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“Almost perfect.”

The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #10 of 230 Restaurants in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Fresh Fish Everyday! Every day, we offer the freshest seafood available. Swing by and feast on our Fresh Fish!
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We ate at this place twice in a three day period. The first night couldn't have been better. Everything was spot-on: food, service, ambiance, etc. etc. We couldn't wait to go back. Tonight -- a few missteps. Let's start with the good stuff: an amazing reception staff: friendly, cordial, efficient.Called on our cell phones when our table was ready. Server: a true pro. ("Geri" I think.) Could not have been better. Food....well, let's just say one of us was ecstatic (the fresh Atlantic salmon) while one of us was "meh." Excellent clam chowder. Missteps: this place is so busy it's hard to feel anything but rushed. I found myself eating fast for some inexplicable reason. And maybe it's just because it's on the water (and magnificent views, btw) but everything feels sticky! Will definitely go back.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Excellent food the only down side is the price is high and the portions are on the smaller side. The Bar has an excellent selection and the bar tenders are really friendly and so are the drinks Wink Wink

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We met some friends here for Happy Hour. We sat outside where we could see the ocean. It was really beautiful. The prices are pretty steep and we thought the food was just OK. My wife had the Shrimp Basket for $17.00, It was six jumbo shrimp and French fries. She thought the shrimp wasn't anything special. I had the Calamari Sandwich with cole slaw and fries for $14.00. It was OK but the very thin slice of calamari didn't give me much taste of the calamari. Our friends had Oyster Rockefeller @ $19.00 and a Clam Chowder @ $6.00. They seem to enjoy their food.
They do have a Happy Hour menu which we didn't see before we ordered..
It looks like the way to go. They have a different dish each night and it is $5.00
There is a large paid parking lot but if you get there after five, the parking is free. There is also a restaurant on the other side of the pier where I have eaten, Again the prices are pretty steep but I found the food was much better.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

There are not very many places on the beach that are not overly expensive and you can be casual. Not only do they have two restaurants, but different menus to fill your needs. The food is great. You can side inside or out and watch the surfers and dolphins. Once you are done, take a stroll down the pier. The perfect of all worlds.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Food was better than expected for casual bar food. Great beach and ocean location. Relaxed casual dinner. Beautiful sunset.

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