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“Worth a 2nd Trip”
Review of Blue Water

Blue Water
Ranked #8 of 4,992 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I was encouraged to try Blue Water Boathouse a 2nd time. Our first trip was less than encouraging, but the location has a wonderful view and is quite. I must say how glad we were for visiting again. The food was excellent and service was impeccable. Jimmy was our server and he has been at this location since 1982. If you have the time, asking for a table in Jimmy’s section is worth the wait. We will be visiting Blue Water Boathouse again on our next visit to San Diego.

Thank daleh18
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our favorite, go,to restaurant for fresh seafood. Fish is so fresh and flavorful. Lines may be long, but worth the wait.

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Thank 91,942
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very odd market and restaurant that does have fresh fish. Seems to be a group of friends who are the major customers and, if you are outside that crowd, then you will have to settle for what you get in food and service. There are many more friendlier fish houses in San Diego I cannot figure why anyone would tolerate this place. Guess you have to be a family member to understand. Dine at your own risk.

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Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

While visiting San Diego, pre-cruise, we decided to check out Blue Water Seafood after seeing it featured on an episode of Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It was Saturday afternoon and we were shocked when we saw the line of people, out the door, waiting to place their orders at the counter. We were told the wait could be 45 to 60 minutes! We decided that there must be something good about this place if all of these people were patiently waiting to order. We waited about 30 minutes and put in our orders for fish tacos and a side of onion rings. It was worth the wait. The fish was fresh and the portions were large. Good selection of beer. If I were to return, I would try it during the week and hopefully avoid the long line.

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1  Thank panchomama
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This restaurant grew out of the owners' fishing business. You can see the freshly caught fish in a market case while you are waiting in line. They give you several different preparation options: tacos, sandwich, salad, or full meal. There is also a choice of different seasonings. But keep in mind that this is FAR from a fine dining experience. You stand in line to order, and waits can be long at dinner. It takes about a half hour after entering the front door (obviously longer if the line is outside the door) to get to the counter. But, the food comes quickly. Next time, we will take the locals' advice--come at lunch or call in for take-out (IF you can get through on the phone).

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Thank williedillo
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