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Monterey Bay Canners Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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1325 Harbor Dr N, Oceanside, CA 92054-1029
+1 760-722-3474
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Oceanside, California, USA
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Really enjoyed Oceanside Broiler for celebrating the memory of my husband's birthday. I had our granddaughter with me and she sat by the aquarium and loved watching the fish. I had shrimp on a skewer and it was absolutely delicious. The coldslaw had dried cranberries, which made it extra special and sweet. Excellent!

Thank Wileygreen1
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

A friend and i went for a road trip to Orange County and on the way back we stopped in Oceanside for gasoline. We decided to check out the Harbor area and we stopped in to the Monterey bay Canners Restaurant. The place was packed and the food smelled delicious! We were seated within ten minutes and were offered drinks... More 

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Oceanside, California, USA
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Enjoyed the variety of this buffet. the food was fresh and well prepared, Service staff friendly and helpful. They kept the table cleared and our drinks filled. We eat here frequently and enjoyed a $25 off coupon on this visit.

Thank Wileygreen1
West Falmouth, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Wonderful fine! We were driving from San Diego to Los Angeles and decided to stop in Oceanside for lunch - happened upon this restaurant - lucky find! Beautiful - idyllic - seaside setting. Service was timely and friendly and food was very good - Cobb Salad and Shrimp Salad. Enjoyed very much and did I mention the lovely setting!

Thank Larry W
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209 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

When you are in the Monterey area, this is a great place to go, the fish has been just caught in the Monterey Bay, The service and staff are very good. If you are just passing thru they can help you with other things to see, BUD CARTER

Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The service was good and the food was delicious. I will definitely return to this establishment in the future.

Thank justhappy49
Vacaville, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

My favorite place in Oceanside! Great happy hour prices and menu. Outdoor seating is great just over the harbor - boat and seal watching. Live easy-listening bands on the weekend. Under new management late 2014 trying to upscale the place (hiking up prices, removing menu and drink items).

Thank Cynthia B
Oceanside, CA
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Went for a business dinner and had cold snapper on a plate -- I think it was supposed to be hot. Music was so loud I thought I was in Orange County.

Thank JamesJOceanside_CA
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a nice place for a date night. My favorite thing to eat here is that oyster shooters they are delicious. They also have a nice bar with a big selection of mixed drinks and beers

Thank Myra G
orange county, CA
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

We ate outside on a Saturday late afternoon, and it's right on the harbor, so it was very enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We had an appetizer, dinner, and salad, and it was all great! We will definitely stop here again when we're in the area.

Thank taragrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 Harbor Dr N, Oceanside, CA 92054-1029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-722-3474

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