About Anthony's Fish Grotto
Anthony's Fish Grotto is San Diego's original seafood restaurant. Founded in 1946, Anthony's still uses original family secret recipes to serve what Zagat's 2013 City Guide calls San Diego's Most Popular Seafood.
An extensive menu of seafood is complimented by chicken, beef, and even an incredible hamburger, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The building is built over the water of San Diego Bay and it offers diners some of the best views in the city.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday through Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking directly in front. Paid parking lots also available in walking distance at County Administration building, Wyndham Hotel, and at the Lane Field Cruise Ship Parking lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Anthony's Fish Grotto Ratings and Reviews
Thrilled to get a reservation (as we wer ...
Thrilled to get a reservation (as we were searching for a place to eat) during Comic Con, and it was a gorgeous little waterfront walk from our hotel. Our server Tina made us feel so at home, and our meal was tasty and not too expensive.
I have a long time fond memory of Anthon ...
I have a long time fond memory of Anthony's. It started with my grammie who lived on prospect in la Jolla. She didn't cook and when I visited we'd walk to Anthony's where she was always warmly greeted; "good evening Mrs Chittick. How are you this evening?"
I love your fish and chips. Prospect restraunt is long gone and harbor soo to be. I will miss you.
Food was delicious, clam chowder was fan ...
Food was delicious, clam chowder was fantastic. Restaurant was very busy, yet service was friendly and fast. View of the ocean and passing boats was enjoyable and exciting for the children. would definitely come here again when visiting San Diego.
Our first time to Anthony's, we were vis ...
Our first time to Anthony's, we were visiting from out of town and heard it would be closing in January 2017. So glad we came for dinner, our waiter Alfonso was attentive, knowledgeable and fabulous during our entire meal. The New England Clam chowder was delicious, as were the salad and appetizer. Sorry to see this lovely restaurant close as it serves yummy food, and wonderful staff.
I actually used the app for checking in ...
I actually used the app for checking in prior to arriving for dinner which I thought was amazing no wait time whatsoever sat right away Gina was our server from the moment we sat down she greeted us with a friendly smile offered us drinks offered to take her order order was brought to us within a very short timeThe Haula bit was delicious perfect mango sauce over rice pilaf was delicious my friends fish tacos were very pleased his bowl of clam chowder was very please with that everything was just great a perfect 10 all the way around we would definitely return
We were able to show our out-of-town rel ...
We were able to show our out-of-town relatives a lovely time. You couldn't beat the food, service, ambiance or location. We also wanted to visit Anthony's while it is still on the bay. Sad that the city is doing this.
We made an 8:30 reservation and when we ...
We made an 8:30 reservation and when we arrived we were told that the kitchen closes at 9. We felt very rushed. Several drink orders were incorrect and the cocktails were weak. They brought out coleslaw orders at the time salads were served which was very odd. The food was ok. Overall we did not enjoy this restaurant.
We had not noticed this restaurant even ...
We had not noticed this restaurant even though right opposite our hotel on the San Diego Embarcadero between the USS Midway Museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum. What a find! The seafood we ate was absolutely fantastic and just about #1 of all the eateries we used in 2 weeks travel from San Francisco to San Diego. That is some statement. The cost was no more expensive than in any other decent restaurant serving like-for-like. I splashed out on the Alaskan King Crab legs, one of my favourites, and the best example of that I have had. My wife's fish dish was just perfect and delicious. There is no doubt that on any return trip to San Diego I shall be back there!
I took my sister from Colorado for what ...
I took my sister from Colorado for what I expected to be a great meal and I was very disappointed and embarrassed by the food. We both had the fried fish combo, which came with, what we decided to get as a side, the coleslaw. It had way too much dressing (mayo) on it. When the dinner came, the fish batter had no taste and was just warm and a little soggy, and the crab balls were very fishy. I was too embarrassed to say something to the waiter because of my sister being there.
The bar on the other hand, had an excellent bar tender (David) who knew how to mix a great Mai Tai.
I have eaten here numerous times over the last 20 years and don't think I would go back.
We spent our 42nd Anniversary at Anthony ...
We spent our 42nd Anniversary at Anthony's over a FABULOUS meal and a wonderful glass of wine. Our server was so sweet. She took exceptional care of us, and even brought us a special dessert for our celebration! It was a wonderful evening thanks to Anthony's Fish Grotto!
For 30+ yesrs the food is always great a ...
For 30+ yesrs the food is always great as is the ambiance and views. On rare occasions, like this time, the service is a bit off (the waitress, whose name started with Mor..., was not that interested in waiting on us) but the food always outweighs any problems. Highly recommended.
I specifically asked for a table with un ...
I specifically asked for a table with unobstructed view to the water - they had it waiting for us. Our waitress, though more than adequate, was out of a diner! She is old-time, no fuss. We've been to Anthony's many times, but for some reason this visit was the best. The artisan salad I had was way beyond delicious. I have to say, I walked out without leaving a tip. I realized it several minutes later, and ran back to find our waitress. She was totally gracious, as if I was doing something fantastic.
Took my wife for our anniversary. Reques ...
Took my wife for our anniversary. Requested a window seat, guess I should have specified dining room. We were seated in a corner in the bar. There was a table on the patio right next to ours. I didn't realize we would have another couple right next to us taking selfies blocking our view and making out, all while we were trying to enjoy our anniversary. We also had to listen to some loud guy at the bar talk about his ball surgery with the staff. Normally we enjoy coming here but was not impressed this time.
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