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.
San Diego, CA 92101
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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Anthony's Fish Grotto Ratings and Reviews
Great service and food. Very loud (think ...
Great service and food. Very loud (think there was a football game on?). We sat near bar area which was a lot more casual than we envisioned. We asked for a window seat as we're hoping to overlook water but only saw our reflections in glass (at night ) so not really the ambience we were hoping for. Good for a casual night with friends not a romantic date or anything.
An amazing restaurant that will be misse ...
An amazing restaurant that will be missed. I grew up eating at Anthony's at Seaport Village and this location in downtown. I am sad to see this going the way the Seaport Village location and closing. Shame on the city of San Diego for letting this happen. Thank you Anthony's for the memories.
This was one of the last places my moth ...
This was one of the last places my mother visited and I wanted to pay honor in her memory. She loved the seafood here! However, my daughter's and I thought it was just O.K.The presentation not appealing but the the check was... to over price for the quality of food.I'm glad I was able to visit this place before it official close just to say that I've been.It was a beautiful drive down from Pasadena but lukily we found some other great eats!
We had a 7:15 PM reservation and arrived ...
We had a 7:15 PM reservation and arrived a liitle early and was seated. Our waiter Paul was great. Every course ordered was brought in a timed fashion that never felt we had to hurry. Love this place. We were very sad to hear from the Uber driver that after 70 years, Anthony's is closing. That really made us sad.
We went to Anthony's because we wanted a ...
We went to Anthony's because we wanted a last lunch there before they closed.
It has always been our favorite place for seafood. What a shame it will be gone at the end of the month. What fond memories we have had at Anthony's Sea Food Grotto.
Anthony's is a long-time favorite of our ...
Anthony's is a long-time favorite of our family. We regret that Anthony's Harborside is closing. We like the Brigantine, but we LOVE Anthony's. Thanks to the Ghio family for serving up delicious memories for so many years.
A GEM on the Bay that will be missed aft ...
A GEM on the Bay that will be missed after 70 years of business. Luckily if you would like to try their food, Anthony's has another location in La Mesa, California. This site is a Gem too...with tables inside and out by their lake! Try it, you won't be disappointed!
Everything was great except one in our p ...
Everything was great except one in our party's meal was undercooked. The manager came to apologize and removed the meal from the bill as well as gave a free dessert. Customer service 100%. What a shame this restaurant is closing at the end of January. I'm glad we got to experience it one more time!
New Years Eve we decided to go to Anthon ...
New Years Eve we decided to go to Anthony's Harborside as it is closing the end of January. Lots of memories as I was taken here as a little girl (over 60 years ago). Learned to eat scallops here. SD institution and we are sad they are leaving. Great service when I asked for fried scallops which were not on the menu. They were wonderful at accommodating my request. Food was good.
Anthony's has been synononomous with fin ...
Anthony's has been synononomous with fine seafood dining in San Diego for over 57 years. The loss of this waterfront landmark by our Port commission in exchange for a chain establishment, signifies the end of an era and ushers in another which fails to embrace the past and instead is all too dismissive of tradition, particularly for San Diegaans, the legacy of our fishing industry and what it has meant towards the creation of who we are as a community. This loss is irreplaceable and inexcusable.
What a crime that Anthony's is losing th ...
What a crime that Anthony's is losing their lease after 70 years. Maybe the City will make a bit more money, and I'm sure the new tenant will be more tourist friendly, but it just won't be the same. We're losing one of the little things that makes San Diego San Diego and not OC South.
Food is always at least good and often very good, view is great, ambiance may be mid-century but it's comfortable for both families and dates. We'll miss it.
Superior service with a complete menu. E ...
Superior service with a complete menu. Especially nice are the meat and seafood combos and great prices on lobster. Local wine list and reasonable prices on everything. Very sorry to see it disappear from this location.
Amazing view, particularly at sunset. T ...
Amazing view, particularly at sunset. This place is an institution in San Diego that is sadly being pushed out after 70 years at the same location. Please pay your respects before 1/31, because when it's gone, it's gone forever!
It was so special to celebrate with our ...
It was so special to celebrate with our adult children a place they went to with their grandparents as children. As always, the food is delicious and well prepared...The staff is always friendly and attentive. We hate to see Anthony's end their 70 years downtown. We will miss this dining establishment as they close next month.
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