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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (43 reviews)
“fresh fish” (37 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

After driving by for a while and not stopping due to the line out the door but after reading some reviews we decided to stop and try it. We were glad we did. You order at the register and then go find a seat, tables...More

Thank SDBrad
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted great seafood & was not impress. My family went to this restaurant since it was on the top of the list of reviews. The location is across from train track (no biggie for us), no parking - but we parked a couple blocks away...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I eat here once a week now. There is nothing on their menu that I would consider "blah, that was just okay". Try their poke bowls. The spicy ahi tuna is my favorite, and not always on the menu, usually featured under the daily specials.

Thank psuedotraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We came to this place several times. Very good easy menu. You make your choice as you wait in line, order at the cash, pick a table, then it is served to you. Very relaxed environment, fresh fish, good food. Enjoy

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The line will be out-the-door but don't worry, it moves fast. Order at counter, you get a #, and they bring it out to your table. Outdoor eating area is "no frills" but decent; inside is nicer. Great tacos, cold beer, local ice cream. The...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fish Tacos were amazing. Great service. Family friendly. Poke and Oysters also very good. Worth the wait. Line moves fast. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We had to check out this place, ranked at the time of writing as the #2 restaurant in Encinitas, California. The place isn't bad, but neither is it excellent. 1. No Parking, except on the street. We managed to park on the busy 101 Highway,...More

Thank ardenvalia
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived on a Thursday around noon and timed it great. Line was out the door an hour later. This is a casual place but with great food. Wife had halibut and it was an ample sized filet. I had bowl with yellowtail. Both were...More

Thank MidwestLiketoTravel
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I recently took my family to Fish 101 while we were in Encinitas on vacation. It was an excellent decision. The seafood was excellent. Two of us tried the seafood of the day. and it was wonderful. Others had the tuna and they really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This small business is hopping. Literally there was a line out the door when we got there. The line was still there down the sidewalk when we left. The turnover of tables was crazy. The seating capacity looked only to be about 80. As soon...More

Thank Jamal C
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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, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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