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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (49 reviews)
“fresh fish” (48 reviews)
“poke bowl” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were lucky to get a table for six around 5 pm. Food was excellent, fresh, and well prepared. Service was working smoothly and dishes arrived quickly. The line was even longer when we left. Can only recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JukkaI33
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This place is our family favorite. They have something on the menu hat even appeases the most picky in your family. We frequent this spot and highly recommend you bring guests visiting from out of town. Yummy!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jill R
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Exactly what I wanted. Great fish dishes up by locals who knew the catch. Mission accomplished. Relaxed atmosphere, great food, good people

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pingree
Reviewed 28 November 2018

On the recommendation of our innkeepers at the Kate Stanton Inn we visited Fish 101 on our first evening in Southern California. We arrived early for happy hour which meant my husband could enjoy $1 oysters. We also had fish tacos -- your choice of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lallan329
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This eatery is hopping for good reason. It's high quality sustainable seafood make it a definite step. Include a favorite like shrimp yellowtail or coho salmon into a salad, bowl, taco or plate. Good portions. Good local beer selection. Inside, outside seating in this small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Boomdoc787yahoo
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very popular place. Food was worth the waiting in line. Good prices. You might have to share a large table but we loved the cute Australian family we sat with.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank heidi-german
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We were driving north on Hway 101 looking for a place to eat a late lunch. On google we spied Fish 101 a few miles ahead of us and we decided to stop. As we saw the restaurant, there was a line of people waiting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lynclarke
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Quality and tasty dishes. Love the Rocket salad w catch of the day, poke bowls are fresh and the tacos are always a staple. Always good!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anni D
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Its so great having a place like Fish101 nearby. I've had fish tacos, burritos, Poke Bowls, filets and more and have been super happy with it all, including the price point. The seaweed salad is a favorite! The sides are always super good as well....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank imagineandgo
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Our friends took us to Fish 101 and it was fantastic. The best fish tacos I have ever had. It was reasonable and very fresh and delicious. It was quite crowded and we had to wait a little but worth it. Recommend trying if you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mac T
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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 GlobeTrotting72446 | 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, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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