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Solana Beach Fish House

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124 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1258
+1 858-481-3474
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Solana Beach, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a nice, traditional spot in Solana Beach. It has been here for decades. They are able to keep the quality, and actually even improve the atmosphere.

Thank smeredith2013
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

There are strip mall restaurants and then there are strip mall restaurants. These guys are among the best. Consistently awesome food (we frequent for the fish and chips - it is the lightest, crispest and tastiest fish you will have and my wife is from England so she knows) and a fun, albeit simple ambiance in which to enjoy it.... More 

Thank Kurt B
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went here for a meal back in April 2016 and it was worth going back again in Sept. Just a small mall type of restaurant, but we got very good service(personable servers both times), very good prices for this area, nice menu selections, and the food was "tasty"(The Clam Chowder was outstanding). The restaurant layout is nothing fancy, but for... More 

Thank BJWca
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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253 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visit the restaurant every year. It offers fresh seafood every day and prepares exceptional meals. The paella is exceptional and at an extremely reasonable price. The restaurant is in a strip mall with no scenic view but does have outside tables. Staff is ways friendly and helpful and the meals are wonderful without the high cost of the beach... More 

Thank JimH88011
Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I like fish but find this restaurant to be unappealing. Sometimes there's a fishy smell that's not something you want in a restaurant. Dishes are unimaginative and average. Service is not particularly friendly and the owner is often gruff.

Thank sdphil
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Really good dinner tonight. I decided on Sea bass with vegetables and Cole slaw. All was very tastey. Hubby had lobster burrito. It was good, but my sea bass won hands down! Prices at lunch are a deal for sure. Dinner was 12-20 dollar range depending on the dish. Def would return. Service a little slow. Don't go if you... More 

Thank Sarah D
Somerville, MA
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ate outside on a summer evening - pleasant. Service was good and attentive. Ordered chips and Guacamole (awesome!) and fish tacos. Fish tacos were... umm... different than I am used to. I am accustomed to some sort of grilled or lightly battered white fish, a half-fillet per taco. The fish in this fish taco was chunks of some darker fish... More 

Thank Brigit-Saule
San Diego Area
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123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Locally-owned fish restaurant provides a alternative to chain owned places. Thoughful menu, excellent prepartion, and competitive pricing make Solana Beach Fish House a good choice.

Thank bobblevins
Lancaster, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This fish house is a nice place to get great fish at an inexpensive price. They have great lunch specials. I had the surf and turf burrito which is carne asada and shrimp. It was great. Large portions and nice staff. The picture is only half the burrito.

Thank pooh44136
Solana Beach, California
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food is good casual fish and burgers. The lunch specials are priced well and they have Pacifico on tap. Casual decent spot.

Thank beachmamaesq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1258
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?