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Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar

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611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5301
+1 949-498-6390
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited for lunch during spring break from out of town. We have been there before and returned for the view, sourdough bread, and overall ambience. We did not have to wait for a table as it was lunch time during the middle of the week. We ate on the restaurant side, not the bar side across... More 

Thank Frau88
Limassol, Cyprus
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101 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the pier in San Clemente, we were reluctant to have lunch there as it looked too "touristy". And it was. But the food was really good. The clam chowder was hearty and tasty but rather light on the clams. The main courses were both very tasty - the halibut, which was grilled perfectly and the soft shell crab sandwich... More 

Thank Nikos C
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it weren't for the location I wouldn't go for the food. But, the chowder is pretty good and so is the bread. There is a bar, oyster bar on the opposite side of the pier which is very good, but honestly the food is just blah. Could be superb, but I get the feeling there isn't room in the... More 

Thank jackandscooter
Upland, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Sunday breakfast on the outside patio overlooking the surf. Food was great ( seafood benedict) and mamosas. Got to watch the lifeguards jumping into the surf from the pier and swimming to shore. Also several surfers shooting the pier. Wait staff was attentive. Bring a wide brim hat so you are not sun burned on the patio. Also... More 

Thank Joe W
San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local, since '74. This place is really good. Great food, drinks. Very nice and safe. Eat outside in the winter, SoCal weather, watch the surfers in January! No bugs, no humidity, no hassle. Mud Pie is to Die for, I am not kidding, San Clemente, CA!

Thank dougshuck
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish, good service and excellent location. Right next to the see. Incredible view. I loved the Halibut.

Thank Jorge M
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is right on the pier so everyone wants a bite hear. It's always busy and they don't do reservations so keep that in mind. Now the food was good, but not excellent. I ordered an amazing clam chowder. I've had clam chowder on multiple coasts and this was definitely on par with some of the best, but I was... More 

Thank Anastasia B
Quebec City, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Crispy coconut shrimp with a spicy marmalade! Friend ordered crab cakes...they were delicious...loaded with shredded crab meat?

Thank Duchess1031
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner from the Sunset Special menu. Wife had the freshcaught Ono that had 2 good size steaks. I had grilled prawns that had 9 skewered on a bed of rice with vegetables. Both were great tasting and plenty of food for a good price

Thank Steve V
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i were walking the pier and spied the perfect table at this restaurant. The very corner of the pier. You couldn't ask for a more unique and romantic experience. i had the crab, which i tore apart like a badger, and my husband had the mako shark. He Loved it, and i being an animal, decimated the... More 

Thank Danamyte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672-5301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-6390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?