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Anthony's Fish Grotto - La Mesa

4.4
525 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 463-0368
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Severin Drive
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Parking details
Located 0.9 miles from the Amaya Drive stop on the San Diego tTrolley.
Additional
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
What 525 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Anthony's is ALWAYS a win/win situation. Fish is fresh & delicious!! My husband LOVES that the fries are gluten free!! Annette, our server, was d'lightful. All 4 of us loved our meals. It's boring to always write the same review....but Anthony's is always good.

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MarkH 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant has a lot going for it. Our food was very good. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable which we needed as we rarely order fish. The atmosphere was excellent. They have a beautiful large pond right behind the restaurant. Our seats were right next to it. They had ducks and fish in the pond. Very georgeous and unexpected but so wonderful to see. They also had outdoor tables with many customers eating outside. I also like the walkway out side which lead to another parking lot besides the one right on front of the restaurant. We know we are going back!

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marcanto (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

La comida deliciosa, como siempre.
Excelente servicio.

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vboswell (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service.

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CharleneS 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed ourselves and the food was good as always. The hostess brought a dessert for the birthday girl, she really enjoyed that. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Could have used a little more attention from our server. The crab and shrimp were nice and fresh. The shredded carrots in the salad do not taste good. Great bread, would have liked more. Indoors a bit tired, outdoors very pretty.

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PaulM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Been an Anthony's customer for 50 years, great seafood, awesome service, beautiful location, reasonable prices, what more do you need

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Gerhard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were seated outside, which I absolutely recommend. It was beautiful. The food was fresh and well prepared. We enjoyed out date thoroughly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a fantastic Valentine’s dinner!

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WilliamS (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

When we first arrive and was being seated by an older lady with black hair, we informed her we would like the window table requested in our reservation. She stated the two tables side by side,next to the seat we were provided, was for a party of 6. A few minutes later a party of 2 arrived and then another separate party of two arrived at the second table. The food was excellent and our waiter took great care of us. The seating arrangement could be better as I was directly facing another tables party. I would suggest having a change to make it more private. We tried the homemade cookies with ice cream and it was delicious. The cookies were nice and warm fresh out of the oven. Overall it was good dinner, leaving me with a bad impression of the old black haired lady.

We will go back during a quieter time. Valentines Day was nice, but is much better when the place isn’t packed.

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KenH (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Only real complaint is we made reservations and were seated 23 minutes after the reservation.
Also the Halibut was dry.

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ChristineC (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome service from Brina! She was very kind and patient with my elderly father and step-mom.
Super busy on Valentine's day, and still the service was fast and food delicious💛

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KenS (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is always great. We were left with empty water and ice tea glasses. We requested rolls and never got any. The food was great but was disappointed with the service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always an excellent place to celebrate Valentines Day and Birthdays with your sweetheart.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

They were out of 2 items on the menu and did not tell us until after we had ordered each of them.

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