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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (43 reviews)
“fresh fish” (34 reviews)
“poke bowl” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on a bike ride returning from Carlsbad and stopped at Fish 101. The fish tacos and the oysters were amazing and the green salad (arugula with shaved parmesan) was excellent. We also had lemonade, which was very tasty, particularly after our ride. It...More

Thank Russ Q
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area don't miss beautiful and charming Encinitas and when you are there make sure to go to Fish 101 for some fish tacos. A friendly spot with casual vibe and excellent service​ as well as the food. We had fish...More

Thank Emil J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love seafood, this place is a must in Encinitas. On Tuesdays and Fridays they have oysters for $1 each. Grab some lemons and hot sauce, and go to oyster town! If you're there for happy hour, have a Dos Equis XX on tap...More

Thank travelingjamie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's crowded and chaotic but worth the wait. No table service, order up front but they deliver to table. All the seafood is excellent...not inexpensive but worth it.

Thank mark g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish 101 has great reviews. That's why we selected it. Cute restaurant. Funky. Good selection. I had shrimp sandwich with a side of brown rice. My husband had shrimp burrito. Don't know why I didn't love the sandwich. I probably should have had the cerviche...More

Thank mountaintrekker1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food selection with outdoor seating for those with pets. Fast service and friendly wait staff. Good selection of craft beers. Deserts are a must!

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went to Fish 101 after reading reviews. Many of the reviews were helpful, accurately describing what to expect. We ordered at the counter Fish Tacos, Fish and Chips with Red wine, beer and waters. Found a table inside the covered patio, warmer than...More

Thank TravelerGirl1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really trendy. Great service. Clean. Food came out quickly and they got our orders correct. Highly recommend

Thank Eliana J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish 101 has a food truck kind of vibe but in a fixed location. You grab a menu to peruse while waiting in line to order at the counter. The menu is extensive and they have a chalkboard listing of what fish and shellfish is...More

Thank williamcM1076KG
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The fish tacos (get them grilled...do not, under any circumstances, waste your appetite on breaded version) are out of this world. They are filled with generous and meaty mahi-mahi chunks. Fish is wonderfully grilled and finished with a citrus-ey and spicy garnish of tomatillo salsa,...More

1  Thank Mike M
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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, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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