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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980 (4th Street)
+1 619-858-2277
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting San Diego, took a chance and had a great experience. Jesse was our server and did a great job along with all the staff. Had the Halibut, which was fabulous on Jesse's recommendation. Friend had the filet which was very good as well. An overall great dinner.

Thank Carl P
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit off putting from street level as its all up a flight. upstairs is a large but very well laid out restaurant - much better than most I have visited. Food was very good and no complaints at all. The desert was enough for 4, delicious but I ate half (so no good an hour later). Service was... More 

Thank Vinehall70
Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience on a busy Wednesday evening. Wayne was a superb waiter, provided great recommendations and advice. The bread is to die for, the salads were bigger than expected and totally delicious. Fresh fish and menu changes everyday! Desserts were big enough for two! I went with the cookies and milk and they were baked perfectly! Don't forget the cocktails... More 

Thank Aubrey H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in town for our anniversary. We were keeping it casual walking around town deciding where we should have our anniversary dinner. We came across the Oceanaire Seafood Room and decided to go in at least for a glass of wine. It was happy hour so we tried the Oysters Rock, fabulous! We were hooked and... More 

Thank 1desertdweller
De Pere, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a crab cakes, a bowl or Clam chowder and the Mexican Sea Bass. The single cake was excellent at $18, the Clam chowder tasted very nice (but had low Clam count) and the Mexican sea bass was excellent and cooked the correct way. Mike was super even though we took up 3 hours at the table. Bear

Thank Bear C
Chespeake, United States
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals I had in San Diego. The food is expensive and the restaurant higher end. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

Thank Ferne E
Dunedin, New Zealand
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to be walking past looking for a quick bite and saw the happy hour menu outside, so in I went! The staff were very friendly and welcoming, I sat at the bar surrounded by fresh oysters /crabs. I ordered fresh oysters; blackened fish tacos and the grilled shrimp. Wow. All were delicious but the shrimp was incredible. When... More 

Thank 968ChrisS
Naples, Italy
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious place where to eat all the best seafood you can imagine.I was there for a business trip and invited a guest for dinner and both of us fell in love with the Alaska king crab,cooked to perfection and still smelling of sea water. Impressive wine selection and the chef coming to see us before starting for suggestions and after... More 

Thank Nuccio77
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270 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a high-end place for dinner... The service is above most 'family' restaurants. The price is high too. We had two main courses in seafood - both of us were not impressed. The lemon cake was enormous and tasty.

Thank sun20
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Came here for a business dinner. While the service was good, and the atmosphere buzzing, we found the food very average and totally overpriced. The Risotto I had here was as poor as I have ever eaten. Tasteless and really sloppy and overcooked. Unlikely to return

Thank bax52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-2277

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?