaurant with similar ratings. The only complaint I've ever heard of this place is the line, which is usually about a hour long. If you don't want to wait, just call ahead and the food will be ready for pick-up in 15 minutes.

  • Visited July 2013
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Redmond, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Ever since seeing their segment on DDD, we went there and enjoyed the great choices of fresh fish! This time we waited in line for 30 minutes and I have to say it was well worth the time! The girls found us a table while we were waiting so we never had to worry. The childs plate was perfect for our little girl. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!

Visited June 2013
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