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Fish House Vera Cruz

360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
+1 760-744-8000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (31 reviews)
“monkfish” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were great! I had crab cakes with a delicious mango salsa and the Manhattan chowder. My spouse had the Boston style clam chowder and the shrimp and scallops penne pasta. The decor is a bit shabby but the place is charming!

Thank jonijohnson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local seafood restaurant we have been going to since the 80's. Our family loves the clam chowder, and the fresh grilled fish daily selections, with various side options to choose. Has a very nice fresh fish market to buy fish and chowder to take home.

Thank SofunDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking on a Wednesday evening, decided to try the Fish House Vera Cruz an old family favorite restaurant. Arrived about 4:45 PM and no waiting to be seated. We ordered the steamed mussels with sour dough rolls to start. For dinner, Monk Fish and...More

Thank boblavelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very dissapointed in the long standing establishment. Very over priced for the food you get. We were visiting in the area & local family member wanted to eat here. Way over priced for what you get. They need to freshen this place up.

Thank gramma06_11
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This restaurant hits it out of the ballpark every time. Consistent, awesome, perfect! The only grilled veges I have ever eaten at a restaurant. The fish, lobster and crab are all prepared to perfection.

1  Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re traveling here this is a must. There grill fired seafood is the best you’re going to get. I have been going here for lunch or dinner with family and friends for nearly 30 years and it hasn’t changed

1  Thank Pangaea7
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The food here is pretty good, with generous portions and as much delish sourdough bread rolls as you would like. The oysters Rockefeller are completely worth the trip and usually make it onto our table every time. The fish is fresh and families are always...More

Thank coley5454
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Once again Vera Cruz comes through with a delicious, fresh meal, impressing myself and my guest. Consistently excellent food and service.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Always used to go to Fish House Vera Cruz in Carlsbad, but they closed. I hadn't been to the San Marcos location in a few years and decided it was time to give it a try again. My friends and I were seated immediately and...More

1  Thank dml718
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were looking forward to spending a gift certificate at this restaurant since it had been awhile since we'd eaten there. Either I don't remember my previous experiences that well, or things have definitely changed. Both the service and food were disappointing. The server couldn't...More

Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
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31 October 2015|
Response from msSbellamac | Reviewed this property |
Their Web site indicates they are open 11am to close. I believe the lunch menu is served until 2pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-8000
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