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A lively American bar and grille offering ocean views and San Diego’s best fish tacos and seafood. South Beach Bar & Grille is the home of the world famous Mahi-Mahi fish tacos and a huge selection of craft beers. South Beach also features daily food and drink specials, a happy-hour menu from 3-6 pm on Monday through Friday, and ten televisions on which to watch your favorite college and pro sports teams.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waterfront
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Reviewed 24 October 2021

We came here after a long day looking to relax. We found a table outside as the sign said that you seat yourself. After a long time we asked the people at the table next to us if we need to flag down someone or...if they would be around. After about 20 minutes we did get someone to wait on us. After that we had good service. To be fair this location was busy and only got busier as we were their. The food was really good. Between the burgers, fries and clam strips it all was good. I also enjoyed my beer as it had just the right level of hopiness to be a really good beer (I do not remember the name though). Overall after the slow start with service things were great. Good food and good drinks.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

It's all about the tacos! They're full of flavor and good-sized, three were enough to fill me up. The ambience is very easy and relaxed, just steps from the beach. Find a seat on the balcony for a great view.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021

I have been to this restaurant a few times now, mostly for the view. The service varies greatly so each person may have a completely different experience. The Good - The food. The calamari is as big as fish and chips and quite deliciocious. The...tacos are average, and the rest of the food is pretty good. Nothing that will knock your socks off, but nothing bad either. The Great - The view. Great view of the sunset and the pier. this is the perfect location for watching a romantic sunset while enjoying some drinks and some appetizers. Why You'd Avoid - The Service. While we have had good service (never great), we have also had very bad service as well. I can't think of a time where I haven't had to get out of my seat and go find someone for something. If you are one who needs or even wants good service, this is not the place for you.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Best experience. We arrived at ocean beach and wanted to find something nearby and gave this place a try. It was a perfect experience sitting on the balcony watching surfers and eating great foot for a great price. Highly recommend the mahi mahi and Baja...tacos.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

We happened on this place, late afternoon and scored a great table, outdoors, with a view of the ocean. Phillip was incredibly busy, but took good care of us. The fried calamari and seared ahi were decent portions and delicious. Good beer and tequila deal...too. We returned twice for Buck a Shuck oysters on Friday. So good and what a great deal. I only wish this restaurant existed in Scottsdale, AZ.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Good food, great view, and good prices but the service is horrible!! Went back to back nights hoping the service would get better but it was even worse. Sad because no food is good enough or prices low enough to waste an evening waiting for...everything you order.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2021

Exactly what you want and need on a beach visit. Good service, great balcony seating and some of the best fish and shrimp tacos you'll find anywhere. Tuesday and Thursday discount specials, too.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021

This is the third time I've been there while visiting our daughters in San Diego and still enjoy it. This is the second time I've had the seared Ahi salad which is delicious and a very generous serving. There is also a great selection of...beer on tap - the Blood Orange IPA is great. From the upstairs seating there is a great view of the ocean off Ocean Beach and the sunset is spectacular.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Took the wife to San Diego for her Birthday. Found the South beach Restaurant with completely relaxed ambiance. Beach views. Quickest, friendliest service ever.We found the Shucked oysters, fried clam strips, fried wahoo fish tacos on flour tortillas, all exceptional. What makes this restraunt so...exceptional is the service.all the servers seemed good but, We had "john" las our server, he took the time to explain, recommend and expedite our food kept an eye on us. Hint. Ask for JOHN.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

Five of us had various meals. Three had fish tacos and thought they were great . We also had calamari strips. Was disappointed that they were steak strips, but they were still good. One had veggie burger and said it was very good. Clam chowder...was big portion and very good. Very different margaritas for a nice change.. 6 meals, plus drinks and tips was $108. We would return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Yes, South Beach Bar & Grille offers takeaway services.

South Beach Bar & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4