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Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
+1 760-431-8454
10:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Wiggins, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We have eaten here many times. You can't go wrong on any of the food choices,we have had the fish, lobster and shrimp tacos, we have also had the grilled fish cod, red snapper, scallops. Everything tastes wonderful. Definitely worth the trip. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Shawn S
Providence, Rhode Island
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great seafood market and restaurant... I had the Ahi tuna with teriyaki and cajun rub and it was sooo gooood.... We sat outside and we had a great meal in a great setting...

Thank rob1764
Kansas City, Missouri
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This isn't the kind of place everyone will love, but we sure did! The front room is both a fresh fish market - all of which looked great - and the counter to order meals. There is nothing fancy about the place but the small dining room has some neat decorations. The Taco Combo of one fish and one shrimp... More 

Thank ozark_Roxy
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small fish market/restaurant. Not many places to sit inside but lots outside. We each got a bowl of clam chowder and split a red snapper sandwich. The chowder will change your life! Exquisite! Sandwich fish was light, not breaded and wonderful!!

Thank AlinerX2
Prescott, Arizona
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We ate here on a recommendation from another travel site. Small, family run business with really great seafood - very casual - limited seating (on rainy days - good weather allows for the outdoor seating). The locals love it, we hear...

Thank 4JaneC123
Plano, Texas
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607 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Pelly's is tucked into a strip center on the side of a building and not easy to find but definitely worth the effort. If you are looking for fancy go somewhere else. If you want good food in a cozy atmosphere, this is for you. We had the swordfish which was perfectly prepared. Pelly's is essentially a fish market that... More 

Thank nat1225
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Last January, 2016, we dined in on their very delicious clam chowder. A fun experience. This January, 2017, we got the clam chowder to go and ate it at our timeshare. It was just as yummy as we remembered: lots of clam pieces with chunks of potato with skins and a super thick and rich soup. We look forward to... More 

Thank Quilter sew
Carlsbad, California
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257 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Pelly's serves a good variety of fresh seafood. Love the Boston Clam Chowder and fish tacos! It's not flashy: paper plates and plastic utensils but when the food's this good who cares?

Thank db7477
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

More a fish market than cafe. Doubt you could find any fresher fish. Had a very good selection. Limited seating indoors. Be there early as it get very busy at lunch time.

Thank steve42
Petaluma, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This place has the best fish tacos for under $6 with your choice of many kinds of fish. They don't fry so good for health conscious foodies. It's also a fish market.

Thank Rangerenj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?