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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” (42 reviews)
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1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish 101 is right next to the Rodeway Inn where we stay for convience & great location. It's a very unassuming location & the small size may suprise you, but after you've eaten there, the line outside the door won't surprise you. The fresh fish...More

Thank Cassie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our "go to" restaurant on a recent stay in Del Mar. It was just a short drive up the coast from us and well worth it. There is a large selection of fresh, grilled fish and side dishes. It is inexpensive and delicious....More

Thank dsandtiaah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great clam chowder, guacamole with chips and grilled shrimp tacos! Have eaten there before and it didn’t disappoint.

Thank 19Corinne71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, no frills, excellent fish restaurant. You order at a counter, then find a table. There was a line out the door on a Tuesday evening (always a good sign) but it moved quickly and we didn’t have any problems finding a table. Good choice...More

Thank TravelingBBoomers
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

In spite of the long wait in the rain, the food was all we could ask for and more! Authentic, local and delicious. Fish and shrimp tacos to make your mouth water!!

Thank jjdonahoe
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant you won’t want to miss. Extremely casual dining but extremely delicious! While waiting in line we researched the menu, asked a few people their recommendations and then ordered with more questions. Everyone from the staff to the guests could not be...More

Thank lrsda
Reviewed 12 March 2018

A super popular place with the locals, I felt lucky to come during a relative lull (but still wait ~20'). Had grilled fish (ahi tuna) and seaweed salad with brown rice, which were delicious. The Belgian white ale (in the can) less so, but that...More

1  Thank kaioatey
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Barb S
4 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 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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