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Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe

7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
+1 760-431-8454
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh fish” (48 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
“rice” (31 reviews)
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7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

My wife and I always go to Pelly's when in Carlsbad. It is a little tricky to find because it sits back in a shopping center. This is also a very good market for fresh seafood. Nothing fancy for your meal. You get in line...More

Thank duffer47
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We love Pellys. Great fish. Locals place. Close to the beach. Love their Boston clam chowder. And their POKÉ is amazing.

Thank jennsantel
Reviewed 19 August 2017

As a former Bostonian, I can vouch for the real deal at Pelly's Fish Market located in an alcove at this strip mall close to Hwy. 5. Made from scratch the Boston and Manhattan clam chowders are true to their names and fair priced. The...More

Thank desunltd
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I was expected big things from this place and was a little disappointed because our fish was dry and bland (even with the marinades), but I'd probably give them another try. The portions are generous and the selection is fantastic and obviously pretty darn fresh....More

Thank 3Harelik
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The fish and chips were fantastic. Super fresh and $20 for two lunches. Fast friendly service. There is a smaller eatery attached to a larger dining room restaurant.

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We first learned about Pelly's Fish Market and Cafe from the show "PTA (PlanesTrains+Automobiles)" and heard good reviews so we decided to try it when we were recently in San Diego. The fish market itself was small in size and all the tables were located...More

Thank TravelGal9876
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Pelly's was one of our favorite places to have quick, healthy and tasty fish dinner up until now. They have recently had an ownership change and not for the best. Last time we ordered sword fish sandwich and two tacos, it was a big disappointment...More

1  Thank ruscali
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Always fresh and tasty. Best poke I've ever tried. Wide range of fish and sea food. Hidden gem ! Highly recommend!

Thank Ewa R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is not much atmosphere but, the freshest fish I have tasted in this area. Even though they don't have a liquor license, they let you bring your own. I had the swordfish which is served with the freshest salad with your choice of dressing...More

Thank sharlyn2
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped there because it is midway between our daughters house and ours. Decent fish sandwich, but probably on the high side for a sandwich and slaw. Came on sour dough bread, which was pretty crumbly and fell apart after first bite. Maybe they have other...More

Thank johnephilp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7110 Avenida Encinas Ste 101, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-8454
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