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The Brigantine

#136 of 3,847 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-224-2871
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We to Brigantine at the recommendation of a friend while I was in town. The view and the food were both amazing. The price was also very reasonable. Definitely stop by and check it out!

Thank Ken F
Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here twice during my stay to San Diego. Food was very fresh and excellent. Not a huge portion but enough. Moderate priced. Excellent waitstaff. Walking distance from Humphrey's Half Moon Inn.

Thank Stanley S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here several times while we were in San Diego. The restaurant has 2 sides, a bar side with more small plates and a dining room. We only ate on the dining room side. The service was always good. Though not extensive, the wine list is good. After the first night, we recognized that the salads were so... More 

Thank caparadis
Apache Junction, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best!! We have been there several times and never disappointed by the quality of the food or the friendliness of staff

Thank Arthur D
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere for a nice dining experience. Formal dining room as well as another section for dining with TVs. We ate in the formal dining area. Wait staff was very attentive. We had the shrimp and crab fondue appetizer. It was very good but very rich. 4 people could easily share. My daughter had the bacon wrapped filet mignon with... More 

Thank Beenatna
Middleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is great. Food was excellent. A wide selection, all well prepared and interesting preps. Super fresh seafood. Service was prompt and professional. Loved it. Oh, wines by the glass were an interesting mix and not expensive for the quality. Had fun.

Thank stevesh2158wz
Richardson, Texas
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203 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for nearly 50 years and little changes. Oysters fresh and tasty, drinks generous, including margarita, other seafood all good. Prices in the ballpark. Wait staff personable and efficient.

Thank Lee F
Carlsbad, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We usually go to their Del Mar location but having out of town guests we chose the Shelter Island location. Very nicely remodeled since we had last been there. The service was excellent and the menu selection was very good. I ordered the halibut plate even though I knew that halibut has been over fished and expensive. The dish was... More 

Thank SweetOldBill
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had dinner here and was not disappointed. The seafood was very fresh, clam chowder was excellent good flavor and not "fishy". Good selection of cocktails. Service was good at a time the restaurant was busy. For dessert you must have the mudslide. It's HUGE, plan to share, but it is delicious!

Thank Van and Sarah M
Great Falls, Montana
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent atmosphere, food/wine, and service. Started with a dozen of raw oysters followed with shrimp and grits and my wife had the catch of the day ... OMNOMNOM.

Thank azzklaun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2725 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-2871
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history: "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today - just to name a few. Beautifully remodeled in early 2009, the Brigantine is well-known for the signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Creme Brulee. The Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats. Home to the America's Cup until 1995, Shelter Island is still the yachting center of San Diego. The Brigantine offers glimpses of this busy marina from the outdoor patio and semi-private banquet areas. The Point Loma Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, and lunch Monday-Saturday. Join us for our signature Happy Hour.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?