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Brigantine La Mesa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941-4107 (Severin Drive)
+1 619-465-1935
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my go to place for all celebrations from birthdays, to business meetings to celebration of life gatherings. Its a special place. Been going to this location since it was the Top Shelf. That ages me :-)The food is always high quality and amazing. My favorite is the swordfish. For happy hour the fish tacos are the best!!!

Thank Lisa F
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Brigantine whether it is for lunch, brunch, happy hour or dinner! Wonderful food and great service. They have outdoor dining too which is very nice. Their Fish Tacos in the Bar are great and not something to miss. Anything Fish Entree is at it's best!

Thank Marsha A
San Diego, California
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a while since we've eaten at the Brigantine, and our experience there was truly excellent in every way. The service was fantastic, from the entire supporting staff. Each employee there seems motivated to connect with the customers with a positive encounter. The food was fresh, delicious, excellent quality and really reasonably priced. We had the macadamia nut crusted... More 

Thank SDSteve
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brigantine has been in San Diego for as long as I can remember. Their menu is large so there is always something for everyone - pub food, seafood, salads... they have it all. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. Ask for their cheesy garlic bread - to die for (lots of calories though)

Thank ddinsd
La Mesa, California
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our go to restaurant in East County. It has a varied menu, the service is always friendly, and the patios are usually (depending on the weather) a wonderful outdoor eating experience.

Thank PatConwell
La Mesa, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food there is ok not great but not bad. Food portions are small I feel. The seafood is just ok. That is my opinion others seems to like it.

Thank Cabral1964
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We are at the Brigantine the second week in December. Our waitress was a girl named Amber. She was so personable and helpful and willing. She had a lovely way about her and nothing was too much. The men in or group got kinda drunk and louder and I guess more demanding and she never changed her attitude, likewise when... More 

Thank Jo-DMckee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I love. JUST LOVE, this place!! As a person who enjoys the TASTE of what goes in my mouth😉 I was blown away last year when I first visited the bar late one Friday night... And I haven't been let down since. The decadence of their lobster and crab fondue , the tender ness of their delicious fried calamari, the... More 

Thank Su'a Sulu'ape A... B
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We love going to the Brigantine for taco Tuesday it's a nice spot to meet up for a beer but I feel like no matter what town you go to it seems super overcrowded. Too overcrowded for how good it is in my opinion but it's good nonetheless. I think their regular menu is a little overpriced for what it... More 

Thank redrobot23
La mesa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Happy hour is crowded, but fun. Lovely patios to eat if desired. Inside dining a bit noisy on busy nights. But good food and service

Thank Laurietomstrong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9350 Fuerte Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941-4107
    (Severin Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-465-1935

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?