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Harbor Fish Cafe

3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
+1 760-729-4161
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (99 reviews)
“clam chowder” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2973
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fish is very chewy in the fish taco, and the fish fry— definitely previously frozen! Imitation crab on the shrimp and crab cocktail... The girls working there are very pleasant though!

Thank tangyu2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling and staying in Carlsbad for business and we decided to go to the coast and have a fish dinner. We found ourselves at the Harbor Fish Cafe. They have comfortable outside seating where you can listen to the waves breaking. It is...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by local friends as a good spot for fresh seafood. It was, although just a tad greasy. The clam chowder was my favourite over the fish and chips. If I went again I would order the seafood salad, which my friend had and looked...More

Thank Lyle K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good food, great view...outside seating on the beach. You can eat dinner while watching the sunset. Huge portions.

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Wish I lived here but always make this stop from my home in Washington state when traveling. Clam chowder awesome. The view adds to this funky cute establishment.

Thank martyC5001NS
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We always order clam strips and have always enjoyed them but this past weekend they were totally over cooked to the point that they were hard to eat. Tasteless, over fried and difficult to eat like consuming rubber sticks.

Thank TerriPerri
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Dined here for lunch recently. The food was tasty but nothing special. One in our party had the fish and chips, the other had the fish taco. Essentially the fish taco (with the fried fish option) is the same exact fish, set on shredded lettuce...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I have eaten here twice. First time I had the Jumbo Fried Shrimp which were delicious, with Coleslaw, needed more lemon and spice to me. Second time I had the fish and chips and they were very good. Service was great and view was fantastic!

Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here one night at sunset. It’s very casual but the food was delicious! We had fish and chips with cole slaw with drinks. We sat down and ordered, like a normal restaurant. If you’re looking for great local seafood...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Lived in Carlsbad for years before trying this little gem in the rough -open air, casual picnic style ambiance. Great fish & chips gets even better as the Thursday special. I'm not even that big on fish & chips and I'll keep coming back for...More

Thank onthelooselive
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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 tangyu2 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely 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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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