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Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
+1 619-269-3033
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (147 reviews)
“oysters” (221 reviews)
“octopus” (68 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great seafood! I had the thresher (shark) that was delicious! We all enjoyed our meals and sampled a bunch of starters that I don't recall the names except the sea urchin, everything was wonderful. Service was slow but the place was very busy the Sunday...More

Thank 1Gl0balTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loooooooved the lobster roll and the clam chowder. I want more and can't wait to go back! There was outside dining available, but we ate inside that evening.

Thank LoveLuxeTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really good seafood and craft cocktails. Make sure you get a reservation or you won’t get in. The octopus was very good, as was the lobster roll. Good oysters in the half shell too. Really cool neighborhood (little Italy) with tons of places to go...More

Thank Ramesh V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait staff were very friendly and helpful but the food was just OK. I had the clam chowder and Caesar salad and my husband had the fish and chips. We both were disappointed we couldn’t have salmon. We were told they only serve local...More

Thank jeudepalme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a party of four and following some great reviews we booked a table for four for a light supper. This place is very popular and the tables are close together and we found it very noisy. 3 of us had crab cakes which...More

Thank Jakey15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ironsides is a happening place in Little Italy area. We came for the Oysters and stayed for the clam chowder, muscles and over the top service. The fresh oysters are everything they say they are. Very eclectic and imaginative decor sometimes leads to average food....More

Thank COparrotheads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful bar, friendly service both at bar & table..............largest selection of spirts I have ever seen... high-end brands........Clam Chowder excellent, difficult to pick items on the menu, a lot.........ended up having Mussels on the half shell

Thank lakes13Menifee_Ca_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s pricey, there is no getting away from that but the food is amazing. We reserved, which was probably wise as they were really busy. We arrived for happy hour but stayed for the full dinner menu. The lobster roll was really good, yam gnocchi...More

Thank Poirotgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great restaurant with good seafood. Somewhat expensive, but worth it. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful. No complaints, would seek this one out again next time I’m back in SAN.

Thank tcakaren
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is crowded because It is popular. Great service. We made reservations prior to our visit on a Friday late afternoon. We tried their grilled octopus- very tasty and just the right tender quality. We also tried their local beer. Lady bartender was really...More

Thank Bernadette M
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2017|
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Response from Luckylibrarian13 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with agmark. Inside feels like outside.
Cynthia A
29 March 2017|
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Response from Rowdy M | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be a challenge in the Little Italy area. I definitely recommend Uber or Lyft.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-269-3033
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