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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.
La Mesa, CA 91942
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
Took my elderly Mom to Anthony's for her BD. We enjoyed sangria and view of the lake by our table. Several elderly people were also there for lunch, staff was very accommodating to customers with canes and walkers. Unfortunately I noted it was my Mom's B.D. on reservation , along with telling the waiter when we ordered drinks. No mention of her B.D. !!
We have been to Anthony's numerous times and this time didn't disappoint either. The food was delicious. We had the crab and shrimp cocktail and the wedge salad which we hadn't had before. The fish scallop and shrimp kabob was amazing. Thanks for again for a wonderful dinner.
Usually enjoy everything about this restaurant. This is the first time I was truly disappointed in the food. I usually go with a fish or salad entre. This time tried a new item... surf and turf south of the border style. Too bland! Won't stop me from going back or recommending. Service is always with a smile, environment is light and upbeat, and food is usually quite good.
Anthony's is our go-to restaurant for meeting with friends, easy casual dining. This time we noticed a 4% surcharge. I called the next day and I was given a thorough explanation as to why. Our server was a little off on being timely and in the order of getting our drinks and requested items to us. I did take a bottle of wine and paid a $10 corkage fee, which I think is extremely reasonable.
From the minute you hit the driveway there is ambience. The entrance is a giant sea shell. Some may say it is a little dated but we thought it was just wonderful. It makes you feel like you are near the ocean throughout the restaurant with faux rock walls, mosaics and the ocean color decor. Outside is a separate eating area with umbrellas where you can enjoy a leisurely meal with a furry friend as dogs are allowed. We requested a window seat to view the lake that included water features and water foul. Such a wonderful setting. We started our meal with complimentary bread basket with two rolls that had a wonderful garlic butter. Then we ordered the shrimp cocktail and some calamari. We both ordered the steak and lobster ($29.99/per person) and everything was great. We were there about 2 pm so there was no rush and we just enjoyed the surroundings and our food. We also had a fabulous waitress who tended to all our needs. Our plates cleared by the staff quickly and never waited for a drink. Next time we want to sit on the lovely patio area, maybe even bring our dogs.
We went there for my birthday. Family was hesitant because of the negative reviews on Yelp but I insisted that since it is my birthday and I dont want to cancel the reservation, well just go to try it no matter how the experience will go. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. None of the negative reviews was true. The place was fantastic. All the staff were friendly, food was superb and the man-made lake have a little fountain with swimming ducks. My kids enjoyed feeding the ducks. You can buy duck feed for 0.30/scoop. Our server was so friendly with the kindest voice ever. She gave me a free dessert for my birthday. We will definitely be back at Anthonys to celebrate our next family celebrations.
Absolutely wonderful, in a time when so much keeps changing it was just like going back in time that I remember as a young man. Taking your high school sweetheart to a classy place to eat. Years later, going in it was so impressive, professional and the service was great. It brought back so many great memories and it's still the shrimp I remember. It simply melted in my mouth.
The food was great, the ambience was nice, if not a bit noisy. We have eaten at Anthony's several times, and enjoy it very much. The food selection is great. But now that the one in La Mesa is the only one in San Diego, it gets pretty crowded. Glad to be able to make reservations in order to get seated in a reasonable amount of time.
We finally got our usual back area after the manager moved us but our group of 10-16 always sits along the back wall. Our server, Gio was wonderful, great mood, friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive! She was one of our best servers. The manager Gina was very nice and helpful, too.
I have heard about this restaurant so I decided to try it for our 13th wedding anniversary. Everything was great. Even though I told the waitress it was our anniversary we did not get anything extra, like a small desert. Overall I loved it, will return again when I am in San Diego.
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