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Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
+1 619-269-3033
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (180 reviews)
“oysters” (261 reviews)
“octopus” (94 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the evening here for appetizers and wine. The wine list is excellent and the octopus was awesome as were the oysters. I wasn't impressed by the crab cake although it was tasty. Great service!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank martinkp
Reviewed 3 days ago

I go to Ironside every time I go to San Diego (which is a lot) -- I honestly can't believe I hadn't reviewed it yet... I'll keep this brief because with thousands of positive reviews all that could be said has pretty much been said......More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FSFan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has everything I love. The atmosphere is intimate and the decor is trendy but subtle. The names of the fishermen who deliver fresh fish everyday are written on the menu (that changes accordingly). Our waitress (Katy I think!) was incredible, very knowledgeable and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LolaMarseguerra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this restaurant as do others, so you should get a reservation if you want to come at "rush hour." My only improved would to make the shrimp just a touch less spicy...it had a lot of what appeared to be cajan or cayan...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dee M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter (Colin) was super helpful and kind to point out any gluten in my friends’ dishes. All the dishes were incredible!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bznberry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ironside was truly a treat. Seafood - Cold, Hot, Entrees, and oysters The local oysters were salty as advertised. Served in an elegant fashion. Braised octopus was very tasty and TENDER. Sheephead was tender, and waitress Katie did an excellent job deboning fish. Very kind....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience!!!! If you love oysters and good food come here!! The waitstaff is awesome!!! The oysters are outstanding!!! Lobster roll is insanely good. I’m blown away by the level of service and food!! What a find!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 349kyleh
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I've been to this place a number of times. Service is always good and the staff friendly. The main menu is a little pricey compared to other fish restaurants in San Diego but Little Italy is a tourist-trap so I imagine that their "per-square-foot" lease...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joel B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My wife and I came down to San Diego in October of 18, and one of the #1 things we like to do when traveling is find a good spot to get some killer grub. (Side note, how can you not love a restaurant that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Stuart and Kris... P
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We arrived at 4:45 PM on a recommendation from our hotel. The lady assigning seating said all tables were reserved,although we noted 6 empty ones. Said we should have gotten reservations rather snarky. She said she supposed we could sit at the counter,also empty. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Curious802988
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Suzanne W
1 April 2018|
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Response from 1travellerBrussels | Reviewed this property |
They have a happy hour, unfortunately I don’t remember the exact schedule. I’m sorry
11 August 2017|
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Response from Luckylibrarian13 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with agmark. Inside feels like outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-269-3033
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