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Ironside Fish & Oyster

1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
+1 619-269-3033
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster roll” (175 reviews)
“oysters” (254 reviews)
“octopus” (92 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2516
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an experience!!!! If you love oysters and good food come here!! The waitstaff is awesome!!! The oysters are outstanding!!! Lobster roll is insanely good. I’m blown away by the level of service and food!! What a find!!!

Thank 349kyleh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this place a number of times. Service is always good and the staff friendly. The main menu is a little pricey compared to other fish restaurants in San Diego but Little Italy is a tourist-trap so I imagine that their "per-square-foot" lease...More

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came down to San Diego in October of 18, and one of the #1 things we like to do when traveling is find a good spot to get some killer grub. (Side note, how can you not love a restaurant that...More

Thank Stuart and Kris... P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 4:45 PM on a recommendation from our hotel. The lady assigning seating said all tables were reserved,although we noted 6 empty ones. Said we should have gotten reservations rather snarky. She said she supposed we could sit at the counter,also empty. We...More

2  Thank Curious802988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and staff. Primarily seafood. Most of it caught with the region. I enjoyed the octopus (not local). Nice rotations selection of local beer on tap.

Thank pedsnephron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with, best cocktail ive had in 15 yrs. Tequila, honey, lime, smoked salt. Fantastic lobster roll. Fresh, buttery, with an adequate amount of lobster meat. Oysters on the half shell were fresh, succulent, just great. And cheap during happy hour. I would seek...More

Thank RoamingFamilytrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent this restaurant because of the happy hour and the oysters, Fish is cooked perfectly ! Lobster roll, seafood, everything taste perfect here! It is a very busy place, so too noisy...... Parking in Little Italy is always a challenge.

Thank Marivic O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with no reservations and were seated quickly. We said we were in a hurry. The service was superb, quick and the food was super. Great place to enjoy good food and wine

Thank KenGraham41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 5 people. We showed up and were told our reservation was at the bar. I explained that wasn't the case. After a bit of discussion we were seated outside. So the confusion was over my name sounding le someone else's....More

Thank Wineknut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to try Ironside and wound up with a pretty mixed reaction. First, the service and attentiveness is the staff was stellar. Bread was homemade a quite delicious. Spouse had the Opah which was good enough to add to his seafood repertoire. Swordfish...More

Thank trvlbuf
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Suzanne W
1 April 2018|
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Response from Wolfgang- Joach... W | Reviewed this property |
They have a happy hour, unfortunately I don’t remember the exact schedule. I’m sorry
10 August 2017|
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Response from Luckylibrarian13 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with agmark. Inside feels like outside.
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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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