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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)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
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Reviewed 14 March 2011

We ate here twice since my wife enjoyed the seafood stew so much!! I had the shrimp one night and the fish platter the second night and they were both fine. The service was very attentive and prompt, and the creme brule dessert was excellent....More

Thank DaveE45
Reviewed 23 February 2011

we spent our anniversary evening here - wonderful food, excellent service. the vegetables were fresh - the swordfish was so flavorful and seasoned just right. we had delicious mixed drinks and the best creme brule' we have ever had anywhere. make reservations in advance it...More

Thank ceethew0rld
Reviewed 4 January 2011

We ate at the Brigantine on December 23 and liked it very much for the price. The best bet on what to order is seafood which seemed to be fresh and prepared with expertise. My husband had ahi tuna, seared on the outside and rare...More

Thank bryantl
Reviewed 30 December 2010

OK, so this restaurant was recommended to us by the front desk staff at our hotel and they say that locals eat here. While I believe that may be true, I can't see why. The only nice thing I can say about this place is...More

Thank bonkenmom
Reviewed 13 November 2010

One of the best in Point Loma, good service and friendly staff.

Thank Red_Admiral_R06
Reviewed 11 October 2010

read a review in LATimes...not worth a trip. Raw seafood display looks great but what is served is lots of mediocre fried food (tastes frozen) and they don't tell you if the "fish fillet" was from the freezer. Average fish plus slaw, drink =$16 including...More

Thank balert300
Reviewed 1 October 2010

My wife and I ate here after reading other consistently positive reviews. The food was good, not great. The crab cake appetizer was fabulous - very meaty and pure crab - worth the $13 for a single crab cake that we shared. The clam chowder...More

Thank ECrowther
Reviewed 29 September 2010

You have two choices upon entering: the "full service" area or the "bar". We sat outside in the bar area and were not disappointed. The oysters were fresh and tasty as was the rest of the meal, plus on Wed. there is 1/2 price on...More

Thank DarlasDad
Reviewed 29 September 2010

I dine there on a Tuesday the waiter kevin was exceptional, the food was great. The prices are reasonable.

Thank rerewill
Reviewed 24 September 2010

We went to this restaurant upon recommendation from our hotel on Shelter Island, and we were not disappointed. We arrived at 6.15 pm and were seated immediately, although it was already pretty busy. We were given the menu together with the menu for the Early...More

Thank Liesl13
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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