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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-224-2871
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (57 reviews)
“sand dabs” (11 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Per misinformation on TA we went to Ketch Grill & Taps which was listed as a Portuguese restaurant. It is not and they had no idea how that happened. Per local recommendations we went to Brigantine for a brunch/lunch special. As per other reviews it...More

Thank Capayrancher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant because of the good reviews. We were initially seated in a very noisy booth just beyond the bar. It was not crowded, so a bad seating choice. We asked to be moved. Meal was ok, but not special. Would choose to go...More

Thank nic60760
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brig on Shelter Island continues to impress us. Although very 'old school' with its traditional nautical interior, the food and service continue to be tops. We came in for an escape from Halloween mania and hit the jackpot. Lively, but not overly loud or...More

Thank CindyClarkBar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Experience! She took time explaining the menu including happy hour. Her suggestions when asked for by first time visitors, proved to be top notch choices. The Pina Colada was mixed to perfection by the bartender as was the Strawberry Margarita. Happy Hour Appetizers Calamari were...More

Thank SidBo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there for lunch and had a reservation. When we arrived we were told we could seat ourselves anywhere. When we walked to the dining room we were told no you can't seat there only in the bar area and very few close tables. Service...More

1  Thank Bill E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time with my family, our server Tasha was fantastic, great attitude and awesome recommendations. I had the surf n turf French fries and they were delish!!!! We’ll definitely be coming back.

Thank stephfloren
Reviewed 14 October 2018

When in San Diego we always come back to Brigantines for sea food. The chefs prepare spot on entrees that never fail to please our palates! We a Ways have the special of the day - which was macadamian crusted halibut (my fav fish) with...More

Thank RedRosieChick
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We are back for our annual dentist visit to sand Diego and always have to make at least one stop at the Brig for their fish tacos. Beer selection is also very good.

Thank Dino S
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The Brigantine restaurant along Pacific Coast Highway, is an old San Diego tradition. Is popular with locals and visitors alike. The restaurant affords great views, some with partial ocean views and views of the San Diego County Racetrack and Fairgrounds below. That offer great dinners...More

Thank jerrym343
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Delicious clam clam chowder and seafood dishes. I had the crab stuffed prawns and they were out of this world. My husband loved his scallops and the filet mignon was perfection. Definitely try the Creme Brûlée - enough for two or three to share! Service...More

Thank Laura S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2871
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Creme Brulee. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.
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