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910 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2402
+1 619-628-8414
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Imperial Beach, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I believe the dining experience here is amplified by the experience of dining out over the ocean with a fresh breeze. It's a laid back jointwith good quick bite seafood fare. Get a fish sandwich and gave a beer on a warm, sunny day.

Thank TheAmazingRain
Sheridan, Wyoming
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143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little old-school style beach eatery is located in a wonderful position at the very end of iconic Imperial Beach pier. Beautiful views all around. Beautiful walk down the pier past all the locals fishing off the pier. You order at the counter and then have a choice of indoor or outdoor pic-nic style table seating. It's a bit grimy... More 

2 Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Yakima, Washington
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I had the swordfish taco. It was quite tasty. We also had sliders, fish and chips, clam chowder, and onion rings. It was all good. As an added bonus we were tested to a fantastic sunset.

Thank Dave C
Westfield, MA
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant is a nice change from the sports bars and breweries that are also in the area. The great thing is that they're on the end of the long pier, so you're eating on top of the Pacific Ocean! The food could just be okay and it would still be a thrill, but it's actually very good. We had... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This restaurant is at the very end of the pier. So the view is beautiful. I was expecting more of a fancy restaurant, this is NOT fancy! It is more of a carry-out sit at a picnic table kind of place. We did sit inside because it was cold but they have plenty of outside seating. The menu is pretty... More 

Thank alicia c
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took visiting relatives out for a walk on the pier and had a snack inside. The bathroom was surprisingly clean. The food portions were larger than I was expecting and the half fish & chips was delicious. The fish taco was HUGE also and tasted good.

Thank ZaidaMac
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the food for years but the restaurant sold. The food is still good but last week we ate there and they were playing vile rap music with foul language. Others our older age we're upset as well. Our children and grandchildren loved this restaurant but we will not be going back. When the help determines the music rather than... More 

Thank Jay S
Racine, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went on a lovely windy day in late January. No crowds. Perfect place for a beer and an excellent fish sandwich with an interesting cabbage salad side. Just us and the pigeons, who do have the run of the place. Don't know if it would be as nice with summer weekend crowds, but we'll go back again.

Thank Inese F
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great views and fisher watching. Food is just ok and I guess if you want anything "fish" you need to get there early-otherwise everything sold out

Thank Kym K
verde valley
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440 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

having become a mega-fan of the tin-fish Oceanside, i was pretty excited to try this place. we showed up about 2:40 PM and encountered two young women working there that seemed far more interested in finishing up their shifts and leaving for the day than serving up the killer fish & chips that i have come to expect from tin-fish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-2402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-628-8414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?