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Harbor Fish Cafe

3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
+1 760-729-4161
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (103 reviews)
“clam chowder” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Harbor Fish Cafe while staying at the BW Carlsbad across the street and boy, we were glad! This is a no frills, great food spot. Definitely get the fish & chips. Perfect amount of breading and food. This place is good for...More

Thank DJP85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving for seven hours and checking into an Inn and hungry, this restaurant was close by and was OK. It served its purpose. I ordered the Carlsbad Fish PO'Boy on a cajun style bun. It was nothing like the po-boys I've had in New...More

Thank bernicone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Fish and chips. Great location. Very relaxing near Carlsbad state beach. Outdoor dining. Dogs allowed. Great place

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than it being close to the beach in downtown Carlsbad, not a lot of positives to report on this place. Too much fried food for my taste. My advise? Head about 10 minutes south on the 101 to Fish 101.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very refreshing simple and easy seafood. On paper plates and plastic ware, but just good and reasonably priced. Went after trying Bluewater Grill (see separate review), this just before sunset. The semi fist fight towards the ocean provided live drama entertainment too. Kids that drink...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 11 April 2018

It's outside seating only, picnic table type seating and good service. Our waitress had three other people who came to help us with our meal at one point or another. The fish and chips were good, we even had a cup of chowder each. Not...More

Thank P7288ZNrussells
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This place is located right on the edge of the beach. Very convenient for a meal while enjoying the weather and view. Seemed to have only outdoor seating. Had the fish and shrimp combo plate. The batter on the shrimp was really flavorful but the...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We've been to Harbor Fish before and was looking forward to a great meal. Not so this time. Seems like the menu changed since we had been there and now the fish was mostly fried. Limited menu items of grilled fish. Meals were OK, not...More

Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Enjoyed fish and chips and watched the sunset. Fish was just okay and the wine a little over priced. Convenient walking distance to our condo.

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Not great the fried fish is very greasy, clam chowder was ok, but the portion was small. go around the back for parking. A bit expensive for a shack. Service was good.

Thank Starviagera
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13 August 2017|
Response from Danny V | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I am just a customer. You should call the restaurant
7 August 2017|
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Response from remnob | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure, but probably frozen.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-4161
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