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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
+1 619-858-2277
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (51 reviews)
“crab cakes” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and didn't get a chance to write a review. But felt the need to come back and recommend this place for the friendly service and great food! The Baked bombe Alaska was like no other and the seared tuna...More

Thank Ela-eats-travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elegant menu for seafood and steak. There were lots of options and unique dishes. We had the Costa Rican mahi mahi which was delicious. Drinks were properly mixed and our waiter was on top of everything!

Thank ntsfinest170
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Oceanaire for our 36th anniversary and everything about the evening was superb. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" wish upon arrival and given a specially printed menu as well. Service was impeccable throughout and all the food was delicious. I love...More

Thank diinslc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of restaurant where people actually dress well - most men wear jackets, and the women are in nice outfits. The waitstaff is courteous and attentive. The menu has a good variety of items, most of which can be prepared in different...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the Oceanaire and were able to taste their delicious fish specialties. We had a clamp cream as a starter, slightly spicy and crunchy, very nice. As main dish I had a sword fish with a lemon based sauce that...More

1  Thank Paolos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation, and got a table directly at the window. The waiter was friendly and attentive, but sometimes you couldn't see him for minutes. We had calamari and crab cakes and filet mignon and crabs. The food was very good, the steak perfectly...More

Thank Mchenchef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect as it was my first visit for San Diego but I hoped that the seaside location will have some decent seafood and I was not mistaken. I've arrived as one of the first visitors (not having lunch that day...More

Thank avsm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice and looks pretty good. The fish is of good quality and the service is warmly. There is a good choice of wines, too. It could be recommended for business dinner.

Thank raffaele p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Happy Hour - $6 wine; $8martini; oysters ( raw & grilled) fish tacos, sliders, crab cakes, etc for $7. Modern ambiance - a little "stuffy" in the second floor location- fans or CA would resolve that. Fast and friendly service. Dinner menu,...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartending staff at Oceanaire is incredible. They are unfailingly friendly, good at what they do, and always can be relied on to steer you in the right direction for dinner selections. I always go at least once every time i am in San Diego...More

Thank RGTX
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Kristine B
Is there a private room for a group of about 20?
24 August 2015|
Response from JohnKnotwell | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We had 26 in a private room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-2277
  • E-mail
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