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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (44 reviews)
“chowder” (29 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is not much atmosphere but, the freshest fish I have tasted in this area. Even though they don't have a liquor license, they let you bring your own. I had the swordfish which is served with the freshest salad with your choice of dressing...More

Thank sharlyn2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped there because it is midway between our daughters house and ours. Decent fish sandwich, but probably on the high side for a sandwich and slaw. Came on sour dough bread, which was pretty crumbly and fell apart after first bite. Maybe they have other...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Expectations for a fish market and cafe in a beach community are higher than other cafes because you'd expect an assortment of fresh local seafood. Unfortunately Pelly's doesn't deliver on that account. Nothing offered was local and while staff acknowledged that they couldn't identify if...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My friends raved about the quality and freshness of the seafood at Pelly's so we had to go there on a Monday night. Close to closing but the order taker got two of the three orders wrong, my fish tacos never showed up on their...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife moved 3 years ago and just returned to California. This was our first time back to Pelly's. It has always been our favorite for casual seafood. It was great. I had the swordfish sandwich and my wife had the Manhattan (red) chowder. We...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and it was fresh, delicious and did not break the bank! Portions are great, thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back!

Thank NonnaCookie
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was a recommendation from an article my husband read about Tony Hawk, who loves this place. It is just a small hole in the wall but has a lot of customers. You can get some fresh fish to take home from their counter or...More

Thank LMK101
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Finally got back to Pelly's after about 4 years. I am happy to say that it is still one of the best places for fish that I've ever been. My wife had a fish taco. She said it was decent but paled in comparison to...More

Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We didn't realize this was a restaurant the first time we walked by, but I'm glad we went back the second day. The food was very good.

Thank paigepants
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went here for lunch and were not disappointed. I can certainly see why it gets such good reviews. It is in a plaza and has inside and outside seating. Not fancy, but the food was top notch. We both had the sea bass dinner...More

Thank Karen M
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Jill D
Are you next to (near) the Ralph's?
22 February 2017|
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Response from Tattalat | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the food court in the middle of the Ralph's center
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
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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