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Fish 101

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1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No sense in repeating what others have said because I echo almost all of them. But here are my specific two cents: If you love a simply, perfectly, fresh grilled piece of grilled fish and don't want to pay $35 for it, this is the place for you. Value like no other place. Quality beers on tap. Great staff. They... More 

Thank Brian H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went at 7PM on a Saturday. They don't take reservations and the line was out the door, but they move people through pretty efficiently. You grab a menu at the door and order at the counter, then they bring the food to your table (if you can find one). The selection of dishes is fairly small, all involving fresh... More 

Thank DBDoty
Leucadia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the "HappyHour" Specials/Menu. Healthy & Reasonable Food...Get there Early, or the line's overflowing out the door!

Thank Jennifer J
Stavanger, Norway
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me a while before I got my butt over there. And When I finally did - I totally regret that I waited nearly a week... So, after the first visit, I came back the next day, and then one more day. First day I had the shrimp tacos (grilled shrimps). 3pcs shells on a plate. It was DELICIOUS.... More 

Thank Frode G
Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we stopped at the local surfers shop Surfy Surfy to buy some essentials we have been ask where we are heading out to dinner. I said thinking about Fish 101 but if you have a better recommendation. He just said "No". And we have not been disappointed. It is a small restaurant at the highway with extremely high standards... More 

Thank Indrink
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for fresh fish and oysters! We got the mahi mahi fish bowl for lunch and it was delicious. It's very busy at night, so try grabbing lunch if you want to avoid a long wait.

Thank MaryYM84
San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always tell when you've come across a winner....when the line is long. Worth the wait. Order at the counter and find a seat. Delicious fresh fish...baja tacos, tuna poke, great wedge salad. Casual atmosphere. Kitchen was super nice and accomodated nut allergy in our party...prepared his food separately to avoid any issues.

Thank JMPTourist
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish 101 is my favorite kind of seafood restaurant...simple and delicious. Find a table... place your order at the counter...voila! The day's catch selections when I went were Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Sockeye Salmon. You can get a grilled platter or tacos .. choose 2 from a list of 6 sides. I had the Grouper which was delicious. They also... More 

Thank ryq333
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informal dining at reasonable prices. Order at the counter and your meal is delivered to your table. Generous servings. Cocktail sauce was yummy-zesty.

Thank Mei Mei B
Murrieta, California
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about this place from several friends and last night, being in the area, we decided to try it out. Let me begin by saying that there were many options, the fish was fresh, well prepared and plentiful. The fries and cole slaw accompanying our meals was like wise very good. My wife had the fish of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?