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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (45 reviews)
“fresh fish” (44 reviews)
“poke bowl” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have travelled worldwide. Love this place. Freshest ever fish. Friendly and professional. And not snobby!

Thank J M H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were just passing through and my kids were ready to find a hotel. We ended up at the Roadway Inn right next to Fish 101. We got here just in time for dinner. Loved everything we had. We are eating there before we leave...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner for 5 here and I spent $110 with two wines and four desserts. The fish and shrimp were excellent. The grilled romaine and crispy Brussels sprouts were great sides. Very casual beach atmosphere and the service was good. It is loud and...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the meals I have had here were memorable. The grilled fish sandwhich is a stand out as are the fresh oysters.

Thank JMarrs123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of the most delicious fried fish sandwich of my life here! The spicy sauce on the sandwich was perfect. They also have lots of delicious beers to choose from. Service was super fast and friendly. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is another of Leucadia's major culinary attractions. Fish 101 is an informal seafood joint that emphasizes fresh fish and other sea food as well as great accompanying veggies and beer. Always busy and open only for dinner (starting at 4:30, I think). Customers stand...More

Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Family owned and operated Fish 101 serves local seafood and great Fish & Chips. You can either dine inside or on the sidewalk. Cool ocean breezes make it a very comfortable place to dine.

Thank Topkick642
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We were driving up 101 from San Diego. My husband wanted a fresh fish for lunch. I didn't get a chance to search trip advisor...lol..before he spotted this place! We were not disappoint! He had a half dozen oysters, 3 varieties. He said they were...More

Thank 2us4girls2boys
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Ok - so you have to queue up to place your order and if you arrive at the wrong time that can be 20-3- mins - but its worth it. The food is really good, its very fresh, fantastic specials - really clever and tasty...More

Thank Varsity1
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had the mahi mahi sandwich which was the catch of the day and fish tacos. You order your food at the counter, are given a number, and a server delivers your food to you at your table. The fish is fresh, tasty, and the...More

Thank Bill13669
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Barb S
3 March 2017|
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Response from 3ofusSD | Reviewed this property |
2.3 miles by car. You can take an Uber.
Myrna S
14 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. This a very informal spot. A true dive but very clean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221
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