About Anthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa
Anthony's Fish Grotto, located on its own private lake in La Mesa, offers delicious food, amazing service, and unmatched atmosphere. A complete menu offers both seafood and other meat choices. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy cocktails in the bar or on the heated lake view patio. If you want to bring your dog along, there are special lakefront tables where you and your dog can enjoy and unwind.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located 0.9 miles from the Amaya Drive stop on the San Diego tTrolley.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Anthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa Ratings and Reviews
One of the most delicious, relaxing, coz ...
One of the most delicious, relaxing, cozy dinners I have had. The service was superb! The staff were friendly, attentive and understanding of little ones and their needs. There is also a dog park that can be reserved (away from other diners, so quiet) and several ducks on the small lake that make it wonderful to watch. They also have a fish market with fresh selections. The menu item we wanted was not in the kitchen so they went to the market and acquired it for us. There are heaters outside and also blankets are provided.
Very good food as usual....BUT...it seem ...
Very good food as usual....BUT...it seems they cut down on the size of the fish portion and the fry portion...Still the BEST shrimp and the fish was great just less than usual....Hope this isn't the trend with Anthony's....because I have been going to them since they were on kettner blvd.....thanks
The appetizer was not very good. We had ...
The appetizer was not very good. We had the wantons and they were overcooked and had a minimal barely perceivable amount of filling. The entres were horrendous. My wife had a shrimp dish and the shrimp were overcooked. The shrimp had the consistency of hardened rubber. I had the swordfish that was also overcooked and dry. The swordfish steak was obviously not fresh and had a mildly unfavorable taste. The general theme seemed to be to overcook anything that was requested. The serving sizes were exceptionally small, especially when the overinflated price of the plate is taken into account. We ordered a draft beer shortly after sitting down, the waitress returned and said they were out of that particular brand. No big deal, except they still attempted to charge for the beer that was not in stock and never served. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone, unless I don't like you.
I was a little disappointed in my go-to ...
I was a little disappointed in my go-to restaurant. I specifically indicated on our reservation that our party of 11 was for a special occasion - 60th wedding anniversary. When we were being seated - it was at 3 four-tops that hadn't been set yet and was behind a large glass partition in the back of the restaurant with in spitting distance of the bus-boy's station. Not a particularly appealing set up for our get together. There was another set up for 12 on the other side of the glass partition. The tables were set and moved together as if some thought was put into seating a large party. I asked to be moved there and the hostess made a big deal about moving us there because it was set for another party. She finally relented and we sat down where we wanted to sit. The waitress was new but friendly and attentive. The other party showed up about 90 minutes after we sat down. It appeared to be a girls-night-out event. Nothing special - nothing like a 60th wedding anniversary. The hostess lack of interest in our party was quite a drawback to a special evening. It's as if my reservation was an afterthought for the hostess and she just wanted to stick us in the back.
We went to Anthony's for our 36th Annive ...
We went to Anthony's for our 36th Anniversary. We like the food quality and the view of the lake. We were almost ignored for the first 10 minutes, however, and that put a slightly negative spin on an otherwise great experience.
Both my guest and I loved the salmon. W ...
Both my guest and I loved the salmon.
We were earlier than our reservation but were accommodated with our request for a window table.
Disappointed that there weren't more ducks!!!
I chose this so that two old friends could visit over lunch. Most restaurants are way too noisy now.
THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD, WE HAD A DOG ...
THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD, WE HAD A DOG WITHAND THE STAFF WERE VERY ACCOMODATING, BRINGING HIM A BOWL OF WATER WHEN THEY BROUGHT OUR MEALS OUT TO THE PATIO FOR US. THE VIEWS ARE GORGEOUS, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT IN SAN DIEGO AT REASONABLE PRICES. WE HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL HERE.
Had some out of town guests & had to bri ...
Had some out of town guests & had to bring them here! The food is good & the atmosphere is unique, especially for La Mesa. Looks like an under water cave inside that overlooks a lake complete with ducks & and water fountains. The service is usually good. Some of the servers have been working there since the earth cooled, so they can be a bit crabby, but since it's a seafood establishment it's ok! :)
I am not sure what the bill was as it wa ...
I am not sure what the bill was as it was taken care of by my sister-in-law as a gift for our 46th Wedding Anniversary. Greer our waitress and Humberto, our bus boy, went above and beyond in making sure everything was perfect for our dining experience. Our Bay Side lunches were delicious with the freshest ingredients and the portions large enough that 2 of us brought home leftovers.
We celebrated my wife's 80th birthday wi ...
We celebrated my wife's 80th birthday with family. There was seven of us and all was happy. If I had to complain it would be the baked potato was a little on the cool side other than that the meal was a great success. We sat by the window overlooking the pond, very relaxing.
6 of us always celebrate our birthdays a ...
6 of us always celebrate our birthdays at Anthony's together. We love the unique architecture & decor, personalized & professional service, big windows with nice view. The clam chowder is excellent. We always enjoy the appetizers with cocktails, esp. lemon martini.The pollock with parsley lemon rice is delicious.
Anniversary dinner with friends. Wanted ...
Anniversary dinner with friends. Wanted to go somewhere that had been around a long time as have we. Menu has changed and some old favorites were not on the menu (fried scallops). Looked like they were trying to upscale the menu.
Food was fine, just not wonderful. We had a good time.
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