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Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe

7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
+1 760-431-8454
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh fish” (48 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
“rice” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Although they have other seafood we had the mahi and shrimp tacos which came with rice and slaw for only around $6 each. The clam chowder soup was also very good.....cheap eats!

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were staying in Carlsbad and a friend recommended Pelly's. What a find! We had dinner here two sites in a row, the Calimari Sandwich is to die for, intact, the whole menu is fantastic. Get your food to go and then go sit on...More

Thank david k
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had the two-taco fish plates and they were excellent. Our taco dishes came with coleslaw, rice and chips. There was plenty of fish in each taco and the plate was more than adequate for dinner. This is not a fast food place and it...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a fish market tucked into a shopping center. So, why do so many people go there? Because you will get really tasty fresh fish! There are not a lot of choices for sides and such, and seating is limited inside and out. But...More

Thank Katzkid22
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My wife and I always go to Pelly's when in Carlsbad. It is a little tricky to find because it sits back in a shopping center. This is also a very good market for fresh seafood. Nothing fancy for your meal. You get in line...More

Thank duffer47
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We love Pellys. Great fish. Locals place. Close to the beach. Love their Boston clam chowder. And their POKÉ is amazing.

Thank jennsantel
Reviewed 20 August 2017

As a former Bostonian, I can vouch for the real deal at Pelly's Fish Market located in an alcove at this strip mall close to Hwy. 5. Made from scratch the Boston and Manhattan clam chowders are true to their names and fair priced. The...More

Thank desunltd
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was expected big things from this place and was a little disappointed because our fish was dry and bland (even with the marinades), but I'd probably give them another try. The portions are generous and the selection is fantastic and obviously pretty darn fresh....More

Thank 3Harelik
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The fish and chips were fantastic. Super fresh and $20 for two lunches. Fast friendly service. There is a smaller eatery attached to a larger dining room restaurant.

Thank David D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We first learned about Pelly's Fish Market and Cafe from the show "PTA (PlanesTrains+Automobiles)" and heard good reviews so we decided to try it when we were recently in San Diego. The fish market itself was small in size and all the tables were located...More

Thank TravelGal9876
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-8454
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