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The Brigantine

2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-224-2871
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (54 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
“mud pie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has some of the finest food in the area at reasonable prices. The clam chowder is all-time top two for me--and the rest of the menu is very fresh and inventive. Come sit a while, have a few drinks, eat a lot, and...More

Thank onemanicmechanic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Brig. Good menu with a lot of choices. Grilled fish is superb. Order the fish tacos grilled instead of deep fried.

Thank claudia b
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

As some reviewers have said, some dishes are small. My wife opted for the “jumbo crab cake”, which was lovely but definitely starter size but was served on a base of luscious coleslaw. I had the Steakhouse Burger which came with fries and the same...More

Thank Vfrphil
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Had a nice dinner at the Brigantine, which was close to our hotel. Food was good, excellent service, and fun atmosphere. If you are staying in Shelter Island, highly recommend. And if you're not, there are several others in SD, including on Coronado and in...More

Thank GMM0
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Remember where Anthony's was on the Harbor Drive area? Be patient, a new Brigantine restaurant is slowly taking form as the old makes way for the new. This is going to be something! Just you watch and see!! Brigantine is an absolutely first-class, top-notch dining...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by our concierge and it didn’t disappoint. My husband had the cioppino soup and I had the swordfish tacos for a late lunch and it was excellent. We enjoyed the fried calamari so much we ordered it twice. We came back...More

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We had a very good dinner at Brigantine. The service was great. The food was very good. I had red fish that brought me back to NOL. My wife had halibut served on top of lobster risotto that was excellent. They have a full bar...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Seafood is wonderful and the service was superb. Try to eat in the main dining room..It is quieter than the sports bar area.

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Very poor service- practically ignored the entire time we were there. Of the two main dishes that we ordered one was decently portioned while the other was just ludicrously / laughably small. Absolutely did not live up to the reputation of the brand name. Overall...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You must visit the Brig on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the day and eat in the bar but make sure you ask to be served by Jessica!! The best bartender you'll ever run in to. She is so attentive to her customers' needs...More

Thank Naniepoppie123
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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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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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