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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (45 reviews)
“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In spite of the long wait in the rain, the food was all we could ask for and more! Authentic, local and delicious. Fish and shrimp tacos to make your mouth water!!

Thank jjdonahoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant you won’t want to miss. Extremely casual dining but extremely delicious! While waiting in line we researched the menu, asked a few people their recommendations and then ordered with more questions. Everyone from the staff to the guests could not be...More

Thank lrsda
Reviewed 1 week ago

A super popular place with the locals, I felt lucky to come during a relative lull (but still wait ~20'). Had grilled fish (ahi tuna) and seaweed salad with brown rice, which were delicious. The Belgian white ale (in the can) less so, but that...More

1  Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am becoming a regular as the food is consistently tasty and value for money. Pick you times as it is popular and the line out the front door can be intimidating, but it moves fast as does the service. Worth the trip to Leucadia.

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must go there and get fish and chips delicious and service is terrific Easy to find not expensive either

Thank 120jackh
Reviewed 12 February 2018

went on a Sunday night, but still had to park across Highway 101. This is a no frills joint with interior and exterior seating as you can grab it. You order and they deliver 20 min later. The grill fish was great. I had the...More

Thank aagourmet
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Food clean, well priced, delicious and fresh. I am here every 2 years- this is my 3rd time- and each time o come here to Fish 101. Sometimes several days in a row. Wished we had something like this at home. I...More

Thank Floridakate1
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is my family's go-to place for quality fish tacos. Quality fish deliciously prepared - I love the daily specials too. We always bring out-of-town guests here too.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

While visiting Encinitas & we had dinner here one evening. I ordered the fish plate with 2 sides. Everything was excellent! The brussel sprouts were a delicious surprise. The line to order is long, but it moves & the food is worth the wait. The...More

Thank Kris L
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Carlsbad for the week, drove past this resto as we travelled the coast. It looked really cool. Read the reviews and could not wait to go! I’ll have to disagree with the reviews! It was a very cute resto,very friendly, but really,...More

Thank Andrea D
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Barb S
4 March 2017|
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Response from 3ofusSD | Reviewed this property |
2.3 miles by car. You can take an Uber.
Myrna S
14 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. This a very informal spot. A true dive but very clean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221
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