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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 good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (52 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
“house salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

We took advantage of the early dinner special on Monday evening. The price was right, the food prepared well, and the service was friendly.

Thank TexItalian
Reviewed 23 July 2010

I can't say enough good things about this Restaurant. We loved it so much the first night we ate there we came back and ate 2 more times before we left and embarked on our Alaskan cruise. The service was excellent albeit sometimes a bit...More

Reviewed 17 June 2010

Great food at reasonable prices, very helpful attentive staff.

Thank nathan-rachel
Reviewed 1 June 2010

The food was exceptional! I ordered the macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi and it was superb! The Clams/Mussels appetizer was to die for! they got it perfect. The service was first rate! My kids were screaming and hungry, I knocked my beer over, and broke the...More

Thank Taz813
Reviewed 13 April 2010

I can't recommend this restaurant enough - the cioppino was great, the crab & lobster cobb salad was wonderful, the steamers were excellent. And the service was terrific. No wonder it was crowded both nights we ate dinner there.

Thank Twin A
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Good atmosphere, excellent food - seafood, fish, steak. They serve food that is delicious but not exotic. I've eaten here a number of times and had a wonderful dinner each time.

Thank CohenTheBarbarian
Reviewed 16 March 2010

Excellent tuna and great appetizers. Even the glass of wine was excellent. Terrific service.

Thank mammageek
Reviewed 20 July 2009

This place used to be the base camp during the America's Cup yacht races. It always had the harbor seafood feel to it. We never miss out on going here every time we visit San Diego. We last visited in June and found the the...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2009

I actually love this one - and the one in La Mesa, too! The Brigantine Restaurants are great for seafood. I've had the best oysters on the half shell there of anywhere I've been. I don't think I've ever been disappointed with dinner at The...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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