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Anthony's Fish Grotto - CLOSED

1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
+1 619-232-5103
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (280 reviews)
“shrimp” (149 reviews)
“chowder” (78 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
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1 - 10 of 1,691 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great place to eat any day, any time. Fried seafood is the staple, but they do have other offerings that are grilled. I always have the fried shrimp and French fries. The coleslaw is creamy. An occasional day off the "healthy menu" is allowed. Friendly...More

Thank jamesjQ7894IT
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The time of day/eve we were eating, preferred the out door heated area. Great sunsets in January. Super friendly staff.

Thank RVTravellers
Reviewed 22 February 2017

For 70 years, Anthony's was THE seafood restaurant in San Diego, maybe in all of SoCal. "Was" is the key word here, for you see, as of January 31, 2017, it is closed. They lost a bidding war for a lease, we were told as...More

1  Thank William Z
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We just came back from San Diego on Feb 19 and the restaurant closed on January 31st. Sign said something about reopening at another location in the near future.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I was on vacation visiting family in San Diego and stumbled on this restaurant. It had the best catfish & jumbo shrimp I've ever had, not to mention the house slaw mm good. The waitress was very professional & very knowledgeable of the menu, a...More

Thank notjudgemental
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our shuttle driver on the way from the airport. We had a great meal with great service in a restaurant that had been in business for 70 years. It is sad to note that the restaurant was closing 4 days...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

What a shame this place has been forced to close. It has been around for 70 years and we went on the penultimate night and had a delicious fish meal .

Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 7 February 2017

After 46 years at the Downtown Location Anthony's Seafood Grotto in Downtown San Diego on the waterfront has Closed on 1/31/17 FOREVER !This place directly on the water was AWESOME ! It is too bad that the city of San Diego decided to remodel that...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We just had our last lunch at Anthony's Fish Grotto. How sad, what great memories as we would dock up at the pir and come for lunch. We look forward to having more good food at your LaMesa location.

Thank moeroe2015
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food and service here is outstanding. Have the clam chowder. This location is closing permanently but I was told by the staff there is another location in San Diego. Check it out, I don't think you will be disappointed. I went for both appetizers...More

Thank betty p
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1360 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-5103
Anthony's Fish Grotto's was established in 1946 by Mama Catherine Ghio. It set and continues to set the standard for fresh seafood dining in San Diego. Mama believed in letting the freshness show through and not using overwrought and fussy preparations. Fresh seafood simply prepared. The waterfront Anthony's sits atop piling over San Diego Bay. The views and sunsets are spectacular. The large dining room can accommodate families and large groups and the Lounge/bar area is perfect for that more intimate dining experience. The menu features an array of seasonal fresh catches along with a multitude of favorites from Fish n Chips to Lobster Tails. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
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