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“Go for the beer and the view”
Review of Harbor Fish Cafe

Harbor Fish Cafe
Ranked #27 of 339 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Go for the beer and the view”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Four of us had high expectations of this restaurant as it came recommended by a local. Our expectations plunged, however, when the waitress delivered our food. There was lots of it; quantity isn't the problem. The problem was overly battered fish that was greasy, not tasty. If you go, you might have more success with broiled choices. Good beer, good service, and good, casual ambiance saved this visit from being a total wash.

Visited January 2014
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Culver City, California
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Terrible service, terrible food”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Terrible service, terrible food. Not surprised that so many people left before being served. What I don't understand was why there were long lines to get in.

Visited August 2013
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Sacramento, California
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good for a quick bite”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This place has an ideal location. You can view the beach and even a sunset. But don't expect a great meal. Expect an average meal. I ordered the blackened ahi tuna and asked for it to rare; it was cooked almost all the way through. The blackened spices leave a lot to be desired. The customer service was excellent, it is just a shame the food doesn't match up to the service. I also thought it was a bit pricey. 150 bucks for 6 of us. Save this place for a light and quick meal. If you are looking for a dinner place, I suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2014
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Beach front & Great fish tacos!”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Loved the location....watched the sunset right off the beach. Excellent Fish Tacos and Fish & Chips! Excellent service!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Kay932
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yorkshire england
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80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great experiance”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We went with my cousins to have our lunch there.Being from Yorkshire England we know what good fish & chips should taste like.It was a great location overlooking the Pacific ocean.The sun was shining and we ate on an outdoor table,they always taste better outdoors,believe me.
The food was very good with pleasant service.My wife had a clam chowder which she said was excellent has well has the fish & chips.
All in all a very good experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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