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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“fresh fish” (33 reviews)
“tacos” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like fish you should stopped by fish 101. They are affordable and they have great food and service.

Thank roadrunner077
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near Carlsbad, CA, and looking for a quaint seafood restaurant with great prices and even greater tasting food? Then you must go to Fish 101 on the Pacific Coast Highway. Plug this gem into your Waze GPS and prepare you taste buds. Very SoCal and...More

Thank Brentmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter recommended Fish 101 for the freshest fish in the West. If you hooked it yourself it couldn't be better. I had Halibut and Ellen had Salmon. Great choices. Informal atmosphere.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish 101 was just what we were looking for for a quick dinner before going to watch the sunset at the beach. Great oysters, delicious fish tacos, interesting wines, nice casual atmosphere.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The shrimp tacos and fish tacos are very good. The food is consistently good but the ambiance leaves something to be desired. It's the loudest restaurant ever. Many families bring their small children, so keep that in mind if you're headed there for a date...More

1  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Of the three restaurants visited, the overall flavor Mahi Mahi taco with fixings was my favorite. So many fish taco options on Coast Highway 101 so you can't go wrong.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Busy, full of locals who come often. Stand in line for awhile to order, find a table. The food is fresh and delicious. I especially liked that they cook their french fries in rice bran oil as I am allergic to soy. Helpful, efficient, friendly...More

Thank Marina L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and experience at Fish 101 and would return. Fresh fish, friendly counter service, casual and comfortable atmosphere with tables inside and out on patio. Only reason not five stars is because food was not excellent, but it was very good, and...More

Thank SusanL81435
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Took a chance and scored big! Wasn't sure about going here but was pleasantly surprised. Had a fish platter, side were a little strange by title, but had great presentation and flavor. would rightly recommend

Thank 24Boomer
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stopped here because another restaurant was closed, and were very happy with our choice. It is along Coast Highway, so parking is chancy, but there are a few tables inside, and a few more on a covered porch. When we got there (5:30) there...More

Thank markinRB
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Barb S
How far is Fish 101 from the Coaster station?
4 March 2017|
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Response from 3ofusSD | Reviewed this property |
2.3 miles by car. You can take an Uber.
Myrna S
Do they take reservations ?
14 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. This a very informal spot. A true dive but very clean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221
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