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Fish House Vera Cruz

360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
+1 760-744-8000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (27 reviews)
“monkfish” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I have been a customer of this location for several years and although we do not dine it their restaurant, we do buy their products on a regular basis. We do love their lobsters, crab cakes but above all their New England...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love fish and this place has quite a large menu selection. I'm sorry their Carlsbad location closed. Their fish is always fresh and the sides are delicious. There's also a fresh fish market if you want to just buy and take it home. Don't...More

Thank 2fungirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor rating and it's proximity to our vacation rental. Our server was not very good. She messed up the order, so while the others in our group were eating, I was waiting for my fish to be cooked....More

Thank Donrosel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I had here was good, the clam chowder and the combination fish kabob were very good, as was the service. However, the Fresh Oyster Rellano, which is an appetizer of green chillis stuffed with fresh oysters and smothered in Monterey Jack Cheese was world...More

Thank Kenhamner1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating the best fresh fish at The Fish House for 30 years and it is still the best. The yellowtail is local or from Mexico and is fantastic. They will cook it medium rare if you request it. The oysters are always...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have not eaten at Vera Cruz for a long while but when I went the fish was perfect. I loved the cheese mashed potatoes and the vegetables. I only gave a 4 star because it's been a while, but I'm sure it's still perfect.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Top notch dining. Great experience. Went with group of six. Attentive wait staff. Will definitely return when in town.

Thank 8KayBee8
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I met friends here for dinner while visiting the area. The food and service were excellent. Everyone at our table loved the food, and it was some the best seafood that I have ever had.

Thank BCTE4
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Many places offer seafood as part of a varied menu; not so the Fish House. They have a huge offering of seafood, including shellfish and everything is great. Their grill is right when you walk in, and their fresh fish is all on display. The...More

Thank HardBop
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The best time to go is before 6 PM. for supper. Try the Pacific Halibut with steamed carrots and broccoli . The bread was sour dough and a bit too crusty. The oysters Rockefeller was to die for! Some of the best I've ever tasted-plenty...More

Thank Peter R
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How late do you serve lunch?
31 October 2015|
Response from msSbellamac | Reviewed this property |
Their Web site indicates they are open 11am to close. I believe the lunch menu is served until 2pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-8000
  • E-mail
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